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Wireless Access Point

Very High Throughput

The new WAP is based on the latest developments from Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. It is also the first WAP with integrated antennas for easy installation.

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Next Generation High-speed Wireless on Board

Lufthansa Technik is offering a new aviation-qualified high-performance Wireless Access Point (WAP) based on the latest developments from Aruba Networks. Optimized for the extremely high-density characteristics common in aircraft cabin environments and complying with the most stringent aviation security constraints, the new WAP offers ultra-fast data communications.

Wireless Access Point

The device can be easily configured by airlines for the requirements of their IFE and connectivity systems. The solution offers airlines the ability to deliver high speed Wi-Fi for in-flight web browsing, multimedia streaming, real-time communications, point-of-sale applications, passenger gaming and other Internet-based services. As the first aircraft access point available on the aviation market based on the Gigabit Wireless Standard (802.11ac, 1.3 Gbps) it allows faster video streaming and on-board Internet connections supporting more mobile devices on two independent radios. The device’s airtight housing hosts optimized internal antennas (3 x 3 MIMO antenna array) to ease installation and relieving operators of the need for single antenna adjustments.

The new WAP’s technology makes it especially suited for both the newest and future aircraft generations such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350.

More information:

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Customer advantages

  • Aviation qualified ruggedized access point
  • Internal antennas for easy installation and configuration
  • Powered by Aruba Networks
  • Simultaneous dual radio operation (1x 802.11 b/g/n, 1x 802.11 n/a/ac)
  • First aircraft access point with 802.11ac standard (1.3 Gbps for ac-radio)
  • Backwards compatible to 802.11a/b/g/n standards (450 Mbps per n-radio)
  • Qualified to DO-160G
  • Wireless Intrusion Detection/Prevention System (WIDS/WIPS)
  • Smaller than ARINC 763 and smaller than next ARINC 628

Short specification*

  • Full control by machine to machine (M2M) command line interface
  • ARINC 836 Modular Rack mountable
  • Input/Output discretes for power and radios

Power :  

115 V AC/200 mA, variable frequency 360-800 Hz (28 V DC available on request)

Dimensions (L x W x H):  

230 x 174 x 65 mm

Weight: 

2.1 kg

*For further information regarding specifications and technical datasheets please contact us.