Client Devices

airBridge™ - One Step Wireless!

airBridge™ is an easy to use, long range Wireless Ethernet client. It provides wireless LAN connectivity to all devices that connect to an Ethernet port. The proprietary design of LongRange™ radio makes it one of the highest range Ethernet clients in the market today. It supports roaming, firmware upgrade across subnets and PPPoE.

Cost effective replacement for the Ethernet Cable
Class rooms in Schools, Selling Points in the store, and Printers in Restaurant Kitchen. The applications for airBridge™ are limited only by the imagination. In a nutshell, where ever you need to connect an Ethernet equipment but the cabling and concealing costs and delays look prohibitive, think airBridge™.

Ideal Wireless Client for Hotels, Lounges, Airports and HotSpots
As airBridge™ requires no driver installation, it becomes an ideal wireless access device to provide to guests who would like to access the wireless LAN. Over 27 Million Ethernet Port ready notebooks have been bought by business travelers in recent years and airBridge™ can help them go wireless instantly without creating a software residum as in the case of loaned USB and PCMCIA clients.

On- the- spot temporary LAN where you need it
Construction or other site offices, interim need for Classroom Net access or similar other need for a temporary LAN / shared Internet access is cost effectively met by deploying airBridge™ based solutions along with a low cost, off the shelf Router. Installation of such wireless LANs is straightforward and the whole setup can be re-used at another location with minimum effort.

Instant Connectivity - airBridge™ allows instant connectivity right out of the box. A direct connection to the RJ45 port of any Ethernet equipment enables the "No Drivers required" operation, in Single MAC mode. This simple operation improves the use of public access wireless Internet hotspots dramatically. With the PS2 powerShot™ accessory, airBridge™ does not even require an external power supply, making it a great product for public wireless hotspots.

As the wireless networking gains popularity, there are emerging needs to connect a variety of non-computer devices to the wireless LAN networks. Any Ethernet-ready device including printers, copiers, PCs, point-of-sale devices, terminals, etc. can be just plugged in to the airBridge™ to connect them to the wireless network. airBridge™ has embedded software that performs complete data translation between the Client device and the wireless network.

LongRange™ Radio Performance - airBridge™ features LongRange™ wireless radio design to provides 100 mW radio power to deliver High data throughput and long operating range. smartBridges' proprietary design of the radio receiver enhances the sensitivity to incredible -94 dBm level. These superior receiver and transmitter characteristics result in the long-range wireless coverage of up to 800 meters (1/2 mile) at 11 Mbps of data rate in free open space. At a lower speed of 1Mbps, the range has been tested up to 1600 meter (1 Mile). Better range translates directly into lower wireless infrastructure cost when the need is to cover a large area.

Easy installation, instant connectivity and convenient power supply
The self-contained airBridge™ unit can be mounted on a pole or wall. With the powerShot™, a standard PoE injector, the airBridge™ can be powered over an Ethernet cable provided with the unit. airBridge™ also features plug-and-play installation that enables quick and efficient deployment. It works with all Wi-Fi™ compatible Access Points and eliminates complicated client installations and driver conflicts with various OS.

simpleMonitor™ - The Intuitive Device Management Software
airBridge™ is supported by simpleMonitor™, an advanced Management tool. simpleMonitor™ is designed using Open Systems architecture. It utilizes popular network management standards (SNMP) to manage the wireless-centric network device parameters such as, channel selection, network association, data rate, and site survey. Its graphical user interface is extremely intuitive for navigating, examining, and managing.

Product No
Network Standard
IEEE 802.11b
Data Rates Supported
1, 2, 5.5 and 11 Mbps
Client Interface
10BaseT Ethernet.
1 meter CAT 5 Ethernet cable provided
Number of client IP addresses supported
Frequency Band
2400 to 2483.5Mhz
Wireless Medium
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Media Access Protocol
Carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA)
Operating Channels
11 FCC, 13 ETSI, 14 Japan, France 4, Other countries FCC 11, ETSI 13
Non-overlapping Channels
Receive Sensitivity
-94dBm at 1 Mbps; -88dBm at 2 Mbps; -87 dBm at 5.5 Mbps; -84dBm at 11 Mbps

External detachable 2.2 dBi rubber duck antenna with RP-SMA connector

Output Power (with antenna)
100mW ERIP (Max)
Outdoor open space: 800m at 11 Mbps/ 1600m at 1 Mbps
Semi Open Office: 70m at 11 Mbps/ 120m at 1 Mbps
Closed Office: 40m at 11 Mbps/ 80m at 1 Mbps
Europe: ETSI 300-328, CE Marked
USA: FCC 47 CFR Part 15C, Section 15.247 - FCC Certification- ID: PWG DOLPHIN
Canada: RSS 139
Japan: MPT Radio Regulations
SNMP Compliance
SNMP ver 1 (MIB, Tarps); TFTP (FW download), simpleNMS
Encryption Key Length
40/ 64/ 128 bit Wired Equivalent Protection
Remote Configuration Support
simpleMonitor, simpleDeploy
Dimension (W x D x H)
120mm x 42mm x 130mm
(4.72 inches x 1.65 inches x 5.11 inches)
Unit Weight
0.20 kg (0.44 lbs)
Shipping Weight
0.70 kg (1.54 lbs)
Environmental Operating Temperature:
0 deg C (+32 F) to +50 deg C (+122 F)
Relative Humidity
10% to 90% non condensing
Power Consumption
350 mA at 12V
Power Supply
+12 V DC from external Power Adapter (100 V ~ 264 V / 50 ~60 Hz AC IN 12V DC OUT)

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