Access Points

airPoint XO

The smartBridges airPoint XO is a LongRangeTM IEEE 802.11b compliant professional access point with built-in bandwidth management. It distributes bandwidth control function over the network, thus improving performance and robustness of Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANS). The airPoint XO manages network traffic data to allow optimal bandwidth allocation, pricing and customer management. With remote management features, carrier class protection and standards compliance, the airPoint XO lends Wireless ISPs (WISPs) the unique capability to manage wireless networks effortlessly and profitably.


The airPoint XO brings significant benefits to the WISP, in broadly three categories -
Reduced cost of network deployment, Revenue maximization and Low cost of maintenance and management.

   Key Benefits
    Optimized bandwidth utilization
    Increased Revenues from extended subscriber base
    Customer profiling and segmentation
    Quick and higher ROI
    Easier Billing and Accounting
    Savings in time and cost of deployment

Bandwidth Management for increased ROI
The airPoint XO provides bandwidth throttling of upload/download streams. The bandwidth control can be done using static tables or dynamically by RADIUS, along with authentication. The Wireless ISP can profile subscribers based on speed limits and identify bandwidth usage patterns. This opens up customer segmentation possibilities, leading to revenue maximization.

The airPoint XO provides traffic statistics. This helps the WISP to observe the behavior of network devices, traffic load fluctuations and other events, making it much easier to troubleshoot any problems, which might occur. The information available helps the WISP to optimize bandwidth utilization. WISPs can now easily provide services to more subscribers.

Easy Scalability & Roaming
By distributing the bandwidth management function from the centralized NOC out to individual airPoint XO access points, it is now possible to design scalable wide area networks. Bandwidth traffic policies can be set remotely from a central NOC. This avoids the need for backhauling all the data traffic to a single place, thus averting a choke point.  All access points in the network controlled by one NOC not only brings convenience to network management but also enables mobile users to avail easy roaming facility  Roaming users can cross over seamlessly from one cell to another within the same WISP network, without the need for authentication at every cross-over.

Automatic Client Discovery and Authentication
The airPoint XO supports MAC/IP address based authentication. The devices on the network are automatically discovered and built into a tree-topology for easy management. The airPoint XO also supports a one-time authentication of clients. Repeat users are authenticated automatically when they log on to the network. The WISP has full control of the network to ensure that unauthorized users don’t have access to network facilities.

Remote Management, Upgrades and Control
airPoint XO has built-in features to make device management both convenient and secure. It can provide access control lists and filters for SNMP traffic, as well as IP filtering. The airPoint XO supports remote setting of radio parameters, firmware upgrade and restore defaults through SNMP. Further, the WISP can also monitor the temperature of the unit through the thermal sensing facility, which is policy based.  The product supports SNMP based remote monitoring and management through simple NMS and simpleMonitor and has an embedded SNMP MIB.

Long Range Radio Performance and Flexible Antenna Options
airPoint XO features LongRange™ wireless radio that delivers high data throughput over long operating range.  With a suitable antenna airPointXO's range easily extends to 34 kilometers (21 Miles).  The airPointXO has been FCC certified with many antenna configurations normally used by WISPs and outdoor wireless installers. Software controlled "Dial-a-Power" lets the installer control radio power output.  Together, these features provide the much-needed flexibility to choose the right antenna with the pattern and gain characteristics conforming to local regulatory limits as well as coverage area requirements.  The airPoint XO supports multiple configurations – access point, wireless bridge, client-bridge and repeater and supports 128 clients.

Reinforced Processing Capability for higher network loads
airPoint XO, with more raw processing power, surpasses other available devices allowing it to take on bigger network loads. The radio with its individual slave processor coupled with the master processor can support high network loads.

Carrier Class Reliability
Housed in a NEMA 4X weatherproof casing, and using industrial grade components, the airPoint XO is built to perform reliably under all climatic conditions, withstanding temperatures anywhere between -40 C and +60 C (-40 F to 140 F).   The device has built-in sanity timers for automatic reset at periodic interval.  Power to the radio can be remotely controlled.  These housekeeping resets means very robust and self-healing Wide Area Networks.  The product has heavy duty/built-in Gas Discharge Tube for surge suppression capability.  Used along with the PoE Outdoor (standard accessory), the airPoint XO is an extremely robust outdoor device for WISPs.  The airPoint XO complies with CE and FCC standards for wireless installations.

Model No
Network Standards
IEEE 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3af
Data Rates Supported
Can be adjusted in steps of 1Kbps, upto max  throughput
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, 4 France, Other countries 3 non-overlapping channels
Non-overlapping Channels
Receive Sensitivity
-94dBm at 1Mbps / -84dBm at 11 Mbps
Number of Outputs(radio)
Transmitter Output Power
+17.5 dBm max at the N-Connector, adjustable to 11.5dBm min using software control "Dial a Power"
Up to 34 km (21miles) with proper antenna
Antenna Connector, Impedance
N (Female) Bulkhead Mount, 50 ohms
Europe: ETSI 300-328, CE Marked
Under Certification
USA: FCC 47 CFR Part 15C, Section 15.247 - FCC Certification- ID: PWG DOLPHIN
SNMP Compliance
SNMP ver 1 (MIB, Traps); TFTP (FW download), simpleNMS
Encryption Key Length
64-bit & 128-bit WEP
Remote Configuration Support
simpleMonitor, simpleDeploy, simpleNMS*
Dimension (W x D x H)
180 mm x 180 mm x 60 mm
(7.08 inches x 7.08 inches x 2.36 inches)
Unit Weight
~ 1 Kg (2.23 lbs)
Shipping Weight
~ 1.85 Kg (4.08 lbs)
Operating Temperature
-40 deg C to +60 deg C (-40 F to +140 F)
Relative Humidity
Operating: 0 to 70% (non-condensing)
Storage: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Pole or wall mount via 2 pc U-Bolts & clamps (supplied)
Power Consumption
300mA @ 48V
Power, Ethernet, BW Controller, Activity, RF
Power Supply
48V Input , through PoE Outdoor (IEEE 802.3af compliant)
10/100BaseT Ethernet Auto MDX cross-over- 1 foot outdoor rated CAT5 cable connected to the device and terminated into a weather-proof connector
Standard Accessories
AC Adapter
90~264V AC in , 48V DC out ,Desktop Ver
PoE Outdoor
48V DC in , Ethernet in , PoE out,
Surge Protection built in
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