The e501S 802.11ac Outdoor Sector Access Point includes an IP67 enclosure, 90° ~ 120° integrated sector antenna, supports 256 client associations, 16 SSIDs, WPA-2 encryption, Dynamic VLANs, DFS channels, Access Control Lists (ACL), and more.
Perfect for high density applications and longer range coverage across Enterprise campuses, Public Wi-Fi, Hospitality, Educational institutions, Industrial campuses or just about any demanding outdoor environment requiring cost-effective, controller managed WLAN Access Points.
Designed for the outdoors
- 802.11ac, 256 users, 16 SSIDs
- 90°~120° coverage
- 23 dBm front-back ratio
- UV rated IP-67 enclosure
- Operating Temp: -30°C ~ +60°C
- Electrical heater for cold start
- Ruggedized - ESD protection, Industrial grade components
- Packaged with wall mount brackets
- Special LTE coexistence filters
- Light weight ~ 1Kg
cnMaestro - WiFi Controller
- Guest Access: Custom Splash pages, Vouchers, Social login
- Zero-touch Provisioning
- Inventory tracking
- Map location
- Monitoring: key Stats, Alarms
- Mass (bulk) upgrade
- Integrated troubleshooting: WiFi APs, Clients & Cambium SMs
- Controller: Cloud or Virtual Onpremises (NOC) controller
The E501S with an integrated sector antenna supports 256 max client associations, 16 SSIDs, WPA-2 encryption, Dynamic VLANs, DFS channels, Access control lists (ACL), and more. The 802.11ac E501S is the essential workhorse for today’s demanding high density outdoor WiFi networks.
High performance Wi-Fi network
All cnPilot’s Enterprise Access Points (APs), support features like controllerless roaming, dynamic channel selection, automatic transmit power control, band steering, and more – essential features for easy Wi-Fi operations.
Rapidly setup multi-hop mesh networks either dedicating one radio (e.g.: 5 GHz) for mesh backhaul, or using both bands for client access at the same time.
Wireless Backhaul Integration
The aux PoE port on the E501S offers PoE out eliminating the need for a second power line – perfect for powering on a standard 802.3af camera, or powering on Cambium’s PMP450 or ePMP backhaul subscriber modules (SMs) for wireless backhaul enabled Wi-Fi hotspots.
Dual on-board Active/Standby memory banks ensure higher availability. The E501S can store two versions of the software and if needed fall back to a working operational software, reducing the likelihood of site visits and increasing network up-time.
IP67 Rated with Gore Vent
It made to withstand demanding outdoor environments – resistant to wind, sand and rain – and prevent internal damage from moisture accumulation.
Easy to Deploy and Integrate
Supported by cnMaestro cloud-based or on-premises management system.
Adaptive Wi-Fi Architecture:
A variety of access architectures have evolved over two decades of increasing Wi-Fi use within organizations. Some have been driven by product limitations; others have been created to meet security or regulatory requirements.
Among the many questions that arise during network design, administrators need to address the following:
- Management – Will the operation benefit more from a cloud-based or on-premises management system?
- Traffic separation – Are the organization’s requirements best served by local breakout of Wi-Fi traffic, or the extra separation of traffic made possible by tunneling user data to a controller?
Many vendors’ solutions lock administrators in to a particular deployment model or network traffic distribution system, but Cambium Networks believes that Wi-Fi network design should conform to the organization’s needs, not the other way around.
Cambium Networks cnPilot’s Adaptive Wi-Fi architecture enables Wi-Fi integration with existing wired network infrastructure and the cnMaestro™ management system provides scalable, flexible management in addition to Wi-Fi controller features.
The Key Architectural Choices Are:
- Where does your user data traffic go? The Wi-Fi AP can bridge it onto Ethernet (also known as local break out). Another option is to tunnel it over an IP-based protocol to a tunnel terminator, which can be a wireless controller or a different third party concentrator.
- Where does your Wi-Fi controller and management system run? Some organizations prefer the convenience of a vendor operated cloud-based management system. Others prefer in-house operation – usually with controllers that can manage tens of thousands of access points. For very small deployments, it can make most sense to configure an AP to perform the duties of a controller.
Regardless of your requirements, cnPilot and cnMaestro offer customizable options for a complete Wi-Fi solution that meets your needs.
|cnPilot E501S Specifications|
|Access Point Specifications|
|Frequency Bands||2.4 GHz: 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
Channels 1 – 13 (ETSI/CE),
Channels 1 – 11 (US)
5 GHz: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
|SSID Security||WPA-2 (802.11i): WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x/EAP) & WPA2-Preshared-keys, Open|
|Max Concurrent Clients||256|
|Max Range||Client: 213 m (700 Ft); Actual range will vary based on local RF conditions & client capability.
Mesh: 2.4 GHz: 3,000 m (9840 Ft.) 5 GHz: 1,500 m (4,900 Ft.)
|Max Data Rates||1.01 Gbps|
|Ethernet Ports||Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (2 x 10/100/1000Base-T)|
|Antenna||Dual polarized. 2x2 MIMO. Integrated Sector antenna|
|Antenna gain||10.5 dBi on 2.4GHz
13 dBi on 5GHz
|Power Supply||56V/30W Gigabit passive PoE injector|
|PoE Out||Aux port: capable of 802.3af Power out or Canopy power (for supported Cambium ePMP or PMP450 SMs)|
|Transmit Power||29dBm @ 2.4GHz
28dBm @ 5 GHz
|Power Consumed||Typical: 8W Max: 12.95W (no auxiliary device connected)|
|Dimensions||30 x 20.4 x 6.5 cm (without bracket)|
|Weight||Without bracket: 881 g (0.88 Kg); with Bracket: 1,063 g (1.06 Kg)|
|Operating Temperature||-30°C ~ +60°C|
|Mounting Options||Pole mount bracket (included) or wall-mount (with included bracket or without)|
|LTE Co-Existence||Special filter for rejecting interference on 2.4 GHz from adjacent LTE bands 38, 40|
|Physical Security||Kensington Lock bracket|
|Visual Status||Two (2) multi-color LEDs indicating Access Point & cnMaestro connectivity status|
|Accounting||Yes. Supports RADIUS based accounting to multiple AAAs|
|Scheduled SSID||Turn SSID ON/OFF on a daily/weekly/time of day basis|
|Guest Access||Yes. With Active Directory Integration
|Data Limiting||Dynamic rate limiting of client traffic per SSID|
|Controller-Less Fast Roaming||Yes. 802.11r, Opportunistic Key Caching supports Enhanced roaming Disconnect for sticky clients|
|Meshing||Multi-hop meshing supported (3)|
|ACS: Automatic Channel Selection||autoTune: Autonomous dynamic off-channel scans w/o disconnecting clients. Periodic scans and scheduled scanning|
|Automatic Tx Power control||autoRF: Autonomous controller-less transmit power control|
|Firewall||Yes. NAT logging|
|ACL, DNS-ACL||Yes. L2, L3 or DNS based access control|
|Band Steering Band Balancing||Yes|
|APIs||Presence Locationing API|
|Certifications||FCC, ETSI, CE
EN 60601-1-2 (Medical EMC)
UL2043 Plenum rated
|cnMaestro Wi-Fi Controller|
|Common Framework||Single-pane-of-glass common manager for Cambium’s cnPilot WiFi, ePMP and PMP wireless backhaul products|
|On-Boarding||Secure zero touch fast on-boarding|
|Provisioning||Easy zero touch virtual network provisioning
Provision before install (pre-provision)
|Device Inventory||Inventory tracking|
|Trouble Shooting||ezDetect: Advanced end to end troubleshooting of WiFi Access Point and Client devices on one single screen. Extends to Wireless backhaul (PTP), Wi-Fi Hotspot & Clients . Includes Packet capture and Wireless Analyzer functions|
|Intuitive Views||Map location
Hierarchical Dashboard views
|Client Insight||Client history with client manufacturer view|
|Monitoring & Alarms||Alarms and events management – Critical/Major/Minor
Key statistics graphs and sticky alarm summary display
|Configuration||GUI based configuration or template based configuration options|
|Software Upgrade||Bulk upgrade with ability to upgrade multiple WiFi APs|
|Multiple Admins||Multiple admin provisioning per account|
|Guest Portal (ezCheck In)||Create free or paid guest sessions – Limit by Time, Rate and Bytes. Includes portal customization and built-in social login|