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GX450 4G Wi-Fi Vehicle Router (Single SIM, up to 8 clients)

Overview

The GX450 vehicle-based 4G wireless router allows any Wi-Fi equipped laptop, tablet or mobile phone to access the internet from within - or nearby, with an appropriate antenna solution - the vehicle.  Up to 8 Wi-Fi devices can connect to the router at the same time, allowing several laptops or tablets to access the router’s internet connection simultaneously, using just one SIM card and therefore one mobile broadband contract. Devices on the Wi-Fi network can also communicate directly with each other, so that network tasks such as file sharing can be carried out.

The router includes an internal LTE 4G module supporting peak internet download speeds of up to 100 Mbps (although, as with all cellular devices, performance will be highly dependent on the vehicle’s location and the state of the local network infrastructure).  High speed internet access will be available whenever the vehicle is within a 4G or 3G area, as most of the UK is, but lower speed internet connectivity is still maintained outside 4G or 3G areas wherever there is a mobile phone signal on your chosen network.  

The router supports two external 4G antennas.  We stock a range of external antennas, from covert models mounted on the inside of the rear bumper to high-gain roof-mounted models for the ultimate performance.

The GX450 in-vehicle Wi-Fi router is a high quality and robust device that is designed specifically for use in vehicles, with E-mark certification, rugged build quality meeting Mil-spec 810-G, a dust-proof IP64 ingress protection rating, and automatic powering on and off with the vehicle ignition with optional shut-down delays.  The router includes built-in technology to maintain a persistent and reliable 4G internet connection wherever possible, and automatically connects to the internet as soon as it is powered on.  Once installed the router should never need to be physically accessed, and can therefore be installed in a covert location (e.g. behind a panel).

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Specifications
WAN
  • 4G (LTE) with fall-back to HSPA+/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM
  • Supports frequency bands 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz (LTE) and 850/900/1900/2100 MHz (3G)
  • Up to 100 Mbps theoretical download speed on LTE, 21.1 Mbps on HSPA+
  • Up to 50 Mbps theoretical download speed on LTE, 5.76 Mbps on HSPA+
  • 2 x external cellular antenna connectors (SMA Female)
  • Single secured SIM card slot
  • Wi-Fi as WAN
LAN
  • 1 x LAN 10/100 port
  • DNS, DNS Proxy
  • DHCP Server
  • IP Passthrough
  • VLAN
  • Host Interface Watchdog
  • PPPoE
Wi-Fi
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • ŸAdjustable output power (Max:15dBm)
  • ŸAccess point (hotspot) for up to 8 clients
  • ŸSimultaneous access point/client mode
  • ŸWEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK Security
GPS
  • 12 Channel GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • Acquisition Time: 1s Hot Start
  • Accuracy: <2m (50%), <5m (90%)
  • Tracking Sensitivity: -145dBm
  • GNSS Watchdog
  • Reports: NMEA 0183 V3.0, TAIP, RAP, XORA
  • Multiple Redundant Servers
  • Reliable Store and Forward
Management
  • AirLink Management Service (requires subscription):
    • Secure cloud-based device management application
    • Remote provisioning and airtime activation
    • Gateway configuration and template management
    • Configurable monitoring and alerting
    • Over the air software and radio module firmware updates
    • Auto configuration
  • Web-Based User Interface
  • Device Configuration Templates
  • AT Command Line Interface (Telnet/SSH/Serial)
  • SMS Commands
  • SNMP
VPN & Routing
  • IPsec, GRE, and SSL VPN Client
  • Up to 5 concurrent tunnels
  • Split Tunnel
  • Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
  • Multiple Subnets
  • VPN Failover
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Port Forwarding
  • Host Port Routing
  • NEMO/DMNR
  • VRRP
  • Reliable Static Route
  • Dynamic DNS
Security
  • Remote Authentication (LDAP, RADIUS and TACACS+)
  • DMZ
  • Inbound and Outbound Port filtering
  • Inbound and Outbound Trusted IP
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • PCI DSS V3.0 compatible
Front Ports
  • 1 x RP-SMA female connector for Wi-Fi antenna (J-IWS antenna supplied for internal use)
  • LED status indicators for:
    • 3G / 4G network status
    • Signal status
    • Activity
    • Power / GPS
Rear Ports
  • 4-pin power connector comprising:
    • +12V input
    • Ground
    • Ignition sensing line
    • General purpose input/output
  • 1 x 10/100 Ethernet LAN/WAN port
  • 1 x USB On-The-Go port
  • 2 x SMA Female connectors for cellular antennas
  • 1 x SMA Female connector for GPS antenna
  • 1 x Digital I/O (RS-232) serial port
SIM
  • Compatible with full-size SIM cards (2FF / "Mini")
  • Internal SIM card slot (requires removal of front panel)
Environmental
  • -30 to +70°C operating temperature
  • -40 to +85°C storage temperature
  • 90% RH @ 60°C humidity
  • Military Spec MIL-STD-810G conformance to shock, vibration, thermal shock and humidity
  • IP64 rated ingress protection
Power
  • Analog Ignition Sense and Power Management
  • Input Voltage: 9 to 36 VDC
  • Low Power mode triggered on low voltage, timer delay (ignition sense), or periodic timer
Dimensions & Weight
  • 142 x 98 x 41 mm
  • 397 g
Certifications
  • Safety: IECEE Certification Bodies Scheme (CB Scheme) UL 60950
  • Vehicle Usage: E-Mark (2009/19/EC), ISO7637-2
  • Hazardous Environments: Class 1 Div 2
  • Environmental: RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Designed for Vehicles

The GX450 is designed specifically for the vehicle environment, and has the following features as standard:

  • Rugged design – protected against shock, vibration, humidity, dust and splashes (MIL-STD-810G and IP64 compliant)
  • Ignition sensing - the GX450 turns on automatically with the vehicle ignition
  • Configurable shut-down delays – after the ignition is turned off the GX450 continues operating for a specified amount of time (configured in the router's control panel or via remote management). This prevents the router from powering down when the vehicle is not being used for short periods of time, e.g. at pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • Support for dual external cellular antennas (MIMO) for maximum performance
  • Wide input voltage range of 9-36V
  • Wide operating temperature range of -30 to +70 degrees C
  • E-mark certified – fully approved for permanent in-vehicle use
  • Integrated mounting holes for easy installation, plus a compact physical footprint

For further information about the differences between a purpose-built rugged vehicle router like the GX450 and consumer-grade devices like cheap personal Wi-Fi hotspots (e.g. "MiFi" routers), USB dongles, or using a mobile phone or tablet’s built-in 3G or 4G modem, read this comparison.

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Case Studies

We have provided routers to numerous organisations, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Jaguar Land Rover / Team Sky, Bradford Swissport & Scottish Government.  

Please see our case studies page for more information, including quotes from the above organisations.



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