Remote Beacon Management with Aruba Sensor

Scale your Mobile Engagement Deployments Over Any Wi-Fi Network

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  • Aruba Sensor, a small, dual-band 802.11n client radio and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio, makes it easy for IT to turn a small installation into a multi-location deployment by pulling beacon data into one centralized location. It can also be used to augment an Aruba asset tracking deployment.

    The Aruba Sensor plugs directly into an AC outlet and can hear other Aruba Beacons and Aruba Tags within a 25-meter range and reports relevant data over Wi-Fi to the cloud-based platform.

    • Remote management tools

      Easily manage Aruba Beacon data such as battery life, power settings, and security without having to go onsite.

    • Easily scale deployments

      Turn a small installation into a multi-location deployment by pulling beacon data into one centralized location. Complement Aruba APs to optionally increase the number of asset tracking “observers” in your venue.

    • Works on any Wi-Fi

      No need to alter your existing Wi-Fi infrastructure; Aruba Sensor connects as a client to your existing Wi-Fi network.

    • Product Models
      • AS-100-xx: Aruba AS-100 Wireless Sensor, 802.11n 1x1:1, BLE (xx = NA/EU/UK/CN for region specific AC power plug)
      Operating Modes
      • Acts as a client to the wireless network
      • Network managed BLE beacon for client-based indoor positioning services
      • Can be used to augment the density of “observers” for the purposes of asset tracking
      Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
      • Radio type: indoor, dual-band client radio, 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n 1x1
      • Software-configurable radio supports 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz
      • Maximum data rate of 72.2 Mbps (HT20) or 150 Mbp (HT40)
      • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
        • 2.400 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
        • 5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz (U-NII-1)
        • 5.250 GHz to 5.350 GHz (U-NII-2)
        • 5.470 GHz to 5.725 GHz (U-NII-2E)
        • 5.725 GHz to 5.850 GHz (U-NII-3 / ISM)
      • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
      • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
      • Supported radio technologies:
        • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
        • 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
      • Supported modulation types:
        • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
        • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
      • Transmit power (conducted): 10 dBm
        • Excludes antenna gain (2.3 dBi/3.7 dBi for 2.4 GHz/5 GHz)
        • Power may be restricted to comply with local regulatory requirements
      • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes interference from cellular networks
      • Short guard interval for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channels
      • Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
      • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
      • Supported data rates (Mbps):
        • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
        • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
        • 802.11n: 6.5 to 150 (MCS0 to MCS7)
      • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
      Other Interfaces
      •  AC power interface, supporting multiple region-specific plugs
        • Plug shipping with unit defined by part number
        • AC power voltage range: 90V – 265V
        • AC power frequency range: 47 Hz – 63 Hz
      • USB 2.0 device interface (micro-B type connector) for DC power (5V, USB standard)
      • On/off push-button power switch
      • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
        • Up to 4dBm transmit power (class 2) and -94 dBm receive sensitivity
        • Integrated antenna, 0.3 dBi gain
      • Visual indicator for system status (bi-color LED)
      • Reset button: factory reset (during device power up), LED on/off toggle (during operation)
      • Serial console interface (custom, compatible with AP-CBL-SER)
      • Kensington security slot
      Power
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 1.6W (from USB) or 2.2W (from AC)
      • When both power sources are available, DC (USB) power takes priority (no current drawn from AC)
      Mounting
      • The device ships with a region-specific AC power plug that can be used to insert the sensor directly into an AC power outlet. A simple rotating bracket is provided to optionally secure the sensor to the wall once it’s plugged in.
      • When the device is DC powered using the micro-B USB interface and a USB cable (1m cable supplied), the wallmount bracket can be used to secure both the sensor to the wall and the USB plug in the device. A special key is needed to remove the sensor from the bracket and to disconnect the USB cable.
    • Mechanical
      • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories, AC plug):
        • 80 mm x 48 mm x 29 mm (W x D x H)
        • 65g
      • Dimensions/weight (as shipping):
        • 160 mm x 120 mm x 58 mm (W x D x H)
        • 240g
      Environmental
      • Operating:
        • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
        • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
      • Storage and transportation:
        • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
      Regulatory
      • FCC/Industry of Canada
      • CE Marked
      • R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
      • Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
      • EN 300 328
      • EN 301 489
      • EN 301 893
      • UL/IEC/EN 60950
      • EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2
      • For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.
      Reliability
      • MTBF: 3,377,198 hrs (386 yrs) at +25° C operating temperature
      Regulatory Model Number
      • AS-100 (all variants): LSIN0100
      Certifications
      • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
      • Bluetooth SIG interoperability certification
      Warranty
      • Aruba limited lifetime warranty
      Minimum Software Versions
      • Aruba Beacons app 2.1.0