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 mobile engagement proof-of-concept into a full-out, multi-location deployment by pulling beacon data into one centralized location.

    The Aruba Sensor plugs directly into an AC outlet and can hear other Aruba Beacons 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 your proof-of-concept into a multi-location deployment by pulling beacon data into one centralized location.

    • 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
      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
      • 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)
      • 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
      • 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)
      • 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.
      • MTBF: 3,377,198 hrs (386 yrs) at +25° C operating temperature
      Regulatory Model Number
      • AS-100 (all variants): LSIN0100
      • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
      • Bluetooth SIG interoperability certification
      • Aruba limited lifetime warranty
      Minimum Software Versions
      • Aruba Beacons app 2.1.0