Aruba 318 Series ruggedized indoor Wi-Fi 5 access points

802.11 ac Wave 2 APs for harsh, weather-protected environments.

Industrial design for harsh, weather-protected environments

The ruggedized Aruba 318 Series access points deliver Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave 2) gigabit performance for client devices in extreme environments such as warehouses, industrial freezers, or for use in under-seat enclosures in stadiums and arenas.

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Durable in harsh temperature environments

With hardened, industrial design, the 318 Series is purpose-built to survive in the harshest weather-protected situations. Ideal for environments that lack heating and cooling, this access point can quickly add capacity to existing or new wireless networks in temperature-sensitive, dust-ridden, or other extreme environments.

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Highly secure and reliable

With support for WPA3 and Enhanced Open, the 318 Series access points offer greater security and guest encryption.

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Consistent policies across all networks

Aruba Dynamic Segmentation automatically enforces consistent policies across wired and wireless networks to keep traffic, for any user or device, separate and secure, regardless of the application or service.

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Flexible management options

Available management solutions include Aruba Central (available in cloud-managed and on-premises options), as well as Aruba AirWave, which supports multi-vendor networks. Access points can be deployed with zero-touch provisioning to reduce deployment time, centralize configuration, and simplify inventory management.

High-performance Wi-Fi 5 for harsh environments

The 318 Series delivers ruggedized access points for connectivity across the most extreme environments.

Maximum concurrent data rate of 2 Gbps

Offering 5GHz: 1,733 Mbps and 2.4GHz: 300 Mbps, the 318 Series can quickly add capacity to existing or new wireless networks in temperature-sensitive, dust-ridden, or other extreme environments.

Dynamic Segmentation and policy-enforcement firewalls

Flexible and scalable, our access points automatically enforce consistent policies across wired and wireless networks.

Dual Radio 802.11ac access point with downlink MU-MIMO

Supports up to 1,733 Mbps in the 5GHz band (with 4SS/VHT80 or 2SS/VHT160 clients) and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (with 2SS/HT40 clients).

Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE)

Enables location-based services with BLE-enabled mobile devices receiving signals from multiple Aruba Beacons at the same time.

Advanced cellular co-location

Reduces cellular interference with Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) to minimize the impact of interference from high-powered cellular base stations.

Details and specifications for the Aruba 318 Series APs

High Performance Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5

11ac Wave 2 radio supports dual-band (4x4 5Ghz, 2x2 2.4Ghz).

Integrated IoT Radio

IoT radio supports BLE.

Flexible Mounting Solution

Includes indoor mounting bracket, compatible with outdoor access point mounts for rugged use cases

Support for Ethernet and Fiber

1xGbps PoE and 1x1Gbps SFP port with Intelligent Power Management

Details and specifications for the Aruba 318 Series APs

Specifications

  • Unique Benefits
    • Dual Radio 802.11ac access point with Multi-User MIMO
      • Supports up to 1,733 Mbps in the 5 GHz band (with 4SS/VHT80 or 2SS/VHT160 clients) and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band (with 2SS/HT40 clients)
    • Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio
      • Enables location-based services with BLE-enabled mobile devices receiving signals from multiple Aruba Beacons at the same time
    • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)
      • Minimizes interference from 3G/4G cellular networks, distributed antenna systems, and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment
    • Industrial design for harsh, weather-protected environments
      • Extends temperature range for indoor environments that lack heating and cooling
      • Sealed connector interfaces to lock out dust and moisture
    • Connectorized antenna ports support high gain large public venue antennas
    • Designed for enhanced physical security
    • Quality of service for unified communication apps
      • Supports priority handling and policy enforcement for unified communication apps, including Microsoft Skype for Business with encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat, and desktop sharing
    • Best-in-class RF management
      • Integrated AirMatch technology manages the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands and actively optimizes the RF environment including channel width, channel selection and transmit power.
    • Spectrum analysis
      • Capable of part-time or dedicated air monitoring, the spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
    • Wireless mesh
      • Wireless mesh connections are convenient where Ethernet drops are not available.
    • Intelligent app visibility and control
      • AppRF technology leverages deep packet inspection to classify and block, prioritize, or limit bandwidth for 1,000's of enterprise apps or groups of apps.
    • Aruba Secure Core
      • Device assurance: Use of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys as well as secure boot.
      • Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat protection, and mitigation and eliminates the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.
      • IP reputation and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs, and IPs, providing comprehensive protection against advanced online threats.
      • Encrypted IPsec VPN tunnels securely connect remote users to corporate network resources.
    Choose Your Operating Mode
    • As a unified AP, the Aruba 318 can be deployed with or without a controller and can be readily switched to accommodate changing network needs.
      • Controller mode: When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, the Aruba 318 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding, or
      • Controllerless (Instant) mode: In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs – Instant Network.
    • Other functional modes include:
      • Remote AP (RAP) mode for branch deployments
      • Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection and containment
      • Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid, for identifying sources of RF interference
      • Secure enterprise mesh
      • Hybrid AP serves Wi-Fi clients and provides wireless intrusion protection and spectrum analysis.

      For large installations across multiple sites, the Aruba Activate service significantly reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management. With Aruba Activate, Unified APs are factory-shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.

    Specifications
    • 5 GHz 802.11ac 4x4 MU-MIMO (1,733 Mbps max rate)
      • Four RP-SMA connectors for external antenna operation
    • 2.4 GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO (300 Mbps max rate) radios
      • Two RP-SMA connectors for external antenna operation at 2.4 GHz
    Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
    • AP type: Indoor hardened, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac 4x4 MIMO and 2.4 GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO
    • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1)
    • 5 GHz:
      • Four spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to up to three MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
      • Four spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 4x4 VHT80 or 2x2 VHT160 client devices
    • 2.4 GHz:
      • Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 300 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 HT40 client devices
    • Support for up to 256 associated client devices per radio, and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
    • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
      • 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
      • 5.150 to 5.250 GHz
      • 5.250 to 5.350 GHz
      • 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
      • 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain.
    • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) maximizes the use of available RF spectrum.
    • Supported radio technologies:
      • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
      • 802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • Supported modulation types:
      • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
      • 802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
    • Maximum (conducted) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
      • 2.4 GHz band: +22 dBm per chain, +25dBm aggregate (2x2)
      • 5 GHz band: +22 dBm per chain, +28dBm aggregate (4x4)
      • Note: Conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain.
    • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes interference from cellular networks.
    • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
    • Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance
    • Short guard interval for 20-MHz, 40-MHz, 80-MHz and 160-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
    • Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased signal reliability and range
    • Supported data rates (Mbps):
      • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
      • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
      • 802.11n (2.4GHz): 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
      • 802.11n (5GHz): 6.5 to 600 (MCS0 to MCS31)
      • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,733 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4 for VHT20/40/80, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT160)
    • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
    • 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT 20/40/80/160
    • 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
  • Power
    • Worst-case power consumption from the AP: 23W
    • Power sources sold separately
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE+): 802.3at-compliant
    Wi-Fi Antenna Ports
    • 5 GHz
      • Four RP-SMA connectors for external antenna operation
    • 2.4 GHz
      • Two RP-SMA connectors for external antenna operation
    Other Interfaces
    • One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
      • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
      • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • One 1000BASE-X SFP Port
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
      • Up to 4 dBm transmit power (class 2) and -91 dBm receive sensitivity
    • Visual indicator (multi-color LED): For system and radio status
    • Reset button: Factory reset (during device power up)
    • Micro USB console interface
    • Kensington security slot
    Mounting
    • Optional mounting kits:
      • AP-220-MNT-W1 are directly compatible.
      • 270 Series outdoor AP mounts (AP-270-MNT-V1, AP-270-MNT-V2, AP-270-MNT-H1, AP-270-MNT-H2) are compatible when the AP-270-MNT-ADP adapter is utilized.
    Mechanical
    • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
      • 15 cm (W) x 22.2 cm (D) x 7.5 cm (H)
      • 6" (W) x 8.5" (D) x 2.5" (H)
      • 1.225 kg / 2.7 lbs
    Environmental
    • Operating Temperature:
      • Temperature: -40° C to +60° C (-40° F to +140° F)
      • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Storage and transportation:
      • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)
    • Operating Altitude: 3,000 m
    • Water and Dust
      • IP55
    Regulatory
    • FCC/ISED
    • CE Marked
    • RED Directive 2014/53/EU
    • EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
    • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
    • UL/IEC/EN 60950
    • EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2

    For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.

    Regulatory Model Numbers
    • APIN0318
    Certifications
    • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
    • UL2043 plenum rating
    • Wi-Fi Alliance certified 802.11a/b/g/n
    • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac (with Wave 2 features)
    Warranty
    Minimum Software Versions
    • ArubaOS & Aruba InstantOS 8.3.0.0
Aruba leads at the Edge

Aruba leads at the Edge

Gartner has once again named Aruba a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access. On top of that, Aruba received highest scores in 6 of 6 use cases for the 2020 Gartner Critical Capabilities Report.

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