Datasheet: AirMagnet Enterprise SmartEdge, Series 4 Sensor |

Datasheet: AirMagnet Enterprise SmartEdge, Series 4 Sensor

Purpose built with the latest 802.11n and cellular technology, cellular and Wi-Fi spectrum cards, and unique tri-radio design, the AirMagnet Enterprise SmartEdge, Series 4 Sensor delivers the most comprehensive, dedicated Wi-Fi and cellular monitoring Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) solution.

  • Minimize monitoring system costs and complexity using active performance tests and full RF spectrum and cellular analysis
  • Avoid expensive Ethernet cabling with the wireless connection mode that enables easy deployment
  • Protect against rogue devices and unwanted Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) problems with continuous scanning of every Wi-Fi channel
  • Keep security threat definitions current against the latest vulnerabilities with the Dynamic Threat Update (DTU) function
  • Isolate performance issues and determine if it’s a wireless or wired issue with the Automated Health Check (AHC) capability


Mobile usage is growing, driven by the explosion of mobile devices running data-hungry applications like voice, video and other media-rich services. Add in the dynamic complexities of a wireless environment, and the need for strong security compliance and consistent high performance becomes critical in any enterprise.

Fluke Networks’ intelligent SmartEdge, Series 4 Sensors support a wireless connection mode to any AP infrastructure and come with the latest 802.11n 3x3 MIMO 450 Mbps radio and cellular spectrum card. This means you get coverage everywhere without needing expensive Ethernet cabling.

As part of the AirMagnet Enterprise system, the sensors are part of the only WLAN and cellular-monitoring solution supporting dedicated spectrum analysis hardware for the most accurate and complete RF interference detection and remote real-time analysis.


Blends unnoticed in any environment


Integrated clamps for quick and easy mounting


Internal and external antenna models

Features and Benefits of SmartEdge, Series 4 Sensor

Leading WLAN cellular, and RF Monitoring

  • Latest 802.11n 3x3 MIMO 450 Mbps for maximum detection range and enterprise compatibility. Enables detection and full analysis of Wi-Fi devices and network traffic at full 450 Mbps rate, compatible with the latest enterprise APs. Complete protection against rogue APs using any 802.11 data rate or channel
  • Tri-radio capable for all-in-one WIPS, Wi-Fi and RF performance test and analysis. A single sensor can concurrently run both comprehensive WIPS and proactive client view Automated Health Check (AHC) to detect WLAN outages, immediately pinpoint specific network performance root cause anywhere from the AP to the cloud
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi spectrum analysis radio scans 2.4 and 5 GHz bands continuously, performing automatic and custom RF interference source classification. Individual alarms are generated for each interference classification type for the simplest detection, identification and remediation of devices like wireless video cameras, microwave ovens and RF jammers
  • Internal and external antenna models for optimal coverage
  • Dedicated Spectrum analysis card monitors and reports on four types of cellular security violation events:
    • Mobile cellular events, e.g., calls made from a specific cellular network
    • Cellular interference events, e.g., cellular jammers
    • Non-cellular energy events, e.g., events taking place outside of the country’s allocated cellular bandwidth
    • Base station cellular events, e.g., Base station beacons

Flexible Deployment

  • Wi-Fi with WPA2-E security for quick deployment eliminates cabling costs. Wi-Fi backhaul to the AirMagnet Enterprise server over existing Wi-Fi infrastructure enables sensor deployment in critical areas where Ethernet cabling may be too expensive or even impossible to run
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps, 802.3af PoE
  • Designed to blend unnoticed into any environment, including hospitals, retail stores and VIP office suites which often have strict controls on aesthetic deployment of technical infrastructure. Visually “quiet” profile includes muted color and markings, side view indicator lights and fully recessed cable access
  • Integrated clamps make mounting quick and easy, requiring no tools or extra parts for most deployments. The sensor can be attached in seconds to very common drop ceiling rails, and also includes a universal bracket bar for use in other types of installations

AME servers in the data center

Powerful WIPS Protection and Architecture

  • Continuously scans every Wi-Fi channel, including all 200 in 5 GHz band to detect every rogue device
  • Detection, monitoring, and remediation of spectrum activity in a broad frequency range that includes 3G, 4G LTE, and CDMA. Activity by cellular devices like cell phones and jammers is tracked and reported on.
  • Alerts when rogue APs are on wired network or inside premise for quickest focus on most dangerous cases while blocking unwanted connections and devices
  • Protects against latest vulnerabilities automatically via DTU
  • Detects over 120 security threats, including Karmetasploit, AirPWN, 802.11 fuzzing and WPS brute force attacks
  • Compliance reports for PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, DoD 8100.2, Basel II and others
  • Scales to over 1000 sensors with a single server cluster in a data center
  • Powerful local processing to enforce security policy even if connection is lost to server
  • Automated forensic capture simplifies deep analysis

Remote Troubleshooting

  • Solve toughest Wi-Fi problems using AHC to test end-to-end WLAN application connection
  • Real-time analysis for both cellular and Wi-Fi spectrum via live connection to sensor eliminates costly and time consuming site visits
  • Instant detection of unexpected Wi-Fi congestion due to tablets and BYOD
  • Detection of unauthorized cellular devices and jammers interfering with cellular communications

Environmental / Compliance
Operating temperature 32° to 131°F (0° to 55°C)
Storage temperature -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70°C)
Operating humidity 10 to 90% humidity (non-condensing) (DC power adapter excluded)
Certifications and Compliance RoHS lead free CE (EN 300 328/ EN 301 489/ EN 301 893/ EN 60950) FCC Part 15B/C/E, ANSI/UL 60950-1-2011 IC, CSA 60950-1-07, Including AMD1 IEC 60950-1:2005+A1, EN 60950-1:2006+A1+A11 and / or A12

Electrical / Mechanical
Operating voltage 12VDC +/- 5%; 48V+/-10% (802.3af PoE)
Current consumption Max. 850 mA (12VDC); 210mA (48V PoE)
Input power PoE 802.3af Compliant or +12VDC
Mounting Seismic vibration PCB / connector resiliency Integrated mounting bracket on bottom cover of housing
Dimensions 7.5 in x 7.5 in x 1.5 in / 19.1 cm x 19.1 cm x 3.8 cm
(Model R1S1W1-E: 8 in x 8 in x 1.5 in / 20.3 cm x 20.3 cm x 3.8 cm)
Weight Internal Antenna model: 15.8 oz / 448 gm External Antenna w/8 antennas attached: 29.5 oz / 836 gm
(Model R1S1W1-E: 32 oz / 907 gm)
Status LEDs Qty. 5: POWER, WLAN1, WLAN2, SA and LAN
LAN port 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 with Built-In 802.3af POE
Serial Port External Connector required, DB-9 male, RS-232 null modem

Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency band
(Note: operating frequencies controlled by country)
802.11n: dual band, same as 802.11a and 802.11b/g
802.11a: 5.15-5.25GHz, 5.25-5.35GHz, 5.47-5.725GHz, 5.725-5.875GHz
2.412-2.462GHz (US)
2.412-2.472GHz (Europe ETSI)
2.457-2.462GHz (Spain)
2.457-2.472GHz (France)
Data rates 802.11an/gn 3SS:
HT20 MCS 0-23 : 216.7 Mbps max
HT40 MCS 0-23 : 450 Mbps max
802.11a : 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11g : 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
Antenna Operating Frequency: 2.4-2.4835 & 5.15-5.35 & 5.725-5.85 GHz Internal model: Qty. 4 or 8 depending on model; gain 2.0 dBi typical External model: Qty. 4 or 8 depending on model; gain 2.0 dBi typical omnidirectional; connector: RP-TNC(M)
Ordering Information
Model Description
SENSOR4-R1S0-I AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S1-I AirMagnet Spectrum Sensor, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S0-I AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S1-I AirMagnet Spectrum, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, Internal Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S0-E AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S1-E AirMagnet Spectrum, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S0-E AirMagnet Sensor, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R2S1-E AirMagnet Spectrum, 4th Gen, 2 X 11n Radio, External Ant.
SENSOR4-R1S1W1-E AirMagnet Sensor, cellular spectrum, 4th Gen, 1 X 11n Radio, External Ant
AM/A5032 Power Injector for AirMagnet Sensors
CABLEKIT-SENSOR4 Console Cable Kit for Sensor 4 Series
Gold Support (various) Gold support services for each sensor model, 1 yr and 3 yr