The HD4 MBX is capable of combining the bandwidth of up to 4 cellular links into an unbreakable, high-speed SD-WAN connection. The HD4 MBX supports up to 8 SIM cards, with room for another 8 with the optional SIM Injector.
The HD4 MBX is designed for industrial usage. With its fanless design, it thrives in high-particle environments that would damage other fan-based routers. The HD4 MBX also comes with 8x 802.3at PoE outputs to power your IP phones, cameras, and access points. Finally, the MBX has the same dimensions as the previous HD4, so it can fit seamlessly into any of your previous deployments.
The HD4 MBX comes with multiple features to make it ideal for on-the-go deployments. Ignition Sensing gives it the ability to turn on and off depending on whether the vehicle has started. Upon vehicle shutdown, the MBX can also shut down after a user-defined interval, saving the battery from the excessive drain.
The HD4 MBX supports Gigabit LTE with 4x CAT-18 LTEA modems. For future technologies, the MBX features a swappable cellular module for future proof easy upgrading. The MBX is capable of 2.5Gbps of throughput, giving you plenty of bandwidth for Gigabit Ethernet, 5G, or any future mobile technologies. 2.5Gbps also gives your wired connections plenty of room to operate in concert with wireless connections, building network resilience and ensuring that your branch office stays up.
The HD4 MBX had the ability to combine the bandwidth of 4x Gigabit LTEA links, 3x Wired WAN 2x USB WAN ports with optional Max Adapter USB Modems, and 2x WIFI-WAN for up to 11 simultanious WAN connections.
The HD4 MBX supports 8x 802.3at PoE so that you can power and connect your cameras and IP phones with minimal cabling. It also delivers 802.11ac Wi-Fi for securely connecting your mobile devices to headquarters. The HD4 MBX supports ignition sensing, which enables the device to turn on and off based on the ignition status of the vehicle.
The HD4 MBX includes Peplinks Wireless Access Point Controller for seamless provisioning and integration of external Peplink access points.
Category 18 Modem
The mobile router is equipped with one or more category 18 LTE Advanced Pro cellular modems with a maximum download speed of 1.2Gbps and a maximum upload speed of 150Mbps (typical speeds range from 10-150mbps depending on cellular network conditions and coverage). The category of the modem impacts the maximum upload and download speed of the device and what cellular bands or "channels" the device can connect to. Cellular bands act similarly to "channels" on television, each cellular provider broadcasts on specific bands. Category 18 modems support connecting to the primary bands of all major carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint & AT&T and step up lower category modems to include additional LTE secondary bands for increased speed and coverage in many areas. This typically includes support for AT&T Band 14, and TMobile's Band 71. For a complete list of bands supported, click the documentation tab for detailed specifications.
Category 18 modems are popular with customers who prefer the high speed over the connection stability offered by a dual modem device capable of cellular bonding. Category 18 modems are very popular with customers that need the fastest possible speeds for large file downloads or uploads or who require access to secondary bands to improve performance on a particular cellular carrier. Category 18 modems can bring faster speeds but can come with trade-offs. Category 18 routers typically are single modem devices as a dual modem version would require 8 cellular antennas and be costly. Category 18 modems also may not function on certain data plans where Category 18 modems are not authorized by the cellular carrier for that plan.
Roof Antenna Support
This mobile router comes with indoor antennas that provide 3db of cellular gain. Upgrading to an optional roof antenna can provide significant signal improvement by moving the cellular antenna outside, at higher elevation and provide you the benefit of an antenna with higher gain specifications. Roof antennas can be added now with a bundle discount by checking out our Internet Bundle Section, or at a later date based on your needs.
WiFi as WAN
This device supports Wifi-As-Wan meaning you can pick up public WiFi signals from hotspots, campgrounds, and other sources to rebroadcast them into your coach and use them as your local internet. The wireless antennas included with this modem will pick up these signals and rebroadcast them locally within your own WiFi network.
*Using public WiFi may be unreliable due to external environmental forces typically outside of customer's control and as such public WiFi is recommended to be used as a secondary backup connection.
Device Pre-Configuration & Training Options
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MobileMustHave is proud to announce we now have high-speed, high GB data plans available exclusively to our customers. Traditional cellular plans available directly from the carriers have data caps that are not suitable for active travelers. We have negotiated the ability to provide high gigabyte cellular data plans that operate on the top national networks. Take the guesswork out of activating other plans that don't work or are not authorized to work on our cellular routers with data plans from MobileMustHave. Our plans are ready to activate when your ready to travel and have no contracts so keep as long as you need and cancel anytime.
This device is FirstNet Ready! FirstNet is the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America's first responders. Being built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority, FirstNet utilizes Band-14, which is reserved for public safety but is also being marketed as available to the public for additional bandwidth capacity. In testing Band-14 has been made available during non-emergency situations to the public to provide additional bandwidth and coverages to customers who have a modem that supports FirstNet's Band-14. Not all modems that support Band-14 are "FirstNet Certified" however they typically can connect to Band-14 in most areas. Information on FirstNet certifications can be found on Specification sheets located on the Documentation Tab. Additional information about FirstNet's use and technology can be found in this article from our friends at the RV Mobile Internet Resource Center.
InControl2 is Peplink's cloud-based endpoint management system. When connected to your devices, it aggregates data to generate useful reports on all aspects of your network. On a single screen, you can push configurations to any and all of your endpoints. If you need to dig deeper, you can remotely access the web admin of any device on your network.
For most MobileMustHave customers this features is not required, but it does allow your device to be accessible to you via the cloud. This can be an advantage if you would like to remotely control your device, track your vehicles location (if GPS is enabled), and allow support access to remote in (when permission is granted).
InControl2 is included with all router purchases for 1-Year and is included with EssentialCare, SmartCare and PrimeCare Warranty Renewal Options.
Peplink SmartCare optional extended warranty packages provide customers with Incontrol2 cloud management licensing, software updates, firmware updates, and extended factory warranty support with Advanced Replacement support for devices deemed defective by Peplink's warranty support department. SmartCare is a cost effective and convenient way to extend the warranty coverage of your Peplink device for customers who need Advanced Replacement services, and for customer's who have a Peplink device that is out of warranty and require warranty re-instatement. Warranty and license purchases are non-refundable due to manufacturer policies.
- Technical Support via Support Ticket via Peplink
- Firmware Upgrades
- InControl2 Cloud Management
- Hardware Warranty with Advanced Replacement (a fully-refundable deposit may be required to cross-ship replacement device)
Peplink EssentialCare optional extended warranty packages provide customers with Incontrol2 cloud management licensing, software updates, firmware updates, and extended factory warranty support for devices deemed defective by Peplink's warranty support department. EssentialCare is a cost effective and convenient way to extend the warranty coverage of your Peplink device for customers who do not need advanced replacement support. Note that EssentialCare cannot be purchased for devices outside of existing warranty. For warranty reinstatement options select SmartCare option. Warranty and license purchases are non-refundable due to manufacturer policies.
- 1-Year EssentialCare included with new Peplink device purchase
- Technical Support via Support Ticket via Peplink
- Firmware Upgrades
- InControl2 Cloud Management
- Hardware Warranty (requires device to be returned to Peplink prior to replacement being sent out, for Advanced Replacement support, select SmartCare option)
Looking for the full specifications on this product? Not to worry, they are located above under the "Documentation" Tab just above by the product description.
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