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Model: MAX Hotspot

All-In-One Guest Wi-Fi Solution

From cellular connectivity to branded captive portals to advertising delivery, the MAX Hotspot has everything you need to instantly build a Wi-Fi network anywhere. When setting up a guest Wi-Fi network, these are some of the most common client requirements:

Guest Wi-Fi Threatens Security

Need to Promote Your Brand

Need Instant Deployment Anywhere

Complete Isolation of Guest Traffic

Branded Captive Portal and Video Ads*

All-In-One Guest Wi-Fi Solution

Set up a completely independent network using a LTE connection for guests to access the Internet.

Set up a captive portal with your own branding, get clients to view a video before accessing the Internet.

Set up cellular connectivity, captive portal capability, and video advertisements* within minutes.


How It Works


The private and guest networks connect from different WAN links. The MAX Hotspot supports both cable and cellular WAN connections, enabling you to deploy it anywhere, as well as enabling failover between

cable and cellular links. Any clients accessing the Wi-Fi from the MAX Hotspot will enter on a customizable captive portal and view an advertisement before they begin surfing.


Full-Featured Captive Portal


The MAX Hotspot provides multiple options for gathering data or delivering advertisements while users access the Internet. With Social Wi-Fi, the MAX Hotspot can require users to sign-in with a social network

cable and cellular links. Any clients accessing the Wi-Fi from the MAX Hotspot will enter on a customizable captive portal and view an advertisement before they begin surfing.


Unbreakable Connectivity

At last—the ultimate in reliability. Redundant SIM slots gives you access to multiple carriers, while a handy data-usage monitor puts cost-effective SIM management at your fingertips. Best of all, the MAX Hotspot has failover capacity. Switching seamlessly and automatically between Ethernet and cellular, you’ll survive unexpected outages in Internet service.


Get the Insights You Crave

The MAX Hotspot allows you to monitor your clients’ connectivity status and data usage, giving you the clear visibility and useful insights you need. Social Wi-Fi helps you obtain valuable demographic information. What’s more, the InControl cloud management platform lets you see this information in aggregate for multiple hotspots.


Enjoy Comprehensive Access Control

The MAX Hotspot gives you multi-network support for both staff and guest networks, allowing you to set individual time and bandwidth usage limits. With its web-blocking blacklist function, you can block out entire categories of websites. Last but not least, you enjoy the ability to schedule your usage, turning the Wi-Fi on or off at specified hours.


Model Comparison

Model MAX BR1 MAX BR1 Slim MAX BR1 Mini MAX BR1 ENT MAX BR1 Pro MAX Hotspot
Ethernet WAN Ports 1 (FE) 1 (FE) 1 (FE)# 1 (GE) 1 (GE) 1 (GE)
Ethernet LAN Ports 2 (FE) 1 (FE) 1-2 (FE) 2 (GE) 4 (GE) 1 (GE)
Embedded 4G LTE / 3G 1 1 1 1 1 1
SIM Card Size Mini-SIM (2FF) Mini-SIM (2FF) Mini-SIM (2FF) Mini-SIM (2FF) Mini-SIM (2FF) Mini-SIM (2FF)
Redundant SIM Slots
USB WAN Modem Port spec_none spec_none spec_none 1 spec_none spec_none
Wi-Fi WAN 1 # spec_none
Wi-Fi AP 1 spec_none
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps spec_none 802.11a/b/g/n
300Mbps 2x2 MIMO
802.11ac/a/n and 802.11b/g/n
3x3 MIMO
Transmit Power (2.4GHz) 25dBm 25dBm 20dBm spec_none 26dBm 24dBm / 17dBm (CE)
Transmit Power (5GHz) spec_none spec_none spec_none spec_none 25dBm 23dBm
Recommended Users 2 1-60 1-60 1-60 25-150 1-60 1-60
Router Throughput 3 100Mbps 100Mbps 100Mbps 200Mbps 100Mbps 120Mbps
Core Functionality
IP Passthrough
WAN as LAN spec_none
Web Blocking
Web Filtering Blacklist Lite Lite Lite Lite Lite Lite
VPN Functionality
PepVPN/SpeedFusion Hot Failover #
SpeedFusion WAN Smoothing spec_none spec_none
SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding spec_none spec_none spec_none spec_none spec_none spec_none
Number of PepVPN SpeedFusion Peers 2 2 2 2/20# 2 2
PepVPN/SpeedFusion Throughput (No Encryption) 40Mbps 40Mbps 40Mbps 100Mbps 60Mbps 40Mbps
PepVPN/SpeedFusion Throughput (256-bit AES) 20Mbps 20Mbps 20Mbps 60Mbps 30Mbps 20Mbps
Central Management
InControl Cloud Management
GPS Fleet Management spec_none
Hardware Features
Enclosure Compact, Indoor Metal IP50 Compact, Indoor Metal Compact, Indoor Metal Compact, Indoor Metal Compact, Indoor Metal Plenum-rated, Indoor Plastic
PoE Output spec_none spec_none spec_none 802.3af PoE Output* spec_none spec_none
Terminal Block Power Connector for
Mobile/Vehicular Deployment
(Height x Width x Depth)
1.6 x 5.8 x 5.0 inches
40 x 147 x 128 mm
1.1 x 3.8 x 4.8 inches
26x x 97 x 120 mm
4.1 x 4.3 x 1.2 inches
105 x 110 x 30 mm
1.6 x 5.8 x 5.0 inches
40 x 147 x 128 mm
1.6 x 10.2 x 5.6 inches
40 x 260 x 143 mm
6.8 (diameter) x 1.5 inches
173 (diameter) x 38 mm
Weight 0.96 pounds
435 grams
0.8 pounds
350 grams
0.54 pounds
244 grams
0.96 pounds
435 grams
2.65 pounds
1.2 kg
0.89 pounds
405 grams
AC Adapter AC Input 100V-240V
DC Output 12V, 2A
spec_none AC Input 100V-240V
DC Output 12V, 2A
AC Input 100V-240V
DC Output 12V, 2A
AC Input 100V - 240V
DC Output 12V, 3A
Power Input DC 10V-30V 2A Micro USB 5V 2A DC 12V – 28V 2A DC 12V-48V 2A DC 10V - 30V, 3A PoE: 802.3at
Terminal Block DC 10V-30V 2A DC 12V-24V 2A DC 12V – 28V 2A DC 12V-48V 2A DC 10V - 30V, 3A spec_none
Power Consumption Max.: 16W, Typical: 11W, Min.: 8W Max.: 10W, Typical: 8.5W, Min.: 6W Max.: 12W Max.: 16W, Typical: 11W, Min.: 8W Max.: 25W Max.:18W
Operating Temperature -40° – 149°F
-40° – 65°C
-40° – 149°F
-40° – 65°C
-40° – 149°F
-40° – 65°C
-40° – 149°F
-40° – 65°C
-40° – 149°F
-40° – 65°C
-5° – 113°F
-5° – 45°C
Humidity 15% – 95% (non-condensing)
Certifications – Carrier
Verizon ^
Sprint ^ ^
Certifications – Motor Vehicle
E-Mark spec_none spec_none spec_none
Certifications – Rolling Stock
EN 61373:1999 IEC 61373:1999
Shock and Vibration Resistance
spec_none spec_none spec_none spec_none
EN 50155
Railway Applications - Electronic
Equipment used on Rolling Stock
spec_none spec_none spec_none spec_none
EN 61000
Electromagnetic Compatibility
^ spec_none spec_none spec_none
Warranty 1-Year Limited Warranty

1 The frequency range for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi is 2412−2472 MHz.
2 Recommendation for sizing purposes only. No software restrictions applied.
3 Router Throughput is based on Ethernet frame sizes of 1280 or 1518 bytes. Actual performance can vary across different networking environments.
^ Certifications pending.
* Optional PoE Activation Kit is required to activate 802.3af PoE Output.
# Sold Separately.


Ordering Information

  Product Code Carrier Embedded Modem 4G Bands/Frequencies (MHz) 3G Bands/Frequencies (MHz)
4G LTE MAX-BR1-LTE-US-T Verizon/Sprint/AT&T/T-Mobile 1 4G LTE:
B2/1900, B4/AWS (XLTE), B5/850, B13/700, B17/700, B25/1900
B1/2100, B2/1900, B4/AWS, B5/850, B8/900
EV-DO Rev.A:
BC0/800, BC1/1900, BC10/800
MAX-BR1-LTE-E-T Europe/International 1 4G LTE:
B1/2100, B3/1800, B7/2600, B8/900, B20/800
B1/2100, B2/1900, B5/850, B6/800, B8/900
B1/2100, B2/1900, B4/AWS 1700, B5/850, B6/800, B8/900
B2/1900, B3/1800, B5/850, B8/900

MAX BR1 – Feature Add-on

Product Code Feature Pack Description
MAX-BR1-ADV Advanced Feature Pack Package includes a software license key for Advanced Car-Fi Roaming; and SpeedFusion and IPsec X.509 Certificate Support
MAX-HD-020-SPF PepVPN License Key for the MAX BR1 ENT Supports up to 20 PepVPN Peers


4Feature is available as an upgrade.
5 IPsec VPN supports connection with Cisco, Juniper, Peplink, or Pepwave devices.


All specifications are subject to change without notice.



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