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Cambium Networks cnPilot E502S Enterprise Outdoor
IP67 802.11ac 30° Outdoor Narrow Sector Access Point

Cambium Networks cnPilot E502S Enterprise Outdoor

Cambium Networks Products
cnPilot Enterprise Outdoor Wi-Fi
cnPilot E502S (FCC) Outdoor 30 Deg Sector 802.11ac 2x2 WLAN Access Point with Tilt Brackets
Our Price: $699.60
cnPilot E502S (FCC) Outdoor 30 deg sector 802.11ac WLAN Access Point with Tilt Bracket & PoE Injector
Our Price: $561.75

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cnPilot E502S with Tilt Brackets on pole
The e502S 802.11ac Outdoor Sector Access Point includes an IP67 enclosure, 30° integrated sector antenna, supports 256 client associations, 16 SSIDs, WPA-2 encryption, Dynamic VLANs, DFS channels, Access Control Lists (ACL), and more.

Perfect for very high density applications such as Stadiums, High density event coverage, Public Wi-Fi in high noise environments or narrow aisle coverage in Warehouses and more - requiring cost-effective, controller managed WLAN Access Points.

Designed for the outdoors

  • 802.11ac, 256 users, 16 SSIDs
  • 30° coverage
  • 23 dB front-back ratio
  • Tx Power: 29 dBm
  • Ant gain: 12.5/15.9 dBi
  • UV rated IP-67
  • Operating Temp: -30°C ~ +60°C
  • Electrical heater for cold start
  • Industrial grade components
  • Packaged with wall mount brackets
  • Special LTE coexistence filters
  • Light weight ~ 1Kg

cnMaestro - WiFi Controller

  • Guest Access: Custom Splash pages, Vouchers, Social login
  • Zero-touch Provisioning
  • Inventory tracking
  • Map location
  • Monitoring: key Stats, Alarms
  • Mass (bulk) upgrade
  • Integrated troubleshooting: WiFi APs, Clients & Cambium SMs
  • Controller: Cloud or Virtual Onpremises (NOC) controller

The cnPilot Wi-Fi Network

Adaptive cnPilot Network


Operational superiority

The e502S with an integrated sector antenna supports 256 max client associations, 16 SSIDs, WPA-2 encryption, Dynamic VLANs, DFS channels, Access control lists (ACL), and more. The 802.11ac e502S is the essential workhorse for today’s demanding high density outdoor Wi-Fi networks.

High performance Wi-Fi network

All cnPilot’s Enterprise Access Points (APs), support features like controller-less roaming, dynamic channel selection, automatic transmit power control, band steering, and more – essential features for easy Wi-Fi operations.


Rapidly setup multi-hop mesh networks either dedicating one radio (e.g.: 5 GHz) for mesh backhaul, or using both bands for client access at the same time.

Wireless Backhaul Integration

The aux PoE port on the e502S offers PoE out eliminating the need for a second power line – perfect for powering on a standard 802.3af camera, or powering on Cambium’s PMP 450 or ePMP backhaul subscriber modules (SMs) for wireless backhaul enabled Wi-Fi hotspots.


Dual on-board Active/Standby memory banks ensure higher availability. The e502S can store two versions of the software and if needed fall back to a working operational software, reducing the likelihood of site visits and increasing network up-time.

IP67 Rated with Gore Vent

It made to withstand demanding outdoor environments – resistant to wind, sand and rain – and prevent internal damage from moisture accumulation.

Easy to Deploy and Integrate

Supported by cnMaestro cloud-based or on-premises management system.

Adaptive Wi-Fi Architecture:

A variety of access architectures have evolved over two decades of increasing Wi-Fi use within organizations. Some have been driven by product limitations; others have been created to meet security or regulatory requirements.

Among the many questions that arise during network design, administrators need to address the following:

  • Management – Will the operation benefit more from a cloud-based or on-premises management system?
  • Traffic separation – Are the organization’s requirements best served by local breakout of Wi-Fi traffic, or the extra separation of traffic made possible by tunneling user data to a controller?

Many vendors’ solutions lock administrators in to a particular deployment model or network traffic distribution system, but Cambium Networks believes that Wi-Fi network design should conform to the organization’s needs, not the other way around.

Cambium Networks cnPilot’s Adaptive Wi-Fi architecture enables Wi-Fi integration with existing wired network infrastructure and the cnMaestro™ management system provides scalable, flexible management in addition to Wi-Fi controller features.

The Key Architectural Choices Are:

  • Where does your user data traffic go? The Wi-Fi AP can bridge it onto Ethernet (also known as local break out). Another option is to tunnel it over an IP-based protocol to a tunnel terminator, which can be a wireless controller or a different third party concentrator.
  • Where does your Wi-Fi controller and management system run? Some organizations prefer the convenience of a vendor operated cloud-based management system. Others prefer in-house operation – usually with controllers that can manage tens of thousands of access points. For very small deployments, it can make most sense to configure an AP to perform the duties of a controller.

Regardless of your requirements, cnPilot and cnMaestro offer customizable options for a complete Wi-Fi solution that meets your needs.

cnMaestro Cloud

cnMaestro Cloud

Zero-touch deployment and Cloud-based management lets you easily deploy and control even large networks without requiring an IT team. Cambium operates cnMaestro™ in the cloud, scaling easily to thousands of devices – at no cost to you. The Cambium cloud is a highly redundant system with servers across the globe to ensure high uptime, with a secure HTTPS channel dedicated to communication between Wi-Fi APs and the cloud. cnMaestro™ advanced controller features include scalable guest access and remote login, allowing you to access your management console from anywhere in the world without having to VPN into your organization’s internal network.

cnMaestro Dashboard
cnMaestro Dashboard

cnMaestro On-Premises

cnMaestro On-Premises

Organizations may choose on-premises management for a variety of reasons. Regulatory or security requirements, or simply preference for in-house management solutions may limit cloud-based control capability. cnMaestro on-premises management is perfect for such organizations, providing the same set of features as cnMaestro cloud management in a virtual appliance package.

cnMaestro On-Premises

cnMaestro on-premises can also terminate data traffic tunneled from cnPilot APs over a tunnel and bridge it out over an isolated VLAN. This is useful if, for instance, you never want to bridge guest traffic at the edge of your internal network.

cnPilot Autopilot

cnPilot Autopilot

For very small deployments that will not use cloud-based management, cnMaestro on-premises may be impractical for just a few APs. In that case, cnPilot Autopilot lets you designate and configure a master AP to perform double duty as a wireless controller for up to 32 other APs in addition to providing normal Wi-Fi service. All monitoring and configuration can be done from the master AP’s UI.


cnPilot and cnMaestro solutions from Cambium Networks make it easy for network administrators to design reliable, efficient connectivity solutions that scale and migrate easily to other architectures according to demand.


cnPilot E502S Specifications
Access Point Specifications
Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz: 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
Channels 1 – 13 (ETSI/CE),
Channels 1 – 11 (US)
5 GHz: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
SSID Security WPA-2 (802.11i): WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x/EAP) & WPA2-Preshared-keys, Open
Max SSIDs 16
Max Concurrent Clients 256
Max Range Client: 213 m (700 Ft); Actual range will vary based on local RF conditions & client capability.
Mesh: 2.4 GHz: 3,000 m (9840 Ft.) 5 GHz: 1,500 m (4,900 Ft.)
Max Data Rates 1.01 Gbps
Max Data Rates 1.01 Gbps
Ethernet Ports Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports (2 x 10/100/1000Base-T)
Antenna Dual polarized. 2x2 MIMO. Integrated Sector antenna
Antenna gain 12.5 dBi @ 2.4 GHz
15.9 dBi @ 5 GHz
Power Supply 56V/30W Gigabit passive PoE injector
PoE Out Aux port: capable of 802.3af Power out or Canopy power (for supported Cambium ePMP or PMP450 SMs)
Transmit Power 29dBm @ 2.4GHz
28dBm @ 5 GHz
Power Consumed Typical: 8W Max: 12.95W (no auxiliary device connected)
Dimensions 30 x 20.4 x 6.5 cm (without bracket)
Weight Without bracket: 881 g (0.88 Kg); with Bracket: 1,063 g (1.06 Kg)
Operating Temperature -30°C ~ +60°C
Mounting Options Pole mount bracket (included) or wall-mount (with included bracket or without)
LTE Co-Existence Special filter for rejecting interference on 2.4 GHz from adjacent LTE bands 38, 40
Physical Security Kensington Lock bracket
Visual Status Two (2) multi-color LEDs indicating Access Point & cnMaestro connectivity status
Wi-Fi Features
Controller modes
  • Autonomous Controller-less operations (E.g.: roaming)
  • Cloud Managed
  • On-premise virtualized controller
Secure WLAN
  • WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.1x
  • 802.11w (Protected Management Frames)
Hotspot 2.0/Passpoint Yes
Captive Portal
  • cnMaestro Controller
  • Stand-alone AP based
  • Redirection to external RADIUS Server
  • Server DNS logging
  • RADIUS based 802.1x including EAP-SIM/AKA, EAP-PEAP, EAP-TTLS, and EAP-TLS
  • MAC authentication (local database or External RADIUS server)
Accounting Yes. Supports RADIUS based accounting to multiple AAAs
Scheduled SSID Turn SSID ON/OFF on a daily/weekly/time of day basis
Guest Access Yes. With Active Directory Integration
  • Vouchers
  • Rate limiting
  • Splash page creation on cnMaestro
  • VLAN pooling, Dynamic VLAN assignment from RADIUS server.
  • VLAN per SSID per user
Data Limiting Dynamic rate limiting of client traffic per SSID
Subscriber QoS WMM
Client Isolation Yes
Controller-Less Fast Roaming Yes. 802.11r, Opportunistic Key Caching supports Enhanced roaming Disconnect for sticky clients
Airtime Fairness Yes
Meshing Multi-hop meshing supported (3)
ACS: Automatic Channel Selection autoTune: Autonomous dynamic off-channel scans w/o disconnecting clients. Periodic scans and scheduled scanning
Automatic Tx Power control autoRF: Autonomous controller-less transmit power control
DHCP Server Yes
Firewall Yes. NAT logging
ACL, DNS-ACL Yes. L2, L3 or DNS based access control
Band Steering Band Balancing Yes
Airtime Fairness Yes
  • L2TP
  • L2oGRE
  • PPPoE
  • Packet capture
  • IP connectivity
  • Wi-Fi analyzer
  • Sniffer
  • Auto logging
  • ZapD (Open source) compliant performance test tool
  • NTP server config
  • Syslog servers
  • SNMP traps support
  • DNS proxy
  • cnPilot’s dependent resource state awareness feature (ADRES) turns SSID ON/OFF based on underlying resource connectivity state
APIs Presence Locationing API
Certifications FCC, ETSI, CE
EN 60601-1-2 (Medical EMC)
UL2043 Plenum rated
cnMaestro Wi-Fi Controller
Common Framework Single-pane-of-glass common manager for Cambium’s cnPilot WiFi, ePMP and PMP wireless backhaul products
On-Boarding Secure zero touch fast on-boarding
Provisioning Easy zero touch virtual network provisioning
Provision before install (pre-provision)
Device Inventory Inventory tracking
Trouble Shooting ezDetect: Advanced end to end troubleshooting of WiFi Access Point and Client devices on one single screen. Extends to Wireless backhaul (PTP), Wi-Fi Hotspot & Clients . Includes Packet capture and Wireless Analyzer functions
Intuitive Views Map location
Hierarchical Dashboard views
Client Insight Client history with client manufacturer view
Monitoring & Alarms Alarms and events management – Critical/Major/Minor
Key statistics graphs and sticky alarm summary display
Configuration GUI based configuration or template based configuration options
Software Upgrade Bulk upgrade with ability to upgrade multiple WiFi APs
Multiple Admins Multiple admin provisioning per account

2D Gain Patterns:

2.4 GHz Azimuth (Horizontal) Gain Pattern

2.4 GHz Azimuth (Horizontal) Gain Pattern

2.4 GHz Elevation (Vertical) Gain Pattern

2.4 GHz Elevation (Vertical) Gain Pattern

5 GHz Azimuth (Horizontal) Gain Pattern

5 GHz Azimuth (Horizontal) Gain Pattern

5 GHz Elevation (Vertical) Gain Pattern

5 GHz Elevation (Vertical) Gain Pattern


Download the Cambium Networks cnPilot E502S Outdoor Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

Cambium Networks Products
cnPilot Enterprise Outdoor Wi-Fi
cnPilot E502S (FCC) Outdoor 30 Deg Sector 802.11ac 2x2 WLAN Access Point with Tilt Brackets
Our Price: $699.60
cnPilot E502S (FCC) Outdoor 30 deg sector 802.11ac WLAN Access Point with Tilt Bracket & PoE Injector
Our Price: $561.75
cnPilot Extended Warranty
cnPilot E5XX Extended Warranty, 1 Additional Year
Our Price: $15.00
cnPilot E5XX Extended Warranty, 2 Additional Years
Our Price: $26.50
cnPilot E5XX Extended Warranty, 3 Additional Years
Our Price: $34.75
cnPilot E5XX Extended Warranty, 4 Additional Years
Our Price: $39.75
cnPilot E5XX Limited Lifetime Warranty
Our Price: $51.00
cnPilot Accessories
Cable, UL power supply cord set, 720mm, U.S. plug for N000900L017A and N000000L034A PoE injectors
Our Price: $5.40