BEAM iSERIES - Quick Start Guide

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This page contains the online version of the Quick Start Guide for the BEAM iSERIES Automotive Routers. Here you will find an overview of the various components found on the front and back sides of the BEAM 5i and BEAM 8i devices, basic hardware installation, first login information, device specifications and general safety information. It is highly recommended that you acquaint yourself with with the Quick Start Guide before using the device. If you own a BEAM iSERIES device, you can also find a printed version of the Quick Start Guide in the device's packaging.



Front View

 No.  Description
 1  LCD status screen
 2  USB (type A)

Back view

 No.  Description
 1  Power Connector
 2  Ethernet
 3  Mobile MAIN antenna connector
 4  Mobile AUX antenna connector
 5  Reset Button
 6  Wi-Fi antenna connector


 No.  Description
 1  Power Connector
 2  GPS Antenna Connector
 3  Ethernet WAN
 4  Ethernet LAN
 5  Mobile AUX antenna connector
 6  Wi-Fi antenna connector
 7 Reset Button
 8 Mobile MAIN antenna connector
 


Power Socket Pinout

 No.  Description  Wire Color
 1  Not connected  White
 2  Negative  Black
 3  Positive  Red


Hardware Installation

BEAM 5i


  1. Remove the 2 top screws that secure the BEAM 5i lid in place. Then slide the lid towards you and lift off.

  2. Push the SIM holder button with a SIM needle or paper clip.

  3. Pull out the SIM holder.

  4. Insert your SIM card into the SIM holder.

  5. Slide the SIM holder back into the router.

  6. Replace lid and secure with the 2 top screws.

  7. Attach antennas to connectors on back of the BEAM 5i

  8. Connect the power fly lead to the vehicle’s power supply and plug
    the other end into the power socket on the back of the device.
    Power up the device by turning on the vehicle’s power/master
    switch.
  9. Connect to the device wirelessly - (SSID: BEAM_**** (unique to each device))


BEAM 8i


  1. Remove the 2 screws that secure the BEAM 8i back router plate in place. Then gently remove the plate from the main enclosure to access the SIM slots.

  2. Push the SIM holder button with a SIM needle or paper clip.

  3. Pull out the SIM holder.

  4. Insert your SIM card into the SIM holder.

  5. Slide the SIM holder back into the router.

  6. Replace the back plate and secure in place with the 2 screws.

  7. Attach antennas to connectors on back of the BEAM 8i

  8. Connect the power fly lead to the vehicle’s power supply and plug the other end into the power socket on the back of the device.
    Power up the device by turning on the vehicle’s power/master switch.
  9. Connect to the device wirelessly - (SSID: BEAM_**** (unique to each device)).



Login to Device

  1. To enter the router’s Web interface (WebUI), type http://192.168.42.1 into the URL field of your Internet browser.

  2. Use login information shown in the image below when prompted for authentication.


  3. After you login, you will be prompted to change your password for security reasons. The new password must contain at least 8 characters, including at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one digit. This step is mandatory and you will not be able to interact with the router’s WebUI before you change the password.

  4. When you change the router’s password, the Configuration Wizard will start. The Configuration Wizard is a tool used to setup some of the router’s main operating parameters.

  5. Go to the Status > Network page and pay attention to the Signal Strength indication (image below). To maximize the cellular performance try adjusting the antennas or changing the location of your device to achieve the best signal conditions.


Safety Information

BEAM iSERIES automotive routers must be used in compliance with any and all applicable national and international laws and with any special restrictions regulating the utilization of the communication module in prescribed applications and environments.

BEAM 5i

Radio specifications
 RF technologies  GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, LTE, WiFi
 Max. RF power  33 dBm@GSM, 24 dBm@WCDMA, 23 dBm@LTE, 20 dBm@WiFi
Bundled accessories specifications*
 GSM/WCDMA/LTE antenna  698~960/1710~2690 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR<3, gain** 3 dBi, omnidirectional, SMA male connector
 WiFi antenna  2400~2483.5 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR<2, gain** 5 dBi, omnidirectional, RPSMA male connector


BEAM 8i

Radio specifications
 RF technologies  GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, LTE, GNSS, WiFi
 Max. RF power  33 dBm@GSM, 24 dBm@WCDMA, 23 dBm@LTE, 20 dBm@WiFi
Bundled accessories specifications*
 GSM/WCDMA/LTE antenna  698~960/1710~2690 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR<3, gain** 3 dBi, omnidirectional, SMA male connector
 WiFi antenna  2400~2483.5 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR<2, gain** 5 dBi, omnidirectional, RPSMA male connector

* Order code dependent.

** Higher gain antenna can be connected to compensate for cable attenuation when a cable is used. The user is responsible for the compliance with the legal regulations.

Hereby, Mobile Onboard declares that the radio equipment type BEAM 5i and BEAM 8i is in compliance with Directives: 2014/53/EU, 2014/35/EU, 2014/30/EU.