UniBox is ideal for small venues like hotels/ motels, small offices, retail shops, cafes/restaurants and other public venues.
UniBox Controller – Small Series
UniBox is an all-in-one network/hotspot controller that can be deployed as hotspot gateway for managing public WiFi hotspots or as a network controller for offices and enterprises. It provides all the features required for access control, which includes AAA, captive portal, user provisioning, social media, MAC binding, bandwidth control, legal compliance, policy management, usage monitoring, credit card billing, content filtering, reporting and much more.
UniBox is usually deployed for managing WiFi hotspots in hotels, shopping malls, schools, colleges, airports, retail stores and other public venues. It can be also deployed in offices and enterprises for managing user access, enforcing policies, track usage and secure the network for both wired and wireless users.
UniBox is available in wide range of models ranging from 50 concurrent users to 10,000 users to cater to different needs of the customers.
- Network Access Controller
- AP Management
- Built-in RADIUS server
- On-board Captive Portal
- Two-factor authentication
- Hotspot Billing
- Prepaid Vouchers
- PMS Integration
- Bandwidth & Policy Control
- Web Logging
- URL Filtering
- Multi-WAN / Load Balancing
- Social Media Logins
- Receipt Printer
- Reporting & Analytics
UniBox is a network and hotspot controller designed to control and monitor access to any public access network from a single console. UniBox provides range of functions like captive portal, user authentication, bandwidth control, policy enforcement, online billing, vouchers, third-party integration, analytics and reporting in a single appliance.
UniBox is designed to work with access points from any vendor and is extremely easy to configure and deploy in the network. It comes in different models ranging from 50 to 5,000 concurrent users so can be deployed to manage network of any scale. UniBox works seamlessly with UniMax access points making it really easy to deploy and managed these access points centrally from a single console.
Powerful, all-in-one controller
UniBox combines all features of network controller, AAA, DHCP server, web server, AP Controller and database in a single box. With UniBox deployment, no additional server-side hardware is needed. It comes packed with host of features that make hotspot and network management really simple and hassle-free.
Built-in AP controller
When deployed with UniMax access points, UniBox functions as an AP controller thus allowing the administrator to centrally manage and monitor all their access points.
Multi-vendor AP support
UniBox also supports all third-party access points thus providing unmatched flexibility and cost advantage to the network administrator. UniBox also provides monitoring capabilities for third-party access points.
Single Console Management
UniBox provides a dashboard for managing the complete network through a single interface. All network statistics, user data usage, revenue reports, analytics, customer behavior and loads of diagnostics information is available at a click of a mouse.
UniBox can be deployed for lawful interception and legal compliance for any public or enterprise network. It provides multiple features like weblogging, URL filtering, two-factor authentication, CDR recording and more for ensuring compliance with the local regulator.
Huge Cost Advantage
UniBox provides a HUGE cost advantage over traditional network deployments. By integrating all functions into a single appliance, UniBox substantially reduces the CAPEX and OPEX cost for any network – big or small. Customers have reduced their network setup and operating cost by over 200% when they install UniBox.
Powerful Analytics & Reporting
UniBox comes with powerful analytics and profiling engine that is responsible for compiling end user and network statistics to understand customer behavior, network performance and trends. The on-board database stores all the user information to generate range of MIS reports for the network administrators.
UniBox comes with a built-in monetization platform for public WiFi networks. Administrators have wide range of options to offer end users like premium (paid) WiFi, portal advertisements, push notifications, customer surveys, digital marketing, social media integration and more.
UniBox U50 & U100
UniBox small-series controllers are designed for small venues that serve less than 100 concurrent users.
UniBox U50 and U100 are two models that are available in this configuration. Both models come with a sleek, black enclosure which provides 3 Ethernet ports. One port will function as WAN port and another one as LAN port. The third port can be also used as LAN port or can be used to run a separate network.
- 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN ports
- Multiple WANs
- Load Balancing & Failover
- 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
- VLAN 802.1Q
- DHCP Server, Client & Relay
- Proxy support
- Central Management (using WiFiLAN cloud)
- Web UI, API
- SNMP MIBs
- Single Console Dashboard
- Diagnostics Tools
- System Logs & Troubleshooting
- Static Routing (IP Routes)
- Dynamic Routing
- Port Forwarding
- VPN Tunnels
- IPSec Tunnels
- RADIUS Support
- Basic Firewall
- Web Filtering
- URL Tracking
- SSL Certificate
- 1-2 Gigabit WAN ports
- 1-2 Gigabit LAN ports
- 2 USB ports
- Optional Service port
- Reset button
- Input Voltage : 12V DC, 1 Amps
- Power Consumption : 5W
- Heat Dissipation : 300 BTU
- Operating Temperature : 0 C to 50 C
- Non-condensing Humidity : 8% – 10%
- Fanless Design
- CE Emission
- FCC Class A, RoHS
- Form Factor : Standalone
- Physical Dimensions : 176 x 174 x 30 mm
- Net Weight : 500 gms or 1.1 LB
- UniBox Controller
- Ethernet Cable
- 4 rubber pads
- 12V DC power adapter
- Warranty Card
- Quick Start Guide
Support & Warranty
- UniBox comes with 1 year hardware warranty
- Email/Phone/Skype support included for one year
- Extended warranty and support available
- Single button Receipt Printer
1. What is UniBox?
UniBox is all-in-one appliance designed for managing public Wi-Fi hotspots. It functions as a network access controller/gateway by enforcing splash page, authetnication and session control. It also functions as a hotspot management server by providing web server, AAA server, billing services, subscriber management, bandwidth control, URL logging, reporting and other functions required for running public hotspots.
2. Where is UniBox deployed?
UniBox can be deployed in any public venue e.g. hotel, airport, shopping mall, cafes/restaurants, marina/RV Parks, Convention centers, apartment complexes, etc.
3. What different UniBox models are available?
UniBox models are based on number of supported concurrent users. Concurrent users are users who are online at the same time.
Following models are available in standard configuration
The number indicates number of concurrent users supported.
For more number of concurrent users, we can build customized solutions. Contact sales for more information.
4. What is salient features of UniBox?
The salient features of UniBox are as follows:
- All-in-one network controller
- AP Controller
- DHCP server
- On-board captive portals
- Built-in AAA server
- Social Media Integration
- Branded Captive Portals
- Credit Card/PayPal Billing
- Torrent/P2P Control
- Web Logging
- URL filtering
- PMS Integration
- Two-factor login (SMS/OTP)
- Policy Manager
- Subscriber management
- Reporting & Analytics
5. What is the warranty period for UniBox?
UniBox comes with standard one year hardware warranty. The price also includes phone/email support for one year. Extended warranty and support can be purchased separately.
6. Can we install UniBox with existing access points?
UniBox can be deployed with access points from any vendor. The APs need to be setup in bridge mode for UniBox to perform hotspot functions.
AP controller and NMS functions are not available with third-party access points. UniBox provides controller functions for all UniMax access points.
7. What payment gateways are supported in UniBox?
UniBox supports wide range of payment gateways from around the world. These include:
- Authorize.Net (USA)
- PayPal (Worldwide)
- PayFlow (Worldwide)
- PayZen (Europe)
- PayU (India)
- BillDesk (India)
- CCAvenue (India)
- Prosa (Mexico)
- PayGate (South Africa)
8. What SMS gateways are supported in UniBox?
UniBox supports wide range of SMS gateways from around the world. These include:
- Twilio (Worlwide)
- Clickatell (Worldwide)
- Gupshup (India)
- SMS GatewayHub (India)
- SMS Mantra (India)
9. Does UniBox support multiple WAN and load balancing?
Newer versions (2.4 onwards) support load balancing and multi-WAN features on higher model. This feature is available on U200 and above models.
UniBox 3.0 onwards provides more flexibility on setting multiple WAN since each port can be individually configured as WAN or LAN port.
10. Can we customize the captive portal or host on external web server?
UniBox comes with a built-in web server for hosting the captive portal locally. This provide significantly improvements in loading captive portal and also saves on bandwidth consumption. It provides over 20 different login method which can be integrated in a customized captive portal. UniBox provides a template engine for customizing the captive portal with your own branding requirements.
Customers can also build their custom captive portals and host them on the external web server. Please refer to API documentation for build custom captive portals.
11. Does UniBox support web logging and URL filtering?
Yes, Unibox supports both URL filtering and web logging. UniBox comes with a local SSD storage to store all the customer information. Web logs are stored in compressed files and can be downloaded daily on a central server.
UniBox also provides a comprehensive web filtering tool. URLs can be filtered based on their category. UniBox 3.0 onwards supports group-based content filtering thus allowing administrators to define different filtering policies for each group of users.
- Ecole Hotelier College of Hotel Manangement
- Cancun International Airport
- Shivaji University
- Student Housing
- Sahyadri Hospital
- Degustibus Hotels
Manjit Singh, IT Manager Corporate, Sayaji Group
Joe Burnell, Managing Director, Liveport UK
I have used other monitoring programs, WiFiLAN is by far the best.
Tye Wilson, Zoom Info Systems, Inc, USA
Glen Ebbage, IT Manager, Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island, Queensland
User Friendly & Powerful
With this, I'm able to do a lot more to cater to the needs of the customers. I'm still learning, but so far I find it very user friendly, and at the same time very powerful. Even though a member of our executive team, I am technical background and always welcome new toys with open arms 🙂 Glad I was able to find you guys on the Internet 🙂
Michael S., National Telecom Authority, Marshall Islands
Excellent Up-time & No Failures
The team at Unibox has provided us great and very responsive service and support in understanding our requirements and then making appropriate changes to the product and helping meet some unexpected requirements.
The product has shown excellent performance and uptime and for 9 months into operation, we have not seen any failure. I strongly recommend Unibox and other related products to anyone in higher education and hospitality environments.
DP Sharma, Network Facilities,Inc, Toronto, Canada