CenOS5.0 AP Access Controller ( Max 500APs )

 AM-5000 CenOS5.0 AP Access Controller is designed for applications in which a compact, cost-effective ‘all-in-one’ networking solution is required. This device centralized configuration and up to 500 access points (APs), built-in 5000 local accounts /5000 on-demand accounts and management model enables the controllers to be deployed, monitored, and controlled without local IT staff.


AM-5000 CenOS5.0 System Access Controller is designed for applications in which a compact, cost-effective” all-in-one” networking solution is required. AM-5000 included 4 Ethernet Port, AP controller in a desktop-mount enclosure. This device centralized configuration and management model enables the controllers to be deployed, monitored, and controlled without local IT staff. The AM-5000 is a full-featured Wireless LAN Giga Ethernet security controller that aggregates up to 500 access points (APs), built-in 5000 local accounts /5000 on-demand accounts and delivers centralized control and security for wireless deployments.

AM-5000 system applies to public access network such as WiFi-Hotspot, network management guest access, hospitality deployments – which require reliability, efficiency, and security. One single AM-5000 can serve up to 500 unit access point, takes control over authentication, authorization to the Internet as well as to the operating central. Built-in AAA Radius server, AAA RADIUS Server combines WiFi-Hotspot authentication contain single ticket / Pregenerated ticket / RADIUS account and remote LDAP(AD) Server authentication, simply match CenOS 5.0 AP and enable RADIUS authentication.

Centralized Access Points Management

Through AM-5000 system, all CERIO’s Managed Access Points are managed through a unified Web interface. Make sure all Managed Access Points are under good conditions. It is a simple task to keep the firmware of Managed Access Points up to date. The device management is especially important for a wide area deployment.

Wireless and Wired Access Controller System

Multiple Authentication Methods and Accounting

CERIO’s AM-5000 Wireless Controller system Built-in AAA Radius Base Controller Combined with CERIO’s CenOS 5.0 Captive Portal Authentication Solution provides a perfect high-performance environment for wired/or wireless authentication, authorization, and accounting networks..



Hotspot technology allows Internet providers to offer Internet access to customers, while applying certain Internet use rules and limitation. It is convenient for Internet cafes, hotels, airports, schools and universities. The Internet provider gets complete tracking records of per customer time spent on the network, data amount sent/ received, real-time accounting and more..

To begin browsing, a client must go through a registration process with the provider, then enter a Passcode of access ticket in a browser Login window that appears on the attempt to open a webpage. Hotspot technology proposes providers to establish and administrate a user database, which can be useful for enterprise such as airports, hotels or universities that offer wireless or Ethernet Internet connectivity to employees, students, guests or other groups of users.

Zero Configuration for Users

AM-5000 makes Internet access very easy and user-friendly. Users will be redirected to the provider’s welcome page automatically regardless of their PC configuration. The IP Plug and Play feature will accept and translate fixed company IP settings and web proxy configurations, so that users do not have to reset their corporate IP or web settings. Outgoing users e-mails can be redirected to the operator’s mail server in order to facilitate to e-mail forwarding for foreign subscribers. The recipient sees the messages as it was sent from the users’ home provider.

Hardware Overview

Software Specifications
Access Controller Max : 500 Access Points per Controller 
Provide Local Account : 5000
Side access control system with unlimited number of Wireless client users
Centralized AP Management / Control AP Group management –maintain a set of setting templates that simplify the task to 
assign the same setting to multiple APs 
AP-Automatic configuration and provisioning by AM-5000 
Locally maintained configuration profiles for managed APs 
Auto discovery for managed APs
Automatic recovery of APs in case of system failure 
Central firmware Upgrade-Select multiple APs and upgrade their firmware at the same 
time , including bulk upgrade 
Remote Firmware upgrade 
Zero configuration technology to restore broken AP’s setting onto its replacement AP 
Provides MAC address Control list of client stations for each managed APs
Support Roaming – Intra-Switch , Inter-band , Inter-Switch
Provide centralized remote management via HTTP/SNMP interface
Support MIB’s : 802.11, 802.1X, MIBII, RADIUS authentication, RADIUS Accounting
SYSLOG support including remote servers
Log-system log : operator action log
AP Monitoring Monitor AP Status 
The number of associated clients to the AP 
The AP RF information 
Associated Station List 
Monitoring IP List 
Load  balancing based on number of users 
Load balancing based on utilzation 
AP User Statistic –Maintain all wireless clients connection history and depict statics in   diagrams 
Alert-Summarize abnormal status in the alert window 
System alarms and status reports on managed APs 
TP Topology Monitor-list monitored device ; periodic update on device status 
Radio Management Automatic Channel Assignment and power setting for controlled APs
Simultaneous air monitoring and end user service 
Self-healing coverage based on dynamic RF condition 
Dense deployment options for capacity optimizations 
Multiple BSSID per Radio : 8 
Hot Standby at AP mode (support fail-over a standby AP) 
Load Balance to another available AP (Real time users limitation ) 
Coverage interference detection
Wireless Security / Encryption WPA / WPA2 personal and enterprise 
WEP40/64 and 104/128-bit 
TKIP: RC4-40 and AES(CCMP): 128bit (FIP-197)  
SSL and TLS: RC4 128-bit and RSA1024 and 2048 bit 
IEEE802.1X network login user authentication (EAP-MD5/TLS/TTLs ) and 
RADIUS server authentication (RFC2618)
Authentication Authentication: single sign-on (SSO) client with authentication integrated into the localauthentication environment through local/domain, LDAP(AD), PoP3,  RADIUS, 802.1x and Guest
Authentication Type 
RFC2865 RADIUS Authentication
RFC3579 RADIUS Support for EAP 
RFC3748 Extensible Authentication Protocol 
MAC Adress authentication 
Web-based captive portal authentication
Network 802.3 Bridging
Support Walled garden (free surfing zone)
Binding VLAN with Ethernet and Wireless interface
System Management Support HA backup function 
Provide customizable login and logout portal page
CLI access (Remote Management ) via Telnet and SSH 
Remote firmware upgrade (via Web)
Utilities to backup and restore the system configuration directly to USB Flash memory   
Full Statistics and Status Reporting
Ping Watchdog
SNMP v1,v2c ,v3 , Support MIB-II
SNMP Traps to a list of IP Address
NTP Time Synchronization
Administrative Access : HTTP / HTTPS
Log Even Syslog
Status monitoring of on-line users
IP-based monitoring of network devices
Interface connection status
Support Syslog for diagnosing and troubleshooting
User traffic history logging
User’s session log can be sent to ftp or Syslog server
Remote Syslog reporting to external server
AM-5000 Hardware Specifications
Standards & Hardware Specifications
CPU Clock Speed Dual Core 880MHz CPU
Console Port 1 RJ45
USB 3.0 Port 1 USB3.0 
Reset Switch Built-in Push-button momentary contact switch   
Ethernet Configuration 10/100/1000 BASE-TX auto-negotiation Gigabit Ethernet port x 4 (RJ-45 connector)
Built-in LED Indicators 1* Power 
1* Status
1* USB Storage
Environmental & Mechanical Characteristics
Operating Temperature 0 °C ~ 50 °C
Storage Temperature -20 °C ~ 75°C
Operating Humidity 10% – 80% Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity 5% – 90% Non-Condensing
Power Supply 110 – 220V AC Power; 12 VDC input. 
Dimensions ( W x H x D ) 265mm x 178mm x 44mm
Unit Weight 1.035kg
Form Factor Desktop, Metal Case
Certifications CE , FCC , RoHs compatible
Package Contents
AM-5000 Main Unit  x1
Power Adapter  x1
CD Manual  x1
Warranty Card  x1