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BEAM 5i Automotive WiFi Router with Onboard Server

SKU: BEAM-5I Category:

£499.00 GBP Ex. VAT

The BEAM 5i is a commercial-grade automotive WiFi router with 4G/LTE internet and onboard server with Ethernet, USB, HDMI and audio outputs. Built for buses, coaches, commercial vehicles, and pop-up outdoor events to connect people and systems.


Usually shipped from the UK within 2 to 10 working days, depending on current stock availability. This is product is manufactured and configured to order at our UK facilities.

PLEASE NOTE that due to the current global electronic component supply issue, we do not know when we will have this back in stock.


This product comes with a 12-month return-to-base warranty as standard.
BEAMplus lifetime warranty is available for this product.

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The BEAM 5i is a commercial-grade automotive WiFi router with 4G/LTE internet and an onboard server with Ethernet, USB, HDMI, and audio outputs. Therefore, it is a powerful internet connectivity device for buses, coaches, commercial vehicles, and pop-up outdoor events to connect people and systems.

A commercial-grade automotive WiFi router for commercial vehicles

The BEAM 5i automotive WiFi router is designed for all types of vehicles. Therefore, suitable for minibuses, coaches, buses, and commercial vehicles, through to motorhomes and boats. Onboard systems and passengers connect to the internet via 4G/LTE networks. The wide voltage input range means the BEAM 5i can safely connect to either 12V or 24V vehicle power sources. In addition, it can also connect to a mains power supply using our optional mains adapter.

Ultra-flexible internet WiFi

The device is ready to go out-of-the-box. Consequently, it ships pre-configured for most applications. Also, the simple set-up wizard will connect you to the Internet within minutes. The LCD screen, located on the front panel, provides clear status information. For example, mobile network status, signal strength, and clear diagnostic information. Meanwhile, you can manage every aspect of the system with a comprehensive Web-based administration interface. For example, hotspot portal branding and customization, site blacklisting, and data usage limits. Certainly, this is an important feature when providing Wi-Fi services for your customers and passengers. You can monetize, and control, Internet access easily with the built-in support for RADIUS servers. Third-party RADIUS services, such as HotSpotSystem and Purple Wi-Fi are easily integrated.

Fully open-source and customisable

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BEAM iSeries routers are powered by BeamOS-R, based on the OpenWRT Linux OS. While the built-in application server is powered by the Debian Linux based BeamOS-i. The BEAM 5i offers a fully open system. Therefore, you can install your own applications, build management pages or customise the firmware to your own requirements. In addition, the onboard HDMI video and audio outputs can be utilised for your own applications.

The BEAM 5i firmware is maintained in-house so you can be sure your device is supported by experts that know the BEAM 5i inside-out, and our free 30-day Get-You-Going technical support and comprehensive online Owner’s Portal means that you won’t be left in the dark.

Connect everything

The powerful BEAM 5i automotive WiFi router goes beyond offering passenger WiFi. More importantly, its comprehensive security features, multiple Wi-Fi networks and Ethernet port, are designed to connect onboard systems to the Internet through a single device. Therefore, reducing the number of onboard SIM cards required.

Connected Vehicle Diagram

Packed with connectivity

Connect everything and everyone.

4G LTE Internet

4G LTE up to 150Mbps - 3G/HDSPA+ up to 42Mbps 2G up to 230Kbps - Standard sized SIM slot.

Wireless b/g/n up to 150Mbp

WiFi supports IEEE 820.11b/g/n with WPA/WPA2 security, customisable hotspot, and captive portal.

Ethernet, USB and HDMI Ports

Built-in Ethernet 100Mbps, USB 2.0 and HDMI ports for connecting external systems, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 support.

Easy installation and set-up

Get set-up and connected in minutes.

Works in any type of vehicle

Designed for buses, coaches and commercial vehicles, using a 12/24V automotive supply or with a mains adapter.

Quick installation

Using the supplied power fly-lead, just connect two wires directly into the master power circuit on the vehicle.

Web-based administration with Wizard set-up

A comprehensive Web-based admin interface allows you to manage every aspect of the system.

What's in the box?

BEAM 5i WiFi Router Box