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Dell Networking W-IAP155/155P Remote Access Points
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Dell Networking W-IAP155/155P Remote Access Points

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Overview:

High-performance wireless and wired networking for SMBs, branch offices and teleworkers.

The multifunctional Dell W-IAP155 Series delivers secure 802.11n wireless and wired networking to SMBs and access to corporate resources from branch and home offices.

The W-IAP155 Series can be deployed flexibly in either "virtual controller" (or "Instant") mode (managed by Airwave Management Platform) or in "Controller Managed" mode where all traffic is centralized by Dell Networking W-Series Mobility Controllers.

The W-IAP155 Series offers a variety of enterprise-class features, including role-based network access, policy-based forwarding, and Adaptive Radio Management™, which gives remote workers and SMBs the same high-quality "enterprise class" WiFi experience.

At locations that require greater coverage, the W-IAP155 can join a Dell Instant™ WLAN cluster. Simply install additional W-IAP155s or any Instant Access Point (AP) and the entire cluster is managed as one. If one Instant AP fails, another AP automatically takes over with no disruption.

Delivering wireless data rates of up to 450Mbps, the dual-radio W-IAP155 has five Ethernet ports (one uplink and four local) and a USB port for connecting to 3G and 4G networks. Optionally, the W-IAP155 can supply Power over Ethernet (PoE) on two of its local Ethernet ports to power connected IP phones and other devices.

Advanced features

  • Adaptive Radio Management delivers best-in-class RF management, including automatic transmit power and channel control with auto coverage-hole correction
  • Spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4 and 5GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference
  • Security:
    • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Dell Instant APs delivers integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN
    • Integrated Trusted Platform Module for secure storage of credentials and keys
    • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic
    • VPN configuration functionality enables the Instant AP to create a single VPN tunnel from the Virtual Controller to a Dell Mobility Controller in the data center.

W-Series Instant Access Points:

Dell PowerConnect Products
Dell W-Series Instant Access Points
W-Series IAP224/225 802.11ac Access Points W-Series IAP224/225 802.11ac Access Points
W-Series IAP224 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP225 (internal antenna) are 802.11ac access points, supporting the new 5GHz industry standard for gigabit wireless data rates. These purpose-built 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac access points are designed to deliver blazing fast performance that is up to three times higher than comparable 802.11n access points. Dual-radio configurations enable flexible deployments:
  • 5GHz: 3x3 MIMO for 802.11ac, delivering data rates up to 1.3Gbps
  • 2.4GHz: 3x3 MIMO for 802.11n, delivering data rates up to 450Mbps

The IAP224 and IAP225 each include dual GbE ports to access wired backbones and are powered by Power-over-Ethernet 802.3at (PoE+) or an optional adapter.

W-Series IAP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Instant Access Points W-Series IAP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Instant Access Points
W-Series IAP274/275 instant access points (IAPs) are innovative and aesthetic designs that deliver Gigabit WiFi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices. These purpose-built access points are designed to survive harsh outdoor environments, including extreme high and low temperatures as well as persistent moisture and precipitation, and are fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants. With a maximum data rate of 1.3Gbps in the 5-GHz band and 600Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, the IAP274/275 outdoor IAPs support concurrent dual-radio operation.
W-Series IAP134/135 Instant Access Points W-Series IAP134/135 Instant Access Points
Enterprise-grade W-Series IAP134 (external antenna) and IAP135 (internal are the highest-performing W-Series 802.11n dual-radio indoor access points, designed to deliver data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio, up to 900Mbps total for denser environments.
W-Series IAP114/115 Instant Access Points  W-Series IAP114/115 Instant Access Points
W-Series IAP114 (external antenna) and IAP115 (internal antennas) high-performance, dual-radio 802.11n access points designed to deliver data rates up to 450Mbps per radio, suited for medium-density deployments.
W-Series IAP 108/109 Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points W-Series IAP 108/109 Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points
Multifunctional dual-radio W-Series IAP 108 (connecters for external antenna) and W-Series IAP 109 (four integrated antennas) are 802.11abgn, 2x2:2 MIMO access points with instant or remote AP modes for wireless and wired networking in large deployments. With 300Mbps wireless data rate per radio, each IAP features:
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T uplink port
  • 10/100BASE-T local port
  • USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks
  • Desktop form factor with optional wall/ceiling-mount support
W-Series IAP104/105 Instant Access Points W-Series IAP104/105 Instant Access Points
W-Series IAP104 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP105 (internal antenna) are enterprise-grade dual-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total for medium density deployments.
W-Series IAP103 Instant Access Points W-Series IAP103 Instant Access Points
W-Series I AP103 instant access points (IAPs) provide cost - effective dual-band coverage in medium-density enterprise WiFi environments while minimizing interference from cellular networks. These compact APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300Mbps per radio employing 802.11n technology with two spatial MIMO streams. The I AP103 features a 2.4-GHz and a 5-GHz radio, each with 2x2:2 MIMO and two integrated omnidirectional down-tilt antennas per radio.
W-Series IAP175 Outdoor Instant Access Points W-Series IAP175 Outdoor Instant Access Points
Enterprise-grade family of mainstream dual-radio 802.11n outdoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total. Ideal for campuses, industrial parks and other harsh, outdoor open-air environments, W-Series IAP175 instant access points can be powered via PoE, AC or DC power sources and include convenient wall and mast mounting options as well as a solar shield.

Enterprise-grade portable or desktop 802.11n indoor access points that offer data rates of up to 300Mbps.
W-Series IAP92/93 Instant Access Points W-Series IAP92/93 Instant Access Points
W-Series IAP92 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP93 (internal antenna) are entry-level, enterprise-grade, single-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps.
W-Series IAP3WN/IAP3WNP Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points  W-Series IAP3WN/IAP3WNP Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points
Enterprise-grade portable or desktop 802.11n indoor access points that offer data rates of up to 300Mbps.

W-Series IAP3WN features: 
  • Two 10/100Mbps LAN ports
  • One 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port
  • One USB port to connect to external cellular modem
W-Series IAP3WNP has one PoE-capable LAN port that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
W-Series IAP155/155P Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP155/155P Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

Dual-band, dual-radio IAPs offering wire-like data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio with instant or remote AP-mode options. The IAP155 and IAP155P each have four ports available to the wired network and a USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks. The W-Series IAP155P has two Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)-capable LAN ports that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
  • Dual-radio, concurrent dual-band access points
  • 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams and up to 300Mbps wireless data rate in 2.4GHz
  • 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 450Mbps wireless data rate in 5GHz

Dell PowerConnect Instant Access Point (IAPs) eliminate the need for an external controller and make it easier to set up and manage enterprise-grade wireless LAN (WLAN) while delivering the affordability and simplicity of an entry-level Wi-Fi network.

Ease of deployment

Networking W-IAP is designed to be up and running in minutes. From a laptop, simply connect wirelessly to perform over-the-air provisioning in a few easy steps. To expand the network, simply add more Networking W-IAPs—configuration is automatically applied to the new IAPs.

Enterprise features

The Virtual Controller technology integrated within a Networking W-IAP delivers enterprise-grade capabilities such as AP auto discovery, 802.1x authentication, role-and device-based policy enforcement, rogue detection and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) to optimize Wi-Fi client behavior.

Management and visibility

Networking W-IAP includes a built-in web interface to manage IAP based WLAN network. Multiple Networking W-IAP networks can be securely and centrally managed by Dell Networking W-Series AirWave Wireless Management Suite, allowing groups of W-IAPs to operate in hundreds of remote locations. With Dell Networking W-Series AirWave, IT has real-time visibility into users, mobile devices and wireless and wired network status from a single management console.

In addition, Dell also offers the OpenManage Network Manager 5.0 (OMNM 5.0) management software that is an easy-to-use, web-based management interface tool that can be customized. It delivers support for the full line of Dell Networking products, including Force10, PowerConnect, & W-Series wireless devices and offers enhanced features for Traffic flow analysis, Deployment, Monitoring, and Management. OMNM 5.0 comes with ten free licenses. Each local IAP based network, regardless of number of IAP’s in network, is considered as one, leaving customer up to 9 licenses to manage other devices.

Investment protection

As WLAN requirements expand, Networking W-IAP can be converted via firmware as an 802.11n campus AP and migrate to a centralized Mobility Controller architecture.

IAP vs. Controller based AP: Key High Level Differences
Features Instant Based Architecture Controller Based Architecture
Mobility and Roaming Mobility across Layer-2 network Mobility supported across Layer-2 and Layer-3 network
Scalability

Bounded by layer-2 network design best practices

Use AirWave to manage multiple IAP networks

Thousands of APs
Security Decrypts traffic at the IAP Decrypts traffic at the central controller for applications that require this
VPN Termination Capability No Yes, Controller can be a VPN concentrator/ termination point
FIPS, NSA Suite B support. May be required by US Government/ Military. No Yes

Compare Entry Level:

Legend: S —Standard AO — Available Optional N — Not Available

W-Series Instant Access Points High Performance Comparision Specs
  W-IAP108 /
W-IAP109 
W-IAP114 /
W-IAP115
W-IAP134 /
W-IAP135
W-IAP 155 /
W-IAP 155P
W-IAP274 /
W-IAP275
W-IAP224 /
W-IAP225
Data rate 300Mbps 450 Mbps
3x3 MIMO
900Mbps (450Mbps each radio) 900 Mbps
3x3 MIMO
1.3 Gbps
3x3 MIMO
802.11ac
1.3 Gbps
3x3 MIMO
802.11ac
Radios Dual-radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor Dual radio, 5-GHz and 2.4-GHz 802.11n 3x3:3 Dual radios: Simultaneous operation in 2.4 and 5GHz band. (Concurrent operation of both radios in the same band is not supported.) Dual radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor Dual radio,  5GHz 802.11ac and 2.4GHz 802.11n outdoor Dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac and 2.4GHz 802.11n indoor
Operating frequencies (Country-specific restrictions apply): 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz, 5.150 to 5.875 GHz 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.850 GHz
2.4 to 2.5GHz, 5.150 to 5.950GHz with DFS support. 2.400 to 2.4835GHz
5.150 to 5.250GHz
5.250 to 5.350GHz
5.470 to 5.725GHz
5.725 to 5.850GHz
2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.875 GHz
2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.850 GHz
Antennas RAP-108: Two RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas
RAP-109: Four integrated omni- directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5.0 dBi in both 2.4 and 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for vertical orientation
10/100/1000
BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45) Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
PoE-PD: 48 Vdc 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
W-AP134: three RP-SMA for external dual-band antennas
W-AP135: six internal omni-directional, dual-band
2.4GHz: Two internal omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5.5dBi
5GHz: Three internal omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5.0dBi
Antennas are optimized for vertical orientation of the device
IAP-274: Six N-type female connectors for external antennas
IAP-275: Six integrated omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 5 dBi in 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal mounted orientation of IAP-275.
IAP-224: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas
IAP-225: Six integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 4.5 dBi in 5 GHz. 
Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of IAP-225
Network interfaces ENET0 (uplink): One 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
ENET1 (local): One 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
Serial console interface (RJ-45, TTL levels)
Two 100/1000
Base-T Ethernet Auto- sensing MDI/MDX. Supports MACSec Encryption, 802.3az
ENET0 (uplink): One 10/100/1000
BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
ENET1-4 (local): Four 10/100/1000
BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
ENET1 & ENET2 capable of sourcing POE power
One PoE+ PD port 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
One port 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
Two 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
Load balancing statement TBD
MACSec encryption and 802.3az EEE
Other interfaces One USB 2.0 port (Type A) connector
One serial console interface (RJ-45)
Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at-compliant source Console interface (RJ45) DC power interface:
12V dc +/- 5%
Serial console interface (micro USB) DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0mm  center-positive circular plug with 9.5mm length
USB 2.0 port  (Type A connector)
Serial console interface (RJ45, TTL levels)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces 802.3af (PoE) or 802.3at (PoE+) on uplink Ethernet port Note: When using PoE, the USB port will be enabled only when an 802.3at-compliant source is used Power sources sold separately
Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
48V DC 802.3af or 802.3at or PoE+ interoperable with intellisource PSE sourcing intelligence (both ports) 802.3af or 802.3at power sourcing support (PSE) provided on two local Ethernet ports (ENET1, 2)
Device capable of supplying 1x full 802.3at power or 2x full 802.3af power
Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3at-compliant source POE-PD: 48 Vdc 802.3af POE or 802.3at POE+
Power interfaces One port for DC power connector (DC Input from AC power adapter or POE only) Maximum power consumption: 13 watts, plus up to 2.5 watts for attached USB device. 12V DC, 1.25A W-IAP155: 12Vdc from external AC-to-DC power adapter
W-IAP155P: 54Vdc from external AC-to-DC power adapter
AC power interface; power cords sold separately Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal,  +/- 5%
Power over Ethernet (POE): 
48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at compliant source
Power consumption Without USB device connected: 12.5 watt
With USB device: 15 watts
Indoor 15 Watts (maximum) Without USB device connected: 17.5 W
With USB device: 20 W
When sourcing POE power (W-IAP155P only),total power consumption may increase by up to 34W
23 watts 15W, plus up to 2.5W for attached
USB device.
Environmental Class Indoor Operating:
Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Indoor, plenum-rated Indoor Outdoor; Operating Altitude: 3000m; Chassis Rating: IP66 and IP67; Wind Survivability: Up to 165 mph; Shock and Vibration: ETSI 300-19-2-4 spec T41.E 4M3 Indoor
Operating temperature 0° C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F) -40° C to +65° C (-40° F to +150° F) 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing - - 5% to 95% non-condensing 5% to 95% non-condensing 5% to 95% non-condensing

Specifications:

Dell Networking W-IAP155/155P Instant Access Points

Operating modes

  • Wireless
    • Dell Instant AP
    • Mobility Controller-managed WLAN AP or Remote AP (RAP)
    • Air monitor (AM) o Hybrid WLAN AP and AM
    • Secure enterprise mesh
  • Wired
    • 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet uplink port, 4x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet local ports
      • Two of the local Ethernet ports are PoE capable (product option)
    • User authentication: 802.1X, captive portal, MAC authentication or open access
    • Policy-based forwarding for local resource access

Wireless radio specifications

  • AP type: Dual radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 2.4 and 5GHz
  • 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams and up to 300Mbps wireless data rate in 2.4GHz
  • 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 450Mbps wireless data rate in 5GHz
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.4000 to 2.4835GHz
    • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
    • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
    • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
    • 5.725 to 5.850GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum
    • 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz): OFDM, 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams
    • 802.11n (5GHz): OFDM, 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
    • 2.4GHz band: +18dBm
    • 5GHz bands: +18dBm
    • Transmit power will be limited as needed to comply with local regulatory requirements
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence to effectively deal with interference from cellular systems
  • Maximum ratio combining for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay/shift diversity for improved downlink RF Cyclic Delay Diversity for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short Guard Interval for 20 and 40MHz channels
  • Space-Time Block Code for increased range and improved reception
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz): 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    • 802.11n (5GHz): 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Antennas

  • 2.4GHz: Two internal omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5.5dBi
  • 5GHz: Three internal omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5.0dBi
  • Antennas are optimized for vertical orientation of the device

Other interfaces

  • Network:
    • ENET0 (uplink): One 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • ENET1-4 (local): Four 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • ENET1 and ENET2 capable of sourcing PoE power (W-IAP155P only)
  • DC power interface:
    • W-IAP155:
      • 12V DC +/- 5%
      • Connector: Circular plug, 1.7/4.0mm center-positive, 9.5mm length
  • W-IAP155P
    • 54V DC +/- 5%
  • Connector: Circular plug, 1.35/3.8mm center-positive, 11.0mm length
  • One USB 2.0 port (Type A receptacle)
  • Serial console interface (custom header, TTL signal levels)
  • Visual indicators (LEDs):
    • Power/system status
    • Ethernet link status (2x)
    • WLAN radio status (2x)
    • PoE status (2x)
  • Kensington security slot
  • Reset button

Encrypted VPN throughput

  • Up to 100Mbps

Power supply

  • DC power source (adapter ships with unit, AC power cord ordered separately)
    • W-IAP155: 12V DC from external AC-to-DC power adapter
    • W-IAP155P: 54V DC from external AC-to-DC power adapter
  • Maximum power consumption:
    • Without USB device connected: 17.5W
    • With USB device: 20W
    • When sourcing PoE power (W-IAP155P only), total power consumption may increase by up to 34W
  • PoE power sourcing capabilities (RAP-155P only):
    • 802.3af or 802.3at power sourcing support (PSE) provided on two local Ethernet ports (ENET1, 2)
    • Device capable of supplying 1x full 802.3at power or 2x full 802.3af power

Mounting

  • Desktop: Using stand supplied with product
  • Wall: Using built-in wall mount features

Mechanical

  • Dimensions (Unit): With desk mount: 185 x 65 x 245mm (w x d x h)
  • Weight (unit): With desk mount: 700g
  • Dimensions (shipping): 340 x 100 x 280mm (w x d x h)
  • Weight (shipping): 1,300g

Environmental

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation:
    • Temperature: –40°C to 70°C (–40°F to 158°F)

Regulatory

  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 489
  • EN 301 893
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950
  • EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2

Certifications

  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n

Warranty

  • Limited lifetime warranty

Minimum software versions

  • Dell Networking W-Series 6.3.0.0
  • Dell Networking W-Series 3.3.0.0

Performance Table:

W-IAP155/155P RF Performance Table
  Maximum transmit power (dBm)
per transit chain
Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
per receive chain
802.11b 2.4 GHz
1 Mbps 18.0 -92.0
2 Mbps 18.0 -92.0
5.5 Mbps 18.0 -90.0
11 Mbps 18.0 -88.0
802.11g 2.4 GHz and 802.11a 5 GHz
6 Mbps 18.0 -88.0
54 Mbps 16.0 -75.0
802.11n HT20 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
MCS0/8 18.0 -88.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -71.0
802.11n HT40 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
MCS0/8 18.0 -85.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -68.0

Pricing Notes:

Sorry, this unit has been discontinued. Please, contact us for a replacement product!