2.1. VT AIR 100

VT AIR 100

2.1.1. Overview

Summary of Features

CPU armhf (Marvell ARMADA 388)
CPU Cores 2 Cores
NIC 1x 1GbE SFP Port
2x 1Gbps RJ45
SSD 8 GB eMMC
RAM 1 GB DDR3
Expansion None
Console-Port USB
USB Ports 1x USB 3.0 ports
Form factor Desktop
Power 9 - 32V via 1x 2.5mm DC plug
Enviroment 0°C to 35°C Operating Temp
Dimensions 125 mm x 80 mm x 30 mm
Certificates CE, FCC, RoHS, UL, IEC-60950
Software VT AIR Linux

2.1.2. External Connectors

VT AIR 100 Connectors

Certified Cables

The following is a list of industry-standard cables, sorted by type, with the necessary compliance requirements that have been proven to work well with the VT AIR product family.

These examples are the cables which Voleatech uses for testing and should provide enough information to source products from your preferred cable vendor.

  • Ethernet cable: Monoprice 24AWG Cat6A 500MHz STP (max. 30m)
  • USB Cable: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Male Cable
  • USB Console Cable: USB 2.0 Micro Type A Male to USB 2.0 Type A Male Cable

USB Connector

The front USB connector supports USB 3.0, connector type A. It can deliver up to 500 mA of power.

2.1.3. Packaging

The following items will be in the packaging of your VT AIR 100. Please make sure to check all items upon arrival of the device:

  • VT AIR 100 Device in the enclosure
  • Power adapter - 100-120/220-240 Vac 50/60 Hz US or EU plug
  • USB Console Cable: USB 2.0 Micro Type A Male to USB 2.0 Type A Male Cable

2.1.4. Ports

Front Connectors

Label Software Name Features
WAN eth0 RJ45 1000/100/10 Mbit/s
LAN eth1 RJ45 1000/100/10 Mbit/s
SFP eth2 SFP 1000 Mbit/s

The RJ45 ports support Autonegotiation and Full Duplex or Half Duplex on all speeds.

The SFP Port supports the following Modules:

  • 1GB BaseT/SR/LR/CR

There is no vendor lock for SFP modules. You can use any Module that conforms to the standard.

2.1.5. Power

The VT AIR 100 has 1 power connector:

  • 9 - 32VDC 5.5mm x 2.5 mm cylindrical barrel connector

9 - 32VDC barrel connector

A suitable external power supply must be connected to the DC power socket, which has the dimensions 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm cylindrical barrel connector. The power supply must be between 9 and 32VDC. Recommended values are: 12VDC/2A (no more than 5A).
Please note that the DC jack must have positive polarity in the center pin:

DC power jack polarity

Warning

Please be aware that the maximum temperature for the barrel connector is 40°C.

2.1.6. USB Console

The appliance has a UART to USB bridge allowing convenient connection to the device console. Such serial console connection is of USB-to-UART type. The connection speed should be set to 115200 bps.
All modern Operating Systems have a driver for the UART.

Windows

First you have to locate the COM Port number.
Open the Device Manager and expand the section for Ports (COM & LPT). Look for an entry with a title such as USB Serial Port. A label is next to the name (COMX) where X is a number.

COM port in Device Manager

MacOSX

In OSX the device shows up at /dev/tty.usbserial-XXXXXX where X is a series of numbers and letters.

Linux

In Linux the device shows up at /dev/ttyUSBX where X is a number. You can also have a look at the output of dmesg to locate the newly connected device.

Terminal Program

A terminal program is required to open the connected serial port. We recommend:

OS Program
Windows Putty
MacOSX Screen, Serial
Linux Screen

2.1.7. VT AIR Reinstallation

Your VT AIR device comes pre-installed with its operating system. Should you ever need to reinstall the OS though you can download it from your Portal (see Downloads for details). Make sure to download the file for your specific model/architecture.

2.1.7.1. USB key preparation

Once downloaded transfer the ISO file to a USB key using either the tools provided by your computer’s OS (macOS, Linux) or a specific program like LinuxLive USB Creator (Windows). Make sure your USB key is empty before using it since it will be formatted in the process and it’s at least 2 GB in size.

2.1.7.1.1. Windows

Start LinuxLive USB Creator and choose the USB key that you want to use for the installation. Click ISO and select the file that you downloaded from the Portal. Then click the lightning icon. The software will format your USB key and write all the data to it. Once it is finished you can unplug the USB key and close the prgram.

USB stick creation

2.1.7.1.2. Linux

Use the command

lsblk

to see all connected drives. search for your USB key and note its name (e.g. /dev/sdb).

Eject the disk

sudo umount /dev/sdX

and write the data to the USB key

sudo dd bs=4M if=path/to/file.iso of=/dev/sdX conv=fdatasync status=progress

with path/to/file.iso being the downloaded OS file and /dev/sdX being the usb key (e.g. /dev/sdb). Be very careful with this since this command wipes all data of the drive. Make sure to select the correct /dev/sdX!

Wait for the command to finish and eject the USB key.

2.1.7.1.3. MacOS

Use the command

diskutil list

to see all connected drives. search for your USB key and note its name (e.g. /dev/disk2).

Eject the disk

sudo umount /dev/diskX

and write the data to the USB key

sudo dd bs=4m if=path/to/file.iso of=/dev/diskX conv=fdatasync status=progress

with path/to/file.iso being the downloaded OS file and /dev/diskX being the usb key (e.g. /dev/disk2). Be very careful with this since this command wipes all data of the drive. Make sure to select the correct /dev/sdX!

Wait for the command to finish and eject the USB key.

2.1.7.1.4. USB Key

Insert the USB key with the new OS in your VT AIR’s USB port.

2.1.7.2. Serial Console Installation

Connect the USB cable to the Console USB port of your VT AIR device and your computer. On your computer connect to your VT AIR’s Console (see Console Access).

Type “reboot” to reboot the system. In the boot process you’ll see a timer that you can interrupt by pressing any key. This gives you a shell from where you can reinstall your OS.

Installation process

Type “run install” to run the OS installer from your USB stick. The installer runs without any user inputs.

2.1.8. LEDs

The VT AIR 100 has multiple LEDs. They are indicating for example power on, connection and port activity. Ethernet port related LEDs are embedded in the RJ45 connectors, while the power indicator LED is located next the serial port.

The RJ45 NIC LEDs are configured the following way:

LED Activity Explanation
Off No connection
Green Light Only 100Mbit/s Speed
Green and Yellow Light 1000Mbit/s Speed

2.1.9. Operational Data

Operational Voltage

Item Voltage Current Ambient Temperature
Front barrel connector 9 - 32 VDC 2.0 A Max. 35°C

Enviromental Data

The environmental temperature data are based upon the component with the lowest available temperature. Please make sure to check which addons you ordered and make sure not to exceed the allowed ambient temperature.

Warning

Failure to comply with the allowed ambient temperature may void the warranty of your device.

Ambient Temperature Minimum Maximum
Base Device/LTE 0°C 35°C
Humidity (non-condensing) 10 % 90 %

Warning

Leave a minimum of 2cm of space on both sides of the device.

For ambient temperatures above 30°C, leave 5cm space on both sides of the device for air cooling to work properly.

2.1.10. Warranty Terms and Conditions

Voleatech GmbH guarantees its hardware products against defects in workmanship and material for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment. Under warranty, the customer’s sole remedy and Voleatech’s sole liability shall be, at Voleatech’s sole discretion, to either repair or replace the defective hardware product at no charge.
This warranty is void if the hardware product has been altered or damaged by an accident, misuse or abuse or is not operated according to this manual.
For additional information on warranty and related topics like RMA, please visit www.voleatech.de.

Disclaimer of Warranty THIS WARRANTY IS MADE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED, OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR THEIR EQUIVALENTS UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION, EXCEPT THE WARRANTY EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES OF ANY CUSTOMER OR PURCHASER WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.

Limitation on Liability UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VOLEATECH GmbH BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSES INCURRED OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL Voleatech GmbH BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT CUSTOMER MAY SUFFER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE USAGE OF ANY PRODUCT. BY ORDERING THE VT AIR 100, THE CUSTOMER APPROVES THAT THE VT AIR 100, HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, WAS THOROUGHLY TESTED AND HAS MET THE CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMETS AND SPECIFICATIONS.

2.1.12. Regulatory

This chapter provides regulatory and compliance information about Voleatech’s VT AIR 100 -related information.
Product name: VT AIR 100

Safety Notice

Before you begin using this product, please read the following safety information. Attention to these warnings will help prevent personal injuries and damage to the products.
It is your responsibility to use the product in an appropriate manner. This product is designed for use solely indoor environments or, if expressly permitted, also in the field and must not be used in any way that may cause personal injury or property damage.

You are responsible if the product is used for any intention other than its designated purpose or in disregard of Voleatech‘s instructions. Voleatech shall assume no responsibility for such use of the product.
The product is used for its designated purpose if it is used in accordance with its product documentation and within its performance limits.

Safety Information and Notices

Never turn on or connect to power any equipment when there is evidence of mechanical damage, fire, exposure to water, or structural damage.

When not in use, avoid placing or storing the product in the following places or under the following conditions:

  • Ambient temperature above 40°C
  • Exposed to direct sunlight
  • Humid or exposed to dust

Warning

This product does not contain any user replicable or serviceable parts. Do not take apart or attempt to service the product yourself.

Never remove the cover or any part of the housing of the product.
The internal battery is not user replicable.

In the event of an equipment malfunction, all repairs must be performed either by Voleatech GmbH or by an authorized agent. It is the customer responsibility to report the need for service to Voleatech GmbH or to one of the authorized agents. For service information, contact Voleatech GmbH customer support.

Be careful not subject the product to strong impact.

If the product was subjected to a strong impact and/or falling over check carefully for any damage to the product. If such damage is observed the use of the product must be stopped immediately.

Operation

The product may be operated only under the operating conditions as specified by Voleatech GmbH.
When the product is used for an extended period of time, and/or at high ambient temperature and/or exposed to direct sunlight it is normal for the product body to feel warm.

Avoid overheating the product.
The product’s ventilation should not be obstructed or blocked. If proper ventilation is not provided it can result in battery overheating or explosion of the battery resulting fire, burns or other injuries.

Stop using the product immediately if it emits smoke or a strange smell, or otherwise behaves abnormally.

Following are the required operating position and conditions:

  • Do not place the product on unstable surfaces
  • Do not place the product on elevated surface and secure it from falling from high places on passerby
  • Do not place the product on heat-generating surface or near heat emitting devices or direct flame. Verify that there is sufficient clearance between the product and any other device exhaust warm air
  • The product operating ambient range can be found at Environmental Data. Voleatech GmbH recommends that an ambient temperature of 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) and relative humidity of 30-50% is maintained during normal operation as this will result in better performance and longer life of the equipment. Temperature must not exceed the maximum temperature specified in Environmental Data.
  • Do not expose the product to moisture or dust.
  • The product is not liquid proof; therefore, the equipment must be protected against penetration by liquids. If the necessary precautions are not taken, the user may suffer electric shock or the product itself may be damaged, which can also lead to personal injury.
  • Never use the product under conditions in which condensation has formed or can form in or on the product, e.g. if the product has been moved from a cold to a warm environment. Penetration by water increases the risk of electric shock.

AC/DC Adapter or Power Supply - Electrical Safety

The following information on electrical safety must be observed, failing to follow these instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury or death.

Use only the adapter or power supply supplied with the product or adapter or power supply with the following specifications:

  • Output voltage of 9V - 32V and current of at least 2A and not more than 3A

Prior to powering the product and plugging the adapter or power supply to the mains supply, always ensure that the nominal voltage setting on the adapter or power supply matches the nominal voltage of the AC supply network.

If extension cords or connector strips are implemented, they must be checked on a regular basis to ensure that they are safe to use.

Never use the adapter or power supply if the power cable is damaged. Check the power cable on a regular basis to ensure that it is in proper operating condition. By taking appropriate safety measures and carefully laying the power cable, you can ensure that the cable will not be damaged and that no one can be hurt by, for example, tripping over the cable or suffering an electric shock.

Do not insert the plug into sockets that are dusty or dirty. Insert the plug firmly and all the way into the socket. Otherwise, sparks that result in fire and/or injuries may occur.

Do not overload any sockets, extension cords or connector strips; doing so can cause fire or electric shocks.

Do not insert or remove the plug with wet hands.

Never remove the cover or any part of the housing of the adapter or power supply, doing so will expose circuits and components and can lead to electric shock, injuries, fire or damage to the product.

The adapter or power supply operating ambient temperature range is of 0 to 40°C / 32 to 104 °F (storage temp range: -20 to 60 °C / -04 to 140 °F) maximum operating altitude is 2000 m ASL.

Use suitable overvoltage protection to ensure that no overvoltage (such as that caused by a bolt of lightning) can reach the product. Otherwise, the person operating the product will be exposed to the danger of an electric shock.

The product is not liquid proof; therefore, the equipment must be protected against penetration by liquids. If the necessary precautions are not taken, the user may suffer electric shock or the product itself may be damaged, which can also lead to personal injury.

Never use the product under conditions in which condensation has formed or can form in or on the product, e.g. if the product has been moved from a cold to a warm environment. Penetration by water increases the risk of electric shock.

Prior to cleaning the product, disconnect it completely from the power supply. Use a soft, non-linting cloth to clean the product. Never use chemical cleaning agents such as alcohol, acetone or diluents for cellulose lacquers.

Electronic Emission Notices (EMC)

Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity The following information refers to VT AIR 100.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

Responsible Party:
Voleatech GmbH
Gratwohlstr. 5
72762 Reutlingen
Germany

European Union - Compliance to the Electromagnetic Compatibility

(EMC) Directive or Radio Equipment Directive

This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2014/30/EU (from 20 April, 2016) on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

Voleatech GmbH is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than specified or recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.

Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

WEEE and recycling statements

The WEEE marking on Voleatech GmbH products applies to countries with WEEE and e-waste regulations (for example, the European WEEE Directive). Appliances are labeled in accordance with local regulations concerning waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

These regulations determine the framework for the return and recycling of used appliances as applicable within each geography. This label is applied to various products to indicate that the product is not to be thrown away, but rather put in the established collection systems for reclaiming these end of life products.

Users of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the WEEE marking must not dispose of end of life EEE as unsorted municipal waste, but use the collection framework available to them for the return, recycle and recovery of WEEE and to minimize any potential effects of EEE on the environment and human health due to the presence of hazardous substances. Voleatech GmbH electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) may contain parts and components, which at end-of-life might qualify as hazardous waste.

EEE and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) can be delivered free of charge to the place of sale or any distributor that sells electrical and electronic equipment of the same nature and function as the used EEE or WEEE.

Trashcan Symbol

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) European Union RoHS

This product, with included parts (cables, cords, and so on) meets the requirements of Directive 2011/65/EU and directive 2015/863/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS recast” or “RoHS 2”).

2.1.13. Contact Information and Resources

Voleatech GmbH
Gratwohlstr. 5
72762 Reutlingen
Germany

www.voleatech.de
info@voleatech.de
+49 7121 539 550