387 Series

HPE Aruba Networking 387 Series outdoor 60Ghz/5Ghz point-to-point access point

These high-performing access points are a reliable, simple to deploy, point-to-point solution built to endure extreme temperature and moisture.

High-speed, outdoor, point-to-point

Weatherproof and temperature-hardened, the 387 Series APs deliver gigabit per second aggregate throughput at distances up to 400 meters (or 0.25 miles).

High-speed, outdoor, point-to-point connectivity

With a maximum concurrent on the air data rate of 2.5 Gbps in the 60GHz band and 867 Mbps in the 5GHz band, the 387 Series delivers an aggregate peak data rate of 3.37 Gbps.

Flexible, intelligent radio offering

The 387 Series access points include dual radio supports for 60GHz and 5GHz to provide throughput in good conditions and provide intelligent fallback if the 60GHz radio is impacted by heavy rainfall.

Secure infrastructure

The 387 Series APs help protect user authentication, wireless traffic, and data, with support for WPA and Enhanced Open, WPA-MPSK, and VPN tunnels.

Weatherproof and temperature-hardened

Supporting temperatures from -40°C to +60°C (-40°F to +140°F) and IP66/67 rated, the 387 Series can withstand the harshest environments.

For the harshest outdoor environments

Weather-proof and temperature-hardened, the 387 Series APs withstand the harshest outdoor environments.

Hardened outdoor point-to-point connectivity

The 387 Series APs are designed with the resiliency needed during inclement weather and to survive harsh conditions.

Simplified point-to-point deployment

The 387 Series APs take the pain out of deploying point-to-point Wi-Fi. They automatically form links, and the radios continuously adjust to optimize the connection.


The 387 Series APs include an integrated Bluetooth Low Energy radio to simplify the deployment and management of location services, asset tracking services, security solutions, and IoT sensors. Allowing the 387 Series APs to be leveraged as an IoT platform for outdoor environments eliminates the need for an overlay infrastructure and additional IT resources.

Flexible management options

Available management solutions include HPE Aruba Networking Central (available in cloud-managed and on-premises options), as well as Aruba AirWave, which supports multi-vendor networks. APs can be deployed with zero-touch provisioning to reduce deployment time, centralize configuration, and simplify inventory management.

Additional information

Number of radios

1, 2

Performance Density

Very High


Wi-Fi Radio Specifications
AP type:

    • Temperature-hardened, dual radio, 60GHz 11ad and 5GHz 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO

60 GHz 802.11ad 1×1 (2502.5 Mbps max rate) radio

    • 1 Spatial Stream for up to 2.5 Gbps
    • Internal scanning antenna
      • +/- 45° Azimuth Scan
      • +/- 17° Vertical Scan

5GHz 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO (867 Mbps max rate)

    • Two spatial stream MIMO for up to 867 Mbps wireless data
    • Internal directional antenna 9 dBi

Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 60GHz (Radio 1)

Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):

    • 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (BLE)
    • 5.150 to 5.250 GHz
    • 5.250 to 5.350 GHz
    • 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
    • 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    • 5.825 to 5.875 GHz
    • 57 to 64 GHz

Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain

Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) maximizes the use of available 5GHz RF spectrum.

Supported radio technologies:

    • 802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11ad: Single carrier (SC)

Supported modulation types:

    • 802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    • 802.11ad: BPSK, QPSK

Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm for 5 GHz

Maximum EIRP (limited by local regulatory requirements):

    • 60GHz band: 40 dBm EIRP max
    • 5GHz band:  387: 34 dBm EIRP

Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance on 5 GHz

Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance

Short guard interval for 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz on 5GHz

Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput

802.11ac Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased signal reliability and range

802.11ad Beam Steering

Supported 11a/ac data rates (Mbps):

    • 802.11a 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n (5GHz): 6.5 to 600 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT20/40/80)

802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40

802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT 20/40/80/160


802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU


Worst-case power consumption: 13.5 W

Idle power consumption: 4.5W

Power sources sold separately

Power over Ethernet (PoE+): 802.3at-compliant

Power over Ethernet (PoE): 802.3af with some operational restriction:

    • Max conducted power per chain for 5GHz drops to 19 dBm


Other Interfaces
One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)

    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio

    • Up to 4dBm transmit power (class 2) and -91 dBm receive sensitivity

Visual indicator (multi-color LED): For system and radio status

Reset button: Factory reset (during device power up)

Micro USB console interface






* Recommended bracket solutions for most apps.


Dimensions (excluding mount adapter):

    • 18 cm (W) x 18 cm (D) x 10.1 cm (H)

Weight (excluding mount adapter):

    • 1.198 kg



    • Temperature: -40°C to +60°C (-40°F to +140°F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Storage and transportation:

    • Temperature: -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)

Operating altitude: 3,000 m

Water and dust

    • IP66/67

Salt tolerance

    • Tested to ASTM B117-07A salt spray 200 hrs

Wind survival: up to 165 mph

Shock and vibration ETSI 300-19-2-4


Regulatory Compliance

CE Marked

RED Directive 2014/53/EU

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU

UL/IEC/EN 60950

EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2

For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your HPE Aruba Networking representative.


Regulatory Model Numbers
AP-387: APEX0387


CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus

UL2043 plenum rating

Wi-Fi Alliance certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Minimum Operating System Software Versions
ArubaOS 8.4 and Aruba InstantOS 8.4



Limited lifetime warranty



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