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Oberon Logo5 Model 1042-ARAP325
11 in. Recessed Wall and Hard-Lid Ceiling Existing Construction Installation Kit for Wi-Fi Access Points / Aruba AP325 Trim / Spring Attached
Category: Envelop
Shown with AP (not included)

The Model 1042 Envelop™ series offers the simplest way to mount APs and antennas into existing hard (drywall/sheetrock) ceilings and walls up to 1.5 in. thick, for an aesthetic, professional installation. A cutout is made in the ceiling and the all metal back-box is fastened into the ceiling. The AP or antenna fastens to the appropriate trim, and the trim attaches to the to the back-box with torsion springs. The AP is recessed into the ceiling much like a recessed light fixture. AP trim is easily swapped for new trim when AP brand or model changes. (Model 1042-FL recesses AP entirely behind a low-profile ABS plastic cover). See configuration guide in specs for AP-specific trims.

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NOTE: The Aruba AP-325 (only) has a BLE (Bluetooth low energy) antenna on the back side of the AP. This BLE antenna may not provide the desired coverage when mounted in the Oberon Model 1042-AP325 enclosure. If you intend to use BLE services with the Aruba AP-325 AP in an Oberon product, please contact your Oberon customer service representative for an appropriate solution.
Aruba Networks Certified
Trim Installation with Spring Clip (AP not included) Exploded View (AP not included) Exploded View Line Drawing (AP not included) Firestop Grommet
Features & Benefits
  • Economical and easy to install
  • Conveniently and quickly install APs and antennas from most vendors into hard ceiling environments
  • AP and antennas mount flush to the ceiling, providing an aesthetic, professionally installed appearance
Technical Specifications
  • Design: Economical, recessed hard ceiling or wall installation kit for APs and antennas. For pre-existing drywall, sheetrock, gypsum board walls or ceiling (remodeling or old construction). AP mounts in interchangeable bracket and trim, providing a professional finish. Designed for all leading vendors’ APs and antennas, as identified in Oberon’s Model 1042 configuration guide
  • Performance: UL listed for low voltage applications, and designed to meet NEC300-22 and 300-23 for plenum installations. De-rate AP operating temperature range by 10°C when mounted in enclosure
  • AP/antenna bracket and trim is interchangeable for other APs or antennas, without removing back-box. Trim attaches with torsion spring
  • Firestop grommet for insertion into back-box, large enough for 2 Cat6A cables
  • 1 in. trade size knockouts in two walls
  • Swivel fasteners secure enclosure into pre-existing hard ceiling/wall panels .75 in. thick or less
  • Construction: 20 ga. galvanized steel back-box, and white, powder-coated 20 ga. steel trim. Solid back-box fills opening behind AP, creating an effective fire, smoke and dust barrier to simplify ICRA compliance. (Model 1042-FL only: Paintable UL-945VA ABS Plastic cover, virtually transparent to wireless signals)
  • Constructed to be compliant with City of Chicago Environmental Air (CCEA) plenum requirements
  • Maximum weight inside enclosure is 25 lbs.
  • Size: Trim is 14.64 x 14.64 x 0.3 in. (372 x 372 x 8 mm). Back-box is 11 x 11 x 3 in. (280 x 280 x 76 mm)
  • Suitable for both North American and European (metric) ceilings
Standards for Safety
  • UL 2416, Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment Cabinet, Enclosure & Rack Systems
  • CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07 + Amd. 1 Amd. 2 Information Technology Equipment -- Safety. Part 1, General Requirements
Measurements (Maximum values*):
  • Width: 11 in.
  • Height: 11 in.
  • Depth: 3 in.
  • Item Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 6 lbs.


  • (1) Galvanized steel back box with swivel fasteners
  • (1) AP or antenna specific bracket and trim. (See Oberon’s Model 1042 Configuration Guide)
  • Model 1042-FL only: (1) Cisco mounting bracket, (1) AP mount T-bar brackets, and (1) ABS plastic cover
  • (1) 1 in. Conduit fitting with nut
  • (1) Firestop grommet, large enough for 2 CAT 6A cables
  • (1) 3 meter long Caddy Speed Link™ support wire (P/N SLD15L3)
  • (4) #6-32 X 1/2 in. white screw
  • (1) Installation instructions

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Documentation Links

Oberon symbol  View this Spec Sheet on oberoninc.com - oberoninc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2515&Itemid=399
 Installation Instructions - oberoninc.com/images/_Instructions/Oberon_Model_1042-ARAP325_Instructions.pdf
 Customer Prints - oberoninc.com/images/_Customer_Prints/Oberon_Model_1042-ARAP325_Customer_Print.pdf

Additional Information

Oberon symbol For Oberon product CAD files, contact customer service

Configurations: Model 1042

AP or antenna specific trim is included with the product; please specify the SKU required when ordering.
Note: The trim is interchangeable after installation. Please see configuration guide for retrofit trim P/N options.

(see Configurations)
SKU Description Retrofit trim P/N
1042-ARAP215 Trim with torsion spring for Aruba Networks AP215 37-104x-ARAP215-F
1042-ARAP225 Trim with torsion spring for Aruba Networks AP225 or
Front attach Screw on trim for Aruba Networks AP225
1042-ARAP305 Trim with torsion spring for Aruba Networks AP305 37-104x-ARAP305-S2
1042-ARAP315 Trim with torsion spring for Aruba Networks AP315 or
Front attach Screw on trim for Aruba Networks AP315
1042-ARAP325 Trim with torsion spring Aruba Networks AP325 or
Front attach Screw on trim for Aruba Networks AP325
1042-ARAP335 Trim with torsion spring for Aruba Networks AP335 or AP345 or
Front attach Screw on trim for Aruba Networks AP335 or AP345
1042-ARAP515 Trim with torsion spring for Aruba Networks AP515 37-104x-ARAP515-S2
1042-COAP Trim with torsion spring for
Cisco 2600, 2700, 3500, 3600, 3700 Series APs
1042-COAP3800 Trim with torsion spring for Cisco 2800, 3800 Series APs 37-104x-COAP3800-S2
1042-COAP4800 Trim with torsion spring for Cisco 4800 Series APs 37-104x-COAP4800-S2
1042-COAP9115 Trim with torsion spring for Cisco 9115 Series APs 37-104x-COAP9115-S2
1042-COAP9117 Trim with torsion spring for Cisco 9117 Series APs 37-104x-COAP9117-S2
1042-COAP9120 Trim with torsion spring for Cisco 9120 Series APs 37-104x-COAP9120-S2
1042-ANTMNT Trim with knockouts to support external antennas 37-104x-ANTMNT-S2
1042-BLANK Blanking plate to temporarily fill cutout in ceiling 37-104x-BLANK-F
1042-FL Low profile white ABS snap on cover 37-104x-FL

For new construction, refer to the Model 1043 Series

 Images and documents may depict similar models in the product series.