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The Model 1042 In-Plane™ series offers the simplest way to mount APs and antennas from most leading vendors into existing hard (drywall/sheetrock) ceilings 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 fastens to the appropriate trim, and the AP/trim attaches to the to the back-box with torsion springs. The AP is recessed into the ceiling much like a recessed light fixture, with only the front face exposed for optimal wireless coverage. The AP trim is easily swapped for new trim when AP brand or model changes. See configuration guide in specs for other AP-specific trims.

Features & Benefits

  • Install and conceal APs and antennas from most vendors into existing construction hard ceiling environments
  • AP and antennas mount flush to the ceiling, providing an aesthetic, professionally installed appearance
  • Easy to install, no lose hardware

Technical Specifications

  • Design: Economical, recessed hard ceiling installation kit for APs and antennas. For pre-existing drywall, sheetrock, gypsum board ceiling (remodeling or old construction). AP mounts in interchangeable bracket and trim, providing a professional finish. (Model 1042-FL and -FLRD only: AP mounts inside recessed box, and ABS plastic cover fastens to recessed box with torsion springs, providing a low profile, professional finish). Designed for all leading vendors’ APs and antennas, as identified in specifications
  • 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
  • Model 1042-FL and -FLRD only: ABS plastic cover is paintable and is virtually transparent to wireless signals. Plastic covers are interchangeable with other Oberon vendor specific AP trims
  • Model 1042-ANTMNT only: White powder coated steel antenna mounting plate. 1 in. knockouts for up to five ceiling mounted antennas from most vendors. Also can be used as a temporary blanking plate
  • Firestop grommet for insertion into back-box, large enough for 2 Cat6A cables
  • 1 in. trade size knockouts in two walls
  • Adjustable hanger wire to support enclosure and installed equipment independent of the ceiling system
  • Swivel fasteners secure enclosure into pre-existing hard ceiling panels .75 inch thick or less
  • Solid back-box fills opening behind AP, creating an effective fire, smoke and dust barrier to simplify ICRA compliance
  • Construction: 20 ga. galvanized steel back-box, white powder coated steel trims. Model 1042-FL and -FLRD only: UL 94-5VA ABS Plastic cover
  • Constructed to be compliant with City of Chicago Environmental Air (CCEA) plenum requirements
  • Maximum weight inside enclosure is 25 lbs.
  • Size: Back-box is 11 x 11 x 3 in. (280 x 280 x 76 mm). -FL Cover: 13.5 in. x 13.5 in. -FLRD Cover: 16.5 in. round
  • Suitable for both North American and European (metric) ceilings
  • Made in the USA


  • (1) Backbox
  • (1) AP specific Trim and bracket
  • (1) ABS Plastic cover and Universal AP mounting plate (Model 1042-FL and -FLRD only)
  • (1) Dual Cable Egress Firestop Grommet
  • (1) 1 in. Trade Size Conduit Connector
  • (1) Adjustable Hanger Wire
  • Access Point Attachment Hardware
  • Installation Instructions

Safety & Standards

  • 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
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