Cambium releases ePMP Force 300 fixed wireless broadband offerings to deliver options ranging from small business to enterprises

Cambium Networks, provider of wireless networking solutions, announced Tuesday ePMP wireless broadband solutions to provide reliable and affordable connectivity. Three new subscriber modules provide more choice for network operators to create purpose-built networks that meet throughput needs while performing in noisy and harsh environments. 

These additions to the ePMP portfolio extend wireless connectivity options for service providers, enterprise and industrial operators deploying connectivity with Cambium Networks’ Wireless Fabric portfolio of connectivity solutions.

Built on the combined feature set of the ePMP 1000 and 2000, ePMP 3000 adds high throughput., the ePMP line features a 4X4 access point and sector antenna, ePMP 3000 combines self-interference mitigating GPS synchronization with interference mitigation and combines it with multi-user MIMO technology. It supports an auxiliary SFP port, 80 MHz channel bandwidth and 256QAM modulation ePMP 3000 can provide up to five times the performance as compared to the first generation of products, and comes with a three-year warranty.

The Force 300-13 is ideal for short links in applications like the transport of CCTV video surveillance or short urban internet connectivity. The module supports 20, 40 and 80 MHz channel sizes and modulations up to 256 QAM. The unit has a small form factor and a 13 dBi integrated panel antenna that makes an ideal deployment in space constrained locations or where aesthetics are paramount. 

The Force 300-19 is used for medium range links and is useful for operators that prefer a panel antenna form factor vs. a dish form factor. The panel antenna is ideal for locations that are inappropriate for dish antennas while providing similar performance. 

The Force 300-19R comes with a similar form factor to the Force 300-19, the 300-19R is useful for large enterprise, government and industrial applications with ruggedization weather proofing. This module also features the addition of narrow 5 and 10 MHz channel sizes for PTP applications making it especially useful in the 4.9 GHz licensed frequency band. 

These three ePMP Force 300 products join the Force 300-16 and Force 300-25 to provide a complete suite of subscriber radios to address a broad range of network operator applications.  

Noise is always a concern, and as more transmitters are deployed, will continue to be a critical factor in operation. While almost all radios have some type of filtering, many use static filters that block out only noise from outside of the radios total operating spectrum. While this provides a clear channel for operation, these systems with fixed filters still allow noise from neighboring channels to affect system performance. 

Cambium Networks solutions use dynamic filtering with a static filter to block noise from outside of the operating spectrum but also a dynamic filter to block out interference from adjacent channels. As the system changes to another channel, the system automatically blocks out noise from adjacent channels to improve signal quality.

As more emitters are deployed in the service area, it is important to mitigate noise and interference in order to provide reliable high speed connectivity. 

The ePMP 3000 Access Point works in conjunction with the optional Beam Steering antenna to create narrow beams in the uplink to improve signal to noise ratio. Placed at the access point on a tower, the smart antenna will create tighter beams to connect with subscribers, while nulling out radiation from unwanted emitters in the field.

Network operators can rapidly design high reliability links with the free LINKPlanner Release 5.1 software, model network coverage in cnHeat, and monitor performance and manage the network with the free cnMaestro end-to-end management system.

“Wireless service providers and enterprises are challenged to provide reliable connectivity and higher data rates or service plans as spectrum becomes increasingly scarce,” said Sakid Ahmed, Vice President of ePMP Business, Cambium Networks. “These new subscriber modules leverage advanced 802.11ac Wave 2 System on Chip solutions expand the ePMP 3000 portfolio by offering small form factor short distance subscriber modules, a mid-gain panel antenna-based solution for point-to-point (PTP) and a ruggedized option with 4.9 GHz support in the public safety markets.”

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