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Data Sheet

For North America Only

Broadband Wireless Multiplexer (Ver. 2.4.50)

• Cost-effective multiple point-to-point encrypted broadband wireless multiplexer

• Net throughput of up to 100 Mbps full duplex (200 Mbps aggregated)
Point-to-point and • T1/E1 and Ethernet services on a single platform with transmission range of up

multiple point-to-point to 75 miles (120 km)

• Multiband operation over 2.4, 4.9 and 5.3–5.8 GHz frequencies
broadband radio • High reliability and availability based on robust air interface protocol

solution for Ethernet

Airmux-400 is a carrier-class, suitable for deployment in FCC and IC-
and TDM traffic over cost-effective multiple point-to-point regulated countries.

license-free frequencies broadband wireless transmission device. It

combines legacy TDM and Ethernet
services for transmission over 2.4, 4.9 and
5.3–5.8 GHz bands, and is

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Broadband Wireless Multiplexer

For the global markets of cellular Mobile Carriers • Airmux-400 50M – 50 Mbps (Ethernet
backhaul, WiMAX and ISP backhaul, Rural-to-urban cellular backhaul, extending and up to 16 T1/E1s) aggregate,
broadband access, large private and mobile reach to rural locations with symmetric. This model is best suited for
government networks, Airmux-400 offers carrier-grade, long-haul point-to-point combined TDM and IP traffic delivery.
high throughput, longer range and T1/E1 and Ethernet services. Backhaul of Airmux systems are deployed as single or
robustness at a competitive price. 3G traffic in urban environment with easy
multiple point-to-point collocated links.
migration path from converged TDM/IP
MARKET SEGMENTS AND TYPICAL networks to all-IP networks, such as Transmission range of up to 75 mi (120 km)
APPLICATIONS WiMAX, LTE/4G). is attainable with an external antenna.
Most common wireless applications are PHYSICAL CONFIGURATIONS
Security and Surveillance
described below.
Aggregation and backhaul of traffic from Airmux multiplexers consist of an outdoor
Service Providers and ISPs multiple collocated megapixel video unit (ODU), an optional external antenna
IP backhaul of 4G/broadband services in cameras suitable for homeland security and an indoor unit (IDU) with redundant
point-to-multipoint topologies to offer applications, municipal ‘safe city’ projects, DC power supplies. The outdoor unit is
broadband access for remote, rural and border control installations. suitable for mast or wall installation.
underserved communities:
• nLOS (no line of sight) in urban The following models with different Built on advanced MIMO and OFDM
environment Ethernet or aggregate throughputs are technologies, Airmux-400 provides a
• Long haul in rural setting (Figure 3). available: high-capacity link at channel bandwidth of
Access for large corporate clients to • Airmux-400 100M – 100 Mbps 10, 20 or 40 MHz (see Table 1). This
eliminate the recurring fee of incumbent (200 Mbps aggregated) throughput guarantees a robust air interface able to
leased line services while maintaining a with up to 16 T1/E1s. This model withstand strong RF interference and
secured dedicated capacity per site. operates in the following modes: harsh ambient conditions.

Private Networks - 100 Mbps full duplex with 40 MHz

High-capacity interbranch connectivity for channel bandwidth
university campuses, health care - 100 Mbps asymmetric with 10 and
organizations, government institutions, 20 MHz channel bandwidths and
large enterprises and public user-selectable uplink/downlink
establishments with high traffic capacity configuration (50–50% up
requirements (Figure 1). to 95–5%)

Figure 1. Enterprise Interbranch Connectivity

Data Sheet

SECURITY HUB SITE SYNCHRONIZATION HSS does not eliminate the need for
Data transmitted over the air interface is Hub Site Synchronization (HSS) assists in careful RF planning to ensure the design
encrypted using Advanced Encryption System the collocation of radios by reducing the will work as planned.
(AES) with a 128-bit encryption key. interference that normally occurs when
multiple radios transmit and receive in 1+1 LINK REDUNDANCY
QUALITY OF SERVICE close proximity to one another. HSS The Monitored Hot Standby (MHS) 1+1
When the link quality is low, Airmux-400 enables a complex radio environment of link redundancy protects the wireless
automatically searches for a clear channel mixed services (TDM and Ethernet) and transmission against equipment failure or
within a pre-selected list of frequencies. channel bandwidth frequencies (10 or air interface loss. Link switchover is
20 MHz). The collocation feature requires performed in less than 50 msec.
SHORT TIME-TO-SERVICE ordering the HSS unit as well as its
synchronization cables. DIVERSITY
Because Airmux-400 operates in
HSS installations support up to With dual bipolar antennas, Airmux-400
license-exempt frequencies, it can be
16 collocated radios. Like any other RF links can be configured to transmit the
deployed in record time, eliminating the
deployment, the wireless operation is same data through both radios. This adds
costs and delays involved in leasing lines
highly dependent on factors such as data transmission integrity under harsh
or trenching fiber.
available frequencies, the physical space conditions.
between radios, other interfering radios,
and whether Airmux-400 or Airmux-200
units are used.

Figure 2. Providing Urban Broadband Access

Broadband Wireless Multiplexer

Specifications Modulation
A single SNMP-based network management 2×2 MIMO-OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM,
RADIO 64 QAM), see Table 2
application (Airmux Manager) is used to
control multiple Airmux-400 and Frequencies and Channel Bandwidths Error Correction
Airmux-200 links as a unified network. FEC, k = 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, see Table 1
Band Bandwidth
RADview-EMS, RAD’s SNMP-based
[GHz] 10 MHz 20 MHz 40 MHz Sensitivity
management software provides access to
See Table 2 (measured at BER <10E-11,
the Airmux Manager via its topology map. 5.8 FCC/IC
20 MHz)
VLAN management allows the separation 5.4 FCC/IC
of user traffic from NMS traffic. The user Encryption
decides if such a separation is required. 4.9 AES 128
Both the headquarters and remote sites TDM INTERFACE
are configured with VLAN management. 2.4 FCC/IC –
Number of Ports
Information on links and management can Regulation 4, 8 or 16
be collected and analyzed via a single FCC/IC:
action. Type
FCC 47CFR, Part 15, Subpart C, T1/E1
The Airmux Manager Spectrum View utility FCC 47CFR, Part 15, Subpart E
is an RF survey tool enabling the link FCC 47CFR, Part 90, Subpart Y Framing
installation prior to full link service RSS-111 Transparent to framing mode
activation. The tool provides IC RSS-210
comprehensive and clear spectral
Throughput Plesiochronous (independent
measurement information for easier,
Airmux-400/50M (full duplex): Tx and Rx timing)
faster and better quality installations.
Up to 50 Mbps total (Ethernet and up Line Code
LAN PORTS to 16 T1/E1 combined) T1: B8ZS, AMI
The IDU-E devices include three LAN ports: E1: HDB3
Airmux-400/100M (full duplex):
two Fast Ethernet UTP (RJ-45) and one
SFP slot. Up to 100 Mbps total, 200 Mbps Latency
aggregated (Ethernet and up to 8 msec
When using RAD’s MiTOP-E3/T3, SFP-
16 T1/E1 combined) Line Impedance
format TDM pseudowire gateway,
Airmux-400 delivers E3/T3 data streams Duplex Technique T1: 100Ω, balanced
over its wireless link. TDD E1: 120Ω, balanced

Transmit Power Connector

See Table 2 RJ-45

Jitter and Wander

As per G.823, G.824

Figure 3. Extending the Reach of Ethernet-Based Services to Rural Locations over PDH Infrastructure
Data Sheet


Number of Ports DC: -20 to -60 VDC via AC/DC converter
3 Fast Ethernet Power Consumption
Type For full details, see the SFP Transceivers 35W max (ODU with IDU)
2 × 10/100BaseT, autonegotiation data sheet at Indicators
(802.3u) Note: It is strongly recommended to order this IDU:
1 × SFP device with original RAD SFPs installed. This will On (green) – IDU is operational
ensure that prior to shipping, RAD has performed
Framing/Coding On (orange) –IDU is being powered up
comprehensive functional quality tests on the
IEEE 802.3u entire assembled unit, including the SFP devices. On (red) –IDU failure
RAD cannot guarantee full compliance to product ODU:
Bridging specifications for units using non-RAD SFPs.
On (green) – ODU-to-IDU link is OK
Up to 2048 MAC addresses self-learning For detailed specifications of the SFP transceivers,
see the SFP Transceivers data sheet.
On (red) – ODU-to-IDU link is
Traffic Handling disrupted
MAC layer bridging, self-learning ANTENNA AIR I/F:
Latency Polarization Type On (green) – Wireless link is
3 msec (typical) Dual synchronized
Characteristics On (orange) – Wireless link is being
Line Impedance
See Table 3 installed
On (red) – Wireless link is out of
VLAN Support GENERAL synchronization
Transparent Diagnostics SVC:
Local and remote loopbacks
Connector On (green) – TDM link is synchronized
RJ-45 (10/100BaseT) IDU-to-ODU Connection On (orange) – Remote alarm or active
Outdoor Cat.5e cable, loopback are detected
MANAGEMENT 100m (328 ft) max. length
On (red) –Local alarm is detected
Grounding and Lightning Protection Off – Ethernet-only unit or TDM
SNMP, Telnet
Individual grounding for each IDU/ODU services are not configured
Interface Internal arrestors for lightning protection HSS:
10/100BaseT On (green) – The ODU is HSS master,
Internal ESD protection circuits over
Connector power/telecom lines synchronization is OK
RJ-45 Optional lightning protection kit Blinking (green) – The ODU is HSS
slave, synchronization is OK
Upgrade Capabilities
On (orange) – HSS is operational, but
Local and over-the-air software download
errors detected or no signal exists
On (red) – HSS is disabled or ODU is
disconnected from IDU

Table 1. Radio Link Characteristics

Rate FEC Max Tx Power

Modulation Single Dual 4.8–6 GHz 2.4 GHz Sensitivity
Antenna Antenna
[Mbps] [Mbps] [k = ] [dBm] [dBm] [dBm]
BPSK 6.5 13 1/2 -88
13 26 1/2 25 26 -86
19.5 39 3/4 -83
26 52 1/2 24 25 -81
16 QAM
39 78 3/4 21 24 -77
52 104 2/3 19 24 -72
64 QAM 58.5 117 3/4 21 -70
65 130 5/6 20 -67
Broadband Wireless Multiplexer

STBY: Environment Physical

On (green) –MHS mode is primary, link Outdoor unit and external antenna: ODU (with integrated antenna):
is active Enclosure: IP67 all-weather case Height: 14.8 in (371 mm)
Temperature: -31°to 140°F Width: 14.8 in (371 mm)
Blinking (green) –MHS mode is
(-35° to 60°C) Depth: 3.6 in (9 mm)
secondary, link is not active
Indoor units: Weight 7 lb (3.5 kg)
On (orange) –MHS mode is secondary,
Temperature: 32° to 122°F
link is active IDU:
(0° to 50°C)
On (red) –MHS mode is primary, link is Humidity: Up to 90%, non-condensing Height: 1.7 in (44 mm)
not active Width: 9.3 in (237 mm)
Off – MHS is disabled Depth: 6.5 in (165 mm)
LINK: Weight 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)

On –Ethernet link is OK
On –Activity is detected on Ethernet link

Table 3. Antenna Options

Antenna Frequency Gain Beam Dimensions Weight Connector

[GHz] [dBi] [degrees] [mm] [ft] [kg] [Ib]

Flat panel 4.9x–5.875 19 (4.9x GHz) 9 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type
23 (5.x GHz)
Flat panel 2.400 16 16 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type

Flat panel 2.400–2.700 19 16 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type

Flat panel 4.4x–5.1x 22 5.6 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type

Flat panel 4.940–5.800 23 5.6 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type

Flat panel 5.140–6.090 23 5.6 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type
Flat panel 5.700–6.050 22 3 371×371×40 1.2×1.2×1.5 2.5 5.5 2 × N-type

Dish 5.250–6.000 28 5.6 Diam. 620 Diam. 2.0 20.4 45 2 × N-type

Note: The range depends on the system configuration. For further information, contact the RAD partner nearest you or one of RAD's offices worldwide.

Table 4. Airmux Family Product Comparison


Airmux-200 (Ver. 1.900) Airmux-400 (Ver. 2.4.50)

Airmux-200 Airmux-200VS Airmux-400/50 Airmux-400/100
Bandwidth 18 5/2 50 total (Ethernet + TDM) 100 total (Ethernet + TDM)
Supported 2 Ethernet + 1, 2, 4 T1/E1 1 Ethernet 3 Ethernet + 4, 8, 16 T1/E1 3 Ethernet + 4, 8, 16 T1/E1
HSS 3 3 3 3
Maximum range 50/80 12.5/20 75/120 75/120
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Table 4. Operating Frequencies and ODU Models

Ordering Supported Frequencies and Ordering String (AIRMUX-400/ODU/…)

Name Regulations
50 Mbps 100 Mbps
(default frequency is in bold)
F58F 5.3 GHz (FCC/IC, Universal) …F58F/50M …F58F/100M
5.4 GHz (FCC, IC, Universal)
5.8 GHz (FCC/IC)
5.9 GHz Universal
F2458F 2.4 GHz FCC/IC …F2458F/50M/EXT …F2458F/100M/EXT
5.3 GHz (FCC/IC, Universal)
5.4 GHz (FCC, IC, Universal)
5.8 GHz (FCC/IC)
5.9 GHz Universal
F49F 4.9 GHz (FCC/IC, Universal) …F49F/50M …F49F/100M
5.3 GHz (FCC/IC, Universal)
5.4 GHz (FCC, IC, Universal)
5.8 GHz (FCC/IC)
5.9 GHz Universal
F2449F 2.4 GHz FCC/IC …F2449F/50M/EXT …F2449F/100M/EXT
4.9 GHz (FCC/IC, Universal)
5.3 GHz (FCC/IC, Universal)
5.4 GHz (FCC, IC, Universal)
5.8 GHz (FCC/IC)
5.9 GHz Universal
F24F 2.4 GHz FCC/IC …F24F/50M

Ordering strings are red for integrated antennas and blue for external antennas.

• 2.4 GHz band supports 50 Mbps full duplex throughput only.

• 4.9 GHz FCC band supports 100 Mbps asymmetric throughput only.
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Broadband Wireless Multiplexer

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75 75m (246 ft)
Ordering @ Frequency band and regulation:
F2449F 2.x GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5.x GHz 100 100m (328 ft)
Airmux-400/IDUE/* (default – 4.9 GHz FCC/IC)
Indoor unit with redundant DC power Airmux-PS-E-AC/a
F2458F 2.x GHz, 5.x GHz (default Power adapter for IDU-E, 90–240 VAC to
– 5.8 GHz FCC/IC) 48 VDC
Airmux-400/POE/a + Ethernet throughput:
Power-over-Ethernet (POE) device 50M 50 Mbps
a AC adapter plug:
Note: A POE device eliminates the need for 100M 100 Mbps
ACEU European
ordering an IDU-E. It requires connection via the Notes:
power adapter. See the Optional Accessories ACUS US
section. • 2.4 GHz band supports 50 Mbps full duplex ACOC Open-ended
throughput only
Airmux-400/ODU/#/+ Airmux-HSSU
• 4.9 GHz FCC band supports 100 Mbps asymmetric
Outdoor unit with integrated antenna Hub site sync unit to connect 8 collocated
throughput only.
outdoor units and 2 additional HSS units
Outdoor unit for external antenna CBL-HSS/@@
connection Assembled cable for HSS connection
External antenna with 1m (3.3 ft) cable
Legend Legend
* IDU-E interface: @@ Cable length:
$ External antenna:
4TDM 4 TDM ports, 3 Ethernet ports 5 5m (16.4 ft)
(2 UTP + 1 SFP) 19/2427/fp 19 dBi, 2.4–2.7 GHz, flat
panel 15 15m (49.2 ft)
8TDM 8 TDM ports, 3 Ethernet ports
22/4451/fp 22 dBi, 4.4–5.1 GHz, flat 50 50m (164 ft)
(2 UTP + 1 SFP)
panel 100 100m (328 ft)
16TDM 16 TDM ports, 3 Ethernet
ports (2 UTP + 1 SFP) 22/5760/fp 22 dBi, 5.7–6.05 GHz, flat MHS-kit
panel Cable and patch panel assembly (8 × RJ-45
ETH 3 Ethernet ports
(2 UTP + 1 SFP) 23/4958/fp 23 dBi, 4.940–5.800 GHz, Y-connections) for Monitored Hot Standby
flat panel configuration
# Frequency band and regulation:
F24F 2.4 GHz, FCC/IC, for models 23/5160/fp 23 dBi, 5.140–6.090 GHz, Airmux-Lightning-Protection
with 50-Mbps Ethernet flat panel External lightning protection kit for IDU,
throughput only 28/5260/dish 28 dBi, 5.250–6.000 GHz, PoE unit and ODU
F49F 4.9 GHz, 5.x GHz (default – dish
4.9 GHz FCC/IC)
F58F 5.x GHz (default – 5.8 GHz
Assembled cable for connection between
@ Cable length:
25 25m (82 ft)
50 50m (164 ft)

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