Cambium's PTP 550 is a 5 GHz point-to-point microwave radio capable of providing data throughput up to 1.36 Gb/s with very high reliability.
The PTP 550 model has been developed to meet the need for gigabit capacity while providing interference resistance in the increasingly congested 5 GHz spectrum. By operating in a 2+0 dual radio mode, PTP 550 can be configured to aggregate a mix of channel sizes and frequencies to protect against changing spectral conditions.
The unit can be set to use any two 20, 40, 80 MHz channels within the entire 5 GHz band to achieve in excess of 1.36 Gb/s of L2 throughput using modulation up to 256QAM and 2x2 MIMO. For example, in a congested area an 80 MHz DFS channel may be paired with a 20 MHz channel in the 5.8 GHz band to mitigate the risk of a radar hit while maintaining very high data rates.
Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS) means the radio continually searches for the cleanest channels and moves band seamlessly, maximising performance and reliability.
With its Motorola legacy and metal enclosure it should be no surprise the unit boasts a working life (MTBF) of over 40 years. PTP 550 provides industrial grade performance with IP66 / IP67 ingress protection.
If the application requires gigabit throughput on the 5 GHz band, PTP 550 is the solution. The model shown includes an integrated dual-polarised 23 dBi patch array antenna, however a connectorised variant is also available, allowing connection of high gain parabolic antennas to provide high throughput connectivity significantly further. Aggregated throughputs of over 200 Mb/s have been achieved beyond 45 kilometres.
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Cambium Networks enables service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety organizations to build powerful communications networks, reach users from 200 kilometers across mountain tops down to their devices, and intelligently manage their business Wi-Fi infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.