Cambium Networks PTP 650

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Cambium Networks has once again has set the new standard in non-line of sight performance with the Cambium Networks PTP 650 Series. The Cambium Networks PTP 650 boasts a number of improvements over the PTP 500 and 600 series. A quick summary below:
  • 4.9 to 6.05 GHz wide-band operation
  • User-configurable channel widths
  • 5,10,15,20,30,40,45MHz
  • Up to 450 Mbps aggregate throughput
  • Low latency – 1 to 3 ms one way
  • 10 bps/Hz spectral efficiency
  • Up to 200 km range
  • Ethernet and TDM traffic
  • Symmetric and asymmetric TDD configurations
  • IPv4/IPv6 management
  • Jumbo frame support – up to 9600 bytes
  • Extensive quality-of-service (QoS) supporting up to 8 queues
  • In-band and out-of-band management
  • Support for integrated and external antenna options

The table below shows the competitive advantages over standard 5GHz wireless links:

The Cambium Networks PTP 650 also offers competitive licence upgrade options which allow customers to start off with a lite licence which will support up to 125Mbps aggregate network throughput in the box and then allow upgrades (via software) to either a mid or full licence supporting up to 450Mbps at a later stage. The Cambium Networks PTP 650  lite will also come with a free 60 day trial full licence which means you can try the full licence first, if you’re not sure about whehter you need the extra bandwdith.

The Cambium Networks PTP 650  also supports 802.3at PoE out via a secondary ethernet port which will be handy for powering either a Wi-Fi access point, CCTV camera or other suitable device. Gigabit connectivity is also via either copper or fibre

The Cambium Networks PTP 650 also has greater range when compared to the older Cambium PTP 600 series with higher radio transmit powers. For example, the Cambium PTP 600 only supports a transmit power of 18dBm at 256QAM whilst the Cambium PTP 650 supports 23dBm! That’s more than double the transmit power. At 64QAM, the Cambium PTP 650 has more than double the range of the Cambium PTP 600