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GWS 5000 Series TV White Space Solution

Best in class TV Whitespace wireless solution with industry leading throughput and range to meet the most demanding of deployment challenges. The GWS-5000 is the fifth generation of TV Whitespace radio developed by 6Harmonics. With industry-leading throughput and range to meet the most demanding deployment challenges, the GWS-5000 series is the most advanced and highest power TV Whitespace solution currently available in the market. Ideal for challenging links such as those facing in-band noise & interference or even Non-Line-of-Sight conditions, the GWS-5000 has the power and features to ensure a rock-solid, high-capacity PTP & PMP connection.

Applications

  • Business and Residential rural broadband
  • Maritime networks; ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore
  • Video surveillance & security backhaul
  • Public safety communications
  • Rural IoT & Precision Agriculture
  • In-building networks

Key Features

  • Operable from single up to quad-channel sizes to enable optimum usage of available whitespace channels
  • Capable of up to 95Mbps Layer 3 traffic
  • Less than 5ms RTD under ideal conditions
  • Up to 39dBm of transmit power
  • Able to operate in PTP or PMP modes
    • 2x2 MIMO to 2x2 MIMO with PTP
    • 2x2 MIMO to Rx diversity with PMP
  • Provides L2-transparent network bridge
  • Support for 802.1p and 802.1q VLAN
  • Smart Queue Management (SQM) and Active Queue-length Management (AQM) provide per-flow traffic shaping, ensuring QoS
  • Remote management via HTTP and SNMP

Radio Specifications

Frequencies · 470MHz – 698MHz (US & Canada)
· 470MHZ – 702MHZ (UK, EU, African.)
Channel Bandwidth 2,4,6,8,12,16,18,24MHz
Transmit Power Up to 39dBm combined (2+2 watts) (regulatory limited by region)
Receive Sensitivity -98dBm typical @ 5MHz
Modulation / Coding Automatic MCS selection from QPSK1/2 to 64QAM5/6
Wireless Security Optional Over-the-air encryption via 256-bit AES PSK

Network Specifications

Connectivity 10/100 Ethernet
IP IPv4
VLAN 802.1p, 802.1q, Q-in-Q
Management Management via web-based GUI (HTTP/HTTPS) or SNMP (v2)

 

Electrical Specifications

Input Power 50-56V Passive POE++ 1/2, 4/5 (+); 3/6, 7/8 (-)
Power Consumption · BTS: 45w peak, 30w average
· CPE: 35w peak, 25w average
Power Protection · Ethernet surge suppression: required for both BTS and CPE
· Lightning surge suppression: required for both BTS and CPE between radio and antenna

Mechanical and Environmental Specifications

Dimensions · BTS: 31cm x 31cm x 8.5cm
· CPE: 24cm x 24cm x 11cm
Weight · BTS: 4.35kg
· CPE: 2.81kg
Connectors · 2x IP67 N-type female RF
· 1x IP67 RJ45 10/100 Ethernet
Operating Temperature · -40℃ to +50℃ ambient
Operating Humidity · 5 – 100% non-condensing
Electrostatic Discharge · 15kV air, 10kV contact (power cycle may be required)

 

Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Canada · RS-222 Issue 2; RSS-GEN; RSS-102
Europe · EN 301 598 V1.1.1, EN 301 598 V2.1.1(partial)
· EN 301.489-1
USA · FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Sub-part H
CE Mark · Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2014/30/EU)
· Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
· Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
· General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC
IETF · RFC 7545 (PAWS)
· RFC 8290 (SQM)

Radio Specifications -OLD

Receive sensitivity 6MHz channel width, -98dBm typical

8MHz channel width -97dBm typical

Receive noise floor -103dBm / 6MHz typical
Receive gain control Automatic or Manual
Conducted Power per Spatial Stream Max of 27.8dBm (FCC)
Max 27.8dBm / 8MHz (ETSI Class 1)
33dBm (Other)
39dBm (Other, DC supply required)
Transmit power control Automatic or manual (1dBm increments)
Modulation

 

Automatic adaptive OFDM BPSK ½ rate to 64QAM   rate per stream (MCS0 to MCS7)

MIMO/STBC (MCS 8 to MCS15)

Manual MCS upper limit option.

Medium Contention Management CSMA with RTS / CTS Mode on client station

Airtime fairness mode (ATF) for downlink

TDMA mode for uplink

Network monitoring SNMPv2, proprietary MIB file
Packet aggregation High throughput (HT) mode supported
Security PSK, 256bit AES encryption
Load balancing SSID, ATF & TDMA
Network management User defined IP address, sub-net, gateway and DNS

Standards and Regulatory Compliance - OLD

Europe EN 301 598 V1.1.1; EN 301 598 V2.1.1[1]; EN 301.489-1
USA FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Sub-part H [2]
CE Mark ·      Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2014/30/EU)

·      Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

·      Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)

·      General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC

[1] EN 301 598 V2.1.1 (2018-1) Notified body opinion performed by Nemko (1622). Certificate number: 192101, issued 20th June 2019.
[2] Granted 3rd September 2019

Power Specifications - OLD

Power supply 50-56V Passive POE++ 1/2, 4/5 (+); 3/6, 7/8 (-)
Power consumption 33dBm maximum transmit power: 35W boot, 30W on transmit, 15W receive

Average power consumption 25W, traffic pattern dependant

Recommended power supplies CPE: Ubiquiti POE-50-60W
BTS: Ubiquiti POE-54-80W

Netonix POE switch configured to 48VH 1.5A

Surge suppression Ethernet surge suppression at both client and base stations is required.

Lightning surge suppression is required on base station radio to antenna connection.

Mechanical - OLD

Dimensions Base Station Client Station
Weight 4.35Kg 2.81Kg
Housing 31cm x 31cm x 8.5cm 24cm x 24cm x 11cm
Mounting 1 Female RJ45 IP67 RJ45 connector. Auto-sensing 10/100-T Ethernet
Antenna 2 Female IP67 N-type connector
Other Pressure equalisation vent

Custom enclosures available for 8W, vehicular or maritime applications. 8W version requires external DC power supply.

Environmental - OLD

Operating Temperature -40C to +50C (external); -40C to +85C (internal)
Humidity 5%-100%
Electrostatic Discharge 15kV air, 10kV contact (power cycle may be required)
Altitude Temperature De-rating Altitude (m) Temperature (C)
  0 0 to +50.0
  1500 0 to +47.3
  3000 0 to +44.3
  4500 0 to +41.1