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Cambium's Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Broadband Networks


Build broadband connectivity with Cambium's Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Broadband Networks. Rapidly deploy data, voice and video applications with low total cost of ownership.

Canopy Point to Multipoint Product Range

Canopy Advantage

The Canopy Advantage platform is built on field-proven Canopy technology. Building on these strengths, the Canopy Advantage platform provides the following enhancements: It offers the high level of interference tolerance, scalability, signal reliability and ease of installation inherent to all Canopy equipment.

Canopy PMP 49400

Licensed 4.9 GHz Spectrum
Proven, reliable, cost effective wireless broadband for leased line replacement and video surveillance infrastructure. The CAP 49400 and CSM 49400 products operate in the license protected 4.9 GHz spectrum. The PMP 49400 can also serve in leased-line replacement initiatives to save recurring operations costs. Typical ROI for leased line replacement is six months.

Canopy PMP 500

The 500 Series is a fixed, outdoor high throughput solution that is easy to install and very cost effective.  Now 3.5 GHz license holders have a cost effective, reliable option for fixed, outdoor Wireless Broadband Access Networks The Motorola 500 Series enables operators to devel­op sustainable business models based on significant benefits inherent in licensed frequencies.

Canopy PMP 430

The PMP 430 is a fixed wireless broadband solution that operates in the 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands. The PMP 430 is equipped with OFDM technology to deliver outstanding throughput, long range and line of sight (LOS ) and near-line of sight (nLOS ) performance for reliable and secure data, voice and video connectivity.

Canopy PMP 400 Series

Now, with Canopy 400 Series Access Points (AP) and Subscriber Modules (SM), those out-of-sight users can become top-of-mind, offering increased opportunities for new productivity and new revenue streams. In addition, along with nLOS and NLOS wireless broadband access, the 400 Series also provides the Canopy system’s highest throughput for longer distances.

Canopy PMP 320

The PMP 320 offers full MIMO Matrix B support, with up to 45 Mbps of throughput in a 10 MHz channel, up to 65,000 Packets per Second (PPS) and long range, LOS and nLOS performance for business and residential connectivity in the 3 GHz licensed band.

The cost-effective, licensed solution for fixed outdoor access network applications that is interoperable with 802.16e WiMAX

Canopy PMP 100

High-performance broadband technology that makes the wireless business case a success.
Modules are available with total throughputs up to 14 Mbps and are available in frequencies from 900 MHz to 5 GHz. Join the tens of thousands of network operators who have deployed PMP 100 solutions to be their business case a success.

Canopy Lite

Part of Motorola’s globally proven Canopy platform, Canopy Lite SMs are designed to help network operators convert dial-up subscribers to broadband simply, quickly… and profitably. And, although Canopy Lite SMs offer substantially lower costs, they also offer the same high performance, reliability and interference tolerance for which the Canopy system is renowned.

Canopy PMP Network Accessories

  • One point wireless suite software management
  • LENS antenna
  • Passive reflector
  • Surge suppressor
  • Coverage extender
  • Cluster Management Module 3 & 4

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Motorola Wireless Broadband Solutions


Motorola’s comprehensive portfolio of reliable and cost-effective wireless broadband solutions together with our WLAN solutions provide and extend coverage both indoors and outdoors.

The Motorola Wireless Broadband portfolio offers high-speed Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Mesh, Wi-Fi and WiMAX networks that support data, voice and video communications, enabling a broad range of fixed and mobile applications for public and private systems.

With Motorola’s innovative software solutions, customers can design, deploy and manage a broadband network, maximizing uptime and reliability while lowering installation costs.

Why Motorola Wireless Access Network Solutions are Superior

Industry Leading Interference Tolerance

Motorola access network solutions provide an industry leading Carrier to Interference (C to I) ratio and utilize GPS synchronization to mitigate self interference.

Fast, Simple Installation
Access Points and Subscriber Modules have easy to use alignment tools and require no equipment room or environment controlled area at the AP tower location. Reliable Hardware Performance over Time 

Motorola equipment operates with a passive heating and cooling system. This design achieves increased reliability and availability through extended periods of time.
Proven Throughput Performance  Performance specifications are statements of actual field performance, not performance in an indoor noise free lab environment.

Scalable as Subscriber Base Grows 
GPS synchronization enables operators to build networks that grow with demand as new subscribers are added and network density increases or as operators expand the network into new geography.


What are the Latest New Features?

Motorola continues to invest in Point to Multipoint access networks by adding new capabilities to dramatically expand the portfolio of options for network operators:
Licensed OFDM Solutions
The new PMP 320 provides connectivity at 3.3, 3.5 and 3.65 GHz. The PMP 500 series provides OFDM based high speed throughput at 3.5 GHz.
OFDM Solution at 4.9 GHz
The field proven PMP 400 series with OFDM high speed connectivity is now available at 4.9 GHz.
OFDM Solution at 5.8 and 5.4 GHz
The new PMP 430 provides 40 Mbps of high speed connectivity and OFDM technology at 5.8 and 5.4 GHz.
One Point Wireless Suite
Network operators can now use one common element management system across the Motorola portfolio of wireless broadband solutions to perform network design, streamline deployment, and manage networks. 

Horizontal Polarization Modules
PMP 120 and 130 series access network equipment at 5 GHz is now available with either vertical or horizontal polarization to enable network operators to select the polarization that best meets their performance requirements.
Motorola’s Wireless PMP Access Networks
Motorola point-to-multipoint access network solutions enable cost-effective, reliable, and secure connectivity in thousands of networks in more than 150 countries today.

Serving a broad range of
licensed and unlicensed spectrums (with solutions at 900 MHz through the 5 GHz frequencies), the PMP solutions are designed for even the harshest of outdoor environments to provide high-speed voice, access and data services.
Reliable, Cost Effective Wireless Data, Video and Voice Connectivity
Motorola’s innovative wireless broadband access network solutions are the ideal technology for delivering high-demand technologies such as broadband Internet access, video services, security surveillance, voice over IP and E1/T1 connectivity.
Motorola wireless broadband technology combines field proven toughness with exceptional performance, security, ease-of-use and cost effectiveness. It significantly reduces the time to design and deploy new commercial and enterprise broadband networks.
It also seamlessly integrates with existing network systems and management tools to make extending and augmenting existing service simpler and less cost-intensive.
Motorola wireless broadband access networks offer one of the lowest total costs of ownership in the industry, and can deliver a proven business case providing a ROI in just six to twelve months.
With Motorola’s 80 years of radio knowledge, experience and leadership, dedication to creating and maintaining trusted relationships over the long-term access network operators are assured high levels of worldwide service and support as their networks grow over the years.

Wireless Access Networks

Motorola wireless access networks are one part of a total Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) solution for extending the existing network to provide broadband services to new users. The system provides a wireless Ethernet connection which can be used to transport data, video and voice in channelized or unchannelized formats.
Modules are available to support Line of Sight (LOS), Near-Line of Sight
(nLOS) and Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) point-to-point links and point-to-multipoint last mile access solutions. With a broad array of Backhaul (PTP module), Access Point (CAP) and Subscriber Modules (CSM), and mesh access modules, the system can be configured to meet the current and future needs of business and residential network users.
Government Network Operators can establish cost-effective links for public safety, public service, and public access.
  • Rapidly deploy video surveillance and data connectivity for public safety
  • Create a cost effective data network for public works
  • Create an infrastructure for community wide public access Enterprises can establish cost-effective links to campus locations or remote branch offices at a fraction of the cost of leasing lines or deploying wireline broadband systems.
  • Rapid access to business information between locations
  • Cost-effective; substantially less than cost of leased-line alternatives no recurring monthly fee
  • Wireless infrastructure to connect indoor wireless local area network (WLAN), creating a completely wireless IP network and connecting inside to outside Service providers can enhance their customer base and revenues by extending the network to reach new business and residential subscribers beyond the reach of wireline broadband offerings.
  • Complement existing broadband network to reach customers in new territories, whether adjacent to an existing network or a completely new region
  • Offer wireless broadband services to existing subscribers currently using dial-up; alternative to other equipment like DSL and cable
  • Extend network geography into new, under served areas
  • Rapidly mass-deployed, value-based broadband

Motorola wireless broadband access networks can be used to complement DSL, Cable, Fibre and other wireless networks or used in stand alone configurations.
Data Transfer
Motorola solutions bring powerful radio technology to enterprise communications applications, making deploying and delivering low-cost broadband access faster and easier than ever before.

They provide the performance, versatility, ease-of-use and affordability that enable enterprise Environments including corporate, municipal, health care, education and more to improve communication, productivity, security and return on investment (ROI).

IP-based video surveillance is revolutionizing the way organizations, municipalities and institutions are protecting their property, personnel and proprietary assets.
Motorola is an industry leader in wireless video surveillance solutions for public safety. Motorola’s proven wireless broadband technology helps network operators and their customers join the revolution.

Compared to analog or hybrid systems, IP-based solutions provide a number of crucial advantages, including:

  • Real-Time Situational Awareness and Response
  • Remote Monitoring and Accessibility
  • Faster, Lower Cost Deployment
  • Leverage the Existing Networks
  • The Benefits of Smart Cameras and Software
  • Optimized ROI
  • Digital Image Encryption for Security Purposes Voice Access network modules can be used to transport Voice over IP (VoIP) services as a PBX extension when IP phones and typical hubs are used at the customer premises.
Key Attributes of the Motorola Wireless Access Networks
In today’s crowded broadband communications marketplace, no system can match Motorola access networks’ combination of advanced technology, simplified configuration, rapid deployment and remarkable cost effectiveness.
Motorola solutions enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to differentiate, create competitive advantage and attract and please increasingly demanding residential and business customers, even in hard-to-reach areas.

Simple Network Design
The PMP system’s intelligent protocols streamline deployment and operation.

 A simple network
design allows the system to complement the existing network, and makes it exceptionally easy to install.
The equipment is intuitive and efficient, providing built-in installation and deployment assistance that makes it faster to get up and running… often in a matter of hours or days instead of weeks or months.

Superior Performance
Motorola access network solutions deliver superior performance using a modulation scheme that improves the quality of data delivery and mitigates interference from other systems.
The system’s wireless signals are highly effective in penetrating obstacles and avoiding obstructions, making it as efficient in dense urban environments as it is in suburban areas or rural locations.

The platform provides last mile access in a variety of spectrum choices, ensuring exceptional broadband performance no matter which spectrum is best for network performance.

Exceptional Security
The platform also offers security with over-the-air DES (Data Encryption Standard) encryption and is also available with AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) capabilities, which provide FIPS 197 certified 128-bit encryption, to ensure secure data delivery and exceptional reliability.
Satisfying Speed
The point-to-multipoint access network offers speeds from 512 Kbps to 40 Mbps (aggregate data rates) and the Motorola point-to-point bridges deliver from 7.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps (aggregate data rates) to network users.

Of course, upload and download speeds are affected by several factors
so actual speeds may vary, but the potential to offer an incredible broadband experience can be designed into the system deployment.
Interference Tolerance
Because of its GPS signal synchronization, Motorola wireless access network solutions offer a high level of tolerance to self-interference. The system provides reliable service even when the APs are placed close together.
Motorola access networks scale to meet network growth so that throughput remains consistent as new subscribers are added to the network. 

Return on Investment

Low infrastructure costs and wireless last mile connectivity yield a payback in terms of months. Motorola is glad to provide detailed case studies of customers who have successfully deployed wireless broadband equipment in a variety of applications. Refer to the last page of this document to access a list of successful deployments.

Flexible Configuration Options
Motorola solutions include configuration options that meet and exceed both provider and customer expectations. The platform can be configured as a single-site point-to-multipoint system that supports subscribers for distances up to 15 miles (24 kilometers).
The Motorola point-to-point series of wireless Ethernet bridges increase delivery range up to 124 miles (200 kilometers). In addition, the system includes interfaces that enable it to easily integrate with standard network management tools and billing systems, as well as diagnostic capabilities needed to remotely monitor the network.
Licensed and Unlicensed Solutions
Motorola wireless access network solutions include products that use the licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Licensed solutions are optimized for speed and throughput as they will not normally encounter noise and interference due to license regulations.
Unlicensed solutions have been designed from the ground up to optimize interference tolerance. With GPS synchronization, they provide superior performance in areas where there is noise in the spectrum. These solutions can be deployed as an access network, or as a capacity injection layer for other last mile solutions.
The Access Point Module (CAP) distributes network or Internet services in a sector for as many as 200 subscribers. The AP is configurable through a web interface. The Subscriber Module (CSM) is a Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) device that extends network or Internet services by communication with an AP. The SM is configurable through a web interface.
Access Points
Access points are available in a wide range of frequencies from 900 MHz to 6 GHz. These
modules are available with integrated antennas for ease of installation, and some are available with connectorised versions to enable network operators to configure their network to meet their specific requirements. AP’s are also available with higher  performance options to provide higher throughput and NLOS connectivity.

Subscriber Modules

Subscriber modules are Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) equipment at the subscriber location.These modules are simple to install and can provide connectivity for a single device or a downstream access WLAN network.
SMs are available in a wide range of frequencies for 900 MHz to 6 GHz. These modules are available with integrated antennas for ease of installation, or are available with connectorised versions to enable network operators to configure their network to meet their specific requirements.
Many SMs can be equipped with passive range extenders to boost performance to establish connectivity to distant locations. SM’s are also available with higher performance options to provide higher throughput and NLOS connectivity. Power Supplies and mounting brackets for SMs are sold separately.
Passive Reflector
The 27RD Passive Reflector Dish extends the distance range of a module and focuses the beam into a narrower angle. The internal patch antenna of the module illuminates the Passive Reflector Dish from an offset position. The module support tube provides the proper angle for this offset.
The LENS passive module enables service providers to provide reliable data, video and VOIP services in areas that could not previously be reached due to range limitations. By increasing the range and focusing the antenna beam, the LENS allows service providers the ability to reach more subscribers and results in a reduction of external RF noise.

This compact yet durable product easily mounts directly onto existing 100 and 430 series modules and requires no additional mounting hardware.

Surge Suppressor
The 200SS or 600SS Surge Suppressor provides a path to ground (Protective Earth) that protects connected subscriber home equipment from near-miss lightning strikes.

Point-to-Multipoint Access
Throughput and Range
The Motorola wireless broadband access network with its hundreds of engineering years of design, more than 60 patents, and hundreds of commercially deployed networks in more than 150 countries, has the proven design to truly deliver Broadband Wireless Access for all applications.
Designed from the ground up to optimize consistent performance across the network, the PMP system has been proven to provide reliable throughput to all network users in the following cases:
  • Small and large number of subscribers in the network
  • Subscribers located both near to and far from the Access Point location
  • Network carrying varying types of traffic
Operating range and data throughput are dependent on many factors including: terrain, foliage, background RF energy, and other conditions. PMP system modules are designed to provide reliable communication with a minimal difference in throughput as distance increases and as subscribers are added to the network.

The system’s unique signaling technique provides a consistent data rate and throughput to users across the entire service area.

Access Networks
Motorola wireless Access Points and Subscriber Modules comprise the access network. APs are the distribution head end and each one serves up to 200 subscribers. APs can be clustered in groups providing coverage for a community of subscribers. SMs are installed at the subscriber location.
The PMP 320, 430, 400 and 500 Series AP and SM products provide line-of-sight (LOS) and near-line-of-sight (nLOS) performance through the use of OFDM technology, longer cyclic prefixes, and higher gain antenna solutions. The improvement is seen most in multi-path environments where the signal is reflected off other buildings and objects.
Improvements in penetration of foliage are also possible. In general, OFDM technology improves performance in near- and non-line-of-sight environments. This makes it possible to provide connectivity in areas where obstructions may be present.
Network Infrastructure
A wireless access network can also be deployed as an infrastructure to provide bandwidth to an access last mile application. PMP networks can supply connectivity for WiMAX, WLAN, mesh and other networks as shown below.

In addition to standard configurations with the AP at the distribution head end, the PMP system architecture supports remote AP configurations, where an AP is co-located with an SM to provide for remote distribution and increased network extensions. This technique is useful in two deployment situations:
  • Extend range and coverage
  • Get under the tree line and distribute the signal to a cluster of customers in an area
 Motorola wireless broadband access network system modules are available in different frequencies to afford flexibility in network design and allow equipment selection for the best RF solution for each individual service area.

In addition, passive reflectors are available for most Subscriber Modules to
provide extended range capabilities to reach remote subscribers and also reduce interference by creating a smaller beam pattern.

Polarization Options
Motorola offers 100 Series 5 GHz modules with either vertical or horizontal polarization. Polarization can provide isolation from ambient noise in the operating area. Network operators can select the signal polarization that best meets the needs of their environment.
Motorola wireless broadband access networks gracefully scale to support large deployments. The system’s GPS synchronization allows network operators to re-use frequencies within a geographic area and add capacity while consistently ensuring consistency in the quality of service to customers.

As a result, subscribers can experience consistently reliable service.

The PMP 100 series system’s unique signal modulation technique yields an industry leading nominal Carrier to Interference (C/I) ratio of less than 3 dB and ensures reliable communication when other transmitters are present.
Noise Filters
900 MHz is a crowded frequency. Band pass filters are available as an option to reduce the out of band noise received. The following chart will aid in deciding whether to use a filter for 900 MHz installations. The Motorola Point-to-Multipoint system now offers 2 channel and 3 channel filters, depending on which frequencies are desired to be used.
Connecting the AP to the Network
The system appears to the network like a layer 2 bridge and is transparent to layer 2 protocols. The AP is connected to the network via a UV rated CAT 5 cable approved for outdoor applications. Where more than one AP is installed in a cluster, a Cluster Management Module (CMM) will distribute and synchronize the signals of the AP cluster.
Proper cable and cable connections are critically important to ensuring the proper performance of the access network. The PMP system is typically installed on outside infrastructure platforms such as radio towers and roof top locations. Motorola recommends the use of shielded outdoor cables that adhere to Category 5 and 5e standards for the installation of modules.
Point-to-Point Wireless Bridges - Overview
Motorola offers a selectivity of wireless bridges at a number of frequencies. PTP modules are simple to install. PTP link installation can often be completed within a few hours, saving valuable time and expenses. 

There is no need to work out right-of-way issues or wait for costly network build-outs.
Many of the backhaul modules are available with passive reflectors to extend range.
  • High throughput connection to backhaul voice, video and data
  • Backhaul for WiMAX base stations
  • Extend channelized T1/E1 services over a long distance
  • Interconnect campus buildings and remote branch offices
  • Reach remote AP clusters
  • Extend PBX circuits
  • Backhaul to Cellular sites
  • Provide secure stand-alone network
  • Cost effective backhaul link to reach AP clusters
  • Remote Security surveillance

The Return on Investment (ROI) is a matter of months because PTP links provide a permanent solution at a fraction of the cost of leased line alternatives.

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