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Infra-Red Illuminators

The SONAbeam™ 155-E
The SONAbeam™ E
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The SONAbeam E series is extremely versatile. It’s compact, yet rugged aluminum housing is equally at home outdoors in challenging weather as it is indoors operating through a window. The SONAbeam E can be easily transported to installation sites making it ideal for situations that require rapid deployment. The E can be ordered as a Flyaway kit complete with carbon-fiber tripods and water-tight carrying cases, ideal for disaster recovery operations. Like all SONAbeams, the E series offers full-rate, full-duplex bandwidth. The E Series supports native Ethernet and offers the added flexibility of protocol transparent operation to support custom datarates.

Technical Specifications
Free-Space Optical
Transmission rates   Gigabit Ethernet: 1.25 Gbps, full duplex
OC-12/STM-4: 622 Mbps, full duplex
Operational range   3 dB/km clear air: 50m to 2700m (160ft to 1.7mi)
10 dB/km extreme rain: 50m to 1400m (160ft to 0.9mi)
Laser output power   320 mW peak (2 x 160 mW)
Free-space wavelength   1550 nm
Receive aperture   10 cm (4 in) diameter
Interface Option 1 - 1000-Base-SX (850 nm)
Data physical interface  

Multimode fiber, LC

Fiber xmtr/rcvr wavelength   850 nm nominal
Fiber xmtr output power   -9 dBm (min), -3 dBm (max)
Fiber rcvr input power   0 dBm (min), -17 dBm (max)
Interface Option 2 - 1000-Base-LX (1310 nm)
Data physical interface  

Singlemode fiber, LC

Fiber xmtr/rcvr wavelength   1310 nm nominal
Fiber xmtr output power   -11 dBm (min), -3 dBm (max)
Fiber rcvr input power   -20 dBm (min), -3 dBm (max)
Mechanical / Electrical / Environmental
Operating temperature   -40ºC to 60ºC (-40ºF to 140ºF)
Pointing stability   120 km/h (75 mp/h) operating,
>160 km/h (100 mp/h) survivability
Environmental seal   Water-tight, IP66 and NEMA-4 certified
Dimensions (W*H*D)   25 x 33 x 46 cm; 10 x 13 x 18 in
Weight   Optical Head: 10 kg (22 lbs);
Input voltage   -48 VDC (-40 V to -57 V) or 100-240 VAC
Power consumption (electronics & heater)
  40 watts max (w/ heater)

Carrier-Class Reliability and Durability
Window heating   Prevents fogging, snow/sleet accumulation
Laser cooling   Active solid state cooling to 35ºC (95ºF)
Power supply   Telco grade, >550,000 hour
Structure   Aluminum housing/steel mount
Element Management and Control
Management interface   USB, Serial & 10/100-baseT
SNMP   Embedded v.1 agent
GUI control program   SONAbeam™ Terminal Controller STC
Command line interface   Via USB, RS232 or IP address
Key parameters monitored  

Receive signal strength
Power supply currents and voltages
Laser currents
Laser power (APC levels)
Laser temperatures
Internal temperature
Clock recovery / sync status
Network interface signal status

Historical logging   Internal data and event logging
Certifications and Classifications
    USA Canada International
Laser safety  

CDRH 21 CFR 1040 inlcuding Laser Notice 50, Class 1M

ANSI Z136.1 & Z136.6, Class 1

CDRH 21 CFR 1040 inlcuding Laser Notice 50, Class 1M

IEC 60825-1 Class 1M

EMC   FCC - Part 15 ICES - 003 EN55022 - emissions
EN55024 - immunity
Electrical safety   UL 60950 CSA 60950 EN60950
(CB scheme)


Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please contact your sales representative for further information on our products.