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The SONAbeam™ M
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The SONAbeam M series is designed with carriers’ needs in mind. Featuring a rugged, cast-aluminum, environmentally-sealed housing and up to 50 times the power of competing products, the SONAbeam M series is the toughest, most powerful system on the market today. Quadruple-redundant transmitters, combined with the largest receiver in the industry, further ensure transmission integrity. The SONAbeam M’s high-powered laser transmitters are able to penetrate heavy rain, snow and fog far more effectively and consistently than any other available FSO technology. SONAbeam M supports Fast or Gigabit native Ethernet as well as custom datarates when run in protocol transparent mode.

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: 400m to 4800m (1310ft to 3.0mi)
10 dB/km extreme rain: 400m to 2200m (1310ft to 1.4mi)
Laser output power   640 mW (4 transmitters at 160 mW)
Free-space wavelength   1550 nm
Receive aperture   20 cm (8 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
  -40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F)
Solar filters   2 spatial, 2 spectral
Pointing stability   120 km/h (75 mp/h) operating, >160 km/h (100 mp/h) survivability
Environmental seal   Water-tight, IP66 and NEMA-4 rated
Dimensions (W*H*D)   41 x 41 x 46 cm; 16 x 16 x 18 in
Weight   Optical Head: 20 kg (44 lbs);
Yoke: 8 kg (17 lbs)
Input voltage  

-48 VDC (-40 V to -57 V) or 100-240 VAC

Power consumption   Transceiver: 55 watts, max
Heaters: 200 watts, max
Carrier-Class Reliability and Durability
Interior heating   To 30°C (86°F) prevents optics fogging, snow/sleet accumulation
Laser cooling   Active solid state cooling to 35°C (95°F), even in desert conditions
Redundant transmitters   4 independent lasers, drivers, coolers and cooler controllers
Power supply   Telco grade, >550,000 hour

Cast aluminum housing, yoke & mount

Element Management and Control
Management interface   USB, Serial & 10/100-baseT
SNMP   Embedded v.1 Agent
GUI control program   SONAbeam™ Terminal Controller - STC v.3
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.