SONAbeam® 2500-Z
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The SONAbeam™ 155-E
The SONAbeam™ Z
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The latest addition to the SONAbeam family, the 2500-Z delivers up to 2.5 Gbps of full duplex bandwidth. While other 2.5 Gbps wireless solutions pair two systems together at added expense, the SONAbeam 2500-Z offers the highest capacity wireless connection in an economical, single link solution. Utilizing a pair of GigE interface ports to provide 2.5 Gbps, the 2500-Z provides full-duplex links via an indoor multiplexor.

The SONAbeam Z series was designed to provide a lightweight, economical solution for short distance links. It is ideal for high capacity links up to 500 meters. The SONAbeam Z is housed in a low-profile, all aluminum enclosure suitable for outdoor operation in all weather environments as well as for indoor installation operating through a window. Featuring near-zero latency and packet loss, the SONAbeam Z transmits full-rate, full-duplex native Gigabit Ethernet and can also operate in protocol transparent mode in order to support custom datarates or carry both TDM and IP traffic on the same link.

Technical Specifications
Free-Space Optical
Datarate/protocol   OC48/STM16, 2.5 Gbps, full duplex
Gigabit Ethernet: 1.25 Gbps, full duplex
Operational range   3 dB/km clear air: 50m to 500m (160ft to 0.3mi)
10 dB/km extreme rain: 50m to 350m (160ft to 0.2mi)
Laser output power   160 mW
Free-space wavelength   1550 nm
Receive aperture   50 mm (2 in) diameter
2.5 Gbps SFP (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   10 kg (22 lbs);
Input voltage   -48 VDC (-40 V to -57 V) or 100-240 VAC
Power consumption
  25 watts (no heater)
Carrier-Class Reliability and Durability
Laser cooling   Active solid state cooling to 35ºC (95ºF)
Power supply   Telco grade, >550,000 hour
Structure   Aluminum housing
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.