Wireless communication node NN2

Nova node (The nCentric Field Coverage node) has been designed specifically for offshore markets to provide state-of-the-art, reliable and flexible broadband communication between rigs, vessels and onshore personnel. By providing seamless mobility, critical applications like VoIP, video streaming, and data transmission are not interrupted as they move through the network.

Power and flexibility with dual-radio configuration

At the heart of each Nova Node is a high-performance network controller, equipped with two high-power radios. The standard radio module operates in the 5GHz ISM band, but the node can also be configured with a 900 MHz ISM, 1370 MHz Military, 2.4 GHz ISM, 3.6 GHz lightly-licensed, 4.4 GHz NATO-Military or 4.9 GHz Public Safety.

Flexible antenna solutions for high range

To provide full coverage without sacrificing range and bandwidth nCentric delivers a vertically and horizontally polarize omni-directional or sectorial antenna with the Nova Node, that can be mounted directly on the unit. The dual polarization increases performance in RF-hostile environments.

Intelligent mesh platform

Powering this high-end hardware platform is an equally exceptional, fully distributed, wireless mesh operating system. Managing all radios so channels are selected as intelligently as possible, Nova Node maximizes throughput, even over multiple hops. Instead of an ordinary ad hoc routing protocol, a mobile-optimized, proactive mesh routing algorithm is employed resulting in a robust, self-configuring, and auto-healing network.

Optional LTE modem and high performance GPS

An LTE modem can be added instead of the secondary radio module to enable high-speed, low latency internet access near shore or in the harbour. The standard GPS module can be replaced by an industry leading high-precision dual-antenna GPS module.

Features
  • Intelligent, robust platform enabling a wide variety of IP network services, such as VoIP, video streaming, file sharing, serial data broadcast, etc
  • Auto-configuring and self-healing 3rd generation mesh network
  • Modular dual-radio architecture allows combining multiple frequency bands in one device
  • Dual linearly polarized omni antennas
  • Smart channel management minimizes interference and maximizes bandwidth.
  • Integrated 72-channel GPS receiver
  • Integrated Iridium SBD modem for easy remote management
  • Easy installation: compact all-outdoor single unit
  • ATEX version available on request
Category: Tag:
Unit type
:
All outdoor, rugged mesh node
Dual-radio with 2×2 MIMO per radio
Radio operation
:
OFDM / TDD with CSMA CA
Channel bandwidth
:
5/10/20/40 MHz
Modulations
:
CCK, BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, and 64 QAM
5 GHZ MODULE
Frequency band
:
5.180 ~ 5.825 GHz ISM unlicensed worldwide
Maximal radio output power
:
32 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-100 dBm
900 MHZ MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Frequency band
:
902 ~ 928 MHz license free ISM band in ITU Region 2 (1)
Maximal radio output power
:
33 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-98 dBm
1370 MHZ MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Frequency band
:
1350 ~ 1390 MHz worldwide military band (compliant with DoD form “DD 1494” requirements)
Maximal radio output power
:
33 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-98 dBm
2.4 GHZ MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Frequency band
:
2192 ~ 2732 MHz ISM unlicensed worldwide
Maximal radio output power
:
32 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-100 dBm
3.6 GHZ MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Frequency band
:
3400 ~ 3800 MHz broadband access band (light licensed)
Maximal radio output power
:
36 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-98 dBm
4.4 GHZ MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Frequency band
:
4400 ~ 5000 MHz NATO/Military band worldwide
Maximal radio output power
:
32 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-96 dBm
4.9 GHZ MODULE (OPTIONAL)
Frequency band
:
4400 ~ 5000 MHz USA Public Safety Band
Maximal radio output power
:
32 dBm(2)
Maximal receive sensity
:
-97 dBm
(1)USA, Canada, South and Latin America, Israel, Australia, New Zealand
(2)depending on country settings
ANTENNA
Collinear 5GHz (standard)
:
– Gain 12dBi
– Polarization Vertical or Horizontal
– Coverage 360 deg
– Elevation Beam width 7 deg
– ETSI specification EN 302 326
Integrated GPS antenna
:
– Frequency 1575.42 MHz
– Average Gain 4 dBi
– Polarization Right Hand Circular
Integrated Iridium antenna
:
– Frequency 1616 MHz – 1626.5 MHz
– Average gain at zenith 4 dBi
Other antennas can be delivered if optional radio module chosen
INTERFACES
Ethernet
:
one GbE interface
Antenna
:
four N-female connectors
Mobile interface
:
HSUPA / HSDPA / EDGE / GPRS / GSM (standard) LTE option also available
PHYSICAL AND ELECTRICAL
Size
:
202 mm (7.9 in) diameter x 515 mm (20.3 in) height
Weight
:
7 kg (16lbs)
Typical power consumption
:
60 Watt
Power supply
:
90-264 VAC
Wall/pole mounting kits available
ENVIROMENTAL
Operating temperature
:
-25°C (-13F) to 65°C (149F)
Storage temperature
:
-30°C (-22) to 70°C (158F)
Operating humidity
:
5 to 95% non-condensing
STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
Radio
:
FCC part 15 – Class A Digital Device, intentional radiator
EMC
:
FCC 47 CFR part 15
Safety
:
IEC60950-1 CB report / UL60950-1 / TUV EN60950-1
RF safety
:
FCC OET Bulletin 65
– MIL-STD-167A pending
– MIL-STD-810G pending
– IP66
– CE mark