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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 quad-radio configuration

At the heart of each Nova Node is a high-performance network controller, equipped with four high-power radios. The radio modules operate on the 5GHz ISM band, which is worldwide unlicensed. The use of an onboard hardware cryptographic accelerator, translates into leading-edge security without compromising real time voice, data and video communications.

Multi-antenna array for high range

To provide 360° coverage without sacrificing range and bandwidth nCentric has developed a unique antenna array consisting of four overlapping sectors. Every sector is comprised of a number of directional antennas, thus combining the range and bandwidth of a point-to-point system with the flexibility of a point-to-multipoint system.

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.

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
  • Quad-radio architecture allowing high throughput over multiple hops
  • Sectorized multi-antenna array with 2×2 MIMO per sector
  • Smart channel management minimizes interference and maximizes bandwidth
  • Integrated dual GPS receiver
  • Integrated Iridium modem for easy remote management
  • Easy installation: compact all-outdoor single unit
  • ATEX version available on request
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RADIO & MODEM
Unit type
:
All outdoor, rugged mesh node
Quad-configuration with 2×2 MIMO
Radio operation
:
OFDM
Frequency bands
:
– 5475MHz – 5725MHz (CE)
– 5745MHz – 5825MHz (FCC)
Radio output power
:
23dBm (depending on country settings)
Channel bandwidth
:
20MHz / 40MHz
Supported modulations
:
BPSK (up to 6.5Mbit/s), QPSK (up to 78Mbit/s), 16-QAM (up to 156Mbits/s), 64-QAM
ANTENNA
Main sectorized antenna array
:
– Gain 17dBi per sector
– Polarization Dual linear
– Coverage 360 deg
– Hpol Beam width 90 deg
– Vpol Beam width 90 deg
– Elevation Beam width 8 deg
– ETSI specification EN 302 326
GPS antenna
:
– Frequency 1575.42 MHz
– Average Gain 28 dBi
– Polarization Right Hand Circular
Cellular antenna
:
– Frequency bands WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
– Average gain 2.2 dBi
Iridium antenna
:
– Frequency 1616~1626.5MHz
– Average gain at zenith 2.0 dBi
AIS dual antenna
:
– Frequency 161.975 / 162.025 MHz
– Average gain at zenith 0 dBi
NETWORKING
– Multicast (emulated)
– SNMP, ICMP, HTTP, ARP, TCP, UDP, TFTP
– DHCP Server / Relay and DHCP Client
– DNS Relay / Proxy
– NAT
– NTP Client
SECURITY
– Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
– Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA-PSK,
WPA-EAP, WPA2)
– Virtual Private Network (VPN)
– Stateful firewall
– MAC filtering
– IP filtering
INTERFACES
Ethernet
:
three GbE interface
Status connector (requires optional cable)
:
Aux 12VDC, RS232, USB
Mobile interface
:
HSUPA / HSDPA / EDGE / GPRS / GSM
PHYSICAL AND ELECTRICAL
Size
:
202 mm (7.9 in) diameter x 515 mm (20.3 in) height
Weight
:
7 kg (16lbs)
Typical power consumption
:
26 Watt
Power supply
:
90-264 VAC / 120-370 VDC / 12-48VDC
– 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