Refer to the antenna guide.
General Interest / Specifications
Yes, refer to the antenna guide.
Refer to our antenna guide
To decide which radio is best suited for a specific application, you use the Product Configurator on our website, or call a representative at AvaLAN Wireless at 650-384-0000 ext. 201. WiFi systems generally are less secure and may not work well due to radio saturation and interference. The range is also reduced due to the wider spectrum and higher frequency being used.
Manuals are in digital format only readily available from the AvaLAN website.
AvaLAN’s IP Finder Utility are windows based programs that will discover AvaLAN Wireless radio’s on a Local Area network.
No, it’s not supported.
AvaLAN radios use forced POE injection and do not respond to 802.3af or 802.3at supported POE switches. A POE convertor is required to power an AvaLAN radio. Part # AW-POE-CON
AvaLAN radios use forced POE injection and do not respond to 802.3af or 802.3at supported POE switches. A POE converter is required to power an AvaLAN radio. part # AW-POE-CON
Every non-line of sight is unique and the range depends on how many obstructions are in the way, and the size, shape, and density of each obstruction. Foliage is easier to penetrate than a building.
No, the operate using proprietary wireless communication.
For the 100 Mbps radios: cable length using shielded CAT5 or CAT6 cable is maximum 300 ft.
For the 300 Mbps radios: cable length using CAT6 cable is maximum 50 ft.
For the 1 Mbps radios: cable length using shielded CAT5 or CAT6 cable is maximum 300 ft.
AW900xTR and AW2400xTR can be reconfigured for point-to-multipoint configuration.
AW58x00 series: Due to licensing and legal requirements, bridge pairs cannot be configured as point to multi-point. To create a point to multi-point system, you need to buy unpaired radios.
Yes, there’s protection on both the ethernet and antenna side available.
Directional antennas are best for maximum range.
Yes, the AP monitors Ethernet traffic from each SU and transmits it to the appropriate destination, either another SU or into the network.
A total of 128 Ethernet devices are supported per access point. A subscriber unit has one Ethernet port and can connect to an Ethernet switch to aggregate multiple Ethernet devices.
A point to multipoint system uses one access point (AP) radio with up to 16 subscriber radios (SU) to create a multipoint network link extension. Each SU must be individually keyed to the AP before installation. After key exchanging the installation is simple, fast, and requires very little technical skill compared to other Ethernet products on the market today.
Each AP continually monitors the SU until data is transmitted or received. When data is to be transmitted either from the AP to the SU or vice versa the data is encrypted, transmitted, decrypted, and fed into the network.
The radios use a 10/100 full duplex interface with exception to the AW58300 and AW58303 radios which use a gigabit interface.
Yes, our 1 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 300 Mbps radios are great solutions for solar applications, excluding AW 58103HTS and AW58303HTS.
It depends upon the product.
-40° C to 70° C (-40° F to 158° F)
AvaLAN’s products use a proprietary communication protocol that has an exceptionally low latency and very high payload efficiency. The systems latencies are appropriate for video conferencing, surveillance video, VOIP applications, and even head to head gaming.
All AvaLAN products use at least a 128-bit AES FIPS 197 NIST certified encryption protocol. We also offer radios that are NIST certified FIPS140-2 Level 2 encryption.
Refer to this Data Rate vs Distance Table.
Each AvaLAN radio is designed to find the best frequency/channel available. If the radio is having a hard time doing this because of interference, it has built-in tools such as a sprectrum analyzer to observe channel behavior and allow you to choose the best channel manually. The process depends on which model radio you are using. Details may be found in the instruction manual which may be downloaded from the product page.
AvaLAN products use a sub-block retransmission protocol rather than a full packet retransmission protocol. AvaLAN’s Smart Packet Fragmentation protocol breaks large Ethernet packets into smaller sub-blocks. If any sub-block has an error only that block is retransmitted instead of the whole packet.
AvaLAN products operate in 900 MHz, 2,4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands. Unique to AvaLAN products is our frequency intelligence that merges the best of Frequency Hopping with Direct Sequence radio architecture. AvaLAN’s protocol continuously monitors the error rates of each packet to determine the quality of the link. If the error rate increases due to interference the AvaLAN product will autonomously change channels. With 12 channels at 900MHz, 29 channels at 2.4 GHz and up to 9 channels at 5.8GHz the AvaLAN solution can intelligently adapt where frequency stagnant or random hopping systems fail.
There are a handful of software tools that will help with design. Google earth is an example of a easy to use tool. We recommend using a program such as Google Earth to view the terrain that you will be working with.
Configuration / Troubleshooting
If you need to perform a factory reset, call Technical Support at 650-384-0000.
All access points can connect to up to 16 subscriber units, with exception to the AW900F and AW900FS radios, which can connect to up to 4 subscriber units.
Verify network name, encryption key, frequency and device ID all match. Refer to manual for specific programming instructions.
Under normal circumstances it does not matter which side is the subscriber, and which side is the access point. The both act as transceivers, pushing and pulling the data.
Best practice is to use a fixed IP address.
Each radio has a Browser Interface by which one can manually reconfigure the radio and view the data statistics.
All radios with exception to the bridge pairs can be used to expand the existing wireless network. To add new radios to the network, simply key the new subscriber unit to the existing access point, ensuring that the Network Name, Encryption Key, and Channel are identical to the those of the radios of the existing network. Only the 900MHz and 2.4 GHz radios have the option of switching from a subscriber to an access point and vice versa. the 5.8GHz radios do not have that capability.
There are several methods for antennas alignment. LED’s and the embedded web interface will help with alignment.
All Ethernet protocols are supported. However TCP and H.264 are settings we recommend.
Yes, so long as the combined data rate from the cameras does not exceed the radios’ capabilities. A rule of thumb is to imagine only having 60% of the aggregate bandwidth (180 Mbps for a radio with 300 Mbps aggregate bandwidth) available through the AP or divided among the SUs. As long as the cameras operate within the bandwidth budget they can be combined in a point to multipoint configuration.
For example, if your system contains 3 cameras on a 300 Mbps radio, each camera must be set to require a maximum of 60 Mbps.
- Use a video server that converts analog video data to Ethernet data packets.
- Use a network enabled DVR that buffers the analog video data for later transmission over Ethernet.
Testing has shown that up to 14 VoIP phones can work simultaneously with the point-to multipoint system. For the test, one VoIP phone was connected to each subscriber unit. The subscriber units were all linked to the same access point. 14 VoIP phones were able to join a conference call successfully.
With regards to the 900MHz and 2.4GHz radios (excluding the AW900f and AW900FS), a point-to-multipoint system uses bandwidth that provides approximately 7.5GB per day. 16 digital signs w/ subscriber radios & 1 access point, you could deliver 465MB per sign; 7.5GB per day.
16 digital signs can be used simultaneously with the point-to-multipoint system; one subscriber unit per sign.
We have a RS232 (AW900R2-PAIR) point to point option. A RS485, Wiegand, TTL, or USB to Ethernet converter will enable functionality with AvaLAN systems.
For converters see www.gridconnect.com
The point-to-multipoint protocol would separate the requests, and each request would appear on the network side of the access point one at a time. The access control server would then handle each request.
16 access control devices can be used simultaneously with the point-to-multipoint system.
Door open response time: AvaLAN’s point-to-multipoint system uses a special polling technique to minimize latency and provide robust data communication to each individual subscriber unit. With 16 door authentication devices each with its own subscriber unit and one access point, the door open response time would be approximately 1 second.
No, the subscriber unit can only hold encryption keys for one access point at a time. However, copies of an access point can be created, and the subscriber would be able to connect to any of the duplicates if the original access point fails.