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Cisco FM 4500 FIBER Data Sheet

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The Cisco FM4500 Fiber is a high-performance mobility-communications radio transceiver, designed to deliver fast, stable connectivity from a wayside network to any slow- or fast-moving vehicle, particularly within mission-critical market sectors and in extreme environments.

The FM4500 Fiber has received numerous railway and transport certifications, making it a popular choice for deployment on many transportation systems in the USA and worldwide, as well as in ports, intermodal yards and mining environments. Its low-latency, high-bandwidth characteristics make it the class leader in a diverse portfolio of applications, including (but not limited to) computer-based train control, real-time situation monitoring, and on-board client services (such as Wi-Fi and VoIP).

Cisco® FM 4500 FIBER

Wi-Fi on board

Your passengers expect wireless high-speed connectivity everywhere, and FLUIDITY delivers it. With our trackside technology we are able to deliver connectivity up to 500 Mbps to fast-moving vehicles and trains.

Works with FLUIDITY, our unique mobility solution

The Cisco FM4500 Fiber supports FLUIDITY, the ultimate broadband connectivity solution both for high-speed vehicles and very high-bandwidth situations.

Up to 500 Mbps of usable throughput is now a reality, no matter what the situation: environments of extreme temperature and humidity, punishing vibration levels, safety-critical working conditions, demanding contractual requirements and vehicles traveling at up to 225 mph/360 Km/h are all part of what the FM4500 Fiber was designed to handle.

FLUIDITY's seamless 'Make-before-break' approach ensures zero-millisecond handoff times, persistent network sessions, and can accommodate any type of data traffic.

Reduce the cost of network ownership by selecting the amount of throughput you need

Limit the cost of network ownership with FluidThrottle by selecting only the amount of throughput required. More throughput can be easily achieved by upgrading the system with software plug-ins when traffic requirements increase. FluidThrottle makes Cisco FM cost-effective and future-ready.

Prodigy 2.0 for reliable mission-critical applications

Our Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based transmission protocol is built to overcome the limits of standard wireless protocols and to deliver an infrastructure with a higher level of reliability. At the base of our innovative transmission protocol is a traffic optimization algorithm that allows every Cisco FM radio to assign a specific level of priority and reliability to every packet transmitted. The result is a better, more reliable, multiservice wireless infrastructure.

Web interface configures, monitors, and troubleshoots the wireless network

The Cisco FM4500 Fiber includes the FMQuadro web interface, which allows you to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the wireless network in real time, without any additional software. To simplify the configuration of the wireless network, the radio has a built-in spectrum analyzer and a real-time bandwidth monitoring tool.

Quick peek

Rugged die-cast aluminum housing

Specific for harsh environments and long-lasting performance

FluidThrottle

Select only the throughput you need

Prodigy 2.0

MPLS transmission protocol with intelligent QoS

FMQuadro

Web-based interface to easily configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the network

FluidMAX

Change the network’s architecture, not the radios

FLUIDITY

Connectivity solution for vehicles and trains

Multiple frequencies

4.9 GHz and 5.1 to 5.8 GHz

Ethernet port

SFP fiber port with XCO connector

Ports and connectors

Industrial-grade antivibration M12 ports and QMA connectors, EN 50155 certified.

Operational applications

      Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC)

      Remote system configuration and diagnostics

      Telemetry

      24/7 maintenance and service data

      Onboard ticketing

      Onboard Point of Sale (POS)

      VoIP communications

Security applications

      Live video streaming

      Live front-facing camera streaming

      Level crossing monitoring

      Incident analysis

      Online virtual black box

      Emergency VoIP intercom

Passenger services

      Internet on board (Wi-Fi)

      Passenger information system

      Entertainment

      Digital advertising

      Emergency service phone

      Onboard femtocells

POWERFUL WIRELESS BACKHAULIN

System

Chipset

CPU

880 MHz 1004 Kc

MIPS network processor

RF

MIMO 2x2

Interface

SFP-Fiber

1x dual LC ruggedized SFP XCO connector 100/1000 Mbps

1x 10/100/1000 M12 port

Reset

Reset button for factory default

LED 1

 

1x Power

LED 2

 

1x Ethernet 1

LED 3

 

1x SFP-Fiber

LEDs 4 to 7

 

4x RSSI

 

Radio

Operating frequencies

5150 to 5350 MHz / 5470 to 5850 MHz

4940 to 4990 MHz

Channel width

20/40/80 MHz

Data rate

6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54 Mbps

30/60/90/120/180/240/300 Mbps

65/130/195/260/390/520/585/650/780/866.6 Mbps

Modulation

OFDM (BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM)

Compatible standards

IEEE 802.11p, IEEE 802.11e

Coaxial connectors

2x Cu-Sn-Zn-plated QMA compliant with ASTM B-117

Supported roaming vehicle speed

Up to 225 mph/360 kmh

MPLS technology

Yes

Output power

Up to 30 dBm*

Handoff latency

Make-before-break seamless handoff

Receiving sensitivity

-96 dB at 6.5 Mbps

-70 dB at 300 Mbps

-67 dB at 866 Mbps

 

Electrical

Radio power input

48 VDC active 802.3at POE+

48 VDC passive PoE input**

48 VDC M12 power input

Max power consumption

20W

 

Physical

Dimensions (in)

6.59 (H) x 5.21 (W) x 2.39 (D)

Dimensions (mm)

167.4 (H) x 132.4 (W) x 60.5 (D)

Weight

25 oz (700 g)

Finishing

Powder coating Pantone cool gray 10c

 

Regulatory compliance

Approvals

FCC Part 15.B, FCC Part 15.C, FCC Part 15.E, NII/RSS-210 Annex 9, FCC Part 90y, OET 65 MPE/RSS102, EN893+DFS, EN301189-1-17/ EN55022 EN 623111, EN60950, IC RS210, CE, ROHS24,2014/53/EU

Railway certifications

EN50155, EN50121-3, EN50121-4 EN45545, EN50129, IEC 60571, CBTC: EN50129

Environmental specs

T3

 

Environmental

Operating temperature

-40° to 176°F

-40° to 80°C

Humidity

5% to 95% non condensing

Mounting

Pole mounting kit and DIN rail mounting included

Enclosure characteristic

Die-cast aluminum

IP rating

IP66

Shock and vibration

ETSI 300 – 019 - 1.4

 

Network

Protocols

UDP, TCP, IP, RTP, RTCP, RTSP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, ARP

Web-based interface

Yes

Multicast support

Yes

UPnP support

Yes

SNMP support

Yes

 

Security

VPN/L2TP

Yes

Full compatibility with AES, 3DES, RSA, HTTPS, SSL

Yes

* Depends on configuration and regulations.
** PoE injector and PoE converters available upon request.

Plug-Ins and Licenses

FM4500F (Fiber)

      MOBI and Fiber radios come pre-configured with throughput support up to 15Mbps

      MOBI and Fiber licenses can be upgraded once purchased

Type of Plugin or License

Part Numbers

Cisco PIDs

Description

Hardware P/N

FM4500F-HW

LMESH-HW-4500-1

Cisco FM4500 Fiber, single MIMO radio device, 15 Mbit/s Ethernet Throughput, 4.9-5.8 GHz. One (1) M12 Ethernet Port and one SFP Port (Gigabit). EN50121. Does not include fluidcare support plan

Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP)

FM4500-30

L-FLMESH-4500-17

Enable ETHERNET throughput up to 30 Mbit/s in FM4500

FM4500-60

L-FLMESH-4500-18

Enable ETHERNET throughput up to 60 Mbit/s in FM4500

FM4500-200

L-FLMESH-4500-16

Enable ETHERNET throughput up to 200 Mbit/s in FM4500

FM4500-UN

L-FLMESH-4500-22

Enable ETHERNET throughput UNLIMITED (up to 500 Mbit/s) in FM4500

Point-to-Point (PtP)

FM4500-PTP-UN

L-FLMESH-4500-21

Enable ETHERNET throughput UNLIMITED (up to 500 Mbit/s) in FM4500 for BRIDGE MODE ONLY

Fluidity Licensing: Mobile

FM4500-FLU-MOB-1

L-FLMESH-4500-19

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 1 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-5

L-FLMESH-4500-7

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 5 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-10

L-FLMESH-4500-1

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 10 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-15

L-FLMESH-4500-2

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 15 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-20

L-FLMESH-4500-4

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 20 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-30

L-FLMESH-4500-6

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 30 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-60

L-FLMESH-4500-8

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 60 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-150

L-FLMESH-4500-3

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 150 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-250

L-FLMESH-4500-5

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode up to 250 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-MOB-UN

L-FLMESH-4500-9

Enable FLUIDITY Mobile-Unit Mode UNLIMITED (up to 500 Mbit/sec) in FM4500

Fluidity Licensing: Trackside

FM4500-FLU-TRK-15

L-FLMESH-4500-20

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode up to 15 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-TRK-20

L-FLMESH-4500-11

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode up to 20 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-TRK-30

L-FLMESH-4500-13

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode up to 30 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-TRK-60

L-FLMESH-4500-14

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode up to 60 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-TRK-150

L-FLMESH-4500-10

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode up to 150 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-TRK-250

L-FLMESH-4500-12

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode up to 250 Mbit/sec in FM4500

FM4500-FLU-TRK-UN

L-FLMESH-4500-15

Enable FLUIDITY Infrastructure Mode UNLIMITED (up to 500 Mbit/sec) in FM4500

General Licenses

FM-AES

L-FLMESH-ENCR-1

AES Plug-in. Enables One plug-in is required for each hardware device where encryption is desired. ECCN 5D002 (Export Licensed Required to be exported in certain countries; no license required to be sold in North America and in the European Union).

FM-TITAN

L-FLMESH-TITAN-1

TITAN Plug-in. Enables Fast Failover in case of network, radio or power failure on a single Fluidmesh product. All Fluidmesh devices in a network mush have a plugin-in to operate.

FM-PROFINET

L-FLMESH-PROFINET

PROFINET Plug-in. Enables support to Layer 2 ethertype 0x8892 on one Fluidmesh product. It requires also QoS support and the VLAN plug-in. All Fluidmesh hardware devices in a network must have these plug-ins to operate.

FM-VLAN

L-FLMESH-VLAN-1

VLAN Plug-in. Enables port-based and MAC address-based VLANs on a single Fluidmesh product. All Fluidmesh hardware devices in a network must have a plug-in for VLAN to operate.

FM-QNET

L-FLMESH-QNET

QNET Plug-in. Enables support to Layer 2 ethertype 0x8204 on one Fluidmesh product. All Fluidmesh hardware devices in a network must a plug-ins to operate.

FM-CANBUS

L-FLMESH-CANBUS

CANBUS Plug-in. Enables CANBUS Support on Fluidmesh radios. All Fluidmesh devices in a network must have these plugin-ins to operate.

Product sustainability

Information about Cisco’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and performance is provided in Cisco’s CSR and sustainability reporting.

Table 1.        Cisco environmental sustainability information

Sustainability Topic

Reference

General

Information on product-material-content laws and regulations

Materials

Sustainability Inquiries

Contact: csr_inquiries@cisco.com

Countries and Regions Supported

Table: Regulatory compliance

Power

Power (Including Pluggable)

Table : Electrical

Material

Product packaging weight and materials

Contact: environment@cisco.com

Weight

Table: Physical

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