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Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul (Cisco URWB) delivers fiber-like wireless connectivity for moving assets or to extend your network where running fiber isn’t feasible or is too costly. It provides high-bandwidth, high-availability, ultra-low latency, zero packet loss with seamless handoffs; making it ideal to connect the most demanding applications that need uninterrupted wireless connectivity. Cisco URWB is also scalable, easy to install and uses unlicensed spectrum.

Wireless solutions for industrial applications

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Transportation

The demand of data throughput for moving vehicles is constantly increasing. New applications include Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC), sensors, video data offload, onboard Wi-Fi, and real-time security video monitoring. The Cisco solution for vehicle mobility is the first trackside train-to-ground system to be deployed successfully anywhere in the world. This offering runs seamlessly on high-speed and commuter trains, buses, ferries, and automobiles, making it the ideal choice for maximizing passenger satisfaction, safety and control applications, and maintaining situational awareness.

Ports, terminal operations, and intermodal facilities

Ports, terminal operations, and intermodal facilities

Ports and intermodal facilities represent a crucial transit point for valuable goods and are required to be efficient, safe, and secure. Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul technology supports data communication where cabled networks can’t be used, enabling key applications such as Terminal Operating System (TOS) connectivity, efficient operation and situational awareness for Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, tele-remote (e.g. Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG), and Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes) and autonomous applications (e.g. automated RTG and RMG cranes, and automated horizontal transport guided vehicles (AGVs). With numerous successful deployments in ports and terminals, Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul is the ideal solution for rapid, scalable, and cost-effective setup.

Smart cities

Smart cities

Imagine a city where information can flow in real time, driving informed decision making about health, safety, and the environment. In a “smart city” real-time traffic sensing and intelligent routing, local pollution monitoring, and video surveillance are fully integrated. Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul high-performance mesh infrastructure enables these applications and many more. Safety is enhanced, emergency response is better, traffic lights are under control, the city runs more efficiently, and Wi-Fi can be enabled for historically underserved areas or where cost of fiber is too costly or not feasible.

Mining

Mining

Mine automation boosts productivity, helps ensure consistent operations, and promotes worker safety. Data communication aimed at minimizing machine downtime and dangerous operation is the key to keeping the mine running smoothly. Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul technology enables vehicle-to-ground communication for vehicle automation and realtime video monitoring with low latency and seamless handoff for even the most critical applications.

Oil and gas

Oil and gas

Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul enables connectivity with the flexibility needed to adapt to existing infrastructure found in large, hard-to-wire sites, such as refineries, oil rigs, offshore platforms, and oilfields. Connect devices, sensors, and security and access equipment is hard to reach and across wide areas without the need to trench fiber.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), condition monitoring, smart grids, video surveillance, and Voice over IP (VoIP) can all run over the Cisco URWB network. All Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul products are built to exacting, rugged standards required for rough outdoor use.

Campus and education

Campus and education

Consistent broadband connectivity is a necessity for any high school, college, or university. The cost of extending wired infrastructure makes wireless the perfect solution to provide connectivity in hard-to-wire locations. Multi-topology capabilities and ease of deployment make Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul the perfect solution for outdoor backhaul applications. Right now, we connect thousands of young scholars while helping campus security officers protect students and faculty members.

Manufacturing and corporations

Manufacturing and corporations

Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul gives corporations and large industrial plants an easy and secure way to expand their networks. Part of the network backbone, these products enable high data throughput to extend your network edge with quick and easy deployment. Proven technology enables your low-latency, mission-critical condition monitoring, security, and automation initiatives. Capitalizing on the strength of the flexible architecture, Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul technology creates a robust wireless infrastructure for data, video, and audio streaming.

Drones and robotics

Drones and robotics

Robotic, unmanned technology is revolutionizing many industries. The innovations are incorporating more data-demanding sensor and video platforms that require low-latency, reliable communications at all times. The innovative wireless protocol and field-proven performance of Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul are used to establish stable, reliable, and fast connections to robotic systems to stream video and controls over long distances in challenging environments.

Government and military

Government and military

Communication is at the core of successful security and tactical operations. Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul networks are deployed for security and video surveillance by some of the most elite rapid-response and law enforcement agencies around the world. These wireless solutions have been used by professionals in hostage situations, war zones, and remote border areas to provide mission critical connectivity.

Supported architectures

Fixed infrastructure

Fixed infrastructure

A wireless infrastructure network consists of data connections between radios that are attached to fixed structures: poles, towers, buildings, etc. The layout and data communication can be implemented through PTP, PTMP, and mesh topologies, or any hybrid of these, to efficiently “connect the dots.” The network can be implemented in a structured way for permanent use, or in an ad hoc manner for temporary connectivity.

Today, Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul supports a wide array of wireless backbone needs, including Wi-Fi backhaul, Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV), and emergency response.

Supported architectures

 

Moving vehicles

Mobility

A mobile wireless infrastructure network consists of data connections between radios deployed on vehicles and fixed structures (V2I) or between vehicles alone (V2V). Such a network needs to support seamless handoff, low latency and data prioritization, and intelligent roaming decisions. Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul technology is the best choice for high-performance, stable data streams between a fixed trackside infrastructure and a moving vehicle. This suite of solutions supports data-streaming applications for high-speed trains, metros, mining trucks, police cars, robots, and others.

About Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul

About Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul

Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul is the worldwide leader technology in wireless systems for security, industrial, and mission-critical applications. Its range of solutions covers point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, mesh and mobility networks with an unparalleled level of reliability, flexibility, and ease of use.

Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul solutions are used by municipalities, industrial plants, seaports and marinas, mines, transportation companies, schools, archaeological sites, resorts, theme parks, and racetracks.

This technology, first introduced in the market in 2012, has continued to evolve as an innovative, high-speed mobility solution for any vehicle with a need for next-generation network connectivity. Nowadays it is a solid alternative to 4G and the new coming 5G cellular solutions. That’s why it has been selected as the technology of choice by a large number of systems integrators looking for a reliable backbone solution for trains, light rail systems, mining trucks, terminal yard cranes, ferries, buses, police cars, and much more.

Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul products portfolio

Table 1.        Specifications summary for Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul products

 

Catalyst IW9167E Heavy Duty access point

FMPonte

FM1200 Volo

FM3200 Base

FM4200 Fiber

FM3500 Endo

FM4500 Mobi

FM4500 Fiber

Technology

4x4 Tri-Radio up to 160 MHz

2x2 Single Radio up to 40 MHz

2x2 Single Radio up to 40 MHz

2x2 Single Radio up to 40 MHz

2x2 Single Radio up to 80 MHz

2x2 Single Radio up to 90 MHz

Architecture

PTMP, Mobility

PTP, PTMP

PTMP

PTP, PTMP, MOBILITY

PTP, PTMP, MOBILITY

PTP, PTMP, MOBILITY

Frequency

2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5.1 to 6.9 GHz

4.9 GHz, 5.1 to 5.9 GHz

5.1 to 5.9 GHz 4.9 GHz

5.1 to 5.9 GHz 4.9 GHz

5.1 to 5.9 GHz 4.9 GHz

4.9 GHz, 5.1 to 5.9 GHz

Maximum throughput

~3.9 Gbps

Ponte 50 mbps

FM1200 Volo

100 Mbps

150 Mbps

150 Mbps

500 Mbps

500 Mbps

Interface

2x mGig RJ45, M12, SFP+

2x 10/100

1x 10/100

1x 10/100/1000

1x SFP XCO connector 100/1000 Mbps

1x 10/100/1000 M12 port

2x 10/100/1000

Mobi: 2x M12 10/100/1000

Fiber: 1x M12 10/100/1000

1x SFP XCO 10/100

Antenna

8x External N-Type

Integrated 2x2MIMO

Integrated Sector 2x2 MIMO

2x External QMA

2x External RP-SMA

2x External QMA

Maximum output power

29 dBm

27 dBm

27 dBm

27 dBm

30 dBm

30 dBm

Antenna gain

-

12 dBi

18 dBi

Antenna beamwidth

-

33°H, 17°V

120°H, 10°V

Protection

IP67

IP66

IP67

IP67

IP67

IP67

Power supply

UPOE, 24-48 VDC

Passive PoE, Included

802.3at POE

802.3at POE, 24-48 VDC

802.3at POE

802.3at POE, 24-48 VDC

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