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RipEX
Radio modem & Router

User manual

version 1.18

05/19/2017
fw 1.6.x.x

Table of Contents

Important Notice
Quick guide
1. RipEX – Radio router
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Key Features
2. RipEX in detail
2.1. Applications
2.2. Bridge mode
2.2.1. Detailed Description
2.2.2. Functionality example
2.2.3. Configuration examples
2.3. Router mode
2.3.1. Router – Flexible, Detail description
2.3.2. Router – Flexible, Functionality example
2.3.3. Router – Flexible, Configuration examples
2.3.4. Router – Flexible, Addressing hints
2.3.5. Router – Base driven, Detail description
2.3.6. Router – Base driven, Functionality example
2.3.7. Router – Base driven, Configuration example
2.4. Serial SCADA protocols
2.4.1. Detailed Description
2.5. Combination of IP and serial communication
2.5.1. Detailed Description
2.6. Diagnostics & network management
2.6.1. Logs
2.6.2. Graphs
2.6.3. SNMP
2.6.4. Ping
2.6.5. Monitoring
2.7. Firmware update and upgrade
2.8. Software feature keys
3. Network planning
3.1. Data throughput, response time
3.2. Frequency
3.3. Signal budget
3.3.1. Path loss and fade margin
3.4. Multipath propagation, DQ
3.4.1. How to battle with multipath propagation?
3.5. Network layout
3.6. Hybrid networks
3.7. Assorted practical comments
3.8. Recommended values
4. Product
4.1. Dimensions
4.2. Connectors
4.2.1. Antenna
4.2.2. Power and Control
4.2.3. ETH
4.2.4. COM1 and COM2
4.2.5. USB
4.2.6. Reset button
4.2.7. GPS
4.3. Indication LEDs
4.4. Technical specification
4.4.1. Detailed Radio parameters
4.5. Model offerings
4.5.1. Ordering code (Part No’s)
4.6. Accessories
5. Bench test
5.1. Connecting the hardware
5.2. Powering up your RipEX
5.3. Connecting RipEX to a programming PC
5.4. Basic setup
5.5. Functional test
6. Installation
6.1. Mounting
6.1.1. DIN rail mounting
6.1.2. Flat mounting
6.1.3. 19″ rack mounting
6.2. Antenna mounting
6.3. Antenna feed line
6.4. Grounding
6.5. Connectors
6.6. Power supply
7. Advanced Configuration
7.1. Menu header
7.2. Status
7.2.1. Device, Radio, ETH&COM’s
7.2.2. Diagnostic
7.3. Settings
7.3.1. Device
7.3.2. Radio
7.3.3. ETH
7.3.4. COM’s
7.3.5. Protocols
7.4. Routing
7.4.1. Interfaces
7.4.2. Routes
7.4.3. Backup
7.5. Diagnostic
7.5.1. Neighbours and Statistic
7.5.2. Graphs
7.5.3. Ping
7.5.4. Monitoring
7.6. Maintenance
7.6.1. SW feature keys
7.6.2. Configuration
7.6.3. Firmware
7.6.4. Password
7.6.5. Miscellaneous
7.6.6. SSL certificate
7.6.7. Remote access keys
7.6.8. RF transmission test
7.6.9. Technical support package
8. CLI Configuration
8.1. CLI Examples
9. Troubleshooting
10. Safety, environment, licensing
10.1. Frequency
10.2. Safety distance
10.3. High temperature
10.4. RoHS and WEEE compliance
10.5. Hazardous locations
10.6. Conditions of Liability for Defects and Instructions for Safe Operation of Equipment
10.7. Important Notifications
10.8. Product Conformity
10.9. Simplified EU declaration of conformity
10.10. Other certificates
10.11. Compliance Federal Communications Commission
10.12. Country of Origin
10.13. Warranty
10.14. RipEX maintenance
A. OID mappings
B. Abbreviations
Index
C. Revision History

List of Figures

1. RipEX radio router
2.1. Bridge mode example
2.2. Router – Flexible, Addressing
2.3. Router – Flexible, Optimised addressing
2.4. Router – Base driven, Functionality example
2.5. Router – Base driven, Addressing
2.6. Router – Base driven, Addressing – Serial
2.7. Interfaces
3.1. Application bench test
3.2. Signal path
3.3. Multipath propagation
3.4. Antenna location
3.5. Main lobe
3.6. Dominant repeater – straightforward layout
3.7. Isolated branches – more robust layout
3.8. Antenna mounting
4.1. RipEX dimensions
4.2. RipEX dimensions – bottom
4.3. RipEX with DIN rail
4.4. RipEX dimensions with connectors
4.5. Connectors
4.6. Antenna connector TNC
4.7. Separated Rx and Tx antennas
4.8. Supply connector
4.9. Power and Control – cable plug
4.10. RJ-45F
4.11. Serial connector
4.12. Serial connector
4.13. Reset button
4.14. GPS Connector SMA
4.15. Indication LEDs
4.16. RipEX-HS
4.17. RipEX-HS dimensions
4.18. Adapter ETH/USB
4.19. WiFi adapter
4.20. Demo case
4.21. L-bracket
4.22. RipEX with L-bracket
4.23. Flat bracket
4.24. RipEX with Flat-bracket
4.25. Flat-bracket dimensions
4.26. 19″ Rack shelf
4.27. 19″ Rack shelf – dimensions
4.28. 19″ Rack shelf – double
4.29. 19″ Rack shelf–double – dimensions
4.30. Dummy load antenna
4.31. Overvoltage protection
4.32. Feedline adapter cable
4.33. Automatic antenna switch
4.34. Cable connection
4.35. Migration serial cable
5.1. Bench test
5.2. Connecting to a PC over ETH and over WiFi or ETH/USB adapter
5.3. PC address setting
5.4. Authentication
5.5. Status Menu
6.1. Flat lengthwise mounting to DIN rail – recommended
6.2. Flat widthwise mounting to DIN rail
6.3. Clip mounting
6.4. Vertical widthwise mounting to DIN rail
6.5. Vertical lengthwise mounting to DIN rail
6.6. Flat mounting using Flat bracket
6.7. Flat mounting using Flat bracket
6.8. Rack shelf
6.9. 10–30 VDC Supplying
7.1. Menu Header
7.2. Web browser
7.3. Menu Settings
7.4. Menu Settings
7.5. Menu Alarm management
7.6. Menu Radio
7.7. Menu Radio protocol – Transparent
7.8. Menu Radio protocol – Flexible
7.9. Menu Radio protocol – Base driven – Base
7.10. Menu Radio protocol – Base driven – Remote
7.11. Menu Ethernet
7.12. Menu COM
7.13. Menu Protocols COM
7.14. Menu Routing
7.15. Menu Neighbours
7.16. Menu Statistic
7.17. Menu Graphs
7.18. Menu Ping
7.19. Menu Monitoring
7.20. Interfaces
7.21. Menu SW feature keys
7.22. Menu Maintenance Configuration
7.23. Menu Maintenance Firmware
7.24. Menu Maintenance Password
7.25. Menu Maintenance Configuration
10.1. Declaration of Conformity RipEX
10.2. ATEX Certificate RipEX, 1/3
10.3. ATEX Certificate RipEX, 2/3
10.4. ATEX Certificate RipEX, 3/3
10.5. IECEx Certificate RipEX, 1/3
10.6. IECEx Certificate RipEX, 2/3
10.7. IECEx Certificate RipEX, 3/3
10.8. Country of Origin declaration for RipEX