RAy – Microwave link

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Highlights

  • 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 GHz
  • Narrow channels (1.75 MHz)
  • Maximum distances & reliability
  • Interference & obstacles tolerant
  • Every single unit tested
  • Low power consumption
  • Full outdoor, easy installation

RAy is a high-speed point-to-point microwave link developed and wholly manufactured by RACOM, a global leader in the development and production of industrial grade wireless equipment.

This Full Outdoor Software Defined Radio for 10, 11, 17, 18 and 24 GHz band has been designed for building long range links with maximum reliability even in the most challenging conditions. All relevant state-of-the-art concepts have been carefully implemented without compromise.

In accordance with RACOM´s twenty-year tradition in the industrial market, it has become a standard that all RACOM products excel in their technical parameters, professional design, exceptional reliability and quality.

Exceptional system gain and resistance to disturbances (facilitated e.g. by unique input filter design) make RAy the product of choice for both backbone and last-mile microwave links.

Take the opportunity to remotely access and test a live RAy link. Contact us for access details.

PRODUCT VIDEO

  • 1 optical and 1 metallic port configurable as 2 user ports, or 1 user and 1 management
  • PoE & DC (20 – 60 V)
  • IPTV optimized modem, MTU 10240 B
  • HW reset button for customers settings restore
  • High radio receiver robustness to unwanted interference
  • Exceptional guaranteed sensitivity allows:
    • gain data speed even in most challenging conditions
    • links over extreme distances
    • cost savings by using smaller antennas
  • Combination of low order modulations and narrow channels allows construction of reliable links even in almost NLOS conditions.
  • Availability of operating high order modulations on narrow channels (from 1.75 MHz) permits:
    • high speed links when only narrow channels available
    • multiplying the number of high speed links on busy sites
    • cost savings on licence fees
    • high-availability links design
  • Low power consumption and easy installation
  • FOD, no indoor space needed
  • Low storage and logistics costs
    • whole band covered by just two subbands (RAy 11 GHz)
    • universal L/U unit, (17, 18, 24 GHz)
  • Modulation rate up to 360 Mbps
  • SW selectable modulation: QPSK, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM
  • Hitless ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation) working without data loss
  • ATPC (Automatic Transmit Power Control) increases reliability of the link under hostile conditions
  • FOD (Full Outdoor), aluminium casing, direct mounting to the parabolic antenna
  • Change of signal polarization simply by 90° rotation (4 fixing screws)
  • Installation and setup tasks can be done in minutes
  • Direct unit mounting to the antennas from various producers. Flexible waveguide as a general-purpose option.
  • Configuration via HTTPS, SSH
  • Peer station can be paired and permanently monitored to prevent unauthorized station exchange
  • Theft protection: unique SSH key for each serial number
Type 10 GHz 11 GHz 17 GHz 18 GHz 24 GHz
Frequency range [GHz]
sub-bands [A,B, …]
A: 10.300-10.590 10.7-11.7 17.1-17.3 17.7-19.7 24.00-24.25
B: 10.125-10.675
ODU unit L and U unit One universal unit L and U unit One universal unit
Duplex spacing A: 58 – 285 MHz
B: 350 MHz
490, 530 MHz selectable
min 60 MHz
1008, 1010 MHz
C: 1560 MHz
selectable
min 60 MHz
Channel spacing 1.75 – 56 MHz 1.75 – 56 MHz 3.5 – 56 MHz 1.75 – 55 MHz 3.5– 56 MHz
Channel frequency detail detail detail detail detail
User data speed 1.4 – 360 Mbps 1.4 – 360 Mbps 4.9 – 360 Mbps 2.5 – 360 Mbps 4.9 – 360 Mbps
detail detail detail detail detail
Latency 81 μs (64 B / 358 Mbps), 234 μs (1518 B / 358 Mbps)
Sensitivity
BER 10e-6
-103 dBm (1.4 Mbps)
-66 dBm (340 Mbps)
-102 dBm (1.4 Mbps)
-67 dBm (340 Mbps)
-96 dBm (4.9 Mbps)
-66 dBm (340 Mbps)
-97 dBm (2.5 Mbps)
-64 dBm (340 Mbps)
-96 dBm (4.9 Mbps)
-65 dBm (340 Mbps)
detail detail detail detail detail
Output power -10 to +13 /QPSK
-10 to +8 /256QAM
[dBm]
detail
-15 to +24 /QPSK
-15 to +19 /256QAM
[dBm]
detail
-25 to +5
[dBm]
detail
-10 to +24 /QPSK
-10 to +19 /256QAM
[dBm]
detail
-30 to +10
[dBm]
detail
ATPC yes yes yes yes yes
Consumption 21 W 21 – 29 W 21 W 21 – 28 W 23 W
Weight 2.8 kg 2.8 kg 2.5 kg 2.7 kg 2.5 kg
Radio parameters EN 302 217-2-2 V2.2.1 EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1 EN 302 217-2-2 V2.2.1 EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1
Modulation fixed QPSK, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM or ACM
FEC LDPC
User interface RJ45 1 Gb Eth. (10/100/1000) (IEEE 802.3ac 1000BASE-T) , MTU 10240 B, recommended cable S/FTP CAT7
User interface SFP 1000Base‐SX / 1000Base‐LX, MTU 10240 B, user exchangable SFP, power consumption max. 1.25 W
Service interface USB-A
Power supply PoE, 40 – 60 VDC , IEEE 802.3at up to 100m, up to 25 W
DC, 20 – 60 V, floating
Operating temperature range -30 – +55°C (EN 300 019-1-4, class 4.1.)
Mechanical design FOD (Full Outdoor)
IP Code IP66 (Ingress Protection)
Security configuration via https, ssh
Dimensions 244 × 244 × 157 mm
Spectrum EN 302 217-2-2 V2.2.1 (RAy2-10, RAy2-11, RAy2-18)
EN 302 217-1 V1.3.1 (RAy2-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1 (RAy2-17, RAy2-24)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1 (RAy2-17, RAy2-24)
EMC EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2
EN 301 489-4 V2.1.1
EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1 (RAy2-17, RAy2-24)
Safety EN 60950-1 ed.2:2006
FCC CFR 47 part 101 (RAy2-11, RAy2-18 sub-band C)
CFR 47 part 15 (RAy2-24)

Technical parameters are subject to change without prior notification.

RAy1 - Previous generation

Extension of LAN network

  • Corporate clients
  • Fiber line replacement
  • Building to building interconnect
  • Key advantages:
    • Low and constant latency < 0.1 ms
    • Two user ports available
    • Ethernet, layer L2 transparent
    • Excellent resistance to interference
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Internet providers (ISP)

  • Backbone and hi-priority last-mile
  • Heavy traffic with multiple TCP streams
  • Key advantages:
    • Free and ISM licensed bands
    • Both optical and metallic port
    • IPTV proven solution
    • Web interface including diagnostics
    • Standard SNMP+ SNMP traps VLAN management
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Telemetry and SCADA

  • Maximum emphasis on reliability and response speed of the networks
  • High speed backbone
  • Small data packets have to be processed as fast as possible
  • Key advantages
    • High reliability
    • 24 VDC powering
    • Longe range links, narrow channels
    • Low OPEX costs
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References

RAy units are ready for direct mounting to Jirous Class 2 antennas.

Andrew (Class 2 or 3) or Arkivator antennas are also possible to be used with antenna mounting kit.
Flexible waveguide is a general-purpose option for any antenna usage. All antennas are suitable for previous RAy1.

jir01

PoE, 1x Ethernet

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DC power supply

dc-power-sup

DC cable

dc-cable

Power supply holder

prisl05-02

Eth surge protection

prisl04_3

DC surge protection

  • DC 24 V
  • Protection from the voltage spikes
  • LPZ1-LPZ2, IP20, -40/+85°C , Saltek
  • Datasheet
  • Part No.: OTH-DP-024
surge-prot

CAT7 cable

  • S / FTP 4 +2
  • Designed for outdoor environment
  • UV rays resistant
  • Manufactured by PEWTRONIC Ltd.
  • Manufacturer designation: S / FTP 4x (2x23AWG) Cat.7 + 2x (2×24 AWG)
  • Datasheet
  • Part No.: CAB-S/FTP 4x
prisl02

CAT5e cable

  • S / FTP (24 AWG)
  • Designed for outdoor environment
  • UV rays resistant
  • Manufactured by TELDOR Ltd.
  • Datasheet
  • Part No.: CAB-CAT5E-FTP-TLD
cat5-cable

Fibre cables

Outdoor Fibre & DC cable

  • Phoenix Microwave Hybrid Cable LSOH
  • Various length and configurations available:
    • DC: 2×1.5mm2
    • pigtail, 2-fibres, single mode, LC-connector — loose end
    • patchcord, 2-fibres, single mode, LC-connector — LC-connector
  • Datasheet
  • Part No.: CAB-HYB-2F-DLC/DLC-OFA-030m
kombin_kabel2-b

Fibre cable – outdoor patchord / outdoor pigtail

  • Various length and configurations available:
    • 2 fibres, single mode, LC connector – LC connector
    • 2 fibres, single mode, LC connector – loose end
  • Datasheet
  • Part No.: CAB-FIB-2F-DLC/x-OFA-5m
fibre-cable

CAT5e, 6 connector

  • STP RJ45 /Cat6 / 8p8c / wire/ gold plated/ AWG24, UBNT
  • Delivered as a standard accessory with each RAy unit
cat5-e

CAT6A outdoor connector set

  • Connector RJ45, Cat6A, AWG 24-22, Telegärtner (Datasheet)
  • Cable bushing lengthening (35mm)
  • Suitable for AWG24-22 (Cat5e, Cat6A, Cat7) cables
  • Part No.: SET-RAY2-TLG-EXT35
set-tlg-ext35

CAT6A indoor connector

  • Connector RJ45, Cat6A, AWG 24-22, Telegärtner (Datasheet)
  • Suitable for AWG24-22 (Cat5e, Cat6A, Cat7) cables
  • Part No.: CON-RJ45-TLG-CAT6
cat6A

SFP module optical

sfp-opt-apac

SFP module RJ45

sfp-rj

Cable bushing – basic set, packed with every RAy unit

  • 3 pc bushing with nut
  • 2 pc blind plug Racom
  • 3 pc O-ring
  • 2 pc rubber sealing small diameter
  • 3 pc rubber sealing medium diameter
  • 2 pc rubber sealing big diameter
  • 1 pc DC connector
  • 1 pc tightening tape
  • 1 pc connector jumper
  • 1 pc RJ-45 ethernet connector
  • Part No.: SET-RAY2-CON-B
bushings

Cable bushing lengthening

  • PG21, 35 mm
  • Aluminium body
  • For customers using other their own connectors
  • Part No.: SET-RAY2-EXT35
bushings-prolong

Cable bushing lengthening, long

bushings-long

RAy grounding kit

  • For grounding the RAy equipment to the mast
  • Also suitable for RAy1
  • Includes:
    • grounding clamp ZSA16 (Datasheet)
    • 40 cm grounding straps width 15 mm
    • 100 cm cable with ring terminals
    • Part No.: KIT-GROUDING-RAY
prisl12

CAT7 grounding kit

  • For grounding the S / FTP 4 +2 cable
  • Also suitable for RAy1
  • Manufactured by PEWTRONIC Ltd.
  • Manufacturer designation: Grounding Kit for S / FTP 4 +2 Cable
  • Datasheet
  • Part No.: KIT-GROUDING-1/4″
prisl11

WiFi adapter

  • Wifi adapter for service access
  • Part No.: OTH-W1-WIFI
usb-wifi

USB/ETH adapter

usb_eth1b

 Link type
Microwave link type.
 Frequency [GHz]
Frequency used for calculation.
 Channel spacing [MHz]
Options supported by the link.
 Modulation
Modulations supported by the link based on chosen channel spacing.
 Coding
Coding strength (high for higher sensitivity, low for higher speed).
 Sensitivity [dBm]
The guaranteed sensitivity for a BER of 10-6 for the chosen channel spacing and modulation.
 Tx power [dBm]
Range for RAy 10 is from -10 to +10 dBm.
Ranges for RAy2 10:
  from -10 to +8 dBm with 256QAM
  from -10 to +9 dBm with 128QAM
  from -10 to +10 dBm with 64QAM
  from -10 to +11 dBm with 32QAM
  from -10 to +11 dBm with 16QAM
  from -10 to +13 dBm with QPSK
Ranges for RAy 11:
  from -5 to +17 dBm with 256QAM
  from -5 to +18 dBm with 128QAM
  from -5 to +18 dBm with 64QAM
  from -5 to +19 dBm with 32QAM
  from -5 to +20 dBm with 16QAM
  from -5 to +23 dBm with QPSK
Ranges for RAy2 11:
  from -15 to +19 dBm with 256QAM
  from -15 to +20 dBm with 128QAM
  from -15 to +21 dBm with 64QAM
  from -15 to +22 dBm with 32QAM
  from -15 to +22 dBm with 16QAM
  from -15 to +24 dBm with QPSK
Range for RAy 17 is from -25 to +5 dBm.
Ranges for RAy2 18:
  from -10 to +19 dBm with 256QAM
  from -10 to +20 dBm with 128QAM
  from -10 to +21 dBm with 64QAM
  from -10 to +22 dBm with 32QAM
  from -10 to +23 dBm with 16QAM
  from -10 to +24 dBm with QPSK
Range for RAy 24 is from -30 to +10 dBm.
 Antenna type
Only antennas supplied by RACOM are listed. 3rd party antennas not supplied through RACOM can be assigned, based on matching gain or by using the “other” setting and manually assigning the gain.
 Antenna gain [dBi]
Antenna gain at the centre of the frequency band.
 Antenna height [m]
Antenna height above ground.
 Site name
For improved orientation.
 Calculation type
Link availability can be calculated with known GPS coordinates. Without these only RSS and fade margin is calculable.
 Site latitude [°]
Geographic latitude (from -90° to +90°). You can use map to select points.
 Site longitude [°]
Geographic longitude (from -180° to +180°). You can use map to select points.
 Distance [km]
The distance between the end points of the link. The end points must be in line of sight with a sufficient margin for the Fresnel zone.
The calculation for RAy 10 is possible for the distances from 0.05 to 75 km.
The calculation for RAy 11 is possible for the distances from 0.05 to 120 km.
The calculation for RAy 17 is possible for the distances from 0.02 to 50 km.
The calculation for RAy 18 is possible for the distances from 0.02 to 50 km.
The calculation for RAy 24 is possible for the distances from 0.02 to 30 km.
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 Recalculate
Recalculate with New Parameters
Link Calculation Theory here
 

Link Parameters

 Type
Selected link type.
 Frequency [GHz]
Frequency used for calculation.
 Modulation
Selected modulation.
 Throughput [Mbps]
Calculated average transmission speed on ETH – layer1. Based on the relationship between transmission rate and packet size, short packets offer higher speeds and large packets slightly lower speeds.
 Tx power [dBm]
Given Tx power
 Free space lost [dB]
FSL is the loss in signal strength between two line of sight points through free space, with no nearby obstacles creating reflection or diffraction.
 1st Fresnel zone radius [m]
The Fresnel zone defines a space free of obstacles so no attenuation or distortion of the radio signal can occur. This calculation defines a radius of the first Fresnel zone, which has the essential influence for signal propagation.
 Path length [km]
Given or calculated distance between sites.
 
 Longitude [°]
Measured as the angle east or west from the Prime Meridian, ranging from +180° eastward to −180° westward.
 Latitude [°]
The latitude of the places measured as the angle north or south from the Equator.
 Azimuth [°]
Calculated path azimuth
 Altitude [m]
Calculated height ASL for given points.
 Antenna height [m]
Given antenna height.
 Antenna
Selected antenna type and its gain.
 Antenna Part Number
Part number for selected antenna.
 EIRP [dBm]
EIRP (equivalent isotropically radiated power) stands for the power radiated from the antenna. The radiated power is limited when operating in ISM bands.
The allowed EIRP in the 17.1 – 17.3GHz ISM band (RAy 17) is +20 dBm.
The allowed EIRP in the 24 - 24.25GHz ISM band (RAy 24) is +20 dBm.
 RSS [dBm]
RSS (Received Signal Strength). Theoretical maximum received signal strength (transmission through a vacuum)
 RSS voltage output [V]
This is important for the antenna alignment. RSS is converted to a voltage that is measurable at the unit's RSS voltage output connector.
 Sensitivity [dBm]
The guaranteed sensitivity for a BER of 10-6 for the chosen channel spacing and modulation (and coding in case of RAy 10).
 Fade margin [dB]
The difference between the sensitivity and the RSS value
Link availability (rainfall) [%]
Link availability (multipath) [%]
 Total link availability [%]
Link availability (rainfall):
Prediction methods based on recorded annual precipitation (ITU-R P.530-15, ITU-R P.837-6, ITU-R P.838-3)
Link availability (multipath):
Prediction methods based on annual atmospheric records (ITU-R P.530-15, ITU-R P.453-10)
Total link availability:
Link availability (rainfall) + 2x link availability (multipath)
 
Racom s.r.o. provides these calculations to assist in your purchasing decisions; illustrating the capabilities of RAy microwave links. Calculations in the model are based on the dataset supplied by Google. Link availability indicators have been calculated using current ITU-R P.530-15 for rain attenuation and multipath fading only. Other losses are ignored.
It is necessary to know the GPS coordinates of the end points and the antenna heights above the ground for availability calculation.
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RAy
RAy - Application notes ray-app-en.pdf1 369 kB2016/07/15
RAy - Channel arrangements ray-tab-en.pdf4 497 kB2016/12/01
RAy - Datasheet A3 ray-dsA3-en.pdf1 598 kB2016/09/15
RAy - User manual ray-man-en.pdf12 443 kB2016/11/24
RAy - firmware
RAy - Firmware Release notes ray-fw-rn-en.pdf52 kB2016/11/01
RAy - Firmware ray-fw-2.1.26.0.cpio15 195 kB2016/11/01
RAy - MIB table ray-mib.mib31 kB2016/11/01
RAy - Zabbix templates ray-zabbix.zip23 kB2016/07/22
RAy - press release
RAy - Press release O2 tender ray-pr-o2-en.pdf141 kB2014/09/17
RAy - info sheet
RAy - Info sheet - Resisting Interference ray-info-sheet.pdf1 853 kB2016/11/02
Antennas  
10,11GHz_38cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMA-380-1011R.pdf432 kB2013/06/13
10,11GHz_65cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMA-650-10_11Ra.pdf430 kB2016/07/21
10,11GHz_90cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-900-10_11Ra.pdf421 kB2016/07/21
10,11GHz_120cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-1200-1011R.pdf626 kB2015/05/19
17,18GHz_120cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-1200-17Ra.pdf613 kB2016/06/24
17,18GHz_40cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-400-17Ra.pdf447 kB2016/06/24
17,18GHz_68cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-680-17Ra.pdf438 kB2016/06/24
17,18GHz_90cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-900-17Ra.pdf443 kB2016/06/24
24GHz_120cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-1200-24R.pdf658 kB2015/05/19
24GHz_40cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-400-24R.pdf416 kB2014/01/03
24GHz_68cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-680-24R.pdf390 kB2013/11/07
24GHz_90cm – Technical parameters ANT-JRMB-900-24R.pdf443 kB2014/09/24
Accessories  
CAT5e cable CAB-CAT5E-FTP-TLD.pdf272 kB2014/07/22
CAT7 cable CAB-SFTP-4x.pdf131 kB2010/01/15
CAT7 grounding kit KIT-GROUDING-CAT7.pdf212 kB2011/10/10
Cable bushing lengthening, PG21, Flexi, P69K, 50cm SET-RAY2-EXT-F50.pdf1 839 kB2015/03/05
DC power cable CAB-DC-2x1.pdf1 532 kB2014/07/22
Fibre cables CAB-FIB-OFA.pdf838 kB2014/10/06
Fibre+DC cables CAB-HYB-OFA.pdf385 kB2015/03/25
Power supply - AC PWS-AC-DC-AD-55B.pdf374 kB2014/06/11
Power supply PoE – AC PWR-POE36U-1AT.pdf267 kB2010/11/16
Power supply PoE – DC PWR-POE36D-1AT.pdf306 kB2011/06/17
RAy grounding kit ZSA16-en.pdf546 kB2010/01/06
SFP module RJ45 interface SFP-RJ45-AVAGO.pdf640 kB2014/09/11
SFP module, 2-fibres SFP-DLC-APAC.pdf143 kB2014/07/17
Set RJ45 connector and cable bushing lengthening SET-RAY2-TLG-EXT35.pdf1 977 kB2014/09/17
Surge protection DC 24V OTH-DP-024-ds-en.pdf145 kB2016/11/30
Surge protection DL 1G RJ45 POE OTH-DL-1GRJ45-ds-en.pdf144 kB2016/11/30
Surge protection DL CAT6 OTH-DL-CAT.6-60V-ds-en.pdf151 kB2016/11/30
RAy1 archive  
RAy1 - 10 GHz - User Manual RAy10_man_en.pdf6 630 kB2014/10/03
RAy1 - 11,17,24 GHz - User Manual RAy_man_en.pdf8 584 kB2015/11/05
RAy1 - Application notes RAy-AppNote-en.pdf918 kB2014/09/12
RAy1 - Datasheet A3 datasheet_RAY_en.pdf951 kB2014/07/29
RAy1 - SCADA Backbone leaflet_RAY_scada_en.pdf1 039 kB2013/11/28
RAy2 firmware archive
RAy1 (10GHz) firmware archive
RAy1 (11, 17, 24GHz) firmware archive