Radio modems


 


Detailed comparison
RipEX
Radio modem & Router

RipEX
MR400
Radio modem

MR400
RE400
Transparent modem

RE400

Overview

Frequency range 135–154; 154–174;
215–240;
300–320; 320–340; 340–360;
368–400; 400–432; 432–470; 470-512;
928–960 MHz
135–175; 290–350;
350–470 MHz
373–484; 373–402;
400–420; 417–447;
435–466; 462–484 MHz
Tuning range 32 MHz 3.2 MHz 30 MHz
RF power 0.1–10 W 0.1–5 W or 0.1–25 W
(HW versions)
0.5 or 2 W
Max. data rates 20.83 kbps / 6.25 kHz
41.67 kbps / 12.5 kHz
83.32 kbps / 25 kHz
166.64 kbps / 50 kHz
10.84 kbps / 12.5 kHz
21.68 kbps / 25 kHz
132 kbps / 200 kHz
2.6 kbps / 6.25 kHz
5.2 kbps / 12.5 kHz
10.4 kbps / 25 kHz
User Interfaces 1× ETH
1× RS232
1× RS232/RS485 (SW reconfig.)
1× USB
HW modular, 5 slots:
ETH, GPS
2×RS232, 1×RS232
1×RS232i, 1×RS422/485i
I/O (2×AI, 2×AO, 2×DI, 2×DO)
1× ETH
1× RS232
Radio protocol Bridge or Router Router Bridge
Serial SCADA protocols Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, UNI, Comli, DF1, Profibus… Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, UNI, Comli, DF1, Profibus…
More than 70
No
Remote diagnostics & management Advanced with graphs Advanced No
 

Detail

HW

Frequency range 135–154; 154–174;
215–240;
300–320; 320–340; 340–360;
368–400; 400–432; 432–470; 470-512;
928–960 MHz
135–175;
290–350;
350–470 MHz
373–484; 373–402;
400–420; 417–447;
435–466; 462–484 MHz
Channel spacing 6.25 / 12.5 / 25 / 50 kHz 12.5 or 25 or 200 kHz
(HW versions)
6.25 / 12.5 / 25 kHz
RF power 0.1–10 W 0.1–5 W or 0.1–25 W
(HW versions)
0.5 or 2 W
Max. data rates 20.83 kbps / 6.25 kHz
41.67 kbps / 12.5 kHz
83.32 kbps / 25 kHz
166.64 kbps / 50 kHz
10.84 kbps / 12.5 kHz
21.68 kbps / 25 kHz
132 kbps / 200 kHz
2.6 kbps / 6.25 kHz
5.2 kbps / 12.5 kHz
10.4 kbps / 25 kHz
Sensitivity
for BER 10e-6
-107 dBm / 21 kbps / 6.25 kHz
-103 dBm / 42 kbps / 12.5 kHz
-115 dBm / 10 kbps / 25 kHz
-99 dBm / 83 kbps / 25 kHz
-95 dBm / 166 kbps / 50 kHz
-110 dBm / 10.84 kbps / 12.5 kHz
-105 dBm / 21.68 kbps / 25 kHz
-100 dBm / 132.0 kbps / 200 kHz
-107 dBm / 10.4 kbps / 25kHz
-109 dBm / 5.2 kbps / 12.5 kHz
-110 dBm / 2.6 kbps / 6.25 kHz
User Interfaces 1× ETH
1× RS232
1× RS232/RS485 (SW reconfig.)
1× USB
HW modular, 5 slots:
ETH, GPS
2×RS232, 1×RS232
1×RS232i, 1×RS422/485i
I/O (2×AI, 2×AO, 2×DI, 2×DO)
1× ETH
1× RS232
Internal GPS Yes (HW option) Yes (HW option) No
Primary power 10–30 VDC 10.2–15.6 VDC 10–30 VDC or PoE
Power consumption Rx – 5 W
Tx (RF power 5 W) – 33 W
Tx (RF power 10 W) – 42 W
Rx – 5.5 W
Tx (RF power 5 W) – 28 W
Tx (RF power 25 W) – 76 W
Rx – 5.9 W
Tx (RF power 2 W) – 13 W
Sleep mode 0,1 W 0.04 W No
Save mode 2 W No No
Operating temperature -40 to +70 °C -30 to +70 °C -25 to +55 °C

SW

Radio protocol Bridge or Router Router Bridge
Mobile mode No Yes No
Sophisticated access to RF channel Yes Yes No
Acknowledgement on RF channel Yes Yes No
Serial SCADA protocols Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, UNI, Comli, DF1, Profibus… Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, UNI, Comli, DF1, Profibus… more than 70 No
Cache mode of serial SCADA protocols No Yes No
User protocols on Ethernet Modbus TCP, Modbus TCP/RTU convertor, IEC104… Terminal server Modbus TCP, IEC104, MAS… No
Stream mode on RS232 Yes No No
Time synchronization NTP – Server / Client SNTP – Server / Client No

Diagnostic & Management

Web configuration http, https No (Windows or Linux application) http
Radio link testing Yes (Ping with RSS, DQ, Homogenity) Yes (RSS, DQ, Homogenity) Yes (Ping with RSS)
Watched values broadcasting TxLost, Ucc, Temp, PWR, VSWR, Packets Rx/Tx for ETH, COM1, COM2 No No
Neighbours “Watched values” + RSS, DQ RSS, DQ No
Statistic RSS, DQ
Data: Rx/Tx Packets, Bytes
Radio protocol: Rx-Duplicates, Err; Tx-Repeats, Lost
User ports: Rx/Tx
Ucc, RSS, DQ, RF Noise
Packets counts: repeated, lost, busy, …,
User ports: Rx/Tx
No
Statistic history 20 periods 3 periods No
Graphs (embeded) Yes No No
Network management SNMP, incl. Traps RANEC No
HW alarms Input and Output No No

Others

SW featured keys Yes No No
Type approvals CE, FCC, ATEX, IECEx CE, FCC CE

All RACOM radio modems are designed with attention to detail, performance and quality. Thanks to their unique features they set trends in their market segment, especially wireless data transfer for SCADA & Telemetry. Examples of such features are:

RACOM focuses on radio data modem networks since its birth in 1992. RACOM is currently one of the world leaders in radio scada modem market. RACOM has been the first manufacturer who introduced the anti-collision packet protocol on radio channel for SCADA applications using different industrial protocols like Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, DNP3, IEC101, IEC104, Profibus etc. Special interfaces for these SCADA protocols are also implemented in RACOM radio modems. Unique packet protocol on radio channel allows both polling and spontaneous communication to be used simultaneously. Store-and-forward repeaters enable building large radio data network with unlimited number of radio modems. The unrivalled intelligence of RACOM radio modems makes them true radio routers. RACOM radio modems are always state-of-the art and they make trends in both hardware and software features on radio modem market.

  • Own private network => every moment under the user’s control
  • Single user => guaranteed capacity and behaviour
  • Licensed frequency => guaranteed quality of service
  • No hidden fees
  • Mission critical real-time applications
  • SCADA & Telemetry – Water, Oil, Gas, Power, SmartGrid…
  • POS & ATM, Lottery, Weather, Transportation