New To Canopy

Hello Everyone:

I’m relatively new to Canopy and have been following reports
of Canopy from various installations, particuarly one in Indiana
called Air Baud. I am very interested in implementing this technology
in my local community - especially the areas far enough out to be
serviced by traditional high speed methods, but ritzy enough (near
a lake or river) to have several folks drueling for high speed.

I’m very excited about the new 900 mhz product but have not found
much information other than the intial press releases. In reading
each SM and AP manual as well as most everything I can find about
canopy, I believe I’m best off to start with the following:

A Canopy 900 mhz demo kit, including:

9000SMC (Connectorized) 2 each

This is the subscriber module which will power two “test dummies” ?

9000APC (Connectorized) 1 each

This is the access point, or the broadcast radio which sends the
signal out to each of the SM’s above. Connectorized means
it can utilize an external antenna ?

AN900 900 Mhz 60 degree 9 dBi antenna 3 each

These connect into the access point if I read correctly? And…since
the trial kit only comes with 3, we only have access to 180 degrees.
We need three more to cover 360 degrees - and since this is the 900 mhz
system, we have a range of ~ 20 miles without line of sight, and ~20 -
~40 miles with line of sight? I assume (probably incorrectly) the
Canopy system can be deployed entirely in the 900 mhz range with 900
mhz equipment?

300SS 1 each

Surge supression…we really need more, as one for each SM and AP?

ACPS110-03 3 each ( power supplies for each antenna )

I read in the manuals that the AP antenna are powered via the
ethernet cable. Therefore , I am confused as to what the power
supplies are for? I was obviously mistaken? (obviously the SM
and AP need power, perhaps the Antenna are powered by the
ethernet cable? That would make sense… :slight_smile: )

900 Mhz Trial Kit Quick Start Guide 1 each
CPT001-CD02EN Sales Overview 1 each
CPT002-CD02EN Technical Overview 1 each
CPT003-CDO2EN Canopy User Guides 1 each

Which…would probably answer most of my questions? :slight_smile:

I’ve also read (and seen pictures of) the CMM module, which
is also referenced as the 100ck , and there is a new "mini"
version of that. Are the required for a “small” installation
meant to power around 20 people (for starters, we obviously plan
to grow), and / or is the GPS tracking mandatory , or only
for operating more than one AP? Can one AP service all six antenna
(for 360 degrees), or must you have an AP for every 3 or so antenna?

If we wanted to expand to cover 360 degrees (instead of the 180 degrees
the demo kit provides for), we’d need more SM’s for customers, and we’d
need 3 more antenna (part #AN900?)

Thanks in advance for your time…I just wanted to get some
of the questions asked before diving in feet first. I hope at
the least you can tell I’ve done lots of reading. :slight_smile:


hmm…thanks in advance for not replying to my posts. i got the answers i needed by calling various support lines but … was i just ignored, or what?

we’re now testing the 900 mhz equipment. thanks (for nothing so far)…


Yes you will need 2 SM’s and 1 AP for testing a point-to-multipoint 900 MHz environment. SM’s use the same connectorized antennas as the AP’s. We do recommend that surge suppressors be used in all installs. Regarding the power, the power supply converts the power and the Ethernet provides the path to the radio. So it is power over Ethernet but the power comes from the power supply.

CMM Micro’s do have power ports. So you could use a CMM Micro to provide the power over Ethernet to the AP’s. The CMM micro also uses GPS timing to generate a clock for the AP’s and BH’s.

A single AP can service up to 200 SM’s. To create a 360 degree cluster you will need 6 AP’s as each AP has a 60 degree span.

trial kit arrived last friday. learned a lot over ther weekend. thanks for your help.