Hey Folks, just got a couple 450b mid-gain SM's in fresh off the assembly line and thought I'd do a little unboxing ceremony. Pretty excited about the 450b SM line and think it's going to open up a lot of doors for operators that felt the older 450 SM line was too expensive and confusing to get into. Here are just a few things I'm buzzing over:
- Same form factor as the highly successful ePMP Force 180 line
- Unlocked! No more licenses to deal with!
Comes with a PoE! That saves you like $12 bux right there over the vanilla 450 SM's. You'll still need to buy a $12 PoE
- 17dBi integrated antenna packed into a very small 9.8"x4.9" enclosure
- Max transmit power is 27dBm (where allowed by region)
- Ultra-wide band operation, can operate 4900 to 5925MHz
- New System on a Chip (SoC) enhances Packet Processing Power more than 4x that of the 450 SM
- Capable of >250Mbps aggregate in a 40MHz channel (I've heard this can actually do upwards of 300mbps!)
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 3.5mm audio jack allows direct connection of headphones without any adapters. Still annoying not to have a visable signal level for alignment, but at least this is one step forward over the vanilla 450 SM's
- MSRP is $299, and I'm seeing it listed with distributors like Winncom for much lower even in single unit quantities
- There's a high gain 25dBi version right around the corner (I've been told a few months away) that will be feature-wise very similiar and priced on par with the 450b mid-gain.
- UPDATE: These do not come wit h the dynamic noise filtering features on some of the 450i radios. If you need this feature there still are other 450i SM's you can purchase that have this feature.
I'm going to be doing some testing with these new SM's and a Medusa 450m here soon, so stay tuned for a full report and photos.
Shown alongside vanilla 450 SM for size comparison:
NOTE! These radios DO NOT come with a PoE or line cord!
- SS_PMP450b_062917.pdf (3.49 MB)