Motorola announces WiMAX router
Motorola is showing a WiMAX router that integrates data and voice functions and is designed specifically for outdoor use.
The router operates the 3.5 GHz band with support for 5, 7 and 10 MHz channel bandwidths. The 3.5 GHz band is not available for WiMAX services in the U.S.
Slated for commercialization in the second quarter, the Motorola wi4 WiMAX CPEo 450 integrates VoIP functionality directly into the unit, which Motorola claims is a unique feature. It also incorporates a new high-performance antenna and radio design for interference mitigation and increased service coverage.
The CPEo 450 consists of an outdoor subscriber unit with integrated antennas and an indoor power adaptor incorporating an RJ45 Ethernet port and two RJ11 voice ports. All network configuration parameters come loaded.
When turned on, the network will automatically detect the CPEo 450 and will perform all necessary authentication processes, allowing subscribers to immediately begin using voice and data services.