GE MDS Master Stations are used with SD Series and x710 series remote radios. The Master Stations support full duplex communication in a protected 1+1 warm standby transceiver configuration providing maximum reliability for continuous use, high duty cycle applications associated with licensed narrowband Base Station and Repeater applications. The Master Station is offered in a 19”/43.8 cm rack-unit high chassis containing an internal duplexer with options for connecting an external duplexer if required.
• Redundancy with warm standby transceiver
• Full duplex, half duplex and simplex operating modes
• Operation as Master Station, Repeater or Remote
• Backward compatibility with x710 radios
• 5 and 10 Watt output power
• Connectivity for multiple IP/Ethernet and Serial host systems
Operate as Master, Repeater or Polling Remote
The GE MDS Master Station is used in a various operational settings depending upon the users specific use case including Master, streaming Repeater or polling Remote. In addition to full duplex, both half duplex and simplex modes are configurable by the user.
Typically, the Master Station is located where the primary connection to the user's host system or network is made. In many instances however, clear RF line of sight to remote radio locations cannot be achieved at control centers or host system connection point. In these cases the Master Station can be configured as a streaming Repeater and located at optimal tower sites where line of site can be achieved. An additional Master Station is then configured as a polling Remote. Host system communication is then achieved at the polling Remote through the Repeater to all remote radio locations.
Master, Repeater or Polling Remote
The GE MDS Master Station can be configured as a Master streaming Repeater and Polling Remote when frequency plans and tower locations and RF line-of-site considerations drive flexibility in enterprise network connections.
Modular Communication Platform
Ease of maintenance and serviceability are two additional benefits derived from our modular communications platform. All components in the MDS Master Station are easily accessed from the front panel eliminating the need to remove the chassis should module replacement be required. In addition, redundant transceivers and power supply modules are hot swappable to ensure that the MDS Master Station remains fully operational during service periods after a failover.
All power, serial and Ethernet connections are made to the front panel. Antenna and external filter connections are made in the rear of the unit.
Exterior View – Front Panel