Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Motorola Shows WiMAX Outdoor CPE With Integrated VoIP

Motorola unveiled a new outdoor CPE with integrated VoIP capability. The wi4 WiMAX CPEo 450 is WiMAX Forum Wave 2 ready and will be commercially available for shipments beginning in Q2 2009 for the 3.5 GHz band with support for 5, 7, and 10 MHz channel bandwidths.

The company said its design is optimized for hassle-free installations of broadband and voice service at new subscriber locations. The VoIP functionality eliminates the need for multiple boxes. Other features that improve total cost of ownership for operators include integrated pole mounting brackets for convenience in installation, visual signal quality indicators for reliable device orientation, and 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 pre-loaded. When turned on, the network will automatically detect the CPEo 450 and perform all necessary authentication processes, allowing subscribers to immediately begin using voice and data services.