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MDS Mercury 3650
High Throughput, Standards Based Networking

The MDS Mercury Series is a highly secure, industrial-grade WiMAX communications platform for mission critical, industrial applications. The Mercury product line provides a global licensed and unlicensed solution designed to facilitate high throughput wireless networking requirements in the 3650MHz frequency band.

The MDS Mercury 3650 supports Ethernet, serial, USB and WiFi connectivity, and offers extended range and aggregate throughput of up to 30 Mbps. MDS Mercury provides a scalable solution to meet your growing bandwidth needs and has the capacity, service prioritization and deployment flexibility to facilitate your immediate and long-term wireless networking requirements.

Manufacturing to discontinue in December, 2017.

Key Benefits

  • Build a communications infrastructure tailored to business and geographic needs with numerous connection and packaging options
  • Easily manage configuration with a web-enabled computer
  • Secure remote and physical radio access with advanced security features including tamper alarm controls
  • Proactively monitor the communications network with the MDS PulseNET Network Management System
Application
Key Features
Cabinet Mount Unit
Industrial Enclosure
Outdoor Unit
Technical Specifications

The MDS Mercury Series has been specifically designed in three special packaging options for application flexibility and ease-of-use installation and have been designed and tested to meet stringent industrial specifications.

Application: Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Below is an example of a Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) private wireless network utilizing MDS Mercury 3650s.

Application


Application: Oil & Gas Facilities

Below is an example of an oil well-head application utilizing Mercury Base Stations and indoor and outdoor Subscribers as a point-to-multipoint solution for SCADA and video traffic at well-head sites.

oil and gas Applications

Application Example: Mining

Mining operations involve multiple rail yard loading and unloading processes. High efficiency is critical and seamless communication hand-offs between the Base Stations and Subscribers is necessary. The Mercury Series handles mobility applications and provides the necessary bandwidth for video monitoring of unloading bin sites. The WiFi option provides local WiFi coverage for workforce automation and direct connection to the fiber ring can be achieved via GE's Lentronics fiber optic multiplexers.

mining applications

Application: Water & Wastewater Facilities

Below is an example of a wireless network utilizing MDS Mercury 3650s to monitor various assets and processes in a water and wastewater facility. MDS Mercury can be used to aggregate data from devices that monitor vital flow, pressure and temperature measurements, and video surveillance.

water & wastewater facilities applications

Key Features

Ease-of-Use Network

  • Out-of-the-box system installation
  • Web-enabled configuration services
  • Advanced network management capability

Designed for Industrial Applications

  • Sub-channelization for optimization
  • Quality of Service (QoS) profiles
  • Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (Hybrid ARQ)
  • Time-Division Duplexing (TDD) synchronization
  • Subscriber RF robustness (23 or 30 dBm Tx, depending on model)
  • -40° C to +70° C operating range
  • IDU CSA Class 1 / Div 2 and IEEE 1613
    DU General Safety by CSA / UL 60950
  • ETSI/CE on specific frequencies

Advanced Security

  • AES 128-bit encryption
  • RADIUS and 802.1x EAP/TLS authentication
  • VLAN tagging

System Solution Flexibility

  • Multiple packaging options
  • Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology
  • Ethernet, serial and WiFi options
  • Field-ready outdoor unit with Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Uplink biasing for AMI, SCADA, and substation or distribution automation

Cabinet Mount Base Station & Subscriber Unit - IDU

MDS Mercury Series has been specifically designed and tested to meet stringent industrial specifications and is offered in three packaging options for application flexibility and ease-of-use installation.

  • 2 x 30 dBm
  • 2 Ethernet ports, 1 serial port, USB, GPS
  • IEEE 1613 compliant
  • CSA Class 1 / Div 2 certification
  • MIMO matrix A/B
  • -40° C to +70° C
  • Optional built-in WiFi (Subscriber unit only)

Cabinet Mount Subscriber Unit

The MDS Mercury Series has been specifically designed in three special packaging options for application flexibility and ease-of-use installation and have been designed and tested to meet stringent industrial specifications.

  • 2 x 30 dBm
  • 2 Ethernet ports, 1 serial port, USB, GPS
  • Optional built-in WiFi (Subscriber unit only)
  • A/C input and 8-hour battery backup
  • Hardened NEMA 4X enclosure
  • Pole mount ready
  • MIMO matrix A/B
  • -40° C to +70° C
  • Physical tamper alarm
  • Flexible configuration

Outdoor Subscriber Unit - ODU

The MDS Mercury radios are equipped with an embedded spectrum analyzer to assist in deployment and troubleshooting.

  • 2 x 23 dBm
  • 1 Ethernet port, 1 serial port, 1 USB host
  • Optional built-in WiFi
  • Integrated antenna
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 10-60 VDC option
  • MIMO matrix A/B
  • -40° C to +70° C
  • IEEE 1613 compliant
  • General Safety by CSA / UL 60950

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

* Requires an external DC to DC converter having floating DC inputs (neither side grounded)