Lenexa, K.S. AeroComm Inc. announced the ACE family of RF modems. ACE6490 and ACE6790 are housed in rugged NEMA-4x enclosures, designed to withstand the rigors of extreme weather or other severe surroundings. Each product delivers variable output power up to one watt at 900MHz, and is designed to maximize range in harsh environmental conditions.
The ACE6790 utilizes dynamic peer-to-peer protocol for enabling mesh topology, while ACE6490 employs a server/client networking architecture. Both products use Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology.
The modems work with the company's existing 900-MHz products. The products feature multi-stage error detection with transmitter retries for RF system and raw data. Duplicate packets are filtered out when data is received more than once, and transmitted packets are successfully acknowledged.
The modem's configuration can be changed through AT commands. Change-on-the-fly parameters include client or server designation, destination MAC address, channel number (to communicate with a different server), and enter/exit low-power modes.
Custom settings are available. An optional full-duplex control setting allows equal time for transmitting and receiving data at the RF level, keeping a single transmitter from dominating the system bandwidth.
Both products employ data-encryption standards and support transmit-power levels of up to one watt. Evaluation Kits are available, featuring two transceivers, antennas, power supplies and cabling.
The ACE6490 and ACE6790 are priced at $399.00 per unit in small volumes. Click here for the ACE6490 and ACE6790 data sheet.