Proteus MX

Native E1 and IP Hybrid Transport Radio
6 to 38 GHz 8 to 350 Mbps

Intelligent Bandwidth for Emerging Networks
The convergence of voice, data, and video networks is quickly changing the wireless telecommunications landscape. Network operators must protect existing infrastructure investments while quickly moving to provide more capacity and new IP based services. The need to deliver substantial cost savings and scalable architecture has never been greater. Microwave Networks is ready to extend your core infrastructure investments, reduce costs, and simplify operations with our unique point-to-point microwave products.
The Proteus MX is MNI’s next generation Ethernet/TDM Hybrid backhaul radio. Designed for capabilities up to 350 Mbps, it offers carrier-class Ethernet and TDM in a single, feature rich and extremely flexible platform allowing cost effective and easy migration from legacy networks to Gigabit Ethernet.
The unique combination of integrated add/drop mux, E1 loop protection, and comprehensive data grooming along with the use of Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM) to increase throughput while protecting critical traffic sets Proteus MX apart from other radios. Whether you’re keeping pace with growing traffic demands or regularly reconfiguring radio-link payload for new services, Proteus MX is specifically designed to adapt to your needs at the lowest cost of ownership.

The Proteus MX is designed for applications requiring extremely reliable features 100% redundancy of all traffic and overhead channels with automatic switchover. This makes it the perfect choice for Public Safety and Utility networks where critical traffic must be maintained, as well as for Mobile Carriers, Wireless Broadband, Railroad, and Enterprise LANs and WANs.

LTE Migration
With Proteus MX, migrating from existing TDM to new IP-based networks and services including 4G/LTE is simple, convenient, and economical. The unique combination of native TDM and native IP configurations are the most comprehensive in the industry on a single radio platform. Proteus MX’s unmatched traffic management features combined with software-based configuration and upgrades give network providers the needed control over how and when t make the transition and maximize return on their investment.

Features and Benefits

  • TDM and IP Convergence
  • Native Gigabit Ethernet is combined with native TDM (E1, DS1, E3, DS3, STM-1, OC-3) on the same hardware platform.
  • Software-selected bandwidth, modulation, capacity, channel frequency, and output power. Increase capacity through software license upgrade without hardware changes.
  • Reallocate payload among interface types as needed to accommodate changing traffic patterns.Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM) can be configured to maintain critical traffic during adverse path conditions while operating at a significantly higher throughput under normal conditions.
  • VLAN using IEEE 802.1p & 802.1Q for Traffic Class priorities (QoS), port-based and tag-based VLAN.

Integrated Traffic Management

  • Dynamic Payload Mapping suite of features:
  • Integrated add/drop mux from E3/DS3.
  • Self-healing E1/DS1-level loop protection and Rapid Ethernet Ring Protection for ring network topologies.
  • Detailed traffic routing and cross-connect across the hop and between co-located terminals at node. Reallocate payload among interface types as needed.
  • Microbus interface simplifies connections and reduces expense at repeater and nodal sites.
  • Only dropped tributaries needed to be terminated.
  • The remaining payload is passed between terminals using the Microbus high-speed serial interface and a standard Cat-5 cable.

Reliability and Management

  • Errorless diversity switching protection.
  • Complete hot-standby protection.
  • 100% redundancy of all active components.
  • Removable license card retains configuration during change out.
  • Secure Network Management with SNMPv3.
  • Built-in chart recorder for real-time diagnostics and link performance monitoring.