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5.8 GHz Falcon Plus

5.8 GHz Falcon PLUS

The High Performance Video/Audio/Data Transmission Solution

» Range up to 7 miles
» 12 User-selectable channels
» Data pass-through mode
» Energy saving standby mode
» Stereo audio transmission
» NTSC/PAL with 460 lines horizontal resolution
» 30 Frames per second
» Rugged all-weather construction, NEMA 4X rated
» Dual Virtual Wire contact closures with discrete outputs

The Falcon PLUS is a simple, cost-effective, and field-proven solution which delivers high-resolution, real-time, full-motion video up to seven miles line-of-sight at a fraction of the cost of licensed microwave systems and fiber networks. Operating in the unlicensed 5.8 GHz ISM band, the Falcon Plus offers unmatched wireless video performance and a ready-to-install solution for hard-to-reach, remote PTZ or fixed cameras. Boasting twelve user-selectable channels, the Falcon Plus can support multiple camera installations and simultaneous data transmission up to 9600 bps.

The system is capable of transmitting two channels of audio or single-channel audio along with two Virtual Wire™ contact closures. Sensors, alarms, and detectors can be wired to the transmitter to take advantage of this feature. In data pass-through mode Falcon PLUS also functions as a wireless, single-direction data transmitter that can provide mono audio transmission while passing RS232 at data rates from 1200 to 9600 baud with provisions for RS422 and RS485 through the use of our optional 
LC485/422 module. Using the data pass-through mode it is possible to control PTZ cameras, but you will need an additional Falcon PLUS transmitting in the opposite direction.

By integrating the Falcon Plus wireless system into the complete CCTV or traffic monitoring solution, integrators and installers save the inconvenience and high cost of stringing fiber to every camera location. And, through the use of the 5.8 GHz band and polarized antennas, users can realize the best possible video transmission quality with maximum immunity to interference.

The Falcon Plus also features a proprietary Secure Standby mode which, when enabled, allows the system to go into “sleep” mode until an alarm input is detected. Not only does this feature save power in battery-dependant (or solar powered) applications, but it also eliminates all radio-frequency output, rendering the system undetectable to frequency monitoring. With all of these features, it is no wonder the Falcon Plus has been utilized in a wide variety of security and broadcasting applications.

The Falcon PLUS is FCC and Industry Canada approved and requires no path license.

Download the 5.8 GHz Falcon PLUS data sheet - PDF Version

Specifications

Range7 Miles Line-of-sight (with 30 dBi receiver antenna)
RF Output PowerPer FCC part 15.249
Current Draw220 mA typ., 30mA standby (TX), 500mA typ. RX
Input Voltage7-12 Vdc (7 Vdc nominal)
Video bandwidth5.8 MHz
Input Impedance75 Ohms
Video ConnectorBNC-F
Audio Input1 Vpp line level
Input Impedance600 Ohms
Audio Bandwidth50 Hz - 15 KHz
Audio ConnectorRCA-F
Data ConnectorRJ11
Relay Contact4 position terminal block, 2 inputs
Radio Dimensions4.6" x 8.8" x 2.5" (11.7 cm x 22.4 cm x 6.4 cm)
Temp Range-22ºF to 158ºF (-30ºC to +70ºC)

Mounting

Wall or pole up to 2 3/8" diameter

Three Systems to Choose From 

Range

Receiver Antenna

Gain

1 Mile

AD5900-15

15 dBi

4 Miles

AD5900-28

28 dBi

7 Miles

AD5900-30

30 dBi

 

FalconPLUS System Includes

VTX5900 Transmitter

VRX5900 Receiver

AD5900-15-R Transmitter Antenna

Receiver antenna as required

7 Vdc Power Supplies (QTY 2)

Pole Mounting Hardware

User Manual