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#1 Alan Rencher

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:19 PM

Copied from: http://directorsmoni...paralinx-array/

 

Paralinx is proud to introduce a new accessory for the Tomahawk long-range, zero-delay wireless HD system.
 
PARALINX ARRAY
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The Paralinx Array is a custom 5-input MIMO panel antenna that can be used with your Tomahawk receiver to boost range and increase signal robustness. The Array works within the 5 GHz spectrum (5.1-5.8 GHz); is small and lightweight; and has the ability to clip onto the Tomahawk receiver with the Paralinx Perch mounting bracket, Gold-Mount battery plate, or V-Mount battery plate.
 
Dimensions:
13.78 x 13.78 x 1.25 in (35 x 35 x 3.18 cm)
 
In the box:
1  Paralinx Array 5-input MIMO panel antenna
5  10"/25cm N (right-angle) to RP-SMA cables
1  Speed-Rail mounting bracket
4  Screws for mounting a battery plate
 
The Paralinx Array is available now through the Paralinx web store, and through dealers worldwide.
 
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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Here's some pictures of the Tomahawk and Array at the Spirit awards. The Tomahawk provided the live feed for the drone envelope delivery.

 

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#3 Diego Miranda

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:52 PM

Alan

 

Increase range by up to . . . ?

 

What are the specifications of the antenna? (dBi) How many dBi for antenna ?

 

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#4 Alan Rencher

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:39 PM

Hi Diego. 

 

It has a maximum 19 DBi per antenna port.

 
Range increases depend on environmental factors, but it's been tested from 2,700 ft all the way to a mile. There is never a guarantee of any performance - it all depends on your environment and use case.

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#5 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

Hmmmmm......

 

I thought I read somewhere that the FCC had not approved the Paralinx or the Teradek units for use with externally attached array antennas currently and they are only approved for the attached external rubber duck versions? Not that it matters all that much I guess considering our old Modulus / Canatrans systems were not approved for operation in the US at all.

 

It would be good to get a definitive answer because I think rental houses and the studios would have some issues with this if the array system is illegal to use officially.

 

Frankly I think our government should have better things to spend their time and our money on but the FCC can be really odd about this stuff.

 

Anyone at Paralinx and/or Teradek able to confirm this 100% with documentation?

 

Thanks!

 

Robert


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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:49 AM

Robert, the receiver does not have the same antenna restrictions as the transmitter since it is not an emitter.


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#7 Mike Gailing

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

Hey Alan,

 

Actually, I believe the RX's back-channel is an emitter. So is the DFS antenna on the RX. Does the Tomahawk have DFS enabled?


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#8 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

So the receivers transmit / "emit" too?

 

What is DFS?

 

Thanks!


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#9 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:20 AM

get's me back to the point that the white panel antennae on the BOXX systems are also NOT FCC approved....


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#10 Dan Kanes

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:15 PM

The Controlled backchannel on Paralinx Tomahawk is actually on a PCB antenna inside our receiver, so it's a fixed dbi for anyone trying to split hairs.

Can't speak for the legality of what anyone else is doing or trying.

Ultimately it's the choice of the end user and their duty to responsibly manage signals in a professional environment.

Nothing Paralinx sells is illegal though.

Tomahawk offers a variety of modes and channels.

Edited by Dan Kanes, 10 March 2014 - 12:18 PM.

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#11 Alan Rencher

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

Robert, DFS means, "Dynamic Frequency Selection." In order for a device to operate within certain channels in the 5 GHz unlicensed band, it needs the ability to dynamically adjust its frequency. For the end-user, this means that your device has access to more channels, and has the ability to dynamically move to channels with less noise. The Tomahawk has an Internal Antenna that scans for the best channels to operate at.


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#12 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:00 PM

Good to know!

 

Thank you gentlemen!

 

Robert


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