Cambium Wireless Video Surveillance Profile

By Sean Patton, Published Mar 27, 2019, 11:31am EDT

Cambium Networks, spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, says "outdoor durable radios are in their DNA" and they are targeting video surveillance integrator favorite Ubiquiti.

In this report, based on discussions with the company, we examine Cambium's offerings including:

  • Who is Cambium?
  • What verticals do they focus on/target?
  • What is their sales and support model?
  • How is their hardware managed?
  • How much do their radios cost?
  • How do they compare with Ubiquiti?

Company ********

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Limited ************ *******

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Surveillance ******* ********

******* *** * ******* wireless ******* ****** **** are *********** *** ***** surveillance:

  • ****: *.**** ** **** radios, *** - *** Mbps **********, ****, *** IP67 ***** - ******** at ~$*** ******
  • ***: ******, ****, *.*-*.**** radios, ******* ** ** 1.5 **** *** ****** points. **** ***** - starting ** ~$*** ******
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Network ******** **********

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Compared ** ********

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24/7 ***** ******* / ******** **** ********

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Available ******* ******* ******** / ****** ************

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Pricing **********

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  • ******* **** ***** *** costs ~$*** ******, ******** to ******** ******** **-** at ~$**
  • ******* **** **** ******** cost ~$*** ****** **** Subscriber ***** ~$*** ****** compared ** ******** ************* Gen2 **** ******** ******* ~$400 ******

Lost ***** ********* ** ******** ******

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Comments (13)

Both are good, neither better than the other at this point. Let's see who wins the lawsuit. The cnMatrix switches have more fabric, have not got my hands on one so I can flood it. 

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I thought maybe I had heard of a lawsuit and went looking when you mentioned it. And interesting suit that raises some questions about technology in general, if not specifically related to this article.

This blog made for some interesting questions....

http://www.mtin.net/blog/ubnt-vs-cambium/

The point that hits home and humorous at the same time is UBNT's lawsuit against an end user, which the blogger calls "disturbing". Ha, yes, but apparently the blogger never worked in video security. :)

 

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I wonder who will be offering the first surveillance optimized product featuring CBRS(Citizens Broadband Radio Service) also being heralded as "OnGo" or license free LTE in the 3 and 5 Ghz spectrum ?

Had to edit the post as it looks like Cambium offers the 3 GHz PMP 450m AP .

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The spec sheet says "• 802.3at compliant 100/1000BaseT interface"  which is poe+? But then the spec sheet says they work at :Input Voltage 44 V to 59 V

 

EMP3000 specs

 

So will they run off normal POE?

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normal PoE is 48 V, so yes, strongly believe so. 

Edit: But needs higher power than normal PoE, thereof 802.3at.

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802.3af and 802.3at both run at 48V. The PoE af variant is rated up to 15W, where the PoE+ at is rated up to 30W. 

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Yes, it supports a range of voltages but works with standard PoE. You just need a switch with 802.3at for the ePMP3000 and 802.3af for the ePMP2000/1000

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I know I have read that POE+ runs at a slightly higher voltage. To me that makes sense as the higher the voltage, the less current needed to get the higher wattage

According to this, POE+ sources (PSE) provide a higher voltage range than standard POE.

I can see the radio is a POE+ radio which is disappointing, as our switch of choice is POE.

 

 

 

 

 

On a side note, is there anyone that has experience with these and Ubiquiti? We have really good success with Ubiquiti, so not sure if there is a reason to change.

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Your own chart shows that both PoE and PoE+ operate at a maximum of 57V.

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On a side note, is there anyone that has experience with these and Ubiquiti? We have really good success with Ubiquiti, so not sure if there is a reason to change.

We haven't tried using them yet, but I know personally a commercial WLAN and WISP installer in Florida who prefers Cambium.

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We have used both Ubiquiti and Cambium for IP surveillance projects for nearly a decade now and strongly prefer Cambium.  Cambium provides better stability and interference rejection and frankly, you get what you pay for.  

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Yes but the minimum voltage supplied by the PSE and required by the device are higher for POE+

 

POE is typically 48, but the chart shows 44-57v.

 If POE+ is 50-57, I would assume the typical voltage is 54.

 

I have read bits and pieces online that indicate POE+ runs around 54-56V

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Has anyone used cnVision from Cambium?

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