Mobile network - 3G, 4G

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Mobile network modem installation in DFNEXT camera system type

The DFNEXT / DFNSMALL observatories usually ship without modems as many of them are deployed with WiFi or Ethernet connectivity and different areas of the world require different modems.

If you wish to network your DFNEXT observatory via mobile broadband instead of WiFi or Ethernet you need to source a modem and request a modem installation care package from DFN Camera Help. You will also need to organize a 2FF ("standard") sized SIM with an active data plan.

The recommended embedded modem modules are the Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC Series MC7455 (for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and the MC7430 (for Asia Pacific including Australia). For Australia, MC8705 is suitable as well.

To install modem module into the DFNEXT camera system you will need a modem converter card - which provides mPCIe to USB conversion, including USB and HF patch coaxial cable/pigtail. Some of the DFNSMALL camera systems have Commel PC , which has a free mPCIe card slot and SIM card slot as well. In such a case you will need only the modem module and HF patch coaxial cable.

DFNEXT Modem Installation - Blue PCB modem converter card

DFN Modem Installation - Green card - Green PCB modem converter card

Mobile network modem configuration

Mobile network configuration in the observatory PC operating system