FPT-5000 FAQ

General - FPT-5000

Yes, since the FPT-5000 only cares about the frequency and not the type of service, it will pass all the features that are provided to your cell phone.

The FPT-5000 is transparent to the type of service or information within the service. It only cares about the frequency. This means the unit will pass CDMA, GSM or AMPs transparently. The FPT-5000 passes the voice, data or video to the cell phones transparently.

The FPT-5000 converts RF outputs from the RPT-9000 or and just about any wireless radio and sends over single mode fiber cable. At the other end, another FPT-5000 converts it back to RF for attachment to an antenna. This distance can be up to 50km/30 miles. This sets the FPT-5000 apart from other solutions, especially when used with the RPT-9000.

The unit comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty on the hardware. This includes defective parts. The unit must be sent in for repair depot service.

The FPT-5000 is a Fiber Optic cellular repeater for CDMA, GSM and AMPs. When utilized with our RPT-9000 cellular extender, the FPT-5000 allows the antenna from the RPT-9000 to be extended over fiber optic cable, up to 50km/30 miles away. This allows the RPT-9000 to operate when obstacles like hills, mountains and large buildings block the line of sight. The FPT-5000 can be utilized with other 3rd party equipment which has RF based signal. The FPT-5000 comes as a complete link set with two units for each side of the fiber optic cable.

Yes, the FPT-5000 has 3 model options. The basic model does NOT support redundancy. There is an option for Passive redundancy which means the FPT-5000 is installed with a second Fiber module and RF connector so you can manually switch to a secondary fiber and RF cable in case of hardware or optical cable failure. There is 3rd option for Active redundancy. In addition to a second Fiber module and RF port, the unit contains dual ethernet ports for internet access. This version monitors the RF and Fiber signals, in the event of failure, the unit will automatically switch over to the redundant module/port and notify via the Internet.

Yes, there are several ways to address tunnels and caves. If the tunnel or cave is straight, we can shoot the antenna directly into it. If it is curved at some point, we can either use (2) systems with one at each end, provide a RF splitter and put small dome antennas throughout or we can use leaky fiber with our FPT-5000.

Yes, the unit only cares about the frequency and not the type of service. When used with the RPT-9000, the CDMA and GSM traffic can pass to the FPT-5000 and will be passed transparently at the same time. This assumes both CDMA and GSM are picked up and in the path of the RPT-9000.

Yes, the is an optional configuration where we populate one side of a RPT-9000 with the standard parts and the other side is fitted with the FPT-5000 components. This allows the RPT-9000  to be used in pairs with fiber optic cable connecting them.

No, as of this time the current FPT-5000 would not have the option to be integrated into the smaller IDRPT-9000.  In most cases, the IDRPT-9000 would not require this option since it would be used indoors over shorter distances for cabling.

Yes, the is an optional configuration where we populate one side of a IDEN-9000 with the standard parts and the other side is fitted with the FPT-5000 components. This allows the IDEN-9000 to be used in pairs with fiber optic cable connecting them.