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ProtectLink VHF BDA, Class A/B

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CS40-Series VHF
CS40-Series VHF

CS40-Series VHF

Reliable, seamless wireless communications are vital for first responders and commercial / industrial sectors to effectively manage sites and resources. This unique platform provides UHF band coverage along with integrated duplexers handling a range of applications.

The VHF Class A/B BDA is offered in 4-port simplex, and duplex with high or low band operation models with 1 watt and 85dB of gain. Class A operation includes 16 filters per band with individual filter bandwidths from 12.5KHz to 75KHz, and wideband operation of up to 24MHz VHF. Listed to UL/CSA 2524. Compliant to UL/CSA 62368-1, UL50E Type 4.

All versions include a full-featured, easy to use web GUI, factory configurable filters, intelligent oscillation management, built-in isolation test, NFPA/UL2524 alarm capabilities, built-in battery backup circuitry, and a built-in communication link for an optional remote annunciator panel. 

Westell’s ProtectLink™ BDAs are an integral part of any NFPA complaint Emergency Responder Communications Enhancement System (ERCES) or private land mobile radio (LMR) system. 

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Product Highlights

• Intelligent oscillation management and self-healing  • Uplink & downlink squelch per filter
• 85dB gain +/-1.5 for both UL and DL  • Independent gain control per filter 
Listed to UL/CSA 2524 • NEMA4 conduit glands included 
UL/CSA 62368-1, UL50E Type 4 compliant • Supports both digital and analog modulation 
• Built-in battery charging and alarm circuitry  • Supports P25 phase 1 & 2 
• Built-in annunciator communications link  • Supports SNMP 
• Emergency Power Off (EPO)  • 3-year warranty 

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Frequency: 150-174 MHz
Main Power Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 A
Battery Charger Output: 28 VDC
AC Power Consumption: 175 Watts (Max)
DC Power Consumption: 125 Watts (Max)
DL Output Power: 30dBm (1W)
UL Output Power: 27dBm (0.5W)
DL Gain: 85dB +/- 1.5dB
UL Gain: 85dB +/- 1.5dB
# Class A Filters: 16
# Class B Filters: 4
Class A BDA Filter Bandwidths: 12.5KHz, 25KHz, 50KHz, 75KHz
Class B BDA Filter Bandwidths: 0.7MHz, 2MHz, 3.5MHz, 5MHz, 24MHz, 62MHz
Dimensions (H x W x D): 29.1” x 20” x 13.8”
Approximate Weight: 79 lbs to 135 lbs, depending on filters

CS40-Series VHF Documentation

Certification References

UL 2524, 2nd Edition: In-building 2-way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems (ERCES)

UL 62368-1: Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: safety requirements

UL 508A: Industrial control panels (UL50E Type 4)

VHF FCC ID: NVR230021014V


In-building coverage for commercial & residential buildings including warehouses, tunnels, and airports.

Rapid field deployment of critical communications infrastructure.

Wireless coverage enhancement for ‘dead zones’ including rural areas, resorts, stadiums, off-shore oil rigs, and remote field areas.

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