Technology – Proxim SmartConnect™

Proxim SmartConnect™

Proxims SmartConnect™ powers a beam steering antenna solution that is designed to significantly improve performance in challenging RF interference conditions.

Interference Robustness

Proxim SmartConnect™ features Proxim’s revolutionary beam steering technology (BeamX™) that steers a 17° antenna lobe towards the remote end of a link. The narrow beam limits interference from nearby RF sources.

if interference is detected nearby, the electronically formed beam, is steered away from the interference, but keeping the end point within the focus of the beam. This results in the best possible signal to noise ratio.


  • Better SNR
  • Better immunity to interference
  • Better distance

More Megabits per Second

The narrowly focused and amplified beam has significantly higher gain and more energy than a typical 60 or 90° sector antenna. A signal to noise ratio improvement of up to 6dB delivers higher bandwidth over longer distances. The interference mitigating narrow beam also allows the use of higher modulation with the benefit of greater throughput and system performance.

Secondary Scan Radio

Proxim SmartConnect™ technology includes Proxim SmartScan™, a dedicated scan radio that continuously monitors surrounding RF environments. With this ability, the system can immediately switch to a free channel in the event of weather radar detection, or severe RF interference – a feature that makes the DFS channels more usable. It also opens access to the 5.600-5.650 GHz sub-band, and in total enables effective use of up to an additional 355 MHz of DFS spectrum.


  • The continuous scan of the entire spectrum while the link is operational
  • Real-time identification of interference sources within the spectrum
  • Creates a whitelist of pre-CAC DFS channels for immediate use
  • Works in unison with the link radio to identify DFS events

Self Alignment

The automatic alignment feature of SmartConnect enables rapid setup. Once rough alignment is done, the system will automatically complete the process.

In addition to the benefits discussed above, dynamic alignment offers significant advantages for Point to Point systems, to maintain a strong signal in nLOS situations.