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SATEL Radio Modems: EASy+ vs PROOF-TR4+ Comparison Guide

1. Introduction

Robust and secure radio systems are critical to smooth coordination, remote monitoring, and real-time data transfer in machine control industries. To help professionals choose the best model for their needs, this article compares two of SATEL’s well-known models, the SATEL EASy+ and the PROOF-TR4+.

2. Understanding the Basics

FeatureSatel EASy+Satel Proof TR4+
Frequency Range403-473 MHz403-473 MHz
Channel Spacing12.5/20/25 kHz12.5/20/25 kHz
EncryptionAES128/AES256 (optional)AES128 (standard); AES256 (optional)
InterfacesRS-232, RS-422, RS-485RS-232 only
Power OutputUp to 1WUp to 1W
User InterfaceFront display, indicator lights, field-configurableRequires an external device for configuration. No LCD or indicator lights.
DurabilityIP 52 ratings prevents dust and debris, should be kept away from water and liquids.IP69K rated for extreme dust and water protection
Connector TypeD-15 female for data and power.Deutsch 6 pin interface connector
ApplicationsIdeal for short to medium range transmission, high-quality receiver for long rangeIdeal for short to medium range transmission, high-quality receiver for long range
Suited for extreme environments, like smart farming, machine control, marine applications

3. Comparing Specs

  • Frequency Range and Power: Both radios cover the same frequency range with equal power output, high quality receiver, and same protocols, ensuring robust performance.
  • Interface and Programming: The EASy+ is user-friendly with its front-panel controls, while the PROOF-TR4+ requires laptop setup for adjustments.
  • Durability and Environmental Resistance: The PROOF-TR4+ stands out with its IP69K rating, ideal for tough environments; the EASy+, with less stringent protection, is suitable for indoor installations such as a cabinet or machine or tractor cab. 

4. Field Performance

Both the Satel EASy+ and Satel EASy Proof TR4+ provide reliable long-range connectivity and are energy-efficient, ensuring extended operational times with minimal recharges, ideal for remote locations.

5. Breaking Down Costs

Choosing between the SATEL EASy+ and the PROOF-TR4+ often boils down to system compatibility and minimizing extra expenses. While both modems serve similar applications, the PROOF-TR4+ costs more due to its advanced features and specific integration requirements.

6. Conclusion

Do you prefer a simple device that is easy to program in the field? The EASy+ is your best option and is also more cost effective. If you need extreme durability and have a cable harness that already uses a Deutsch connector for a drop-in set up and you have the resources to program with an external device, the EASy Proof-TR4+ has you covered.

If you aren’t sure, give us a call and we can walk you through the different options and help you make an informed decision.