Fortress LTE 80W eNodeB (RN2480)

End-of-Life Announcement for the Fortress 80W eNodeB (RN2480)

General Dynamics Mission Systems announces the end-of-sale (EoS) and end-of-life (EoL) of the Fortress 80W eNodeB (RN2480). The date for last time order of the affected product is March 31, 2017. 

The Fortress 80W eNodeB (RN2480) is being replaced by our Fortress 20W eNodeB (RN2420).

Product Details

End-of-Life Announcement

General Dynamics Mission Systems announces the end-of-sale (EoS) and end-of-life (EoL) of the Fortress LTE 80W eNodeB (RN2480). The date for last time order of the affected product is March 31, 2017. General Dynamics will continue to provide technical Help Desk support and honor all currently active warranty and maintenance agreements.




EOL Announcement Date of product end-of-life announcement February, 2017
End-of-Sale The last date to place a purchase order for the affected product(s) March, 2017
End of Maintenance Contract Renewal The date to renew maintenance and support contracts (cannot be extended beyond the end-of-support date) March, 2017
End of Software Maintenance The last date GD plans to provide software updates for the affected products March, 2017
End of Support The last date to receive technical support through GD for customers with maintenance contracts October, 2017


Part Number

RN2420 eNodeB [B3]
RN2420 eNodeB [B12/17]
RN2420 eNodeB [B14]
RN2420 eNodeB [C-band]
RN2480 eNodeB [B12/17]
RN2480 eNodeB [B14]
RN2480 eNodeB [B20]
LTE PCI express mini module [B4, 12, 14]
USB modem [B14]
Omni-directional ODU - rugged enclosure [B12]
Omni-directional ODU - rugged enclosure [B14]
Omni-directional ODU - rugged enclosure [B20]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B12]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B14]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B20]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B12, B13]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B12, B17]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B13, B14]
Calamp Fusion vehicle modem [B14, B17]


About General Dynamics Fortress LTE

Ideal for small to large specialized private wireless deployments, Fortress LTE delivers an end-to-end solution providing ‘always on’ high speed network access to vital information including voice, video, data, text and chat using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. Fortress LTE solutions are frequency agile, customizable for specific applications and designed for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments where network access may not be available. Fortress LTE is a cost-effective, single vendor end-to-end solution consisting of:

  • 4G Core Network
  • Radio Access Network (Base Station)
  • User Equipment (UE)


The Fortress® 80W eNodeB (RN2480) is a member of the Fortress LTE family of high performance Evolved Node B (eNodeB) base stations. The RN2480 eNodeB is a high-powered single carrier LTE base station that houses digital baseband and Radio Frequency (RF) circuits in a compact, environmentally hardened enclosure. The small size of the RN2480 makes it ideal for public safety, tactical cellular and private network deployments worldwide.

  • High Power
  • SWaP Optimized - Reduces overall system size, resulting in decreased deployment time and cost
  • Ideal for public safety, tactical cellular and private network deployments worldwide
  • Quickly change pre-configured operating band via software control from management system
  • Waveform Hardening - Enables operation in the presence of deliberate jamming attempts

What Sets Us Apart

  • Compact Design – The RN2480 eNodeB combines digital baseband processing and radio circuits into a compact rugged, water and dust resistant enclosure. The Size Weight and Power (SWaP) optimized design and high performance enable the RN2480 to meet operational requirements using the minimal amount of eNodeB’s, reducing system size, setup time and cost.
  • High Performance – The combination of the high power and compact size of the RN2480 eNodeB allow it to meet any operational requirement using the minimal amount of eNodeBs. This optimization minimizes the system size, reduces deployment and training time and saves cost.
  • Standards Compliant – The RN2480 eNodeB complies with the global 3GPP LTE standards to ensure interoperability with 3GPP compliant User Equipment over the LTE air interface protocols. The RN2480 implements the standard S1 interface to the Mobility Management Entity and Serving Gateway in a 3GPP Evolved Packet Core.
  • Interference Mitigation – The RN2480 eNodeB implements sophisticated real-time algorithm to detect and avoid external interference. This agility allows the RN2480 to coexist with other systems or to respond to deliberate interference or jamming attempts.



LTE 80W eNodeB Datasheet



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RF Power Output


ƒ+49dBm (80W) total (+46dBm (40W) per antenna port)


Antenna Connector Type


ƒƒTwo Tx/Rx 50-ohm 7/16 DIN female
ƒƒTwo Rx only 50-ohm N-type female


Operating Frequency


ƒƒB4: 2210-2155 MHz DL, 1710-1755 MHz UL
ƒƒB7: 2620-2690 MHz DL, 2110-2155 MHz UL
ƒƒB12: 729-746 MHz DL, 699-716 MHz UL
ƒƒB14: 758-768 MHz DL, 788-798 MHz UL
ƒƒB17: 734-746 MHz DL, 704-716 MHz UL
ƒƒB20: 791-821 MHz DL, 832-862 MHz UL
B40: 2300-2400 MHz DL/UL


Bandwidth ƒ1.4MHz, 3MHz, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz and 20MHz
3GPP Compliance ƒ3GPP release 10 (software upgradeable)
Duplex Method FDD or TDD (Band dependent)
Number of Users ƒ256 concurrently connected sessions
Maximum Throughput 140Mbits/s downlink, 51Mbits/s uplink
Backhaul Interface ƒRJ45 SFP for copper Ethernet or fiber SFP
LMT Interface Serial port connection
Power Consumption 300W typical, 450W maximum
Dimension 525mm x 382mm x 225mm (21" x 15" x 9")
Weight 20kg (44 lbs)
Voltage -48V nominal (operating range -36VDC to -72VDC)
Operating Temperature -40 to +55 C (-40 to 131 F)
Water and Dust Proof IP65 (IEC529) and NEMA 4X
Safety EN60950 certified