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Persistent Systems MPU5 Rugged Display Combo for Spot

  • Smart tactical networking
  • Interchangeable frequency module
  • Reliable voice communications
  • Stay connected anywhere
  • Stream HD video
  • Intelligent RoIP tethering
  • Carry less. Do more.
SKU: 7124
Email us at or call us on 1800 119 111 to purchase this product.

Reliable Connectivity When Your Team Needs it Most

The most advanced, most scalable, and most efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) radio in the world. Built to create powerful, secure networks anywhere, the MPU5 unites all your critical data sources in real time – giving you and your team the confidence to make difficult decisions in the heat of the moment. Data, video, voice, and a fully integrated AndroidTM computer system makes the MPU5 the world’s first Smart Radio.

The First Smart Radio

As a Smart Radio, the MPU5 significantly decreases the amount of gear you have to carry. Having one fully capable Smart Radio platform frees up valuable space and weight so you can focus more on the task at hand. Fewer cables, fewer batteries, fewer worries - without ever sacrificing capability.

Real-time Situational Awareness

Teams equipped with the MPU5 will stay connected and able to share critical information as assignments unfold. Enable leaders to make better decisions by providing them with better data, faster. Track everyone’s positions and movements with integrated GPS. Capture, distribute, and view full motion HD video to investigate, coordinate, and complete your mission. Stay in the know.

Wave Relay Manet & MIMI Technology

Your assignments take you through cities, tunnels, and ships. The MPU5 thrives in these complex RF environments, where its 3x3 MIMO technology uses reflections from obstructions to move your data even faster. The self-forming / self-healing Wave Relay® MANET technology routes your data around obstacles, maximising your network performance and mobility. The more radios you employ, the more connected you become.

IP68 Rated To 20 Metres of Depth for 30 Minutes

The MPU5 is the result of years of meticulous design and engineering - from the interchangeable frequency module to the multi-functional side connectors - to ensure optimal functionality and performance for you and your team. Designed to withstand extreme conditions in the harshest environments, the MPU5 is rated to the highest standards for temperature, water immersion, shock, salt fog, and security. Your MPU5 is protected wherever your assignment takes you - from body-worn to vehicle-mounted, the MPU5 is ready to go to work.

  • 2x WR-5100-NB - Wave Relay® MPU5 Radio Chassis
  • 2x RF-4100 - Lower C-Band RF Module
  • 2x 1600842-9 - 7.0aH Hi Capacity Battery
  • 2x R380.300.013 - GPS Antenna
  • 6x 1001-187 - 4.4-5.0GHz 3.5dBi Gooseneck Antenna
  • 1x BAT-11 - 2-Bay Desktop Battery Charger
  • 2x CBL-DATA-2001 - MPU5 Ethernet Cable
  • 1x CONN-MBITR - MPU5 Battery Eliminator Unterminated 
  • 1x WR-PTT-SYS-01 - Dual PTT System
  • 1x WR-DISP-SYS-01 - Rugged Display Controller


  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 6.7 x 11.7 cm
  • Weight: 391 grams
  • Coating: Black anodised (Meets MIL-A-8625-F, TYPE III, CLASS2)
  • Mounting: 3x #4-40 0.15” Mounting Holes
  • Environmental: IP68 certified, IPx8 Waterproof 30 mins @ 20m or2 hrs @ 10m rating
  • MIL-STD-810G: Shock/Vibe/Salt-Fog/Rain/Humidity/Icing/Altitude/Solar Rad
  • Operating Temperature: -40° to +85° C
  • Manufacturing: Manufactured in USA, ISO 9001:2015 Certified, Designed to MIL-STD
  • Commercial Compliance: FCC/IC Certified, Japan Type Approval, RCM


  • HD-BNC connection
  • 3G-SDI & Composite input
  • Integrated HD H.264 video encoding and decoding

Frequency Module

  • Interchangeable frequency module (ordered separately)
  • RF-1150: 10W L-Band Freq. Range:1350 - 1390 MHz
  • RF-2150: 10W S-Band Freq. Range:2200 - 2507 MHz
  • RF-2125: BAS Band Freq. Range:2025 - 2150 MHz
  • RF-4100: Lower C-Band Freq. Range:4400 - 5000 MHz
  • RF-5100: Upper C-Band Freq. Range:5100 - 6000 MHz
  • RF Modulations: OFDM (64-QAM, 16-QAM, QPSK, BPSK), 6W - 10W Transmit Power*
  • Software Configurable Bandwidths: 5 MHz, 10 MHz, 20 MHz
  • TX/RX Operating Modes: All modes from SISO to 3x3 MIMO

*Any radio transmitting at 6W or above is for military or international sales only


  • 3.3V active
  • Situational awareness
  • Cursor-on-target compliant
  • 1 second updates


  • Dual active PTT channels
  • End user device (EUD) data/charging
  • USB host/RS-232 Serial
  • HD video output
  • Charging downstream port (CDP) rated for 1,500mA


  • USB on-the-go
  • RS0232 Serial
  • Ethernet
  • Standard Charging Port (SDP) rated for 500mA


  • Low battery alert
  • Standard twist-lock connector
  • 8-28VDC

3x3 MIMO Technology

  • Extended range - LOS and BLOS
  • 100+ Mbps of throughput
  • Maximal ratio combining
  • Spatial multiplexing

Intelligent RoIP

  • Legacy radio tethering
  • Legacy radio detection
  • USB host/RS-232 Serial
  • Standard charging port (SDP) rated for 500mA


  • Advanced Wave Relay multicast algorithms
  • Seamless layer 2 network connectivity
  • Integrated serial-to-Ethernet capability
  • Cloud Relay
  • IPv4 and IPv6 compatible
  • Integrated DHCP server
  • USB RNDIS host and device


  • Integrated hardware cryptographic acceleration
  • CTR-AES-2456 encryption
  • HMAC-SHA-256 authentication and integrity
  • Utilises Suite-B algorithms
  • Cryptographically authenticated over-the-air Rekey and Key Zero
  • FIPS-140-2 certified

How Long Does Postage Take?

  1. You place an order.
  2. Processing time (1-2 business days) [This can sometimes be longer, depending on product availability].
  3. Shipping time 1-6 business days depending on your location.
  4. Package arrives at your door.

Most times of the year, we will ship your order within 2-5 business days from the time you placed it. During busy seasons it can take longer, and shipping time estimates will be slightly longer. Domestic hipping generally takes about 1-6 business days after your order is created, processed, and shipped within Australia. International shipping generally takes 7-14 business days. We ship all of our packages out of Australia and exact shipping time is based on your proximity to our location.

Do You Ship Worldwide?

Yes! We ship to most countries in the world. Packages shipped to international addresses generally take 7-14 business days to arrive after your order is processed. Note that often orders will be passed to and delivered by your country's local post office. We ship from Australia. For more information about the locations, we ship to, please contact us on +61293180566 or email us

What Carriers Do You Use?

Here at Sphere Drones, we use a number of shipping carriers depending on the nature of the order. Below is a list of carriers we currently use and the shipping options.

Residential Options:

  • Free Shipping on orders $499.01+
  • $10 Flat Rate Shipping on orders below $199
  • $15 Flat Rate Shipping on orders above $199.01 and below $499
  • Australia Post Express Post
  • Australia Post Parcel Post
  • DHL Express

Commercial Options:

  • Free Shipping on orders $499.01+
  • $10 Flat Rate Shipping on orders below $199
  • $15 Flat Rate Shipping on orders above $199.01 and below $499
  • Australia Post Express Post
  • Australia Post Parcel Post
  • DHL Express
  • TNT Overnight Express
  • TNT Road Express

Pickup Options:

  • Warehouse Pickup (Sydney Only)

We also use FEDEX, TNT and DHL to service our international clients. For more information on shipping and handling, please contact us on 1800 549 821 or email us

Talk to us about Persistent Systems MPU5 Rugged Display Combo for Spot

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Talk to us about Persistent Systems MPU5 Rugged Display Combo for Spot

For inquiries or more information, please fill out the form below, and our team will contact you as soon as we can.