Proteus MX Operations, Installation, and Maintenance Course


Technicians will receive Proteus MX operations theory and hands-on training. Training includes classroom, lectures, and practical exercises. During the course technicians will actually troubleshoot Proteus MX radios and links and provide corrective solutions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, technicians will understand Proteus MX operations and work with the Element Manager to configure, provision, and troubleshoot Proteus MX radios.

Target Audience

The course is designed for technicians who are responsible for operations, installation, and maintenance of microwave radios and networks.


Technicians should have an understanding the following topics:

  • Basic microwave systems operations
  • Basic RF knowledge: modulation, propagation, power and signal measurements
  • Fundamentals of networking

Technicians must bring a modern Laptop PC – Windows OS – XP or better.


Class Size:


Course Duration:

2 days


Stafford, TX or customer location



Materials Provided:

Digital and hardcopy manuals, Element Manager, and course presentations (USB)

Course Topics

Overview of the Proteus MX Radio

  • Key Features
  • Native TDM and native Ethernet
  • Software Defined Radio -License Keys
  • Element Manager

Hardware Configurations

  • Architecture – Indoor and Split Mount
  • Signal Processing Unit (SPU)

Standard Data Interfaces

  • DS1
  • DS3
  • OC3
  • 1000BaseT

Other External Connections

  • Power
  • IF (Intermediate Frequency)
  • TLI (TDM Line Interface)
  • Optical
  • Network Management System
  • Ethernet


  • Data payload mapping
  • Network Management System (NMS)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPc)

Troubleshooting and Repair

  • Alarms
  • CLI (Command Line Interface) versus Element Manager
  • Firmware Download Process
  • Configuration Backup and Restore
  • Hands-on troubleshooting and correction

Protection and Diversity

  • Hot Standby (1+1 versus 1+0 versus 1+n)
  • SHARP (Self Healing Alternative Route Protection) – TDM
  • Rapid Ring Protection – Ethernet
  • Diversity: Space and Frequency

 Download Proteus MX Training – PDF