The Moso Bonzai is an indoor small cell created by MosoLabs for Pollen. We recommend going directly to the setup guide on Moso's website for additional images, tips and resources, though we've re-printed a basic guide here.
Step 1: Preparation
Before you install your Moso Bonzai, it is recommended that you unbox your Moso Bonzai and become familiar with the kit contents.
- Moso Labs Indoor Small Cell
- Mounting Bracket and Screws
- Ethernet Cable
- Power Supply
- GPS Antenna
Step 2: Select a Location
When you are ready to mount your Moso Bonzai, you must first select the best location. You'll get the best coverage results if your Moso Bonzai's view of the area you intend to cover is unobstructed and clear. Trying to transmit or receive through obstructions such as walls (especially with lots of metal in them), trees, etc. will decrease performance. CBRS operates at a much higher frequency than LoRa which enables higher speeds and larger data transmissions, but less range as a result. Positioning your Moso Bonzai so it covers areas with high traffic will increase your earnings potential.
Ceiling Mount: This is recommended if you are trying to cover a large indoor area. Mount your Moso Bonzai as centrally as possible on the ceiling.
Wall Mount: This is recommended if you are trying to cover more vertical area (i.e. multiple floors). Remember, wireless signals do not travel well through walls and metal. Positioning your Moso Bonzai so its signals can get through open areas will give the best results.
Step 3: Connect and Position GPS
Your MosoLabs CBRS Moso Bonzai uses GPS for network timing data and asserting its location when requesting approval to transmit from the FCC-regulated Spectrum Access System (SAS). You will need to place your Moso Bonzai somewhere that allows you to run the GPS antenna to a position with good GPS reception (i.e. near a window).
To begin, connect the GPS Antenna to the GPS port on the back of the Moso Bonzai.
Move the antenna to a location with good GPS signal (ideally near a window). It must have a clear view of the sky for best performance. The Moso Bonzai needs GPS lock to work properly.
Step 4: Connect Ethernet Cable
Once you have your Moso Bonzai and GPS antenna positioned, connect the provided ethernet cable from the “WAN” port on your Bonzai to your internet router.
Step 5: Power On the Flower
Plug the Moso Bonzai power supply into a 120V outlet and connect the barrel jack to the power port on the back of your Moso Bonzai. The status LEDs should illuminate as the device boots up.
Note: When first booting up your device it may take several hours for the LTE LED to turn solid blue. This is due to the time it takes for the Moso Bonzai to register with the SAS (Spectrum Access Server) and receive approval to transmit at its installed location. Some locations have restrictions due to prioritized users (such as the Navy). You can find out more here: https://support.google.com/sas/answer/9539490?hl=en&ref_topic=9455755
Step 6: Go to Botanist
Scan the QR code on the front of your Moso Bonzai to access Pollen Botanist which will show you the status of your installation, help you complete your provisioning process, and provide access to your NFT. Click here to learn more about using Botanist to setup your Pollen Flower.