11/6/07 - CableFree Solutions launched a range of high performance, cost-effective microwave radios operating in the 6-38GHz bands, adding to its already extensive portfolio of high performance and cost-effective wireless products.
The new microwave radios use a common flexible platform to transport mixed SDH, PDH and native IP/Gigabit Ethernet traffic from 2Mbps up to 622Mbps capacity using advanced modulation techniques. The new microwave radios offer advanced features such as adaptive power control, powerful forward error correction, spectral efficiency and compact, split indoor/outdoor configuration for a wide range of applications. The solutions offer flexible, reconfigurable network interfaces and feature a software-defined Indoor Unit (IDU), the latter enabling in-service upgrades, remote configuration. These advanced features also ensure a low total cost of ownership.
Applications for which the new CableFree microwave range of radios are suited include: Last-mile connections, WiMax and Cellular network backhaul, point-to-point wireless networks; CCTV networks; corporate backbone or telecom backbone networks; fibre link resilience/back-up; and fast roll-out and temporary deployment scenarios, such as emergency use or major event support, e.g. Olympic Games.
Operating distances depend on frequency and regional weather conditions with a full range of antenna and capacity options for use over 60km. Microwave planning tools ensure signal propagation matches desired availability requirements up to 99.999% or higher. When operating in lower frequency bands the radios will transmit beyond 60km; in higher frequencies several miles are possible, and more densely packed communications links are also possible at these higher frequencies, making more efficient use of the available spectrum.
CableFree's extensive portfolio of wireless connectivity products, of which the microwave solution is now its newest member, offer high performance, cost-effective connectivity aimed at a wide variety of applications and users, including: telecom operators, wireless ISPs, CCTV, corporate, education and government users.
CableFree Marketing Director, Penny Lee, said, "Adding the new Microwave solution to our portfolio allows us to offer our customers an extremely comprehensive range of wireless networking solutions that can meet their every need. Our microwave solution represents a significant leap forward in wireless technology. Older products suffer limited upgrade ability and no ability to mix and match IP/Gigabit Ethernet, PDH and SDH networks. By offering a single platform that will scale from a single E1/T1 up to 622Mbps under software control, with the ability to allocate capacity across a diverse range of interfaces, our customers gain major advantages in flexibility, training, ability to perform remote in-service capacity upgrades, reduced inventory and spares, all leading to savings in both operational and capital expenditure.
"Our solutions scale from a single point-to-point link up to a complete metro-area or country-wide wireless network. Our products offer state-of-the-art features, including software-defined radio and networking features, which ensure greater flexibility, bandwidth control, quality-of-service and security, removing the numerous extra boxes needed to build a real-world network. Customers using our solutions enjoy major advantages in terms of network performance, security and lifecycle costs," Lee concluded.
CableFree now represents a 'one-stop-shop' for professional wireless infrastructure needs, with all the advantages of a single supplier, including support infrastructure, training and proven inter-compatibility between diverse product types. Customers can now concentrate on building and operating their networks rather than managing and solving multiple-vendor problems.
CableFree's new microwave radios are now shipping across all frequency bands from 6 to 38GHz, in all common 1+0, 1+1 and 2+0 configurations. They have passed numerous third-party performance tests and competitive trials and are now live in customer deployments around the world demonstrating reliable performance including under severe tropical rain zone climates.
Last month, the company launched its new E-Band 70GHz Millimeter-wave Gigabit radio range, which offers 1.25Gbps throughput for shorter distances and has been successfully deployed for a diverse range of customers.
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