Monday, July 23, 2007

Motorola Expands its MOTOMESH Line

Motorola has added two additional radio configurations for its MOTOMESH product series of municipal wireless networks. Motorola now offers 2.4/5.4GHz and 2.4/4.9GHz versions of MOTOMESH Duo, to expand its two radio meshed WiFi product, currently available in 2.4/5.8GHz configuration. The 5.4GHz model addresses the needs of international customers while the 4.9GHz model introduces secure and dedicated mesh networking at a price for public safety departments.

Motorola said its MOTOMESH Duo, formerly named HotZone Duo, includes the addition of several new features:

  • Flexible and adaptable internet gateways -- Gateway nodes adapt to the potential loss of backhaul by instantaneously changing into wireless routers and routing traffic to an alternate gateway in the network.

  • Advanced management tools for web-based device configuration.

  • Dual-meshing capability -- Each 2.4/4.9GHz MOTOMESH Duo unit equipped with two, single-radio mesh devices that provide both access and backhaul capabilities. Spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band can be dedicated to public safety access and backhaul using one radio, while
    public access and backhaul are provided by the second, 2.4 GHz radio.
    Additionally, Motorola's dual band 2.4 GHz/4.9 GHz PCMCIA card delivers the capabilities of private, dedicated 4.9 GHz spectrum and designated 2.4 GHz spectrum for public access -- all in a single client access card.