Sunday, April 27, 2008

Motorola Announces MOTOwi4 Wireless Ethernet Bridges

Motorola has expanded its MOTOwi4 Fixed Point-to-Point (PTP) portfolio with a new PTP 500 Series of Wireless Ethernet Bridges for secure, high-performance backhaul or broadband connectivity in obstructed, long-distance and harsh weather environments. The PTP 500 operate in the 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands at Ethernet data rates up to 105 Mbps and distances up to 155 miles (250 km). Motorola said its PTP 500 series delivers up to 99.999% availability in virtually any environment, including NLOS, long-distance line-of-sight (LOS), over water or open terrain and in extreme weather conditions.

In addition to the PTP 500 series, a new Motorola PTP LINKPlanner tool is now available to help operators determine link performance prior to purchase, based on specific path characteristics such as geography, distance and transmit power.

Availability of the PTP 500 Series in the 5.4 GHz band is pending FCC certification in the United States.