Monday, March 16, 2009

Motorola Offers 4.9GHz Wireless Broadband for Government

Motorola has expanded its Wireless Broadband portfolio with a new Point-to-Point (PTP) 49600 series wireless Ethernet bridge and a Point-to-Multipoint (PMP) 49400 series wireless network access solution that operate in the 4.9 GHz licensed band. The high availability solution is designed to provide public safety agencies and local governments with reliable, robust and secure wireless connectivity.

With the PTP 49600 solution, customers can replace costly leased lines while reducing their operating costs or establish ad-hoc connectivity for disaster recovery, emergency services and special events. The PTP 49600 bridges can be deployed in harsh and challenging environments. By offering five-nines availability and latency of less than two milliseconds, PTP solutions are ideally suited to backhaul mission critical land mobile radio systems, such as Motorola's ASTRO 25, as well as traffic from video surveillance cameras, Motorola Mesh nodes or 4.9 GHz hot spots and command centers. The PTP 49600 solution is an IP-based radio delivering up to 150 Mbps and includes integrated T1/E1 ports to provide low latency and jitter for excellent voice quality, which is paramount for public safety and two-way radio system operators to support the critical nature of applications like 9-1-1 or disaster recovery efforts.

Motorola said the new PTP 49600 radios leverage time- and field-tested technologies to meet a range of public safety requirements like resistance to interference or fading as well as signal optimization for maximum data throughput, link quality and availability. Security features include an optional layer of security with FIPS-197-compliant AES encryption.

The PMP 49400 series of access points (AP) and wireless subscriber modules (SM) provides government agencies and municipalities operating in the 4.9 GHz licensed band with a solution for leased line replacement or enabling wireless video surveillance. By relying on orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technology, these broadband radios deliver near-line-of-sight (nLOS) coverage in locations where obstructions have previously limited wireless broadband access. The standard PMP 49400 Access Point configuration uses an integrated 90-degree antenna. In addition, the 400 series is also available as a connectorized solution, allowing operators of overlay, expanded or greenfield networks to choose the antennas they prefer.