Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Motorola Releases Wireless Ethernet Backhaul for Licensed Spectrum

Motorola introduced a licensed microwave point-to-point (PTP) Ethernet solution operating in the 11, 18, 23 and 26 GHz frequency bands and designed to backhaul IP data for a range of applications, including building-to-building connectivity, distance learning, last-mile access or wireless video surveillance.

The new Motorola PTP 800 delivers network speeds ranging from 10 to 368 Mbps, full duplex on a single channel, and offers user-configured channel bandwidths from 7 to 56 MHz. Motorola is offering a flexible pricing for the platform through software license key upgrades, enabling customers to gradually increase throughput capacity as their bandwidth demands grow.

The modem features adaptive coding and modulation, enabling transmitters and receivers to negotiate the best mutually sustainable data rate, helping ensure the highest spectral efficiency and top throughput possible for the radio path, while providing the maximum link availability. The PTP 800 also comes equipped with unique asymmetric throughput control, enabling customers to regulate down- and up-link data rates depending on the types of applications and traffic patterns on their networks.

Motorola said its PTP 800 is the smallest modem on the market, supporting wall or rack mount deployments and reducing the need for rack space.

Motorola also features LINKPlanner tool that helps network designers to project performance characteristics for multiple links prior to purchase, view the PTP links in Google Earth and obtain a bill of materials that lists all equipment required to deploy the network.

"Network operators want the flexibility to deploy both licensed and unlicensed fixed wireless broadband solutions, and seek technology providers that have the most complete portfolio to meet their current and future needs," said Scott Imhoff, director of point-to-point product management, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions.

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