Monday, May 10, 2010

Texas-New Mexico Power Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul

Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP), a community-based electrical power generation and distribution company serving more than 216,000 subscribers in Texas and 490,000 subscribers in New Mexico, has deployed Exalt Communications' microwave systems to upgrade its legacy analog microwave network to handle Ethernet as well as T1 traffic. The utility company is using Exalt all-indoor microwave backhaul systems operating in the 2.4 and 6 GHz frequency bands. Each are configured to carry four T1 lines, as well as 10 and 30 Mbps of Ethernet, respectively. The network, which runs along the Texas gulf coast south of Houston, carries traffic from power distribution and generation plants back to the regional network operations center in Lake City. The network carries SCADA, protective relaying, two-way radio, IP telephony, and TDM traffic. The telecommunications and IT engineering firm Lockard & White assisted TNMP with the design, equipment selection and implementation of the new systems.

Exalt microwave backhaul systems offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 1000 Mbps per channel, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. They offer native support for both TDM and Ethernet, and are fully software configurable and upgradeable.


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