Monday, July 19, 2010

Exalt Introduces 4G/LTE-Ready Microwave Backhaul Platform

Exalt Communications introduced its "ExploreAir" microwave backhaul platform -- featuring speeds exceeding 500 Mbps full duplex along with a built-in compression option that delivers speeds up to 1000 Mbps with a single carrier and in a single channel. Link capacities can also be increased using the system's built-in capacity aggregation capability.

Exalt designed its ExploreAir platform for 4G/LTE mobile and WiMAX backhaul applications. It could also be used by wireless ISPs, enterprise, and government agencies for building new ring or mesh mixed-mode fiber/microwave networks.

The first ExploreAir systems, available now, support world frequency bands from 2 to 40 GHz in a compact, lightweight all-outdoor configuration. Key features include:

  • Native support for both TDM and Ethernet

  • Built-in compression option for increasing link capacities up to 1,000 Mbps

  • Errorless and jitterless adaptive modulation with integrated QoS, which extends link distance, reduces antenna size, and dynamically allocates priority to TDM and IP traffic on the same link.

  • Field-replaceable diplexer technology, which reduces the cost of spares by 50% to 90% compared to split-mount or other all-outdoor systems.

  • 128- and 256-bit AES encryption.

  • SNMPv3 remote management capabilities.

  • Built-in multi-port switch and spectrum analyzer, and embedded operating manual.

"New high capacity applications, including the thousands now available on smartphones and other devices, are exhausting network capacity," said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt Communications. "While operators want to provide a high level of service, the cost of new equipment is often prohibitive and doesn't scale. At Exalt, we understand the challenges that mobile operators and enterprises are facing. ExploreAir is yet another pay-as-you-grow solution from Exalt that delivers future-proof backhaul functionality with gigabit Ethernet capacity, while lowering operating costs to support both legacy TDM and new IP applications over the same network."

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