Sunday, February 6, 2011

DragonWave Debuts Horizon Harmony and Horizon Compact+

DragonWave Networks introduced its Horizon Harmony platform, a packet-based, high-capacity system for transporting converged TDM, ATM, Frame Relay and packet-based Ethernet traffic.

The new DragonWave platform, which leverages technology from its recent acquisition of Axerra Networks, integrates pseudowire and packet microwave technologies. Horizon Harmony operates in the 6 to 60 GHz frequency range and delivers a number of advanced technologies including: Bandwidth Accelerator, Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in addition to the standard 10/100BaseT interfaces; integrated RF and TDM loopbacks, Hitless Automatic Adaptive Modulation (HAAM); and, advanced Ethernet capabilities such as port-based VLAN tagging/switching and support for advanced Ethernet OAM (operations, administration and management) capability.

DragonWave also introduced its Horizon Compact+ all-outdoor packet radio. The Horizon Compact+ system incorporates XPIC (Cross Polarization Interference Cancellation) technology and also becomes the first to take advantage of XPIC's spectrum-doubling capability. Building on the capacity increases from DragonWave's previously announced Bandwidth Accelerator technology, this spectrum-doubling capability increases the data bandwidth of Horizon Compact+ to as high as 2 Gbps. Horizon Compact+ operates in licensed or unlicensed spectrum from 6 to 60 GHz.

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