Monday, March 11, 2013

DragonWave Debuts Compact, Sub-6 GHz Microwave Radio

DragonWave unveiled an all-outdoor, sub-6 GHz microwave radio for rural deployments, government and private networks, vertical industries, mobile and extended network backhaul.

The DragonWave Harmony Radio Lite offers a form factor of only 7.5 in square including integrated antenna.  Its point-to-point microwave radio supports both licensed and unlicensed spectrum and is ideally suited for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios. It includes standard Ethernet interfaces. Streamlined functionality is further complimented by low power consumption (under 15W), PoE compatibility, reduced cabling requirements and low delay. Synchronization through 1588v2 and SynchE eliminates the need for an external synchronization source.

Harmony Radio Lite links can be deployed using a tree topology, with macrocell traffic aggregation points on rooftops, or with tail, chain or small hub microsites at street level, which reduces interference and offers more flexible network connectivity, as well as simplifying network expansion and helping to ensure protected network architectures.

"Addressing vertical markets and a growing demand for rural and suburban backhaul has driven our product strategy with the introduction of the Harmony Radio Lite,” said Peter Allen, CEO. “The value proposition customers seek is Quality of Service assurance, affordability and ease of deployment and management of the network ­– we’re confident the Harmony Radio Lite raises the bar by bringing the lowest cost per bit with uncompromised performance."