Cisco LogoAll-Outdoor, 5 GHz Ethernet and PDH Microwave Systems for Business-Critical LAN, Voice, Last-Mile and Backhaul Applications

Starting at under US$5,000 per link, the ExtendAir® all-outdoor 5 GHz systems comprise a complete line of entry-level microwave radios delivering high-end performance, range capability and data networking and security features never before seen in this price category.

ExtendAir is the first and only radio in the category explicitly designed for high performance LOS point-to-point operation. The majority of radios in the 5 GHz category are based on Wi-Fi™ or OFDM – technologies designed for best effort access and simply repurposed for point-to-point operation. Compared to these systems, the ExtendAir all-outdoor 5 GHz systems offer:

  • The only native TDM capability
  • The highest single channel throughput in the category – 160 Mbps
  • The highest throughput at any distance
  • The longest range at any throughput level
  • 10x to 1000x greater resistance to interference at any throughput level
  • The lowest TDM and Ethernet latency – as low as 1 ms

For a full comparison between ExtendAir and the best-in-class 802.11n point-to-point system, go the the ExtendAir technology brief.

The ExtendAir All-Outdoor 5 GHz Lineup
The ExtendAir all-outdoor 5 GHz radios are tri-band systems capable of operating in the 5.3, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands.  There are eight ExtendAir models, each designed to meet a different set of application and deployment requirements.

 r5000rc5000r5005rc5005r5010rc5010r5015rc5015
Maximum aggregate Ethernet throughput (Mbps)160160160160160160160160
Maximum TDM capacity    4xT1/E14xT1/E14xT1/E14xT1/E1
Base Ethernet throughput (Mbps)27272727272700
Base TDM capacity (#T1/E1)    4422
# Fast Ethernet ports11331111
Integrated antenna    
Native Ethernet
Native TDM    
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ExtendAir All-Outdoor 5 GHz Applications
The ExtendAir all-outdoor 5 GHz radios are designed to serve a wide range of IP/Ethernet and TDM applications, including:

  • IP backhaul for wireless ISPs. ExtendAir's guaranteed throughput and upgradeable capacity provide rock-solid reliability and pay-as-you-grow deployment flexibility.
  • Subscriber access for wireless ISPs. With guaranteed throughput, high interference resistance, VLAN, QoS and rate limiting, ExtendAir is the best option on the market for managing last-hop access and meeting service level agreements.
  • Mobile backhaul. ExtendAir is the only radio in the category that transports TDM natively (no protocol conversion required), delivering the low, constant latency that TDM systems require. 
  • P25 and Land Mobile Radio backhaul. Only native TDM systems like ExtendAir can meet the latency requirements of emergency and field communications systems.
  • Campus connectivity. Support for native TDM ensures toll-quality voice while QoS, VLAN and rate limiting allow network policies to easily extend across the link, while ensuring the quality of latensy-sensitive applications such as VoIP and video.
  • Video surveillance backhaul. ExtendAir's variable throughput symmetry maximizes spectral efficiency in spectrum-limited environments, while collocation ability and optional 3xFE (r5005, rc5005) simplifies dense camera placement challenges and minimizes required equipment.

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