Exalt Announces ExtendAir eMIMO Point-to-Point Wireless Bridge that Doubles Throughput over Longer Distances at Industry’s Lowest Cost
Enhanced multiple-input multiple-output technology delivers higher system gain and reach combined with carrier-class reliability and features
Mobile World Congress 2013, BARCELONA, Spain and CAMPBELL, Calif. — February 25, 2013 — Exalt Communications, the leading innovator of next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems, today announced ExtendAir® eMIMO™, the company’s first non-line-of-sight (NLOS) system featuring Exalt’s proprietary 2x2 enhanced multiple-input multiple-output (eMIMO) smart antenna technology. ExtendAir eMIMO delivers up to 250 megabits per second of throughput over distances ranging from hundreds of feet to over 50 miles, bringing new performance and reliability levels to value priced wireless bridges. ExtendAir eMIMO is on display at Exalt’s stand 7C34 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from February 25-28, 2013.
Designed to significantly expand the performance, reliability, and flexibility of point-to-point wireless bridges, ExtendAir eMIMO combines high performance, wide geographic range, data networking, and security features that allow carriers and ISPs to offer business class Internet access extensions from their wired networks, and enables enterprises across all vertical markets to support high bandwidth applications and connectivity requirements.
ExtendAir eMIMO is a software-defined quad-band bridge supporting bands from 4.9 - 5.8 GHz. It features an integrated Layer 2 switch and three Ethernet ports (1 x Gigabit Ethernet and 2 x Fast Ethernet) to add IP devices, such as video surveillance cameras, out-of-band management, or Wi-Fi access points, as well as VLAN tagging and QoS levels to prioritize and manage different types of traffic.
“We recognized an opportunity to disrupt the entry point of point-to-point wireless bridges by combining more capacity over longer distances with smaller antennas and our trademark reliability to give customers unparalleled price-for-performance,” said Greg Gum, Exalt senior vice president of marketing and business development. “The days of simply offering best-effort products that require manual upgrades and additional equipment are over. Today service providers, enterprises, municipalities, and utilities are looking for cost-effective, feature-rich wireless bridges to carry their critical network traffic, and ExtendAir eMIMO delivers.”
Additional key features of ExtendAir eMIMO include:
High-density radio collocation – ExaltSync™ enables network designers to collocate multiple bridges at one site minimizing interference.
Scalable capacity – 100 Mbps of aggregate capacity with an easy, pay-as-you-grow upgrade when needed to 250 Mbps.
Low latency – typically less than 3 milliseconds.
Rigorous security – supports 128-bit AES encryption.
Automatic adaptive modulation – adjusts its modulation and throughput automatically in difficult path conditions.
Pricing and Availability
ExtendAir eMIMO is available with integrated antenna or connectorized. List prices start at $2,790 per link.
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems to mobile operators, service providers, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide. Exalt systems are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP-based voice, data, and video applications and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of packet microwave backhaul systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines. For more information, please visit: www.exaltcom.com.