Recent disasters, both man-made and natural, provide ample evidence of the critical need for a robust national wireless network infrastructure for public safety. But the need for reliable wireless networks designed for public safety use extends locally, as well, to the police, fire, emergency medical, and other public safety teams responding to weather emergencies, crime, fires, and other threats.
Due to the demand for advanced communications capabilities and broadband applications, the FCC awarded 50 MHz of new licensed spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band exclusively for public safety use. Unfortunately, the radio offerings available in this band have been limited primarily to Wi-Fi®-based products that offer only limited and unpredictable throughput. Such products are unable to live up to the demanding standards of mission-critical or carrier-class communications that public safety operators require.
Ideal for supporting a multitude of public safety applications — including video surveillance, emergency communications, critical infrastructure protection, inter-agency connectivity, and more, Exalt microwave backhaul systems are designed for carrier-class operation from the start.
To meet public safety needs to reliably carry both TDM and IP traffic, Exalt 4.9 GHz systems, such as ExtendAir, support native TDM and native Ethernet, ensuring high performance and availability while making extremely efficient use of the available spectrum. Exalt systems also provide an upgrade path to higher TDM or Ethernet capacity, enabling public safety agencies to manage their spending to match their system requirements over time. And with a rich set of security options including SNMP v3 and 256-bit AES encryption, Exalt systems provide the highest encryption capability available to ensure ultra-secure transmission.
Public safety departments with VoIP and P25 initiatives will find that each Exalt system can support migration from an all-TDM network to an all-IP network with nothing more than remote software configuration changes.
Exalt microwave backhaul systems satisfy the unique requirements of public safety agencies across the 4.9 GHz band, but also in bands ranging from 2 to 43 GHz, and with aggregate capacities from 25 Mbps to 2 Gbps. And Exalt backhaul systems are proudly designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.