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Exalt Announces 5 GHz Microwave Radio

September 15, 2008
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Exalt Communications, an innovator in next-generation wireless backhaul, introduced EX-r GigE series of microwave radios delivering a high-capacity Gigabit Ethernet microwave, covering all three 5 GHz bands in a single carrier-class system. With the introduction of the EX-r GigE series, wireless operators, enterprises and broadcasters now have a secure, reliable microwave platform that delivers the bandwidth they need for campus connectivity, camera backhaul, 3G or 4G backhaul, WiMAX backhaul, and high-definition video broadcast. Moreover, the EX-r GigE series enables these organizations to maximize their investment and migrate their infrastructure, as this series is the only platform to deliver true native Ethernet and native TDM support integrated in a single system.


"Oddly enough, today's wireless operators and enterprises find themselves in a similar predicament; both face a severe bandwidth crunch in their transport networks that cannot be economically solved with leased lines or fiber," said Amir Zoufounoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. "As network capacity demands continue to accelerate, both groups need scalable lower-cost alternatives to leased lines that can accommodate high throughput for multiple applications. They also need a flexible platform that includes license-exempt products so that they can deploy these services quickly, reliably and easily. The EX-r GigE series is the only platform that meets all of these requirements."

Delivering high throughput, the EX-5r GigE and EX-5r-c GigE tri-band 5 GHz all-outdoor radios are designed to address a variety of capacity-intensive applications that previously could be served only with short-range radios such as 60 GHz and E-band radios, or optical fiber. These new high capacity radios outperform the nearest 5 GHz band competitors by more than 50 percent. In addition, the GigE series delivers 440 Mbps aggregate throughput at link ranges of up to 15 miles with guaranteed five 9s (99.999 percent) availability. By contrast, weather sensitive radios operating in the 60 to 80 GHz bands are typically limited to a range of one to three miles.

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