New additions to ExtendAir and ExploreAir platforms meet escalating bandwidth demands where fiber is unfeasible, unavailable or too costly
Mobile World Congress 2013, BARCELONA, Spain and CAMPBELL, Calif., February 25, 2013 — Exalt Communications, the leading innovator of next-generation wireless connectivity systems for private networks and Internet infrastructures, today announced the diversification and expansion of its ExtendAir® and ExploreAir® platforms with the addition of three new products that address a wide range of high-capacity packet backhaul requirements, from enterprise connectivity to fiber-speed backhaul for LTE and small cell networks. All systems benefit from unique technology developed by Exalt to increase network throughput, range, availability, and reliability without fiber’s deployment time and expense, thereby substantially reducing CAPEX and OPEX costs.
ExtendAir eMIMO is Exalt’s first non-line-of-sight (NLOS) wireless bridge, expanding the performance, reliability, and advanced feature-set of entry-level point-to-point wireless bridges at the lowest cost. Delivering up to 250 Mbps of throughput in unlicensed or lightly-licensed frequency bands, ExtendAir eMIMO combines high performance and wide geographic range with data networking, security, and other features typically not available at its price level. (For more specific information, refer to related press release at www.exaltcom.com/NewExtendAir-eMIMO.aspx.)
ExploreAir LR is a point-to-point licensed system enabling network operators to use antennas half the size –and less equipment overall– to send long-haul traffic further and with the highest availability, dramatically reducing CAPEX and OPEX costs. When connected to NodeX, Exalt’s new RF combiner box, multiple ExploreAir LR radios can be used to deliver an industry-leading 6 Gbps of aggregate throughput –previously available only via fiber– making the system ideal for high-capacity backhaul links to towers in areas where fiber is not available or where it is too expensive to lease or install. (For more specific information, refer to related press release at www.exaltcom.com/ExploreAirLR-NodeX.aspx.)
“With bandwidth demands escalating, backhaul capacity is under siege both at the network edge and core. These new systems from Exalt were designed to address that issue with significantly less capital and operating costs,” said Edward Gubbins, senior analyst, mobile access infrastructure, Current Analysis. “The increase in capacity that these new systems offer at both the low and high ends of the backhaul market should be of interest to mobile operators and others as they seek to boost their network capacities to stay ahead of user demand.”
“These new products augment our extensive product line at both entry-level and carrier-class ends of the market, reinforcing our strategy of creating a one-stop shop for wireless backhaul,” said Greg Gum, Exalt senior vice president of marketing and business development. “In our deployments with over 1,800 customers worldwide, we have seen a shift in the role of packet microwave equipment from a key extension of networks in certain areas to the core foundation of networks. This shift is a direct result of our ability to deliver equipment with the throughput, range, and reliability of fiber at far less cost, and we will continue on that mission.”
The new systems are on display in Exalt stand 7C34 at Mobile World Congress. Also on display are selected products from the company’s ExtendAir, ExtremeAir®, and EX platforms that underscore the breadth of the company’s product line, and the number of vertical markets and applications the company supports, including:
- ExtendAir Licensed – Licensed ExtendAir systems redefine economical packet-microwave backhaul by offering the industry's first single unit sparing in an all-outdoor configuration, enabling organizations to eliminate leased line expenses even as they support and grow their Ethernet traffic.
- ExtremeAir – ExtremeAir delivers more bandwidth over greater distances at a lower price than any other system on the market, combining fiber-like throughput with the simplicity of microwave to solve backhaul challenges for carriers, mobile operators, and enterprises. Designed to support high-capacity Ethernet ring and aggregation sites using single channel sub-60 GHz radios, these dual-carrier, XPIC-enabled, all-outdoor systems deliver up to 1 Gbps over distances up to 24 miles.
- EX-6i – an all-indoor packet microwave backhaul system that delivers up to 1 Gbps full-duplex capacity through aggregation of multiple radios over ranges exceeding 20 miles, all with a rich feature set, full software configurability and upgradeability.
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications, Inc. is a forerunner in the global Internet revolution, delivering high-value wireless systems that transform the economics of connectivity. Exalt wireless systems extend or complement network fiber and replace now-outdated copper, enabling customers to accelerate time-to-market, optimize network performance, and reduce network infrastructure costs. Today, over 2,000 global customers, from the world’s largest mobile operators to independent service providers, government agencies, and multinational enterprises depend on Exalt systems as they move their applications to the Cloud, enable mobility, and connect the unconnected. Learn more at www.exaltcom.com