Exalt Expands Public Safety Product Portfolio with ExtendAir 4.9 GHz Microwave Backhaul Systems
Systems Support Mission-Critical Applications, Reduce Deployment Costs and Transport up to 160 Mbps with Pay-As-You-Grow Upgradeability
CAMPBELL, Calif., February 8, 2010 – Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, today announced that it has expanded its breakthrough ExtendAir product line with the ExtendAir r4900 Series, a new line of all-outdoor microwave backhaul systems for the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety frequency. With prices starting at under $7,000 per link, ExtendAir r4900 Series systems slash deployment costs for public agencies requiring highly secure, mission-critical microwave links that deliver a class-leading 160 Mbps Ethernet plus optional native 4xT1/E1 traffic capabilities. These newest systems join the Exalt public safety product portfolio that also includes all-indoor systems configured for the licensed 4.9 GHz public safety frequency band, and all-outdoor systems configured for the 4.5 GHz government and NATO band.
“Exalt 4.9 GHz radio systems have given us rock-solid reliability for our emergency communications network,” said Chris Kindelspire, electronics manager for Grundy County, Illinois Emergency Telephone System Board. “The ExtendAir r4900 Series products will give us new, lower-cost options for expanding our system when needed in the future.”
ExtendAir r4900 Series radio systems are compact, rugged, all-outdoor units operating in the licensed 4.9 GHz band providing mission-critical reliability over distances of up to 30 miles. These systems incorporate FIPS 197-compliant 128- and 256-bit AES encryption for ironclad traffic security with secure SNMP v3 management. The ExtendAir r4900 Series systems also offer throughput symmetry control that allows public safety agencies to dedicate up to 80 percent of total aggregate traffic in either the upstream or downstream direction to better support highly asymmetrical applications such as video surveillance or remote dispatch including P25 backhaul. Moreover, like all Exalt microwave backhaul systems, ExtendAir r4900 Series systems support native T1/E1 traffic as needed, and they can optionally be configured with three 10/100BaseT ports to further reduce costs by eliminating the need for a separate Ethernet switch.
“We recognize that nowhere is the need for high performance, reliability and security more critical than in public safety deployments supporting the work of law enforcement agencies and other first-responders,” said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. “Our ExtendAir systems not only provide these capabilities, but are priced to meet the requirements of even the most budget-constrained departments. Recognizing the challenges we face in today’s world, we consider the public safety market one of our most important, and we will continue to deliver products that help agencies successfully carry out their missions.”
All Exalt microwave backhaul systems offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 700 Mbps per channel, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. Designed to enable a smooth transition to IP, they offer native support for both TDM and Ethernet, and are fully software configurable and upgradeable. For easy and secure management using third-party network management systems, Exalt systems support SNMP v1, v2c and v3. Data security is provided by available FIPS 197-compliant AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption that adds zero latency to the transmission. To simplify installation and maintenance, all Exalt systems feature an embedded manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation microwave backhaul systems to service providers, government organizations 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 microwave radio systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines.