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Exalt Microwave System Provides Vital Support for New Mexico Firefighters Battling Blaze near Los Alamos National Laboratory

Santa Ana Pueblo links U.S. Forest Service fire command center to Internet

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 01, 2011 – Exalt Communications today announced that one of its microwave backhaul systems is providing vital communications support to U.S. Forest Service firefighters battling blazes near Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Forest Service has established a fire command center at the Santa Ana Pueblo, a Native American community some 80 miles from Los Alamos, to oversee firefighting efforts in the area. It is using the Exalt system to connect the command center to the Pueblo’s data center for Internet access to order supplies, schedule deliveries, and perform other vital functions as it directs crews against the fires threatening Los Alamos and other areas.

“When the Forest Service decided to establish a command center here at the Pueblo, they asked us to provide access to our Exalt microwave system to provide them with Internet access,” said Stephen Smith, IT Director for Santa Ana Pueblo. “We connected their command center to the system, and it has been working flawlessly for them ever since.”

The Exalt ExploreAir 18 GHz microwave backhaul system is configured to carry 300 megabits per second of Ethernet traffic and runs 2.5 miles between the fire command center and the Santa Ana Pueblo’s administrative building. Exalt partner Access Technologies of Albuquerque, New Mexico deployed the system.
 
The Exalt Microwave Backhaul Product Portfolio
All Exalt microwave backhaul systems – indoor, outdoor, and split-mount – offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 43 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 1000 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. www.exaltcom.com

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