Utilities, pipelines, and companies that own and operate critical infrastructure require real-time monitoring and control of that infrastructure in order to ensure safe and efficient operation. From oil refineries to gas processing facilities, power plants, and distribution stations, a highly available, highly reliable infrastructure is paramount to the success of the business. By their very nature, energy and utility companies cannot rely on public network communications infrastructure for their operations.
For years, microwave has been a preferred technology alternative for backhauling data gathered from distributed energy and utility monitoring and control points. However, a dramatic increase in the volume of data being gathered via SCADA networks, as well as the widespread deployment of IP equipment, applications, and services, has placed new demands on existing backhaul infrastructure.
Today, new backhaul approaches must deliver significant Ethernet capacity while simultaneously supporting the existing TDM infrastructure. Exalt microwave backhaul systems supporting both native TDM and native Ethernet are in service today meeting the needs of energy and utility companies around the world.
Exalt systems operate in the harshest and most challenging environments and are available in multiple physical configurations to meet the needs of any deployment scenario. Systems are available in frequencies from 2 to 43 GHz, and in capacities from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps.