Industrial private networks are used to support applications as varied as telemetry, SCADA, voice, video, data, and process control within industries such mining and oil and gas – both upstream and downstream; and electric utilities – for both residential and distribution networks.
Many industrial networks use a combination of wireless technologies to transport information from a source such as a remote mine, wellhead, or electric meter, to a network operations center. The role of microwave in such networks is to aggregate traffic from commonly used short-range wireless systems, and carry that traffic over longer distances – often hundreds of miles.
Exalt microwave backhaul systems, which operate in the harshest and most challenging environments, are being used in industrial applications throughout the world. These systems are available in multiple physical configurations to meet the needs of any deployment scenario, in license-exempt and licensed frequencies from 2 to 43 GHz, and in capacities from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps.