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Exalt Announces EX-s Series Gigabit Ethernet Microwave Radio Systems Designed for IP/LTE Migration

Split-mount systems feature Exalt’s unique capacity aggregation and errorless adaptive modulation in fully software configurable, upgradeable 1RU package

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 2, 2009 — Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, today announced availability of the EX-s Series GigE carrier-class, split-mount microwave radio systems for the 6 to 40 GHz ANSI/FCC and ITU/ETSI licensed bands. These point-to-point systems offer mobile operators, government agencies and enterprises new levels of backhaul flexibility and functionality, enabling smooth, low-cost TDM to IP migration and supporting mobile network evolution from 3G to HSPA/4G/LTE.

The EX-s GigE systems offer capacities from 20 Mbps to 365 Mbps per carrier, and feature hitless and errorless adaptive modulation and coding to maximize spectrum utilization and availability over any given channel bandwidth and under changing environmental conditions. The EX-s GigE radios also support Exalt’s unique multi-radio, multi-band, capacity aggregation, enabling up to four systems in any band combination, licensed or license-exempt, to deliver up to 1 Gbps full-duplex throughput over a single Gigabit Ethernet port.

"We've been watching Exalt since they entered the microwave backhaul market three years ago," said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, carrier networks, Infonetics Research. "I have been impressed with their in-house approach to microwave technology development, which allows them to be one of the few companies offering both licensed and license-exempt product lines — and now it is natural for Exalt to expand its global product set with point-to-point microwave systems for both ANSI/FCC and ITU/ETSI bands."

Featuring native TDM and native Gigabit Ethernet transport for HSPA/4G/LTE migration, Exalt EX-s GigE systems also include an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch, automatic transmit power control (ATPC), a built-in E1 cross-connect, a built-in spectrum analyzer, AES encryption, QoS, VLAN and secure management. The IDUs are fully software configurable and provide both PDH and SDH capacities up to 2xOC-3 in a streamlined 1RU form factor that eliminates the need for additional hardware modules.

 "Unprecedented demand for bandwidth-intensive content, coupled with the migration from TDM to IP networks, is forcing mobile operators and private network owners worldwide to upgrade their backhaul capacities significantly," said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt Communications. "Laying new fiber is cost-prohibitive, and leasing additional T1s simply does not scale. Our new EX-s GigE microwave radio systems offer a full suite of integrated features that enable cost-effective and risk-free network migration including 3G to LTE evolution –, and allow customers to future-proof their networks while reducing CapEx and OpEx for a rapid return on investment." 

All Exalt radio systems – licensed and license-exempt – are carrier-class systems offering guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in frequencies from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities up to 1000 Mbps, 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 user manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.

Exalt EX-s Series GigE microwave radio systems are available immediately. For more information, please contact www.exaltcom.com.

About Exalt Communications

Exalt Communications provides next generation licensed and license-exempt microwave systems to service providers, government organizations and enterprises worldwide. Exalt products 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 carrier-class microwave radio systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines.

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