Reliable, High-Speed Microwave Radio System Connects Remote Office to Main Campus Network
Campbell, Calif., May 12, 2009 — Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, announced today that the University of Denver has deployed its EX-5r-c system to create a fast and reliable connection between the main campus and a remote office 1.2 miles away. The all-outdoor, weatherproof radio system delivers 100 Mbps of Ethernet data along with four T1 lines, and it can be upgraded to 200 Mbps of Ethernet with a simple software upgrade.
When approximately 50 employees of the University Advancement Group relocated to space leased five miles away from campus, the IT department wanted to give the team access to campus-based files and servers, as well as the school's ERP system, without sacrificing the performance they enjoyed previously on the campus' Gigabit Ethernet network. After evaluating several systems, the university chose Exalt's EX-5r-c system.
"We chose the Exalt system because it offers superior performance at a price point that didn't break our budget," said Chad Burnham, network planner at the University of Denver. "We also wanted a carrier-class system that would be rock-solid in severe weather, could be deployed quickly and didn't require a license. The Exalt system really stood out among the others, and it has worked flawlessly."
The EX-5r-c system can operate in any of the three license-exempt 5 GHz frequency bands (5.3, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz), allowing access to 600 MHz of spectrum in a single radio unit. Since there were no delays associated with obtaining an FCC license, the system was deployed in just two days.
"Our license-exempt microwave radio systems enable rapid extension of private networks to remote facilities for a reasonable one-time cost, which is often much more attractive than the ongoing monthly fees of leased line connections or the high construction costs of new fiber," said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt. "By choosing the EX-5r-c, the University of Denver solved its problem quickly without giving up the carrier-class reliability provided by our exclusive CarrierTDD™ technology."
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 440 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 manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.
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.