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Siklu’s ExtendMM solution delivers Gigabit throughput with weather-proof availability up to 3.5 miles


Winter is soon upon us.  Boston has had its first Noreaster of the season and Chicago has already been hit with gale-force winds. So how do deliver highly available Gigabit throughput for distances of 3.5 miles in this inclement weather?

Siklu has created an extended range solution that creates an always-on, all-weather, extended range connection by combining any Siklu EtherHaul-1200 millimeter wave radio (1ft. antenna) with any previously-deployed sub-6 GHz radio.

Siklu’s ExtendMM™ is an extended range solution for all our wireless service providers operating over longer distances. With a single click you turn the two radios into a single high-performance long-distance link that delivers the capacity you need over the distance you require. For inclement weather, when a significant rain event happens, the ExtendMM™ solution automatically switches the high priority traffic, without dropping sessions, from the primary EtherHaul path to the sub-6 GHz path. As the rain cell passes, the link immediately returns to Gigabit speed. No additional networking equipment is needed and you can ensure guaranteed bandwidth and uptime to your customers during these inclement winter months.

If you have one of the following sub 6 GHz radios installed, ExtendMM creates a seamless solution using your installed equipment.

  • Ubiquity
    • Bullet; NanoStation; NanoBridge
  • MikroTik
    • SXT 5HPnD; GrooveA 52HPn; Metal 5SHPn; QRT 5
  • TP Link
    • TL-WA7510N
  • Radwin
    • Radwin 2000
  • Cambium Networks
    • PTP series

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Ethernet Will Help Make Tactical Vehicles “SMART”


New Military Tactical Vehicles Will Rely on Ethernet Backbones for both Vehicle and Soldier Survivability

We recently wrote about Future Soldier applications for Ethernet backbones for advanced weapon and communication systems that will enhance soldiers’ survival and effectiveness by augmenting command and control (C&C), lethality, mobility, and sustainability. But Ethernet backbones will have a much bigger job. For next-generation giants like armored vehicles and trucks, Ethernet will be a key technology of the network that will not only enhance the survivability of the soldiers, but enhance the survivability of the these vehicles that will be used for infantry combat, command, reconnaissance, and armored utility applications.

One such program is the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV), a new support vehicle program being developed by the US forces, specifically the US Army, USSOCOM, and the Marine Corps to replace the rapidly aging and outmoded high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV), the design of which is over 25 years old. The JLTVs specific requirements are that it would be: more mechanically reliable, maintainable (with onboard diagnostics), all-terrain mobile, and equipped to link into current and future tactical data nets.


5 benefits of E-band wireless bridges


Siklu is leading the way in innovative, cost efficient high-speed wireless network roll-outs

As user demand for mobile data services increases exponentially, TDM-based microwave systems are becoming inefficient for transporting packet-based traffic. Network operators and telecommunications providers are looking to migrate to native packet wireless bridges that offer superior bursty traffic support and significantly better bandwidth efficiency. Operators are constantly grappling with the need for more and more bandwidth and are turning to new frequency spectrum to lower their wireless backhaul costs.

A point to point-point topology wirelessly connects two locations together allowing them to share the same network resources. These point-to-point networks are used in wireless internet service providers (WISP), large corporate campuses, distribution facilities, school districts, and public safety applications. Here are 5 reasons why E band wireless bridges are being embraced by leading-edge operators across the globe to help future-proof their high-speed networks without the need for metro fiber cabling.


What the Boston Bombing taught us about the future of video surveillance


Thousands of video sources will require sophisticated video management software to weed through the data.

If we have learned anything from national tragedies over the last several years, we learned that Americans will pitch in anything they can to help, with whatever is needed.  With last week’s Boston Marathon bombing, the authorities needed help from citizens, once again.  They needed videos—from anyone—to track down the suspects and their movements before the bombing.  What started as the average spectator filming for posterity turned in to thousands of videos to cull through to track down the nation’s “most wanted”. Law enforcement officials incurred terabytes of photos and videos related to the Boston Marathon bombing. The sleuthing that eventually identified the two suspects, likely depended on some newer technology that helps human analysts with the time-consuming job of looking through all that camera footage. Without computer help, it would take a person years to watch all the footage end to end.


What is a wireless bridge anyway?

An easy to understand illustrated guide to the basic principles of wireless bridging and what you need to get up and running.  Find out what your buddies mean when they say they are saving money or sharing internet access by using point to point or point to multipoint wireless bridging between two or more locations. Its easy, just take a look!

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