Wireless Gigabit Ethernet Bridges are Helping to Extinguish the Demands of the Healthcare Data Explosion

The explosion in digital medicine and patient care has put an unprecedented demand on networks throughout the medical community. Increasingly, hospitals and medical centers are accelerating the pace of accessing and storing patient’s records via EMRs (electronic medical records), including lab results, pharmaceutical data and PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems). Almost every doctor, nurse, and patient care professional now access vital patient information and records via laptop, smartphone, or Internet-ready tablet.  The intersection of these two forces in medical care has put an extraordinary strain on both the Wi-Fi networks within medical centers and the transport of data between building, facilities and central archives and diagnostic laboratories.

Continue Reading

Bridgewave: First 3Gbps Gigabit Wireless Bridge Kit

Bridgewave FP80-3000 Flexport 80 3000, 3Gbps Gigabit wireless bridgeBuilt on the highly reliable, scalable FP80 series from Bridgewave the FP80-3000 is a kit part number which consists of the following.

  • 2 x FlexPort “-E” links (Ethernet Only)
  • 2 x 1200 Mbps capacity upgrade (link)
  • 2 x ODU couplers

This bundle provides carriers and enterprises with a turnkey 3Gbps (2.4 Gbps usable) wireless bridge link with a range of up to 7 miles (depends on geography).

Bridgewave FP80-3000 Performance:

  • Ethernet Only: (1) Line Rate Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces, 4 x Pluggable slots
  • Up to 1500 Mbps throughput
  • Configurable RF channels
  • Efficient spectrum utilization using QPSK modulation
  • Automatic Transmit Power Control
  • Mitigation techniques using Adaptive Rate and Modulation
  • AdaptPath™
  • AdaptRate (optional)

Bridgewave FP80-3000 is Carrier-Grade:

  • Carrier Ethernet services enabled through built-in Gigabit Ethernet Layer-2 switch
  • QoS per 802.1p, VLAN per 802.1q, and Jumbo Frame support
  • Carrier-grade Network Management

Bridgewave FP80-3000 Reliability:

  • Based on proved design – thousands of GigE terminals installed worldwide
  • Rigorous HALT/HASS testing
  • Up to 99.999% carrier-grade availability

Bridgewave FP80-3000 Ease-of-Use:

  • All-outdoor, compact design
  • Connects directly to network equipment for native mode transmission
  • Rapid & flexible deployment
  • Embedded web and SNMP based network management access

Bridgewave FP80-3000 Security:

  • Highly secure narrow beamwidth antennas (80 GHz)
  • Optional built-in FIPS-certified 256-bit AES Encryption
Bridgewave FP80-3000

Bridgewave and BATS Create Industry-First Auto-Tracking High Capacity Wireless System

rsz_2bats_-_bwSanta Clara, Calif. – September 07, 2010 – BridgeWave Communications (www.bridgewave.com) and Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) (www.batswireless.com) today announced the successful integration of BATS’ automatic antenna aiming and tracking technology and BridgeWave’s high-capacity wireless radio systems. BridgeWave is the first company to deliver wireless full-rate gigabit Ethernet systems that provide network connectivity during movement.

Through first-of-its-kind technology, BATS’ auto-tracking system creates search patterns and predictive algorithms that automatically locate a desired connection point, while BridgeWave’s radio systems transport full-rate gigabit data between fixed-to-mobile or mobile-to-mobile locations. This allows for real-time tracking capability on one or both ends of the link. Once the system is deployed, it will automatically locate and lock signal position, providing nearly instantaneous gigabit connectivity.

“BridgeWave is the right partner for integrating our cutting-edge technology into their high-capacity radio systems,” said Phillip Cramer, vice president of sales and marketing of BATS. “This new solution will cut down the number of hours and personnel needed to accurately locate, establish and continuously maintain a wireless high-speed network connection.”

“This collaboration with BATS marks the first available wireless high-capacity systems to provide fiber-like performance for today’s fixed-to-mobile and mobile-to-mobile applications,” said Amir Makleff, president and CEO of BridgeWave. “We’re focused on expanding our product offerings to solve network issues where government, mobile, and private users require high-capacity connections, including applications where establishing communications is challenging.”

The integrated solution allows BridgeWave to expand applications for its high-capacity wireless links to include offshore – ship-to-shore, ship-to-ship, and military communications including, fixed-to-remote applications where communications are established between a command center and remote facility. In mobile-to-mobile applications where one or two ends of a network are in constant movement, the system provides seamless network performance. Where temporary communications is needed, response teams will have the ability to quickly deploy and configure high-speed, high-capacity wireless networks.

Read ALL at Bridgewave.com

First round pick goes to BridgeWave’s AR80 – The preferred choice to backhaul video surveillance traffic

BridgeWave’s AR80 gigabit wireless solution was selected to provide the network backbone to support video surveillance traffic from the IP-based cameras back to the central command station during Super Bowl XLIV (Feb. 7, 2010) and the 2010 Pro Bowl (on Jan. 31, 2010). BridgeWave teamed up with local and government law enforcement agencies to ensure the highest level of public safety for thousands of sports fans, by providing a backhaul solution which supported the latest high-tech video imaging systems deployed at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL.

BridgeWave’s high-capacity solutions are ideally suited for government and military networks, providing highly-secure connectivity with high availability as backup for existing fiber paths or when fiber cannot be deployed. BridgeWave’s low-latency wireless links are a natural choice for backhauling sensitive, high-bandwidth video traffic from various camera locations to monitoring stations in addition to being used for a wide range of municipal and public safety applications.

BridgeWave has extensive experience providing well-suited solutions to support video surveillance applications across the US. For more information, read the following success stories: City of Highland Village (TX)City of Southlake (TX)Dallas Police Dept.