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Proxim launches Tsunami MP-8200 series wireless backhaul products

Published on 17 October, 2011

Proxim Wireless Corporation, a leading provider of outdoor wireless backhaul systems, announced the launch of its Tsunami MP-8200 series products recently. The MP-8200 series delivers data rates of up to 300 Mbps in Non-Line of Site (NLOS) point-to-multipoint environments.

Availability of cost-effective backhaul infrastructure solutions for high-bandwidth, high-availability networks is a challenge for security agencies, carriers, and enterprises. To address these challenges, Proxim has developed a versatile high-performance wireless platform that leverages innovative advances in OFDM MIMO radio technology to deliver quality of service (QoS) capabilities for demanding video, voice, and data applications.

"Our MP-8200 products have been designed to support high-bandwidth applications securely and cost-efficiently," explained Lee Gopadze, President and CEO of Proxim Wireless. "We are especially excited to be offering a system that delivers 28dBm of transmit output power to solve distance and interference problems associated with real world deployments for applications such as video, intelligent transportation systems, and remote access medical imaging systems. High power capabilities coupled with Proxim's proprietary WORP technology enable our customers' requirements to be met with a variety of feature sets including 256 AES encryption, differentiated Class of Service (CoS) and Quality of Service (QoS), complemented by easy installation and timely technical support."

The MP-8200 series is frequency agnostic and can be provisioned for operation in licensed and unlicensed bands from 4.9 to 5.9 GHz, enabling rapid deployment in areas of crowded spectrum. The radio is especially well suited for video networks in dense urban, high interference environments given configuration settings in the product enabling the prioritisation of video traffic. The addition of a POE-Out port enables the powering of 802.3af compliant IP video cameras directly from the radio to simplify installation.

With continued growth in the region, the City of San Jose, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is expanding its intelligent transportation systems infrastructure with Tsunami 8200 radios to enhance operational efficiencies of the city's roadways and to provide safety for all modes of travel. "Our installations thus far have been set up in Non-Line of Sight conditions, and the radios have performed flawlessly," said Ho Nguyen, Associate Engineer for the City of San Jose. "We look forward to finishing our deployment of over two hundred radios throughout the city by the summer of next year."

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