MDS Introduces Next Generation 5.8 GHz and 5.3 GHz License-free Wideband Solutions

  • August 24, 2005
  • GE Digital
  • News

APCO INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION, DENVER (August 2005) – Microwave Data Systems (MDS), a world leader in industrial, wireless, networking solutions with applications in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)/telemetry, public safety, telecommunications, and online transactional markets, today introduced high-speed, scalable solutions in the 5.8 GHz and 5.3 GHz license-free band. The MDS FIVE Series radios are spectrum and data-rate scalable enabling organizations to trade system gain with spectral efficiency and channel availability for optimal network connectivity. The MDS FIVE.8™ radio delivers aggregate rates up to 50 Mbps within the 5.7 – 5.8 GHz ISM band for distances up to 20 miles. The MDS FIVE.3™ supports the 5.25 – 5.35 GHz UNII band. A common platform supports plug-in 100 Mbps Ethernet. The radios are most commonly used for backhaul, Internet Protocol (IP) network extension, and to connect buildings and campuses. They are also used by utilities for high-speed point-to-point connectivity in monitoring, control, and data network aggregation. An MDS FIVE Series solution provides a rapid return on investment by replacing leased lines and supports consecutive point architecture configurations. It provides self-healing redundancy, making it more reliable than traditional point-to-point networks, and it automatically adjusts transmit power in response to RF interference. This simplifies deployment, network management, and enables dense deployment configurations. About Microwave Data Systems Microwave Data Systems provides organizations handling mission-critical communications with the best combination of range and speed for both fixed and mobile services--all on one infrastructure. Our secure, wireless, networking solutions for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint architectures support both serial and IP/Ethernet interfaces. Durable packaging, reliable links, quick system response times, and an extensive range of operating temperatures, makes MDS the leader for industrial wireless performance. Learn more about us at  

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