Ubiquiti’s 600mW WiFi cards

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Ubiquiti Networks, today announced the introduction of the Xtreme Range series of high-performance, carrier-class 802.11 wireless mini-PCI modules.

The XtremeRange2 (XR2) and XtremeRange5 (XR5) are the first ever 600mW, 2.4GHz and 5GHZ mini-PCI radios brought to market.

Ubiquiti says their solutions features record setting temperature operation from -45C to +95C, and the industry best receiver sensitivity, along with advanced filtering for improved noise immunity and – in the XR2’s case – RF surge protection for improved radio reliability in harsh environments.

The XR2 (above) and XR5 (below) include advanced features such as 5/10/20/40MHz channel widths, compression, QoS, the latest WPA security standards and have been rigorously tested with the Atheros MADWIFI drivers as well as various Linux routing operating systems including Mikrotik, StarOS, Antcor Ikarus, and OpenWRT. Ubiquiti’s XR2 and XR5 are based on the Atheros 6th generation 802.11a/b/g chipset.

“The development strategy of the XR series was really driven by our own customers who have been using our popular SuperRange (SR) mini-PCI cards for well over a year in various applications deployed around the world,” said Robert J. Pera, President of Ubiquiti Networks. “The feature set and improvements seen in the new XR cards over the previous generation SR series result from an accumulation of suggestions and feedbacks we obtained from customer interactions and shared field testing experiences.

Ubiquiti investigated the radio performance under real-world scenarios using the Linux MADWIFI driver and popular 3rd party routing software. “It was through this focus in the development cycle that I believe we nailed some some critical radio optimizations that really makes the XtremeRange series performance exceeds all expectations in outdoor environments,” says Pera.

The XtremeRange series are now shipping in volume and carry FCC,IC, and CE approvals. Extended frequency range versions of the XtremeRange2 and XtremeRange5 for licensed carriers will also be available in Q2 of this year. These versions will contain further RF design enhancements which will extend the radio performance of the XR2 and XR5 modules over the 2.3-2.7GHz and 5.0-6.1GHz frequency ranges, respectively.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 3:37 pm .

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