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Ubiquiti Networks, a leading innovator in wireless broadband solutions, today announced their XtremeRange7 utilizing Ubiquiti’s patent-pending Frequency Freedom technology.

The XR7 (pdf datasheet) was designed specifically for 700MHz mobile WiFi test networks as well as long-distance, outdoor broadband wireless and public safety applications.

The XR7 is a compact radio module supporting 32-bit mini-PCI Type IIIA standard and features high output power (600mW), extended temperature operation, and an innovative receiver design for better noise immunity and sensitivity. It uses an Atheros AR5414 with a 802.11 MAC/BB Interface on a 32-bit mini-PCI Type III card.

The XR7 is fully compatible with widely available public Linux drivers and leverages a variety of advanced features including scalable channel bandwidths of 5/10/20/40 MHz, advanced QoS, and 256-bit AES security. Ubiquiti says it is also a viable Wi-MAX replacement solution for OEM’s and has been tested to link beyond distances of 50km and can achieve TCP/IP data rates greater than 50Mbps.

The XR7 radio utilizes Ubiquiti’s Frequency Freedom technology which transforms standard 802.11 silicon capable of operation in practically any frequency. Ubiquiti is able to accomplish this through innovative non-standard radio integration and firmware design, leveraging the feature sets of the 802.11 standard with a wide variety of public Linux drivers.

“We believe the XR7 with its excellent range capabilities, superior throughput, and widely available driver support can be an effective and versatile building block for architecting 700MHz fixed and mobile broadband networks,” said Robert J. Pera, President at Ubiquiti Networks.

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