DragonWave, a supplier of packet microwave radio systems, today announced Harmony Radio Lite, a sub-6 GHz radio designed for vertical markets, like public safety, education, healthcare, oil and gas organizations and utilities, as well mobile backhaul.
The company says the small radio, only 7.5 in square including antenna, supports both licensed and unlicensed spectrum and is ideally suited for non-line-of-sight. The unit is designed for rugged outdoor use and will be showcased at IWCE, the first responder show, March 13-14 in Las Vegas.
The Harmony Radio Lite uses standard Ethernet interfaces and an integrated antenna and works with DragonWave’s network management system to be easily configured and monitored remotely. It features low power consumption (under 15W), PoE compatibility, and their SynchE eliminates the need for an external synchronization source. The Harmony Radio Lite make it one of the first LTE-ready NLOS systems.
Harmony Radio Lite links can be deployed using a tree topology, with macrocell traffic aggregation points on rooftops, or with tail, chain or small hub microsites at street level, which reduces interference and offers more flexible network connectivity, as well as simplifying network expansion.
Other non-line of sight backhaul radios recently introduced include Tarana Wireless, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California. It showcased its new “AbsoluteAir” wireless backhaul solution for both non–line of sight (NLoS) and line–of–sight (LoS) operation at Mobile World Congress in February.
Tarana features a unique Concentrating Multipoint (CMP) architecture that delivers a full 75 Mbps backhaul capacity to each small cell and enables the number of links to scale as data demand grows, without degrading per–link capacity.