Aviat Networks, the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, has delivered an enhanced version of its IRU 600 microwave radio designed specifically for mission-critical networks in North America, which according to Aviat improves output power to more than five times compared to the high power IRU 600 model. Aviat claims that the enhanced microwave radio produces 39 dBm output, making it the highest power solution on the market, enabling dramatic reduction in antenna sizes that provides microwave total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction by 50 percent.
In addition, IRU 600 EHP offers linear performance delivering 39dBm for all available modulations, which is an industry first and ensures maximum reliability and capacity, added Aviat.
Richard Webb, senior directing analyst, Infonetics
According to our research, for two years in a row, reliability is the No. 1 customer criteria for choosing a microwave vendor. High transmit power means more reliable microwave links; it is perhaps the most critical factor in enabling higher microwave network uptime. With this product, Aviat leads the industry in transmit power.
Ola Gustafsson, senior vice president of product and services portfolio, Aviat Networks
With FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation, IRU 600 is the most secure microwave solution on the market, while its hybrid architecture enables seamless migration to IP/MPLS. In line with Aviat’s focus on protecting customer investments, IRU 600 EHP is backward compatible with previous versions of IRU 600 radios. This will help ease deployment and provide a cost-effective upgrade path for installed radios.