Lindon, UT MaxStream, Inc. has introduced a long range wireless bridge that expands the capabilities of high-speed Ethernet networks. The XPress Ethernet Bridge allows host and client Ethernet connections to communicate at a range of up to 15 miles (line-of-sight with high gain antennas) at speeds up to 1.5 Mbits/s. The system optimizes long-range, high-speed data transmission when the cost of laying CAT5 cable is impractical and 802.11 (Wi-Fi) fails to meet range requirements or is over-saturated.
Operating in the 900-MHz ISM band, the bridge is well suited for applications where the RF environment is full of interference from 2.4-GHz signals emanating from 802.11 networks, portable phones, and microwave ovens. The 900-MHz band also yields more than twice the range of the 2.4-GHz band. In indoor/urban applications, the units can communicate through as many as 10 walls using the included 2.5-dBi omni-directional antennas.
Available in an indoor or outdoor configuration, the matched-pair, point-to-point radios require no configuration or software and effectively replace an Ethernet cable. The external version features a NEMA-4 rated enclosure and incorporates power-over-Ethernet injectors. Twelve non-overlapping user selectable channels allow multiple radio pairs to operate in proximity of each other without creating interfering signals.
Pricing for the XEB radios start at $699 for the pair and the NEMA-4 rated outdoor radios start at $999 for the pair, volume discounts are available. Click here for the data sheet.
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