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Detecting Neutrinos in the Antarctic Ice Shelf

The University of California in Irvine is embarking on an ambitious research project to detect and count ultra-high energy neutrinos coming from the Afar depths of the universe. They have selected Afar Communications to provide the wireless network that retrieves the data captured by an array of detectors, which, when fully deployed, will consist of 960 stations in the Antarctic, covering a 30 x 30 km square.

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Afar radios now support advanced encryption

August 27, 2010 – Afar Communications announced today the release of new firmware for its family of pulsAR Wireless Ethernet Bridges that supports encryption of all data transmitted over RF. You can now configure your wireless network to encrypt all data packets using any of the following encryption methods:

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New 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz radios from Afar

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November 15, 2009 – Afar Communications announced today the introduction of 5 new radio models.  These new spread spectrum radios will provide the same versatility and robustness of the current pulsAR-24027 wireless bridge, but in addition will offer the following advantages:
  • Choice between 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM bands
  • Higher RF transmit power (up to 27 dBm)

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Afar radios provide wireless telemetry for seismic activity monitoring in India.

May 25, 2008 – Refraction Technologies, Inc., (REF TEK) recently completed the deployment of an Afar wireless network for seismic activity monitoring around the Tehri Dam in India.  The wireless network uses multiple Afar PulsAR-24027 spread spectrum wireless bridges to cover an area in excess of 2000 square km over very rugged terrain with several links exceeding 30 km spans.

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Afar delivers wireless telemetry system for the NASCAR Nextel Cup

Santa Barbara, California, January 4, 2008 – Afar Communications Inc. announced today the delivery of a wireless telemetry system to Sportvision, for deployment in all the NASCAR Nextel Cup race cars. The system includes 8 fixed base radios that will be installed around the track, and 55 radios to be deployed in every race car.

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Afar radio gets SRRC certification for operation in China

Santa Barbara, California, September 14, 2007  –  Afar Communications Inc. announced today that the State Radio Regulation Committee (SRRC) of the China Ministry of Information Industry (CMII) issued the Type Approval Certificate for the Afar PulsAR-24027 Wireless Ethernet Bridge .  This certification adds to the list of countries where the PulsAR-24027 has been approved by local agencies, which include the USA, Canada, Brazil, European Union, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia.

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Afar Communications Inc. wins bid to supply Wireless Equipment for SEPTA

Santa Barbara, California, April 14, 2007 – Afar Communications announced today that it has been selected to provide 140 of its Wireless Ethernet Bridge and accessories for the upgrade of Southeastern Pensylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Light Rail Tunnel in Philadelphia.

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Local High School robotics team, sponsored by Afar Communications Inc., reaches final in the San Diego robotics competition.

Santa Barbara, California, March 26, 2007 – For the second year in a row the local Dos Pueblos High School Engineering Academy participated in the robotics competition organized by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) .

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