Long Range Industrial Wireless Ethernet Bridge
With the proliferation of unlicensed radio devices it can be a challenge to deploy and operate a reliable RF network in the 900 MHz or 2.4 GHz unlicensed bands. At Afar Communications we went to great extents to design a radio from the ground up that can provide dependable links under very adverse conditions. This includes the following features:
The same radio can be used to deploy a back-haul point-to-point link, a point-to-multipoint network, or a Mesh/tree network where any radio in the network can be used as an access point for other radios downstream. Radios come equipped with a dual antenna port which you may use, for example, to deploy a linear-network consisting of multiple nodes alongside a highway, pipeline, or railway track. The radios operate in Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode and feature the Afar SPAN technology that automatically synchronizes the burst transmissions of all co-located radios. You can grow your central site with up to 24 co-located hub radios without worrying about self-interference. In a point to multipoint network the hub radios allocate the available bandwidth dynamically among the remote radios that are currently active.
The radio implements a transparent bridge algorithm, where each unit automatically learns the addresses of all stations in the network and forwards over RF only the traffic that needs to be delivered to the remote unit. This reduces the RF throughput required by the radio. You can choose between 5 different models, two operating at 900 MHz and three at 2.4 GHz. Within the same band different models have different RF occupied bandwidths which trade-off throughput for higher sensitivity and more non-overlapping channels.
pulsAR – Long Range Industrial Wireless Ethernet Bridge
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