P-Com today announced AirPro Gold 2T1, an innovative new spread spectrum technology that lowers costs and increases flexibility for the carrier and enterprise markets.
AirPro Gold (APG) 2T1 offers two key modes of operation: Simultaneous T1 and Ethernet traffic in a single, integrated radio, as well as Point-to-Multipoint T1. By offering two modes in a single unit, APG 2T1 slashes equipment, maintenance and leased line costs while offering the opportunity to manage both voice and data traffic through a slim-line, rack-mounted unit without the need for expensive routers.
Because of its dual mode capabilities, APG 2T1 enables private corporate networks and cellular and wireline phone providers to reduce the number of radios necessary to facilitate voice or data traffic. APG 2T1 can manage one or two T1 lines with simultaneous high-speed Ethernet traffic, while most products today can manage only T1 lines or an Ethernet connection, but not a combination of the two simultaneously.
APG 2T1 can also facilitate Voice over IP (VoIP), offering Quality of Service (QoS) similar to P-Com's AirPro Gold.Net wireless router radio to ensure prioritization of VoIP traffic. Additionally, AGP 2T1 provides a physical topographical view of the network, with the capability to see alarms in real time for every unit radio on the network. By pointing and clicking on screen icons, network operators can see the configuration of each P-Com radio.
"AirPro Gold 2T1 delivers immediate cost savings to corporations and telecom operators by facilitating voice and data applications simultaneously with outstanding performance and reliability," said Sam Smookler, President and CEO of P-Com. "AirPro Gold 2T1 offers private and public network operators the opportunity to eliminate the recurring costs associated with leased lines or to combine traffic flows to their specific network needs."
In locations that require connectivity between two nearby buildings, such as a campus environment where both T1 and Ethernet transport are necessary, only two APG 2T1 radios are needed instead of four. Typically, two radios are necessary to carry T1 traffic and two radios are necessary to carry Ethernet traffic. In addition, enterprise users can eliminate leased T1 or Ethernet lines entirely by leveraging the wireless broadband capabilities built into APG 2T1.
For telecom carriers, APG 2T1 can significantly reduce technology and maintenance costs in handling backhaul traffic to a central base station from remote, geographically dispersed sites. With AirPro Gold 2T1's Point-to-Multipoint capability, a single radio can manage multiple T1 wireless signals co-located at a central site from remote sites. As a result, APG provides equivalent backhaul capabilities with only three radios -- a single multipoint base station and two geographically dispersed remote stations. Even in this technically advanced Point-to-Multipoint operational mode, AirPro Gold T1 still offers DSL-like speeds on its wayside Ethernet channel.
AirPro Gold T1 also offers forward compatible versatility because of its ability to rapidly and easily change interfaces. AirPro Gold 2T1 can easily be converted into AirPro Gold.Net or AirPro Gold.E1 by simply changing plug-in modules and modifying firmware. The conversion process is also reversible at any time, which enables Air Pro Gold to adapt to the evolving needs of customers' network requirements.