Harris Corporation Enhances TRuepoint Microwave Radio with Additional Capacity to Meet Operators’ Growing Bandwidth Needs
Flagship Microwave Digital Radio Now Available with Optional 32 E1 and IP Interfaces
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, August 22, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading global provider of wireless equipment and services, announced today that its industry-leading TRuepoint™ digital microwave radio platform is now available with 32 E1 and IP interfaces. The additional E1 connections allow network operators to cost-effectively maximize PDH capacity on the TRuepoint radio while providing simultaneous data transport capabilities. This new enhancement to the TRuepoint platform provides support for today’s evolving cellular networks and services.
As global networks grow, more bandwidth is required at cell sites to reliably deliver advanced applications and ensure quality of service. The additional capacity provided by the TRuepoint™ 32 E1 and IP capacity upgrade allows operators to leverage the investment in their existing network infrastructure. By simply adding an interface with additional E1 connections, operators can take full advantage of their current PDH capacity capabilities. The sophisticated modular, software-selectable architecture of TRuepoint™ is able to seamlessly switch between PDH and SDH applications, allowing operators to have a clear upgrade path to SDH applications when more capacity is required.
“The 32 E1 and IP feature upgrade was the next logical step in the evolution of the TRuepoint family,” said Asif Rahman, vice president, Product Line Management for the Harris Microwave Communications Division. “Operators are constantly seeking ways to cut costs and offer more capacity on their networks to keep their competitive edge. TRuepoint™ is truly a dynamic platform, and Harris will continue to actively increase its functionality to meet the needs of global operators.”
The 32 E1 and IP capacity upgrade further builds on the advancements of the TRuepoint platform, which is equipped with remote capacity control and secure network management features. Remote capacity control enables wireless operators to scale capacity on any TRuepoint microwave link within their global networks to deliver performance when and where it is needed. As a result, Harris customers have the granular control required to optimize network resources and cost-effectively adjust capacity on demand.
The secure network management feature enables wireless operators to remotely manage any TRuepoint platform anywhere in the world using a broad selection of security protocols, and also gives them the ability to create pre-defined access permissions with Remote Authentication Dial-In User Services (RADIUS) and event-logging capabilities. This provides customers with the access control required to centrally manage a global wireless network.
TRuepoint™, which is deployed in 70 countries, is currently the only microwave digital radio platform in the industry combining 32 E1 and IP interfaces, remote bandwidth control and secure network management. The new enhancement to TRuepoint™ is available now.
TRuepoint digital microwave radios lead the wireless backhaul industry in performance and manageability. Its modular, software-selectable architecture allows TRuepoint™ to seamlessly switch between PDH and SDH applications, enabling service providers to use a universal platform to deliver multiple applications throughout their networks. Designed specifically to deliver point-to-point wireless service, TRuepoint radios can deliver service from 4 to 155 Mbps at frequencies ranging from 6 to 38 GHz. In addition, service providers can completely manage TRuepoint™ deployments remotely, with SNMP-based management. Built-in diagnostics and performance management are also available.
About Harris Microwave Communications Division
Harris Microwave Communications Division, one of four divisions within Harris Corporation, is the largest supplier of microwave systems in North America and a leading supplier worldwide. Harris Corporation is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications™ products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, microwave, and network support systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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