Tessco Wireless Journal September October 2016 Page 4 TESSCO Wireless Journal September-October 2016

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2016 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 4 Why Should 5 GHz & 60 GHz Team Up? It's All About the Customer Experience Submitted by Siklu Growing capacity demands? Always on access? That's what consumers expect to get, and 5GHz Wi-Fi is gearing up to provide. More Wi-Fi hot spots, over wider channels, even as wide as 160 MHz in some cases. Factor in IoT, LTE-U or LAA and safe city sensors and cameras and there is a whole lot of demand for the unlicensed 5GHz band access. While most of the time a division of the Wi-Fi spectrum between access and backhaul works perfectly, there are locations, particularly in dense urban areas, where it makes sense to reserve all of the Wi-Fi for access and shift the backhaul to another band. The 60GHz band, also unlicensed, is wide and uncongested, perfect for providing high-capacity backhaul with no interference. A joint 5GHz-60GHz solution will optimize the use of spectrum and improve the customer experience, while keeping deployment and operation costs reasonable. Some of the benefits of using 60 GHz V-band radios for backhaul: Gigabit capacity that guarantees high-performance backhaul for Wi-Fi networks. The 60 GHz spectrum is 9 GHz wide & abundant, & the antenna beams are narrow. On top of that, the band is subject to significant oxygen absorption, which makes it interference free, no matter how densely you deploy links. Siklu supports 11 non-overlapping channels. Sounds scalable? It is. Get predictable performance & guarantee SLAs thanks to Siklu's easy-to-use online link budget calculator tool. Combining global rain-zones data with the your radio's specs, the tool allows you to easily perform highly accurate frequency planning. The tool also optimizes channel selection for planned link length, as channel attenuation varies in the 60GHz band. < 2 litter all-outdoor solution with integrated antenna, makes it easy-to-deploy on existing street furniture & facades, & includes Gigabit switch with PoE-Out to simplify cascading & serving your Wi-Fi gear with both capacity & power on a single cable. Install & forget it with an all-weather IP67 seal & a proven MTBF of 90+ years. Figure 1: Optimal Spectrum Utilization Figure 2: Simplified Deployment With Siklu's Integrated Switch & Dual PoE-Out A robust Wi-Fi network can include: Siklu's EH-600TX deployed for cascading, meshing & rings utilizing its 1 Gigabit capacity. Siklu's EH-500TX deployed at network's edges, where its 100-200 Mbps capacity perfectly matches max capacity of common advanced Wi-Fi access points such as the Ruckus Wireless T301 or T300, both supporting peak data rates of 120 Mbps. Both EH-600TX & EH-500TX support dual PoE-Out for simple deployment & can power the Ruckus APs. The Ruckus T300/T301 max power consumption is 11 Watts, while the EH-500/600TX PoE-Out delivers 26 Watts. On top of that, network engineers can remotely switch on & off the PoE-Out feature, to simplify troubleshooting procedures. EH600T TDD Terminal With Integrated Antenna TESSCO No. 590083

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