Coast Radio Company will be deploying the Exalt (News - Alert) microwave backhaul systems to replace leased T1 connections present in its multiple radio stations, broadcast sites and booster sites in the San Francisco Bay area. The Exalt microwave systems are also required to extend IP communications to these sites and maximize bandwidth for Coast Radio.
Microwave backhaul systems, such as those by Exalt, are claimed to be less expensive and reportedly a more flexible alternative, and are becoming a more attractive option for wireless backhaul. Exalt systems provide native support for Ethernet or hybrid Ethernet and TDM in various interface and capacity configurations. Ethernet capacities range from 10 Mbps full-duplex in entry-level Fast Ethernet systems to 1000 Mbps full-duplex in Exalt ExtremeAir systems.
These features can help Coast Radio avoid replacing thousands of dollars' worth of existing equipment, as it transitions its network from the T1 lines to the Exalt microwave links and seamlessly migrate to an all-digital communication infrastructure. The radio company, using Exalt, will also be able to manage its geographically-dispersed network from a central point, easily sort out issues and carry out required adjustments. By having the capability to manipulate and optimize traffic among its sites, the radio company can easily cater to the increasing bandwidth needs of each station.
“With the selection of microwave systems from Exalt, we will no longer be held hostage by our telecommunications service provider and their lack of urgency when it comes to our need for reliable network communications. As a customer-focused company, Exalt understands that a reliable signal is the lifeline of our business, and they delivered an exceptionally efficient, low-cost, and reliable system to meet our needs today and in the future”, said Coast Radio chairman, Jim Levitt, in a press release.
Exalt added that its backhaul systems will equip Coast Radio with the ability to transmit radio signals and enterprise communications in fiber-quality and that too in a cost-effective way.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman