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Motorola Solutions Helps Lower Broadband Connectivity Costs with New Wireless Ethernet Bridges

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 6:23am
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Motorola Solutions, Inc. today announced new additions to its PTP 200 Series portfolio of point-to-point (PTP) wireless Ethernet bridges – the PTP 230 and PTP 250. Both solutions leverage Motorola’s technology leadership in the unlicensed spectrum to offer reliable wireless broadband connectivity and backhaul in line-of-sight (LOS) as well as near line-of-sight (nLOS) conditions.

They provide customers with affordable radio options that deliver higher data rates at a very competitive price. This makes them ideal for extending service to areas previously inaccessible and quickly meeting the growing bandwidth requirements for applications such as leased line replacement, video surveillance and voice-over-IP telephony services.

Key facts include:

* The new PTP 200 Series wireless Ethernet bridges use Motorola’s proprietary technology to deliver the range, reliability and throughput capabilities required by applications today’s professional and residential users want.

* The PTP 230 operates in the 5.8 GHz unlicensed spectrum and delivers wireless broadband connections up to 50 Mbps and a range of up to 80 miles (129 km). It leverages orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and GPS synchronization to avoid multi-path and self-interference, enabling extension of wireless broadband service to areas previously not served.

* The dual-band PTP 250 can operate in the 5.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz spectrum without requiring hardware changes. The radio uses multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology to deliver reliable LOS or nLOS paths and protect the signal from fading. Offering up to 220 Mbps of throughput, it is ideal when adding capacity for multimedia content or sending video from surveillance cameras to a control or command center.

* Motorola’s expanded PTP portfolio is supported by an industry-leading One Point Wireless Suite of design and management tools that help IT departments reduce deployment time and improve network visibility.

* Customers can purchase the PTP 230 and PTP 250 in the second quarter of 2011 through Motorola Solutions sales and its wide network of partners in the PartnerEmpower Channel Program. The dual-band version of the PTP 250 will be available in North America once certified by the Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada.

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