Orthogon Intros 5.4Ghz Bridge

Orthogon Systems releases its OS-Gemini wireless point-to-point bridge product family in the unlicensed 5.4GHz band

January 23, 2006

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ASHBURTON, U.K. -- The OS-Gemini wireless point-to-point bridge product family from Orthogon Systems now includes products for the unlicensed 5.4GHz band, in addition to the current 5.8GHz products. This makes the OS-Gemini available for the first time to operators and enterprises in a number of countries, particularly in Europe, where the 5.4GHz band is often available instead of the 5.8GHz band.

The 5.4GHz OS-Gemini products use the same technology as the existing 5.8GHz products, enabling them to successfully establish highly reliable carrier-class radio links in challenging environments. These include highly obstructed non-line-of-sight (NLOS) links and long-distance line-of-sight links over water or flat terrain, both of which present significant fading problems.

The main technological feature that makes these challenging links possible is Orthogon's use of Multibeam Space Time Coding, its unique MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antenna technology. This means that the fade margin allowance for OS-Gemini is significantly less than that required for competing products, thus combating the fading problems that often make it impossible to make these links.

Phil Bolt, Chief Executive Officer of Orthogon Systems, explains: "Our new 5.4GHz products mean that more operators and enterprises in more countries can successfully establish radio links where they couldn't before. The 5.4GHz band is available on an unlicensed basis in many counties in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, many of which have not made the 5.8GHz band available. Our new 5.4GHz products are our response to significant pent-up customer demand in these regions."

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