Orthogon Touts OS-Spectra

Orthogon Systems touts its OS-Spectra, a WiMax-compatible point-to-point wireless system

January 18, 2005

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ASHBURTON, U.K. and WALTHAM, Mass. -- Orthogon Systems™, a leading provider of high performance point-to-point broadband wireless systems, today announced the availability of the OS-Spectra, its next generation broadband wireless Ethernet bridge. The OS-Spectra provides a secure point-to-point broadband link to connect separate networks for up to 125 miles with industry-leading performance of up to 300 Mbps aggregate user throughput. It satisfies the very high bandwidth networking requirements for telecommunications backhaul and large enterprise, as well as healthcare and education applications, with carrier-grade availability.

“The demand for bandwidth is increasing as fast as enterprises and service providers can add capacity to their networks,” said Phil Bolt, CEO of Orthogon Systems. “OS-Spectra takes Orthogon’s proven technology and introduces industry-leading new features and performance. It is the only platform that enables ISP’s and large enterprises to quickly deploy a solution that brings excess capacity as well as cost-saving and revenue-generating benefits.”

The OS-Spectra operates in the unlicensed 5.8GHz band and is FCC and ETSI certified. It maintains exceptional link availability, up to 99.9999%, in long-range Line-of-Sight (LoS) and Non-Line-of-Sight (NLoS) environments, as well as over large bodies of water. A truly software-defined radio, the OS-Spectra provides feature and performance upgrades via simple software downloads and is easy to install and manage.

Rapid Systems, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) serving the business community in Tampa, Florida, has deployed Orthogon Systems’ OS-Gemini products and recently tested the OS-Spectra. Dustin Jurman, CEO of Rapid Systems, commented, “The performance was incredible, unlike anything I’ve seen in the industry. From an ISP perspective, with the OS-Spectra we can extend our infrastructure, increase our customer coverage area, and have a cost-effective, very high bandwidth service offering for our business customers,” The OS-Spectra sustained an average of 260 Mbps aggregate data throughput during the Rapid Systems LoS and NLoS deployment testing. “We were pleased to see that OS-Spectra is equipped with the same ease-of-use and reliability features of the OS-Gemini. As a result, we were able to install and run tests from multiple line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight locations in a single day,” Jurman added.

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