This guest blog post is by Alex Marcham, Systems Engineer at Cambium Networks. We thank Cambium for being a sponsor.
Have you ever wanted to connect two buildings some ways apart—maybe across the street, across town, or out in the middle of nowhere—without having to deal with your service provider?
Perhaps one of your sales executives likes to work from home, but still run 1080P HD teleconferences to see the whites of the sales team’s eyes near the end of the quarter.
One problem: He can’t get a decent Internet connection in his converted farmhouse a few miles out in the country. His video is slow and choppy, and you hear about it every week from the CIO.
You know the drill: Call up your big wireline carrier, wait, wait some more, and then pay a small fortune each month while you monitor the line with your own SLA probes to make sure you’re getting what you paid for.
It isn’t dynamic, it doesn’t suit your timescale (or budget) and you lose control, visibility and independence in your infrastructure.
There has to be a better way, right? Well, there is: Cambium Networks’ fixed wireless broadband solutions.
This isn’t your father’s wireless – forget spotty cell signals and congested WiFi that leave you wondering why you bothered. This is high-capacity, low-latency wireless connectivity, replacing your wired ISP connection securely and reliably at speeds up to 450Mbp/s. Simply place one radio unit on a roof, pole, or the side of a building at each end of the link and you’re done.
Cambium Networks wireless broadband solutions give you:
1) Network Simplicity
Once the wireless link is up, you have a layer 2 Ethernet path. That’s it. If you want to run OSPF between sites, keep it at layer 2, or do anything else that fits inside an Ethernet frame, you can. It’s your network, so there’s no ISP filtering, no snooping, no tunneling.
Each Cambium Networks wireless link can be configured with in-depth QoS policies based on Ethernet CoS and IP DSCP values to ensure the most important traffic on your network gets where it needs to be.
All Cambium Networks wireless links encrypt their traffic with AES to provide top security for your data and network infrastructure.
4) Network Topology Flexibility
Depending on your topology, you might want to extend your network between two points (point-to-point) or create a hub and spoke (point-to-multipoint). Cambium Networks wireless links support both of these topologies.
5) More Use Cases
How about video surveillance? Cambium Networks gear is used worldwide for wireless IP video surveillance, allowing you to monitor remote sites in real time at a lower cost of ownership than wired setups. Cut your costs by cutting your wires.
Across the world, fixed wireless access solutions from Cambium Networks are recommended by the most discerning users, from the U.S. military to disaster recovery agencies to wireless ISPs that depend on Cambium to generate revenue and delight customers.
Our excellent wireless performance, using advanced features such as GPS synchronization and Dynamic Spectrum Optimization, means that if two places can be connected reliably, securely and with top performance, you can do it with Cambium Networks.
To learn more, listen to our deep-dive show on outdoor wireless with the Packet Pushers, or visit us at Cambium Networks.