AvaLAN Wireless Systems (Huntsville, AL) has developed a high speed outdoor industrial wireless Ethernet radio has the capacity to connect multiple IP surveillance cameras to a single wireless Ethernet connection.
The company has expanded its 100 Mbps wireless radio product line to include two new units that incorporate an 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) 3-port switch. This allows system integrators to place a single wireless Ethernet radio at a location and provide power and data connections for up to three Ethernet devices, such as megapixel IP cameras, notes AvaLAN. 48 VDC power is provided to the three devices via unused wires in their data cables.
The radios are packaged in rugged and weatherproof die-cast aluminum enclosures and are available in both directional and omnidirectional antenna configurations. Incorporating the latest MIMO technology and a user-friendly, robust interface, the AW58100 product line achieves very high data rates through a combination of multiple spacial streams and higher level OFDM modulation.
The AW58103HTS directional flat panel antenna version provides two 90° polarized 23 dBi gain units and is intended to serve in point-to-point bridge configurations or as a subscriber unit in point-to-multipoint connections. The AW58103HTM omnidirectional unit provides two 6 dBi gain antennas and is designed to serve as a multipoint mesh node.
The new products are fully compatible with the other models in AvaLAN's AW58100 line. The company says the new products enable the establishment of line-of-sight, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint or mesh wireless Ethernet connections that link "fringe" IP devices, such as video surveillance cameras or other devices needing robust and secure high data rates.
The AvaLAN 5.8 GHz 3-Port Outdoor Wireless Ethernet Radios are now shipping and available. The AW58103HTS flat panel subscriber unit has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1199. The AW58103HTM mesh unit has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1399. More information is available here.