Hybrid trunking microwave radio for all out-door and all-indoor configurations

January 28, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
DragonWave has announced the addition of the Harmony Trunk C hybrid trunking microwave radio, released to complement its existing high capacity Harmony Trunk microwave product portfolio.

The small form factor of the Harmony Trunk C is available for either all-outdoor or all-indoor network requirements supporting up to 4 RF carriers in a single outdoor cabinet or indoor shelf. Harmony Trunk C provides greater trunking options for mobile operators, military, and broadcast applications worldwide. Available in STM-1, hybrid or full IP configurations, the Harmony Trunk C shares complete hardware commonality with the standard Harmony Trunk. In addition, the solution is similarly equipped with Gigabit Ethernet and STM-1 cards and advanced features such as XPIC and Diversity.

The all-outdoor Harmony Trunk C solution meets the requirements of many networks where the base station, access microwave, battery systems and power converter are installed in weather-hardened, outdoor cabinets. Additionally, the unit can be mounted as close as fifteen feet from the antenna to achieve system gain advantages and avoid RF loss associated with long waveguide runs, while also eliminating the need for associated indoor support equipment such as air conditioning, a dehydrator and other componentry.

The Harmony Trunk C is available in an all-indoor shelf deployment, offering easy expansion card upgrades via hot swappable modules. The unit is easily expanded utilizing an additional compact shelf and additional cost savings are realized because upgrades and maintenance do not require the associated cost of a specialized tower climber. Further CAPEX reductions can be achieved due to the unit supporting East-West repeater configurations in a single rack, using a single Trunk C.