Cambridge Broadband Networks has announced the launch of VectaStar Gigabit product. The company claims it is the world’s first mircrowave backhaul product that enables designers to create point-to-multipoint (PMP) networks and individual links using a single platform.
It provides 150Mb/s Ethernet link capacity and features a ‘zero-footprint’ design, with integrated operation and control functions. This, coupled with ‘power over Ethernet, eliminates the need for external racks and dramatically reduces deployment time and design complexity in the construction and upgrade of mobile broadband networks.
VectaStar Gigabit gives designer great flexibility in the design and construction of microwave backhaul networks. The elimination of the requirement for any indoor equipment to support the multipoint functionality means that it can be deployed for individual links, stand-alone sectors or as a PMP hub.
Cambridge Broadband Networks said that if designers select VectaStar when they start planning a network, they can lay down individual links and then expand them to multipoint sectors or hubs as the network grows.
The platform also incorporates gigabit Ethernet optical and copper interfaces throughout, to ensure that the full resources of the system are available to all devices in the network.