Aviat Networks More Than Doubles Capacity of IRU 600 Microwave Platform

May 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT

MILPITAS, Calif., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced new capabilities which will more than double over-the-air capacity of the Eclipse mission critical radio platform. These enhancements include a new radio card - the RAC70 - which will enable 1024QAM and 60/80MHz wide channels to maximize capacity in the 6 & 11GHz frequency bands. Over the air throughput, without compression or dependency on packet/frame sizes, increases from 188Mbps to over 450Mbps in the 6GHz band.

Not only do these capabilities increase capacity for today, customers will also be future proofing their network as RAC70 is capable of 4096QAM modulation working with future versions of Aviat radio units which will begin rolling out this calendar year. This will ultimately result in over 250% more capacity than the current offering.

"With growing demand for high definition video and security applications, mission critical networks require more capacity than ever," states Michael Pangia, president and CEO, Aviat Networks. "IRU 600 is the leading radio platform for mission critical networks in North America and, with Aviat's continued investment in this solution, customers can be confident in knowing they can depend on IRU 600 for years to come."

Currently deployed in all 50 states, in 50% of the leading U.S. Utilities, and in the world's largest LTE networks, IRU 600 continues to be most trusted radio for service providers, state/local governments, utilities, and many others.

"With the evolving need for enhanced video and data communications, many state and local government entities need to upgrade their networks to adequately support large scale incident response," states Richard Webb, Research Director for Mobile Backhaul & Small Cells, IHS Markit. "Given its proven reliability, and capacity evolution, Aviat is a strong choice for first responder networks everywhere."

About Aviat Networks         

Aviat Networks, Inc. works to provide dependable products, services and support to our customers. With more than one million systems sold into 170 countries worldwide, communications service providers and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defense organizations trust Aviat with their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovations, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to drastically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 70 years, the experts at Aviat have delivered high performance products, simplified operations, and the best overall customer experience. Aviat Networks is headquartered in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., gary.croke@aviatnet.com

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