Newsletter December


Antenna adjustment using spectrum analyzer

A Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) encountered difficulties with a 17 mile microwave link while performing a network upgrade. For several days their professional cellular crew couldn’t identify the problem with conventional methods and tools costing the company more than $1000 a day. However, when a Spectrum Compact was brought to the scene, it only took a few minutes to identify the problem and choose an appropriate solution.
Five new microwave links were installed during the network upgrade. The installation crew detected a problem with an 11GHz 17 mile link with 4ft antennas where the radio signal was 30dB off from the target level. Conventional radio alignment tools and methods failed to explain the insufficient signal level threatening to significantly delay the commissioning of the network and increasing the company’s expenses. After several unsuccessful diagnostics attempts the customer was offered to troubleshoot the link with a SAF Spectrum Compact. The cause of the problem was detected in less than 10 minutes. The engineer simply attached a waveguide flange to the SC unit and pointed it in the direction of the transmitting radio. Spectrum Compact indicated that the transmitting radio was aligned to a side-lobe of the receiving antenna. The customer, impressed with the ease of use and efficiency of the device, ended up ordering two Spectrum Compact kits and 3 waveguides for future installation and troubleshooting of 6, 11, 18 and 24GHz links. Full story here.
To learn how to adjust antenna to the main-lobe in less than 10 minutes using Spectrum Compact, watch our video tutorial.


Spectrum Compact family complemented by 40GHz unit

Having released 6-12GHz, 10-18GHz and 17-24GHz Spectrum Compacts, SAF Tehnika continues its upward trend in this product series with a new 24-40GHz product. The new device (J0SSAP14) covers a span of 24-40GHz and features a noise floor of -100dBm serving as a great addition to the Spectrum Compact family.
Spectrum Compact firmware has also been updated to version 3.11 adding new features and expanding its functionality. Besides minor changes in existing features the new software introduces Power-in-band mode for signal strength and bandwidth measurements and High contrast mode for comfortable outdoor use in direct sunlight.

FreeMile 5 Gigabit Ethernet now available in USA and Canada

After a successful certification process FreeMile 5 GE is now available in USA and Canada. SAF FreeMile 5 GE MIMO all-outdoor system is a license-free 5 GHz gigabit radio for Ethernet packet data transmission. Making use of ground-breaking 2x2 MIMO technology, the SAF FreeMile 5 GE MIMO delivers up to 210Mbps (105Mbps full-duplex) of real throughput combined with a high packets-per-second performance. In addition to that FreeMile 5GE boasts integrated lightning and overvoltage protection and 802.3 support. More about FreeMile 5 GE here.


Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

2013 was a challenging year for SAF Tehnika. We were busy shaping Integra to become the next generation microwave radio platform, developed an excellent spectrum analyzer - a unique product in terms of functionality and ergonomics, as well as made overall improvements to our existing product portfolio. This year we strengthened our positions in the North America market by opening a warehouse and US headquarters in Denver, Colorado and increased our global presence to more than 120 countries worldwide.
Hopefully next year will bring even more challenges and success stories for us as well as for all of you. On our part we promise to keep on innovating and putting even more emphasis on services and overall customer satisfaction with the SAF brand.
And since this is the last newsletter of 2013, SAF Tehnika wishes you all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year! May your holidays be cheerful and bright and may each day of the coming year bring you success and joy! With our best wishes, sincerely, SAF Team!

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