The MDR-8000 is LGS Innovations’ premier digital microwave radio for long haul, point-to-point wireless communications and the most widely deployed microwave solution within the United States. The flexible platform provides robust operation, while reducing total cost of ownership.
With a common platform that supports virtually all frequency bands from 2-11 GHz, the MDR-8000 can provide high-capacity backbone routes, as well as low-capacity spurs. It offers transmission capacity from 2-32 DS1s, 1-3 DS3s, OC-3, and 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, with the ability to upgrade capacity in service simply by changing Capacity Key modules. The common platform that supports all of these options provides users ultimate flexibility in configuring and equipping an entire network, with simplified operation and maintenance. With the widest range of long-haul frequency bands, the most complete range of interfaces and capacities, and the highest system gain in the industry, the MDR-8000 is the undisputed leader in microwave transport.
MDR-8000 Family Features and Benefits
The MDR-8000 was a breakthrough design at its introduction, and the forward-thinking platform is so advanced that it continues to lead the industry today. With unmatched capabilities for meeting unique customer requirements, the MDR-8000 is unrivaled in its flexibility and performance. Its flexible and scalable architecture provides reliable wireless backbone communications for governments, cellular operators, public safety agencies, railways, pipelines, utilities, local exchange carriers, television stations, and private enterprises worldwide.
Whether the need is for low capacity versus high capacity, Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) versus Ethernet, or short-haul versus long-haul transmission, the MDR-8000 offers configurations to provide any level of protection or path availability. It is designed to meet the most stringent network requirements for mobile backhaul and long-haul trunking of different segments, including homeland security, defense, transportation and critical utility and energy infrastructure.
Operating in the NTIA-regulated frequency bands, the MRD-8000 can mount in the tightest spaces while providing wireless means for overcoming geographic obstacles, right-of-way costs, and construction delays associated with wired facilities. This scalable and readily deployable architecture provides reliable backbone communications for U.S. Federal Government agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and Department of the Interior. These customers leverage the product’s enhanced flexibility to tailor their microwave networks according to the bandwidth needs driven by innovative data services and traditional services, while retaining high-level backward compatibility. Featuring dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and 32 DS1 circuit interfaces, the MDR-8000 allows the U.S. Federal Government to dynamically reallocate capacity in-service with no disruption as the transport rate for IP services grows.
The LGS Innovations MDR-8000 Family has the following features and benefits:
- Proven Reliability: ensures trouble-free operation
Broadest range of frequencies and capacities: provides an ideal match for your system requirements and available spectrum
- 2, 4, 5.8, L6, U6, 8, 10, 11 GHz
- 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 DS1s; 1, 3 DS3s; OC-3; 50, 150 Mb/s Ethernet
- Common platform across all configurations: minimizes spares and training requirements
- Highest adjacent channel interference rejection: allows operation in congested frequency bands
Robust operating characteristics: deliver high availability on even the most troublesome paths, and allows longer paths to be implemented using smaller antennas
- Highest system gain
- Forward Error Correction
- Multiple configurations available (non-standby, hot-standby, space diversity, frequency diversity, quad diversity)
- In-service capacity expansion: provides economical and simple growth to meet your needs, with no stranded investment
- Smallest size, with both indoor and outdoor installation options: allows flexibility with system installation and location
LGS Innovations: A Leader in Fixed Wireless and Microwave
With more than 50 years of experience in wireless transmission, LGS Innovations provides a solid foundation for the U.S. Federal Government’s mission-critical networks, and continually fosters visions for the future. As a pioneer in point-to-point microwave communications, LGS Innovations has continually demonstrated its leadership in wireless technology. Our history of design innovation began when the former Collins Radio Company developed the first commercial microwave radios in the 1950s. Alcatel-Lucent, the parent company of LGS Innovations, maintains the Collins tradition, setting the industry standard for microwave communications all over the world with scalable, reliable, economical, and readily deployable wireless backbone communications systems.
In addition to having the most complete microwave portfolio in the industry, LGS Innovations also provides complete, integrated systems, incorporating numerous technologies from our broad portfolio of telecommunications products. Our design and engineering expertise incorporates virtually all aspects of telecommunications networking. We also offer powerful network management platforms to give customers end-to-end visibility and control over complex networks with multiple products.
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