Plan Your Microwave Network From the Cloud: Free Path Design Software from Aviat

Aviat has been rolling out free microwave path engineering software to customers and partners in varying forms since 1986. You may have been familiar with Starlink software – which estimated multipath performance and rain availability for line-of-sight 5-38GHz digital microwave radio hops and was designed specifically for initial path estimates. Continue reading

How to Avoid Costly Emergency Repairs by Performing Proactive Maintenance in 4 Simple Steps

By Ramon Morales, NOC Operations Team, US

It’s 2:30 AM Saturday morning and the phone rings dragging you out of a deep sleep. Groggily you answer the phone and a voice at the end of the line is alerting you that the communication system is in alarm and traffic is down. While trying to figure out what’s going on, you remember you are the person responsible for your company’s communication infrastructure. Continue reading

Multi-Gigabit Microwave Networks

Options and Strategies for Maximizing Your Network Potential

In recent years the microwave industry has made great progress in capacity evolution – actually we’ve seen somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 times increase in microwave capacity over the past 10 years. In doing so, microwave has proven itself to meet the capacity of LTE and LTE-A applications and with some new evolutions to enable multi-gigabit links, is now well positioned for 5G as well. Continue reading

Four Recommendations for FirstNet Backhaul

Opt-in or opt-out of the FirstNet plan is the biggest decision states will make about public safety in the coming years. Costs are critical, but states must ensure a sound architecture for mission critical communications. Whatever the opt-in/out decision, the advantages of microwave will play a huge part in the FirstNet network, and states will do well to follow these four recommendations: Continue reading

Microwave radio choices

There’s no one-size-fits-all in microwave. Each radio architecture comes with tradeoffs, so you need to weigh the choices in each segment of the network to get the right product mix for your business. To determine your best solution, first establish your requirements from a capacity, reliability, operational, and cost perspective. Then choose the right product. Microwave’s major technologies include the following. Continue reading

5 Things You Should Know About RSL

By Ramon Morales, NOC Operations Team, US

Do you remember the last time your blood pressure was checked?  I remember staring at the results wondering what the numbers meant.  Usually my thoughts are, “Great, does this mean I’m healthy or should I be concerned?”

Recently, one of our customers had a similar experience with an email received from our customer service group.  The customer’s initial impression was that the content received was vague and meaningless.  “What am I supposed to do with this information?”, the customer asked.  Continue reading

Pierce County case study – Teamwork resolves critical network issue

“Pierce County has been and continues to look at Aviat as a strategic partner for day to day operations, problem resolution, system configuration, upgrades and on-going preventive maintenance for our Public Safety infrastructure that support over 23 Law Enforcement and Fire jurisdictions, Regional Transit and over 900,000 citizens.”

Tim Lenk, Pierce County, Communications System Division Manager, Emergency Management

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Want to Buy American? What you should look for…

For many of us, choosing American-made goods means supporting American jobs and local economies. Beyond this, for many, it means high quality, more innovative products. For others it may mean more access to local support and services. These are all benefits of choosing to “Buy American” however, it’s often difficult to know what to look for when purchasing with “Buy American” in mind? Continue reading

State-Wide Public Safety Networks: Brief Update from Aviat

Aviat: The American Microwave Company and The Trusted Choice for State-Wide Microwave Networks

Aviat is the #1 provider of microwave and microwave routing systems to state/local government networks nationwide with 25 of 50 state-wide networks running Aviat equipment. Continue reading