Public Safety Microwave Often Left To Deteriorate
In many cases, public safety agencies make one-time purchases for microwave technology and then, often for budget reasons, leave the network to sit, untouched for many years. Leaving the microwave network unsupported and vulnerable to technology obsolescence can create some serious problems.
NETWORK DOWNTIME: Out of date microwave that is not under a 24×7 support contract is more likely to cause issues. Preventive maintenance has been proven to reduce errors over time. In addition, ensuring microwave is updated with the latest software can ensure interoperability with other equipment in the network thus reducing failure possibilities.
POOR PERFORMANCE: The microwave network can suffer from poor performance with out of date software. New microwave software upgrades are constantly being made available by the manufacturer to enhance security, capacity, reliability and other capabilities. As traffic grows and security requirement change, the microwave network should be updated with the latest software and features.
HIGH COSTS: No plan for consistent financing means no funding to ensure these upgrades occur thus keeping the network in top-top shape. Financing for long-term care can often be challenging. Funding for evolution of LMR networks in the public safety sector is typically periodic. In most states, new financing occurs quite infrequently. Network operators might get fully budgeted across their network only every eight to ten years, or even longer.
WHAT’s MORE: Land Mobile Networks (LMR) are consistently under lifecycle support agreements. Why not apply the same approach to your microwave network?
AviatCare Lifecycle Support
The Always Up-To-Date, Fully Supported Microwave Network. Aviat’s microwave lifecycle support augments LMR lifecycle solutions for a full end-end network solution.
LESS DOWNTIME: Ensuring your microwave network always has latest hardware, software and features ensures lowest probability of failures in the network. Decreasing interoperability and security vulnerabilities, AviatCare Lifecycle Support optimizes uptime and network stability. Additionally, full 24×7 support with preventive site maintenance plays a huge role in ensuring your microwave network runs smoothly.
BETTER PERFORMANCE: Making sure you have access to the latest capacity, security, reliability and interoperability features ensures the microwave network performs at its very best. Your microwave network can now keep up with the growing demands for more data at greater overall network uptime.
LOWER/FIXED COSTS: With this solution, Public safety network operators get financial and operational stability to focus on their critical mission of safety throughout the state or region. That means budgeting for long-range support over the entire time span of the network’s operational life. It means providing all required monitoring, maintenance, and sustainment of the network. And it means full protection against technology obsolescence. New funding is seldom available when upgrades are required or desirable, so… AviatCare Lifecycle Support offers stability without surprise add-on expense.