It’s official! The FCC opened the 6 GHz band to Wi-Fi 6e and other unlicensed users today. In response, we are announcing the launch of our new FAS Expert System to help protect networks in the 6 GHz and other bands from interference.

Aviat’s FAS Expert System software is custom built to monitor and detect interference, perform trend analysis of the network over time to track the growth of interference, and isolate problem links often before noticeable impacts occur.

Check out the overview video of our FAS Expert System presented by Alphonso Arnal.

FAS Expert System Software

Integrated into ProVision Plus, FAS incorporates Aviat’s popular paperless chart recorder (PCR) application to simplify root cause analysis and isolate and analyze interference events with a single click of the mouse. FAS has an innovative algorithm that allows Aviat customers to baseline their networks before unlicensed 6 GHz rules go into effect so customers can see the effect of interference over time.

Benefits:

  1. Prevent outages – identify issues BEFORE they become real problems
  2. Protect yourself with data
    • Report on and trend your network over time
    • Isolate problem links, find the interferers and remediate issues
    • FAS lets you baseline your network to understand base case and impacts over time. Deploy now before unlicensed devices proliferate
  3. Manage your network from anywhere, anytime. With FAS you also get web-based management (for layer 1) and a management platform for the future (all new Aviat apps build on ProVision Plus)

Key features:

  • Interference analysis and alarms
  • Interference trends by network/link
  • Detailed and executive reports
  • Paperless Chart Recorder (PCR) integrated into FAS app for further analysis

Monitor 6 GHz RLAN unlicensed interference with Aviat's FAS software app

   

In addition to FAS, all new versions of Aviat radios, will come equipped with an integrated spectrum analyzer

Aviat's built-in spectrum analyzer gives you the power to confirm the presence of interference

Built-in and license-free diagnostic feature

Spectrum Analyzer feature is a built-in and license-free diagnostic feature to enable the user to check for potential interfering signals and measure the level of interference across the desired frequency range (limited by the diplexer bandwidth) and check the RSL (received signal level) of the interfering signal in 1.4 MHz steps.

IRU 600v4, ODU 600v2 and WTM 4000 all come with our built-in spectrum analyzer

While protecting the 6 GHz band is of utmost importance, it is not the only band or application being affected by interference. FAS has been designed to work on all bands from 6 GHz – 80 GHz and works on any Aviat radio including IRU 600, ODU 600, WTM 4000, and WTM 4800 with or without Eclipse or CTR 8000. Beyond 6 GHz, interference monitoring is important in countries with lax regulatory enforcement, where unprofessional actors use spectrum in an unauthorized way, in lightly licensed environments like 80 GHz, or in regions where spectrum is expensive, and operators need insurance their costly spectrum asset is being protected.

Our FAS Expert System coupled with our ULS Data Correction service is a “must have” for anyone concerned with link reliability.


Webinar replay: Learn how to protect your networks from interference Videos: Webinar replay: Learn how to protect your networks from interference
Presented by Gary Croke and Sergio Licardie
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FAS Expert System Flyer: FAS Expert System
Flyer: Aviat’s FAS Expert System software is custom built to monitor and detect interference, perform trend analysis of the network over time to track the growth of interference, and isolate problem links often before noticeable impacts occur.
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FAS Expert System White paper: FAS Expert System
White paper: For more than two years now, the FCC has been evaluating the necessity and feasibility of opening up the 6 GHz band to unlicensed users of a wide variety of devices. They’ve published multiple notices of their findings, and on April 2, 2020, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a draft version of the official rules, allowing unlicensed operation in the 6 GHz band—over the entire 1,200 MHz spectrum of that band. A final vote on April 23 opened the door to Wi-Fi 6e.
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