Aviat Networks Introduces the Aviat ODU 600T for Ultra-High Capacity Microwave Trunking Applications

Aviat Networks Introduces the Aviat ODU 600T for Ultra-High Capacity Microwave
                            Trunking Applications

  PR Newswire

  SANTA CLARA, California, Nov. 13, 2012

-- The Industry's Smallest and Lightest Split-Mount Microwave Trunking
Solution

SANTA CLARA, California, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Aviat Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today
announced the Aviat ODU 600T outdoor radio unit for ultra-high capacity
microwave applications. The ODU 600T together with the new Aviat Outdoor
Branching Unit (OBU) allows for up to eight parallel radio channels on a
single microwave antenna creating aggregate link capacities in excess of 3.5
GB/s. The combined system of ODU 600T and OBU is significantly smaller and
lighter than competing solutions, enabling it to be lifted and installed at
high tower elevations more easily, while also decreasing tower space and
loading requirements.

The ODU 600T is available in the 6, 7, 8 and 11GHz frequency bands and is
fully compatible with the Eclipse Packet Node platform, which supports
advanced Carrier Ethernet functionality, including multi-channel radio link
bonding and ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP), for an extremely
powerful trunking solution.

"For years traditional trunking microwave systems have been installed
all-indoors, usually in a standalone rack, requiring shelters and costly air
conditioning," says Stuart Little, director of product marketing, Aviat
Networks. "Moving radios from the shelter to the tower, next to the antenna,
reduces deployment and operational costs. Shelters can be smaller or cabinets
can be used, decreasing air-conditioning needs, and long waveguide runs are
eliminated along with the need for costly and unreliable
pressurization/dehydration systems."

The ODU 600T delivers higher system gain than a typical split-mount outdoor
unit, while the OBU enables ultra-low loss combination of multiple radio
channels onto a single antenna. Combined together, the higher gain and lower
losses will allow operators to design split-mount trunking links that can span
longer distances, support higher capacities, while also using smaller antennas
to dramatically lower tower costs. A single ODU 600T can also be tuned to
cover an entire frequency band by software, simplifying sparing and further
lowering OPEX costs.

Aviat Networks will showcase the new split-mount trunking solution, featuring
the ODU 600T and Outdoor Branching Unit, in booth B2 of the Cape Town
International Convention Center during AfricaCom.

About Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave
networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the
exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than
750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven
microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the
largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety,
utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks'
solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is
paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks
provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services
enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation
Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on
Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize
their investments and solve their most challenging network problems.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in 46
countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com
or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

Website: http://www.aviatnetworks.com
Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., +1-650-248-3400,
gary.croke@aviatnet.com
 
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