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October 05, 2010

E-Band Communications Announces 60 GHz E-Link Mini Products

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

E-Band Communications, which manufactures high capacity point-to-point wireless systems for enterprises, carriers and government applications, announced the expansion of its product offering with the addition of a line of 60 GHz point-to-point solutions for enterprises and carrier picocell network architectures.

The “E-Link Mini,” according to company officials, provides a highly secure data link that is ideal for connecting buildings at street level. It can also provide an elegant, cost effective solution for last mile network extension.

Compared to competing 60 GHz radios with 100 Mbps capacity, the E-Link Mini 320 provides over three times higher capacity in a much smaller package, according to company officials. Featuring a small and attractive flat panel design, the solution enables the radio to be easily installed with just one Ethernet cable. At just 7.2 inches square, the E-Link Mini 320 is less than half the size, weight and power consumption the 60 GHz radios available in the market, company officials claimed. It doesn’t either require a separate external power supply and cable. The solution is ideal for sensitive architectural environments where zoning can preclude the installation of wireless systems with larger antennas.

“Building on the popularity of our 70/80 GHz solutions, we have added a line of products in the 60 GHz frequency range,” commented Saul Umbrasas, co-founder and senior VP at E-Band Communications, in a press release. “The size, pricing and performance of the E-Link Mini 320 makes it the perfect solution for extending macrocell networks to a street-level microcellular architecture, especially in dense urban settings,” Umbrasas continued.

E-Link Mini products are backed by E-Band’s renowned technical support and 5 Point Buyer Assurance Plan. It uses advanced ultra small, high gain flat panel technology.

The Power-over-Ethernet feature enables it to handle the power and data transmission using one cable. The solution uses highly secure, narrow beamwidth transmission.

E-Link Mini can be managed using built-in browser-based HTTP or SNMPv2 protocols. It ensures link availability up to 99.999 percent, according to company officials.

The company offers license-free operation in most countries.  

Earlier in September, E-Band Communications introduced a multi-gigabit solution dubbed as E-Link 2500, TMCnet reported. The company claims it as the first commercially available millimeter-wave radio solution operating at 2.5 GBPS over the air.


Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard