All Press Releases for March 20, 2007

Allgon Microwave proudly announces a new value added functionality for the high capacity AMR Transcend

Allgon Microwave, an Advantech AMT subsidiary and pioneer of Ethernet point-to-point microwave systems, is proud to announce a new value added function for the Transcend product family.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, March 20, 2007 - Just by enabling a software key, it is now possible to add 4 x E1 wayside channels to the 100 Mbps Ethernet connection, giving a combined communication rate of 108 Mbps. This function will, together with ACM, most probably be a success story.

The Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM) functionality can be activated, by enabling a specific software key. The ACM functionality adapts, with no errors in the payload, coding and modulation which maintains high network availability and enables the use of smaller antennas.

When combining Ethernet applications with circuit switched traffic, the most common customer requirement is to prioritize circuit switched traffic. However in a microwave radio link application, prioritization is not enough if the connection itself breaks due to bad propagation conditions such as heavy rain. This scenario is now history. The ACM-functionality maintains the connection in unfavourable weather conditions, and the prioritized circuit switched traffic will continuously be up, even though the Ethernet data rate will decrease momentarily.

"With this new functionality we are now able to approach customers with even higher demands than most of us in this market segment are used to. Operators building combined network infrastructures don't have to worry anymore. An IP and Ethernet based wireless broadband network of almost any kind can in the same backbone live together with a cellular network or a PABX to PABX connected network with a maintained quality of service", says Josef Seger, Director of Product Line Management at Allgon Microwave.

"As so many times before Allgon Microwave proves the skills of its development efforts. We are not only the pioneer of Ethernet point-to-point microwave systems and adaptive coding and modulation, we are also in the cutting edge position when it comes to sustained available critical applications. I'm very thrilled to be a part of this "leap frog" company, says Michael Woodcheke, President of Allgon Microwave.

About Allgon Microwave and Advantech AMT Group
Advantech AMT is a world-class designer and manufacturer of leading-edge communication products for Satellite Ground Stations and Terrestrial Wireless Communications. The equipment is used by both commercial and government customers to implement multimedia broadcast and telecommunication network systems.

Allgon Microwave is part of the Terrestrial business unit. With offices in Canada, Europe and the USA, Advantech AMT provides global product support expertise. The main products designed and manufactured by the company are Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA); Block-Up Converters (BUCs); frequency converters; modulators, demodulators and modems; broadband data networking systems; antenna tracking control systems; satellite terminals; point-to-point microwave links and other related sub-systems. Advantech is an ISO-9001:2000 certified organization.

Allgon Microwave is an international company specializing in high quality point-to-point microwave radios and services, with two offices, one situated in Gothenburg (Sweden) and the second in Montreal (Canada). Allgon Microwave focuses on lowest cost of ownership and is a pioneer when it comes to Ethernet availability and throughput over the air. We pride ourselves as the only supplier of a 512 QAM radio. Allgon Microwave also offers SDH/SONET, PDH and Ethernet microwaves radios for both ETSI and ANSI standards. For our customers, this means seamless wire- less IP and voice transmission solutions with unique features, extremely flexible capacity, intuitive web based management and low network implementation costs.

For any further questions please contact:
North America
Anthony Orlando
Vice-President Sales Americas
Tel. + 1 514 4200045
Fax + 1 514 420 0073
[email protected]

Josef Seger
Director Product Line management
Tel. + 46 31 771 7967
Fax + 46 31 771 7910
[email protected]

Allgon Microwave is an innovative IP/Ethernet based microwave radio company providing software intense solutions. Allgon Microwave delivers its own digital P-t-P microwave radio products in the 7-38 GHz frequency bands, with value-added features that set market standards. The Allgon Microwave unique "true Ethernet" solutions feature Flat Throughput and Extremely Low Latency. They also include e-t-e flow control, full 802.1p/Q QoS, VLAN support (QnQ_1536Bytes), direct 3G Node B to RNC input, integrated Ethernet switch, TDM functionality, Ethernet statistics monitoring and a superb SNMP-based management system. Customers include major mobile operators, Fixed Wireless Access networks and private networks (governments, enterprise, data, broadband, and internet). Allgon Microwave supplies the only fully seamless IP/Ethernet microwave radio backhaul to the UMTS TDD and WiMAX communities.

For further information, please visit our web site (; contact call us at +46 31 771 7900; or send us an E-mail at [email protected]

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Allgon Microwave
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