Siklu has announced the general availability of its new EtherHaul 2-foot (61 cm) dual-band antenna (EH-ANT-2ft-DL5). The 2-foot (61 cm) 70/80GHz (E-Band) and 5GHz dual-band antenna is intended to be used with Siklu’s ExtendMM feature, making 10Gbps links up to 10km a reality. This new antenna is designed to work seamlessly with Siklu’s ExtendMM feature on the EtherHaul 8010FX, 2500FX and other Siklu E-Band models.
ExtendMM is a Siklu product suite consisting of the new Dual-Band antenna, software for monitoring and provisioning, a built-in switch in the EtherHaul radios, and purpose-built accessories, all of which are integrated with Siklu SmartHaul Apps – such as LBC for link planning and WiNDE for network design.
This system of hardware and software easily and seamlessly combines a high-capacity EtherHaul link with an inexpensive, unlicensed, low capacity and lower frequency link, such as 5, 11, 18 or 23 GHz. The net result is that customers can have confidence in engineering and extending their EtherHaul links to distances never considered before.
When the new dual-band antenna is combined with ExtendMM, installation is simplified, as there is now a single cable run to the rooftop or tower, as opposed to two cables for two antennas. This approach saves both time and labor costs during installation, as well as recurring payments for hosting fees.
“As the leader in fixed 5G mmWave systems, our customers look to us for innovative solutions, and extending the range covered with our E-Band systems is a request we have heard many times.” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Siklu’s CEO. “Siklu continues to deliver the broadest portfolio of mmWave hardware and software solutions in the market with new and exciting 5th generation EtherHaul products on the horizon.”