Motorola Solutions has added to its PTP 200 Series portfolio of point-to-point (PTP) wireless Ethernet bridges – the PTP 230 and PTP 250. Both solutions leverage Motorola’s technology in the unlicensed spectrum to offer reliable wireless broadband connectivity and backhaul in line-of-sight (LOS) as well as near line-of-sight (nLOS) conditions.

The PTP 230 operates in the 5.8 GHz unlicensed spectrum and delivers wireless broadband connections up to 50 Mbps and a range of up to 80 miles (129 km). It leverages orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and GPS synchronization to avoid multi-path and self-interference, enabling extension of wireless broadband service to areas previously not served.

The dual-band PTP 250 can operate in the 5.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz spectrum without requiring hardware changes. The radio uses multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology to deliver reliable LOS or nLOS paths and protect the signal from fading. Offering up to 220 Mbps of throughput, it is ideal when adding capacity for multimedia content or sending video from surveillance cameras to a control or command center.

Customers can purchase the PTP 230 and PTP 250 in the second quarter of 2011. The dual-band version of the PTP 250 will be available in North America once certified by the Federal Communications Commission and Industry Canada.

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