LAS VEGAS—Motorola extended the reach of its Canopy line with the addition of the 400 series of access points and subscriber modules in the 5.4GHz spectrum.
Based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology, which provides improved near-line-of-sight (nLOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) coverage, the series allows operators and enterprise network owners to extend broadband network coverage into urban areas where obstructions and foliage have limited system expansion.
By leveraging OFDM technology in the access and backhaul layers, the modules of the Canopy 400 series offer higher throughputs, up to 21 Mbps, and extended range, accompanied with GPS synchronization to mitigate self-interference.
According to Motorola, the service capabilities will allow operators to offer such applications as high speed data transfer, video surveillance, VoIP and gaming to subscribers who were not previously reachable. For enterprise network operators, the series can extend connectivity to urban areas and business parks where line-of-sight is not always available or it can be used for inexpensive backhaul access.
The Canopy 400 series is a component of the wi4 Fixed family of broadband solutions, part of the MOTOwi4 portfolio of solutions for public and private networks. It is currently available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and soon will be available in Latin America and North America .