Carlson Wireless CEO Jim Carlson and Sales Engineer Kiely Cronin recently attended Animal Farm, a conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to talk about TV white-space technology and to pit the new LongHaul ST against competitors in an event called the Backhaul Bake-Off.
Carlson Wireless Technologies (CWT) was honored to be asked to speak about TV white-space technology on the keynote stage of this event, which is targeted toward radio users looking for high-level technical training and knowledge sharing. Most of those in attendance were wireless Internet service providers (WISPs).
“The Animal Farm event coordinators describe the show as ‘user-driven, not vendor-driven,’” said Cronin. “So we were excited to speak to such a large audience whose interest in our product and technology had brought us there.
“The extent of the interest was made clear during Jim’s keynote presentation when he asked the audience if they thought they’d be using TV white space in the next year, and almost every hand in the room was raised,” Cronin added.
CWT’s RuralConnect™ IP will be the first TV white space product on the market, pending the finalization of FCC regulations.
In addition, our new LongHaul ST competed against products by Motorola, Ubiquiti, and others in the Backhaul Bakeoff, a series of throughput and latency tests performed with packets ranging in size from 64 to 1470 bytes.
“When it came to high throughput matched by low latency, the LongHaul ST stood unrivaled,” says Cronin. “The ST proved itself to be ‘best in class.’”
“We are really excited about the Backhaul Bakeoff results,” says Carlson. “The ST’s latency was only 20 milliseconds—the lowest latency against all contenders—and the throughput was 115 mb/s in both directions.”
The ST’s super-low latency and high throughput make it an ideal piece of equipment for WISPs and many public safety agencies.
In addition to these features, the ST supports Level 3 routing capabilities, making it possible for users to fine-tune bandwidth allocation and network priorities from right within the included graphic user interface (GUI).
“Carlson Wireless is well-known for innovation, which is always directly inspired by the needs of our customers—so this was a great opportunity for us to gain further insight into the needs of the WISP community,” Cronin said.
Featured Image: Carlson Wireless at Animal Farm 2011