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April 23, 2014

Diverse Power Deploys Exalt ExploreAir Microwave Backhaul Systems



By Nathesh
TMCnet Contributor



The Exalt (News - Alert) ExploreAir microwave backhaul systems are said to be enabling Diverse Power—La Grange, GA based electric membership cooperative—to interconnect traffic from its TETRA UHF radio network back to its fiber core.

Diverse Power is a member-owned electric cooperative that provides reliable electric energy-related services to various counties in Georgia and also engages in various community initiatives aimed at improving the lives of all residents. With over 36,000 customers, its far-flung operations in rural areas demanded highly reliable radio communications among its maintenance personnel.   

Working with Exalt partner Dean’s Commercial Two-Way of Cataula, GA, Diverse Power implemented Exalt ExploreAir systems in all-outdoor configurations on links between Mulberry Grove and Manchester, and between Red Oak and Manchester.

Randy Shepard, senior vice president of Diverse Power, exclaimed, “We wanted a first-class system all the way with our radio network, and Dean’s Two Way recommended Exalt for its outstanding performance and reasonable price. Exalt gives us a fiber-speed backhaul infrastructure that we can rely on in all weather conditions, even during the recent ice storms.”

The ExploreAir microwave backhaul platform is fitted with all the necessary tools to tackle diverse network needs with systems that deliver the industry’s highest per carrier throughput in the smallest form factor with the lowest sparing costs. Systems built on this platform are supposed to equip customers with the utmost in performance, functionality, flexibility and scalability to deliver the lowest cost per megabit-mile and the lowest total cost of ownership of any systems in their class—whatever the application.

While the microwave systems backhaul voice radio traffic, Diverse Power stated it is looking ahead to carrying SCADA traffic over the links in the future.

Amir Zoufonoun (News - Alert), chief executive officer at Exalt, added, “Fiber and microwave are the only technologies that can reliably backhaul traffic, and Exalt microwave offers customers distinct advantages when expanding a network over a broad geographical area. Our systems are scalable, providing customers like Diverse Power the capacity they need to optimize energy delivery, increase productivity, enable two-way information exchange with customers for greater control over their electricity costs, and easily add future service offerings.”




Edited by Maurice Nagle
 
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