The reliability and availability of outdoor wireless networks is determined by two key elements: the rugged and robust design of the wireless equipment and the ability of the network to provide fail-over or self-healing capabilities in the event of outage.
Rugged, all-weather outdoor design
For outdoor networking, reliable, uninterrupted operations are essential – especially when the network is in an extremely emote or hostile location. Datasat wireless systems meet the MIL-STD-810G standard for reliable performance in extreme environmental conditions. The wireless devices operate seamlessly in temperatures from -40°C to +70°C. Available with a range of power options including Power over Ethernet (PoE), wind and solar, Datasat wireless devices deliver extremely high levels of reliability. This is further enhanced by two important features: comprehensive remote management and a Layer 3 architecture that ensures fewer devices are required to achieve the desired network coverage.
Datasat wireless devices support point-to-point and point-to-multi-point configurations but deliver the same level of uninterrupted operations as Mesh configurations. Multiple redundant communications pathways are created to ensure no single point of failure. In the event of failure, the architecture can self-organise and automatically re-route around the failure. This 'self healing' routing for data enable quick recovery of communications and effective failover. In addition, the dual band – 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz – nature of Datasat wireless devices enables the failover between frequencies to ensure that localised interference on any one frequency band can always be routed around.