Matt,

I've talked to quite a few people who are looking at Tranzeo CPE/StarOS APs for 5.3/5.8Ghz multipoint deployments and have had good luck myself so far. The combination of StarOS AP units and Tranzeo CPE units seems to work fairly well. Within a 5 mile radius, you will probably be able to maintain 15-20meg of throughput and 40-50 subs per sector depending on the size of the pipes that you deliver to the customers. StarOS can handle batch firmware uploads, routing at the AP, bandwidth control at the AP, vlan tagging, OSFP/RIP routing, DNS at the AP, QOS and packet shaping for VOIP and other traffic and it also has great troubleshooting information along with hooks into several of the open source monitoring and traffic graphing systems. Another plus is that it will run on several hardware combinations, so you can choose the type of radio/sbc platform that best suits your needs. The Tranzeo CPE units are inexpensive ($225-$300), easy to install and work great with StarOS. If you go with an all StarOS system, my understanding is that the new version (v3) will also have the ability to use 5mhz, 10mhz and 20mhz channels and will be ready for 5.4Ghz with no need for additional hardware changes. It also works in the 4.9Ghz public safety spectrum. We provide the backhaul for several video feeds for the local law enforcement on 4.9 - works great.
I think that is a combination worth considering.

Matt Larsen
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Brad Larson wrote:

Matt, How much capacity do you need per 5.8 Ghz sector? Is this a business
or residential rollout or both? How many subscribers per sector do you want
to support? How large do you want to scale this network and is managment,
batch firmware loads for radio updates, vlan tagging, voip support important
to you? Brad




-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Liotta [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 7:02 PM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: [WISPA] 5.8Ghz Multi-point radios


We are looking to start deploying 5.8Ghz multi-point radios at some of our sites. I am hoping some folks on this list can share experiences and ideas on what radios might meet our needs. We have experimented with Canopy and Trango, but would really like some better choices. From a specification standpoint, Canopy general meets our needs, but we don't like being constrained on the antenna. We would like to use sectors bigger than 60 degrees and we would like to use horizontal polarization. We don't want to use Trango for no other reason than they can't work with distributors. We really like the flexibility on many 802.11a-based radios and certainly the price, but the contention aspects of the protocol and the perception of Wi-Fi being a consumer grade technology stop us from going that route.

Any thoughts from the list?

-Matt

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