Hello Marlon, VL won't be a good choice as a committed rate business grade product as it will modulate down in a noisy environment. Without any RX threshold mechanism the VL radio begins to slow and drop packets under heavy business class loads in unfriendly RF environments. Even the references given to me by Alvarion while overall have been happy with the product are not using VL for committed rate business class service. IMO, Alvarion is now pushing the VL product as a residential "best effort" solution...hence the dramatic drop in price.
In Patrick's words: "A $285 all inclusive CPE with nothing extra to buy, piece together, etc. should fall within the residential business model of even small WISPs." We've been there and almost lost a valuable client trying to use VL for a committed rate business class customer. The VL gear is a high quality product with a number of valuable features, but it is missing a few key items that keep it form performing well (or at all) as a committed rate business class solution. Only reason for my post was because of your intended use of the VL product. Best and Merry Christmas! Brad -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 11:05 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Alvarion Comnet Radios have arrived Right on! Can't wait till I build another business grade system out here. That's what I plan on using. Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services 42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp! [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marty Dougherty" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "'WISPA General List'" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2006 6:47 AM Subject: [WISPA] Alvarion Comnet Radios have arrived > Well we got our 1st 100 pack of VL Su's under the Comnet program > yesterday- Just wanted you all to know they are the EXACT same radios as > before the big price drop- Same high quality metal radio and still > INCLUDES the mounting hardware AND the pre-made cat5 outdoor cable (60ft > long)- the cable is worth more then you can imagine- the RJ45 plug is > already factory terminated and properly shielded so your installers > don't have to do that up on the roof and you don't have to worry about a > bad connector later. > > We have deployed a LOT of these radios already and I can tell you this > is a great price. I'm looking forward to Alvarion extending this program > to other products. (Patrick...) > > Marty > > ___________________________________ > Marty Dougherty > CEO > Roadstar Internet Inc. > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ > -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/