With as long as you have been at this and the knowledge level you
have I am surprised you could be so far off the mark on this one. VL
does automodulate and has better RF characteristics than their
hoppers did. It won't backoff and die when presented with noise and
will still transmit. It is THE business class product
IMHO. Alvarion is making an effort to reach out to the WISP market
by making this radio available at this reduced price. It is the
exact same radio that normally costs more. They are trying to
empower the WISP to use quality gear. To say the gears quality has
gone down, hence a lower price is simply not true.
At 02:11 PM 12/22/2006, you wrote:
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 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.
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