ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. , Aug. Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced the availability of the ePMP Bridge in a Box wireless Ethernet bridge. The solution includes two ePMP Force 180 Subscriber Modules pre configured and packaged together, enabling plug and play operation in almost all scenarios. Ready to bridge distances as short as across a driveway to connect a garage or across a pasture to connect a remote barn, the Bridge-in-a-Box provides data rates capable of supporting diverse services like security camera feeds and Wi-Fi access points or simply extending the local area network. The solution includes ePMP Quality of Service (QoS) features and high interference resiliency to ensure superior link quality. The system operates in the unlicensed 5 GHz frequency band and is available globally. Designed and packaged for installation with a minimal tool kit and nominal experience, the ePMP Bridge-in-a-Box can be providing remote access in a matter of hours, with no trenching or permitting required.
“Many enterprises and home users have a need to extend connectivity,” said Sakid Ahmed, Vice President of ePMP Business for Cambium Networks. “The Bridge-in-a-Box makes it easy to install a link that can deliver up to 200 Mbps of throughput for video surveillance, data transfer, or Wi-Fi extension. With a quick-start guide that comes included with the field-proven ePMP Force 180 modules, people with little or no wireless networking experience will be able to extend connectivity right out of the box.”
ePMP Bridge-in-a-Box Applications:
“The Bridge-in-a-Box offers proven quality at an affordable price,” said Scott Imhoff , Senior Vice President of Product Management, Cambium Networks. “For enterprise or industrial applications, the solution provides high throughput at a significantly lower cost than leased services and can be operational in a matter of hours. With an MSRP of $349 for the complete kit, businesses can connect remote facilities or put up a surveillance camera with an attractive payback.”
The Bridge-in-a-Box is available for ordering now through Cambium Networks distributors. About Cambium Networks Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of trusted wireless solutions that connect the unconnected – People, Places and Things. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure wireless narrowband and broadband platforms, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers and industrial, enterprise and government network operators to build affordable, reliable, high-performance connectivity. The company currently has over six million radios deployed in thousands of demanding networks in more than 150 countries.
Headquartered outside Chicago and with R&D centers in the U.S., U.K. and India , Cambium Networks sells through a range of trusted global distributors. For more information, visit www.cambiumnetworks.com.
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Rise Broadband’s 3rd Annual “No Barriers Warriors Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition” Names Twelve Participants
Rise Broadband, the country’s largest fixed wireless broadband service provider, and No Barriers Warriors have selected 12 wounded veterans for its all expenses paid Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition helping veterans address personal challenges and eliminate obstacles as they rejoin families and communities. Selected from nominations by Rise Broadband customers and the general public, co-ed vets and four experienced guides will convene in Rise’s home state of Colorado from September 23 to 30 for this 3rd annual mountain training. The week includes a 20-mile wilderness trek, strenuous climb, summit attempt, community service project and more; all designed to push team members physically and mentally while learning how to better face adversity, stretch goals and lead/serve others.
“We are very proud to be actively involved in our third No Barriers Expedition because many of our employees and customers have served and protected our country through military service,” said Jack Koo, Rise Broadband’s president and chief executive officer. “We are honored to give back to these 12 vets and their families by providing support as they rejoin their communities.”
The Expedition Participants:
Bradley Bartlett – U.S. Army (TX)
Timothy Hilgner – U.S. Army (CO)
Waco Blakley – U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps (OK)
“Our 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Veteran Expedition had an incredible response and another record number of nominations,” said Dave Shurna, Executive Director of No Barriers USA. “The selected individuals represent a very deserving field of candidates and we look forward to working closely with them over our eight days while introducing them to the No Barriers Life!”
The team members now begin individual training to prepare for the challenges ahead and will meet in Denver on September 23. About Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband is the largest fixed wireless service provider in the US; offering affordable high-speed internet, digital phone and DIRECTV services across 16 states. Rise Broadband’s parent company, JAB Wireless, Inc., was established in 2005 and now serves nearly 200,000 residential and business accounts in rural and suburban areas of the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.
The company, headquartered in Englewood, CO (metro Denver), has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Additional information is available at www.RiseBroadband.com or by calling (844) 411-7473. About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors is a program of No Barriers USA, a non-profit organization serving veterans with disabilities, students and families as well as survivors of the fallen to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their best to the world.
Learn more at nobarrierswarriors.org.
News by Stephanie Kinch | July 25, 2017
By Stephanie Kinch, Wi-Fi NOW Staff Writer
In a small village in Eastern India, school children are Googling each other’s religions. Half of the students are Hindu, and half are Muslim. Through the internet, they are able to learn some objective truths about their classmates’ religions. This opportunity wasn’t available to these children until recently when a project sponsored by The Ford Foundation set up the Internet in the village. Thanks to many projects like this one, people in the most remote areas of India now have access to the internet thanks to Wi-Fi technology.
Reaching the unreachable
The school network was set up by AirJaldi, an ISP that provides low-cost broadband connectivity to rural areas via Wi-Fi. With 200,000 consumers, AirJaldi has 11 networks in seven Indian states and a combined wireless coverage area of 24,000 square kilometres. India is a huge market for ISPs, with 422.2 million official internet subscribers. But until recently, those users were huddled in and around the major cities. Rural areas were just unreachable. But the tides are changing and big players like Google, Facebook, and Ford are investing in rural connectivity. AirJaldi Founder Jim Forster said the result of new rural coverage is “profound”.
“Previously one had to move to a city to do any number of things.
Cities are large and crowded for a reason: they had better services than the rural areas,” he says. “But now people and businesses in AirJaldi districts can have the same ICT services (phones, computers, and the Internet) as those in the cities.”
Another company working to get internet access to rural India is telecom regulator TRAI. Recently, TRAI announced a pilot program for start-ups1 to help build a country-wide network of Wi-Fi hotspots through public data offices. The backbone of this network is an open architecture-based WiFi Access Network Interface (WANI). The network is designed to provide a low-cost option to customers who are now relying on costly mobile data.
Wi-Fi Real Estate
Forster says that the primary challenge in getting internet access to rural areas is the lack of broadband access. That’s where Wi-Fi comes in. In markets like the United States and Europe, Wi-Fi is an access point. But in India, it’s a transmitter.
In many parts of India, there isn’t much of a broadband structure on the ground. Strategically-based Wi-Fi hotspots on hills and areas of high elevation act as relay networks to get signals from the existing broadband to remote villages and other regions in need of internet connections. Most of AirJaldi’s hotspots are solar-powered. One sits on the roof of a small temple on a hill. People will often visit this temple to pray or leave offerings and enjoy the view. Its position on a hill makes it also makes it the perfect place for signal, so the company rented the roof space from the local pujari.
The Facebook Connection
Hotspots like these are adding to an evolving infrastructure that AirJaldi and other ISPs are working to build. For the past two years, AirJaldi has worked with Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi, which works with carriers, ISPs and local entrepreneurs to expand connectivity in rural areas.
Facebook provides the software, and local companies like AirJaldi help set up the connections.
“Thanks to a really great team the results are clear: Whether you’re in Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Jharkhand and other states, if you’re an AirJaldi customer, then you can get to the same Internet as if you were in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, or Kolkata,” says Forster.