Harris Stratex Networks, a specialist in backhaul solutions for mobility and broadband networks, today introduced Eclipse Packet Node to address the growing demands for high speed packet transport in next generation mobile backhaul networks.
Eclipse Packet Node builds upon the Eclipse platform to support Native Mixed Mode (TDM plus IP) transmission for smooth and cost-effective migration of backhaul networks. Eclipse Packet Node now adds increased nodal and radio link native packet handling capacity to meet the transport requirements expected for 4G, as well as a host of leading edge innovations that will help Operators overcome challenges in traffic management, backhaul bandwidth limitations and costs, and even timing and synchronisation in an all-IP network environment.
Eclipse Packet Node increases the packet handling capability of the Eclipse nodal design by over 1,000%, thanks to a new ‘Packet Plane' architecture. Eclipse Packet Node supports dramatically increased link throughputs with over 1Gbit/s transported in a single 56 MHz channel and over 140 Mbit/s in a single 7 MHz channel. Operators can make more use of their limited frequency resources than ever before. Innovative coding enhancements have also enabled improved RF path performance, with up to 6dB of additional system gain, resulting in longer paths, smaller antennas, and/or extended availability.
"Eclipse Packet Node represents the most comprehensive convergence solution available on the market today, that will enable our customers to transform their networks to all-IP ," said Paul Kennard, Harris Stratex Networks Chief Technology Officer, "Packet Node provides seamless support for both TDM and all-IP traffic with the same carrier-class performance, protection and network resiliency features, along with the raw IP capacity capability to meet network requirements all the way to LTE and beyond."