MERIDIAN BRINGS PERFORMANCE
Our Story & Your Success, by David Theodore
Want the best performance in point to point wireless? Then look to Meridian. We offer all the top wireless solutions, but even the best radios don't always measure up to their marketing claims. That's where we come in. A lot of products excel on a test bench, but we'll optimize a solution for your environment - terrain, distance and weather, delivering peak performance where it counts.
Our experience and resourcefulness is unmatched and so whether you lease or buy your bandwidth, we'll deliver it on your schedule, for a convenient, quality installation that stands the test of time. If you're looking for the most qualified, honest advice then email me and I'll get you started.
As founder of 1980s wireless pacesetter, Microwave Bypass, I developed the world's first wireless Ethernet solution. It formed the early Internet backbone for New England, supported the first full-speed wireless MRI (linking Mass General and Harvard Med), earned a Smithsonian nod for the first all wireless school district, and was licensed to Motorola. Today, Meridian continues this unique legacy with unrivaled experience in all aspects of a microwave implementation, from path and field engineering to licensing and installation.
GETTING THE "HIGH" IN HIGH PERFORMANCE
There are some amazing wireless products on the market and we're proud to bring you the best of them from leading makers like Cambium, Ceragon Networks & Siklu, but we know as well as anyone, that the performance you get depends on the quality of the implementation (path study, frequency analysis & install). Every performance car needs a good mechanic to make it purr, and that concept is especially true in the microwave business. You can buy a premium radio with the best specs, but if you have path reflections or your antenna alignment is a couple of dBs off, then real world results will be disappointing. Trust Meridian to deliver optimal performance, regardless of weather, terrain or distance. Want to talk about your application, email me.
CHOOSING A PRODUCT We make product selection simple and empower clients with sound advice and straightforward answers. Most our clients are CIOs and techies with strong IT credentials, but they're not close enough to the wireless business and so we act as trusted advisors armed with the latest insight and experience. Reading product specs, you'd think that every radio was amazing ("75-mile" distances), but specs don't tell the whole story and a lot of wireless marketing is just plain sketchy ("aggregate throughput"). Trust Meridian for real answers.
For starters, every radio we recommend is one that we'd pick for ourselves if it was our money. I decide what radios we sell, generally after installing a few links myself, and it doesn't matter what incentives we're given to move a product. If we're featuring someone's radio it's because we think that it's as good or better than anything else. After all, in most cases we're on the hook for support, and so why invite 2 a.m. service calls?
We have real experience you can trust, and as one hospital CIO recently told me, "What I like about you guys, is that you want my business, but you're just as quick to tell me when wireless isn't my best option." And he's right, because that kind of honesty is just one way that we turn clients into friends.
GIVE ME 5-MINUTES TO GIVE YOU A DECENT OVERVIEW OF POINT TO POINT WIRELESS...
Point to point wireless outperforms every other type of wireless because you're focusing all the radio energy to a single distant point, rather than splitting it in every direction, like a cellular or Wi-Fi signal. Point to point wireless products ("radios") fall into two distinct categories. One is generally called "licensed microwave" and the other, "license-exempt wireless".
Licensed Microwave ("microwave radio") is the most advanced form of wireless - period. It's what phone companies like Verizon and AT&T rely on - hence the term, "carrier-class", and today there's hardly a large business, hospital, university or government agency that isn't also using microwave. You can spot a licensed microwave installation by its drum-shaped (parabolic) antenna. These systems are heavy-duty and made to withstand the harshest climates. Licensed microwave lasts 15+ years and if money's no object, you can configure a microwave connection to never go down (seriously).
Licensed microwave is as good as wireless gets, but the license part scares many people away. Don't let it. In fact, this type of license is easy to get and you can track your application on the FCC's web site. Once granted, the license is good for an initial 10-year term (extendable thereafter for 5-years at a time) and there are no recurring license fees. The license simply means that you have an exclusive right to a specific, unused set of transmit frequencies between your buildings - nothing more, and so you're never going to see your connection degraded by interference. Virtually any corporate, educational or government entity can get a "Fixed, Point-to-Point" FCC license and turnaround time is about 60-days. For your convenience and assurance, we take care of the application filing and guarantee your approval.
License-Exempt Wireless is the other type of point to point wireless. It's a more economic, scaled-down version that uses smaller, flat-panel dishes and runs in publicly available, shared frequency bands (e.g., 2.4 & 5.8 GHz). These are relatively low in price, super-convenient to deploy and depending on distance, a great answer for bandwidths from 10-150 Mbps.
Meridian Microwave specializes in both licensed microwave and license-exempt, point to point wireless. If you have an application that you'd like us to look at, fill out our quick, 3-question Application Sheet or CALL (781) 413-5661.
PERFORMANCE = PRODUCT x (PATH ENGINEERING + INSTALLATION) TRUST MERIDIAN TO DELIVER THE BEST PERFORMANCE FROM ANY WIRELESS PRODUCT...
Every wireless path is different, whether urban or rural, rooftop or tower, over water or trees. Successful wireless implementations are all about solid path engineering, resourcefulness and a good installation. Trust our 20+ years of successful systems engineering to deliver state of the art wireless solutions that outperform all others. We provide convenient turnkey installations and 24/7 support for the East Coast and partner with qualified friends in other U.S. regions.
BEST IN CLASS WIRELESS SOLUTIONS TRIED, TRUE, TESTED & SUPPORTED BY MERIDIAN
In our product recommendations we strive for the best balance of cost and performance, offering state of the art, point to point wireless from only the best makers like Motorola, Trango Systems, BridgeWave and Ceragon Networks. If we're recommending a radio, it's because knowing what we know, we'd buy it for ourselves.
I hope you find what you need on our web site. If you like it, please recommend it to a friend.
145 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061 | T: (781) 413-5661 | F: (781) 926-0394
Meridian Microwave specializes in point to point wireless and licensed microwave for enterprise WAN applications. We ship nationwide and offer comprehensive site services, including: path engineering, line of sight verification, repeater site acquisition, FCC licensing, installation and 24/7 support on the U.S. East Coast: MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, RI, NH and VT.
1. Cost is list price for radios only (both ends). Mounts, external antennas and cabling are quoted per application specifics.
2. Licensed microwave frequencies (for enterprise WANs) are 6 GHz, 11 GHz, 18 GHz, 23 GHz, 38 GHz & 80 GHz.
3. Applications: Wireless WANs, MANs, VoIP, last mile bypass, mixed-media backup.
4. Radio configurations: non-protected, hot-standby, redundant, space and frequency diversity.
5. Bandwidths are actual throughput delivered each way (full duplex, NOT aggregate).
6. Topography: Point to point, building to building, line of sight. Passive and active repeater configurations.
7. Visit Tech Desk for antenna weights, windload info, mounting options, power & signal cable types/distances.
Where radios are combined onto a single antenna ("dish"), they function as physically separate paths, each with their own distinct frequencies and so short of a building-wide power outage, whatever effects one link has no impact on the other. Therefore, when radios are combined, they act as redundant channels to each other. Switchover is effected by the network switch or router.
Directly serving the Northeast U.S. for point to point wireless WAN, VoIP, last mile bypass & backup.
Massachusetts, Connecticut - CT, New York - NY, New Jersey - NJ, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, & New Hampshire - NH.
Certified VAR for Ceragon Networks, Trango Systems, Motorola, BridgeWave, Siklu and Cambium. Call for cost, delivery and price quotes.
Specializing in point to point wireless and high speed microwave for WAN, VoIP, bypass (last-mile) & backup.
Our direct service market covers the U.S. East Coast - MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, RI, NH and VT. [site index]