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The E-Link 1000Q, available with either a Long Range or Extended Long Range antenna, includes QPSK modulation for enhanced spectrum efficiency. The 1000Q offers the highest 70/80 GHz performance available, due to E-Band's exclusive Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology. This industry leading technology provides higher throughput, longer distances, superior reliability & faster ROI.
In the past, wireless distributors and integrators were faced with having to order and stock different radios with various GBIC (Gigabit Interface Convertor) interfaces for copper, fiber or a mixed connection configuration. The SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) GBIC has historically been built into the design of the radio (inside the factory-sealed housing). This design presents a challenge to distributors, installers and their customers. First, distributors/installers need to respond quickly to customer needs, and having to order the exact interface type delays this response. Second, if the distributor/installer wants to have radios on hand to speed customer response, keeping a multitude of radios in stock with varying connection types is not cost effective and ties up capital. Third, if a customer's network evolves, for example from copper to fiber, making this change in the radio traditionally requires sending the unit back to the manufacturer and incurring the cost of converting the GBIC, which also has the negative consequence of breaking the weather/warranty seal.
Engineers at E-Band listened to customer input and designed an innovative solution to the fiber/copper interface problem. On new E-Band radios, the SFP is now external to the unit's housing. This means that the ODU (outdoor unit) for copper, fiber or mixed interface configurations is exactly the same. Swapping between different interfaces simply involves removing a retaining screw from the connector, pulling out the connector insert, sliding out the old SFP from the cable insert, changing the cable running into the connector, and then reversing the process (i.e., slide in the new SFP, install insert, install screw).