Leading agency deploys BridgeWave Flex4G-10000 systems, delivering up to 20Gbps full-duplex data throughput per link and redundancy, at a fraction of the cost to lay fiber or lease fiber lines, and without lengthy time delays
San Diego, CA – October 3, 2018 – BridgeWave Communications, a leader in next-generation wireless backhaul systems, today announced that its Flex4G-10000 systems, which deliver true fiber performance, have been selected by the Office of the Camden County Prosecutor in New Jersey to connect their new facilities in Camden City and to interconnect the Prosecutor’s Office with other County agencies. The project involved installing the BridgeWave Flex4G-10000 systems in 2+0 configurations to deliver up to 20Gbps full-duplex data throughput per link and network redundancy, from the County Prosecutor’s new office building to the County’s new Children’s Advocacy Center, main County buildings, and the Camden County Police Department’s Metro Division headquarters.
To secure and deploy the BridgeWave systems, the Prosecutor’s Office worked closely with New Jersey Business Systems, a BridgeWave Platinum partner specializing in providing innovative, proven technology solutions to the public sector. The move to the new facilities brought with it the requirement for increased network bandwidth and redundancy for communications, case files transmission and management, evidence files, 4K video transport from law enforcement body cameras, etc. The Prosecutor’s Office, the second busiest in the state, partners with local, state and federal authorities to ensure the entire spectrum of criminal activity in the region, from shoplifting to murders to international narcotics trafficking organizations, is addressed uniformly and justly. The Office receives approximately 10,500 cases annually from the County’s 37 municipalities, and indicts roughly 5,500 offenders.
“We first considered new fiber to future-proof our network capacity, but obtaining the rights of way and laying the fiber would have taken a full year, which would have delayed our move schedule. More importantly we considered both the initial construction and ongoing maintenance costs to be prohibitive,” said Michael J. Cavanaugh, Information Systems Manager and Supervising Agent for the Prosecutor’s Office. “We also evaluated leasing fiber, but that cost was approximately $12,000 a month total for the three fiber lines we would need, each with one only a gig connection, and there were also lengthy time delays associated with contracting and provisioning that as well. The BridgeWave systems presented us with a compelling alternative to fiber. They provide us with fiber capacity and performance, and highest security, at a fraction of fiber’s cost. We were able to bring the network up within a matter of weeks, and we don’t have to worry about meeting future network capacity requirements.”
The BridgeWave Flex4G-10000 is a market leader in 80GHz systems with hundreds of links deployed worldwide, including over 20 customer networks in the U.S. It offers fiber capacity and performance, dramatically lowers capital costs, provides 256-bit AES encryption for highest data security, and provides the highest system gain in the industry to ensure maximum throughput at the longest distances. The system delivers 9.7Gbps full-duplex data throughput in a single, zero-footprint all-outdoor solution and can quickly and easily scale from 9.7Gbps to 19.4Gbps (2+0 configuration) to meet future bandwidth requirements.
“We are very pleased that our systems were chosen as the foundation of the backhaul network supporting the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, and we are honored by the trust they have placed in us,” said Pamela Valentine, vice president of marketing, BridgeWave Communications. “Our Flex4G-10000 is delivering the fiber performance, reliability, security, and availability they require, without the hassles, headaches, and high costs associated with fiber. We look forward to partnering with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office for many years to come to continue to meet their evolving network technology needs.”
BridgeWave systems provide a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to extend backhaul networks without the cost, time, and complexity of new or leased fiber. In addition to our 80GHz flagship system, the Flex4G-10000, BridgeWave offers the Flex4G-LITE, delivering up to 3Gbps full duplex, and the entry-level Flex4G-1000, delivering up to 1Gbps full duplex. BridgeWave also offers Navigator microwave systems supporting the 6-42GHz frequency bands, and which are built on the company’s proprietary, custom RF and modem ASICs. Navigator systems deliver features previously unavailable in any microwave radio and dramatically change the economics of microwave point-to-point links.
BridgeWave Communications provides high-capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and wireless connectivity solutions to operators, carriers, service providers, governments, and private enterprises. With over 40,000 systems deployed in more than 60 countries, the company’s innovative solutions have been entrusted by customers to enable highly reliable and secure, high-capacity, gigabit connectivity while reducing operating costs relative to fiber. Founded in 1999, BridgeWave is headquartered in San Diego, California, and is now a part of REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks LLC, which has designed, manufactured, and shipped over one million radios to customers worldwide. For more information about BridgeWave, visit www.bridgewave.com.