QEOS announces low-cost multi-Gigabit wireless links for outdoors
By Digital News Asia January 8, 2015
- Eliminates need for modems and costly antennas, thus reducing opex and capex
- Uses millimeter-wave, ‘the future of backhaul networking and 5G technologies’
QUANTUM Electro Opto Systems Sdn Bhd (QEOS) has announced the QW6032-LR, part of its QWave product family, a wireless product co-designed with high performance antennas for outdoor applications.
The QW6032-LR is an adaptive CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) 60GHz millimetre-wave digital radio with a GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) interface and high performance antenna enabling outdoor connectivity from tens to hundreds of metres, QEOS said in a statement.
Describing it as the highest-performance, lowest-power solution, the QW6032-LR would enable the industry to deploy complete Gigabit wireless links, including antennas, at sub-US$1,000 price points.
It eliminates the need for modems, filters and costly antennas, drastically reducing outdoor link capital and operational expenditure, the company claimed.
Millimetre-wave is an extremely high-frequency technology; millimetre waves are longer than infrared waves or x-rays, but shorter than radio waves or microwaves.
They don’t penetrate solid material well and tend to lose energy over long distances, but are useful for transmitting large amounts of data since the spectrum is not heavily used.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce all-CMOS outdoor 60GHz wireless solutions with antennas at the lowest deployment cost in the industry,” said QEOS chief executive officer Dr Gabriel Walter (pic).
“Millimetre-wave technologies are the future of backhaul networking and 5G (Fifth Generation) technologies, and our broad product and IP (Internet Protocol) portfolio continues to enable QEOS to provide leading-edge disruptive solutions for this fast-growing industry,” added Walter, also a Digital News Asia Digerati50.
The QW6032-LR solution is currently sampling to select strategic partners, with broad availability expected later in the first quarter of 2015, QEOS said.
Melaka-based QEOS provides high-speed, low-power connectivity and intelligent video security solutions, delivered via a portfolio of optical, wireless, and wireline data communications technologies, and advanced video technology and applications.
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