Siklu unveils EtherHaul 2-foot dual-band antenna

03 January 2020

Siklu, a specialist in fixed 5G millimetre wave technology for gigabit wireless access, smart city and security networks has released its new EtherHaul 2-foot (61 cm) dual-band antenna (EH-ANT-2ft-DL5).

The company says it’s designed to work seamlessly with Siklu’s ExtendMM feature on the EtherHaul 8010FX, 2500FX and other Siklu E-Band models.

ExtendMM is a Siklu product suite consisting of the new dual-band antenna, software for monitoring and provisioning, a built-in switch in the EtherHaul radios, plus purpose-built accessories.

They are all integrated with Siklu SmartHaul Apps – such as LBC for link planning and WiNDE for network design. 

The Israeli firm says this system of hardware and software easily and seamlessly combines a high-capacity EtherHaul link with an inexpensive, unlicensed, low capacity and lower frequency link, such as 5, 11, 18 or 23GHz.

The net result, Siklu claims, is that “customers can have confidence in engineering and extending their EtherHaul links to distances never considered before”.

When the new dual-band antenna is combined with ExtendMM, installation is simplified, as there is now a single cable run to the rooftop or tower, as opposed to two cables for two antennas.

Siklu claims this approach is said to save both time and labour costs during installation, as well as recurring payments for hosting fees.

“As the leader in fixed 5G mmWave systems, our customers look to us for innovative solutions, and extending the range covered with our E-Band systems is a request we have heard many times,” says Ronen Ben-Hamou, Siklu’s CEO.

“Siklu continues to deliver the broadest portfolio of mmWave hardware and software solutions in the market with new and exciting 5th generation EtherHaul products on the horizon.”