Our Technologies

MiMOMax Wireless technology continues to push the boundaries of what is expected in terms of both data capacity and speed in licensed narrowband channels. 

Here is a short summary of the innovations which make our solutions leading edge: 

Bandwidth Efficiency

In radio propagation, signals travelling via different paths will arrive at a remote receiver at different times.  This multi-path effect is usually an issue, degrading radio channel performance due to fading and distortion.   However, the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) concept used by MiMOMax Wireless leverages these multi-path effects and improves channel performance and signal quality through the use of multiple antennas at both the transmit and receive ends. Utilizing a combination of this MIMO technology with high order modulation, 256 QAM (leading edge in narrowband channels) and full duplex communications means we can achieve 2-4 times the data throughput in a narrowband channel with our award-winning Tornado radio.   The use of full duplex communication means our customers can transfer data in both directions simultaneously.  This is much more efficient for IP hungry activities such as updates of software and allows this to be done while continuing to monitor their network without interruption.

Latency

Latency is a critically important for certain applications such as teleprotection networks where an ultra-rapid response is required to provide protection against damage while maintaining the operation of the grid in the event of faults.   It is important to note that latency is inherent within a radio due to the design and engineering of the radio.  Our radios are engineered to inherently have an ultra-low latency– between 2 and 10 milliseconds in a point-to-point configuration and as low as 25 milliseconds in a point-to-multipoint configuration.

Mitigating Interference

Our radios incorporate built-in equalizers and highly selective bandpass filters. The equalizers monitor the channels and equalize out any channel perturbations, thereby optimizing the link to provide better throughput, even in the presence of multipath propagation. The bandpass filters allow our radios to coexist in busy sites where high levels of adjacent band interference would normally be a challenge. Building the bandpass filters directly into the radio also makes our radios more cost-effective when compared to adding additional external filtering.

Adaptive Modulation

Our Tornado radios incorporate Adaptive Modulation – from QPSK up to 256 QAM – meaning all of our links in a point-to-multipoint network can be maintained independently.  If the modulation in one link is impacted by channel conditions and drops from 256 QAM to QPSK, the other remote radios will maintain their own modulation at 256 QAM, therefore maintaining the overall reliability of the network.

Applications

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