WiMax.com recently sat down with Jerry Kollmann, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Customer Support for Axxcelera Broadband Wireless about their innovative WiMAX products and where they see the market developing.
The company features a broad product line serving the Oil & Gas, WISP (wireless internet service providers) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) backhaul markets. Axxcelera is also known for its Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) technology which provides operators with the option of utilizing 5 GHz spectrum which has historically been reserved for radar usage. Regulatory bodies have begun to require DFS operation in select frequency bands to make the spectrum available to Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) operators while minimizing interference to incumbent radio systems, primarily Radio Detection and Ranging (radar) systems.
Could you please introduce Axxcelera to us?
Axxcelera is a privately held company established in November 2001 by our parent company, Moseley Wireless Solutions Group, by purchasing assets of Adaptive Broadband. Adaptive was a pioneering provider of fixed broadband wireless solutions. Today Axxcelera offers one of the most comprehensive product offerings for outdoor applications in both point-to-point as well as multipoint topologies in licensed and unlicensed frequencies.
Our WiMAX multipoint portfolio consists of our flagship ExcelMAX and AB-MAX systems. The ExcelMAX comes either as a carrier grade modular chassis or a pico-type all inclusive access point and covers frequencies from 3.3 to 3.8GHz. For our US customers, 3.65GHz is addressed with an FCC certified flavor of ExcelMAX. AB-MAX is the only 5 GHz WiMAX multiband system available on the market today. Equipment comes fully featured, covering 380 MHz of spectrum from 5.47GHz to 5.85GHz, dual polarity antennas, built-in GPS as well as many other standard features that are either not available from other manufacturers or costing a premium.
Axxcelera ExcelMAX WiMAX System
On the point-to-point front, AB-Full Access II and ExcelFlex allow us to provide backhaul links from 5.8 to 38GHz. Both platforms share same Software Defined IDU SDIDUTM and deliver robust, field proven performance. AB-Full Access II comes in either 50 or 100mbps and is software upgradeable. ExcelFlex supports up to 310Mbps and comes as a PDH or SDH technologies. Both platforms come with multiple Ethernet as well as TDM interfaces and allows support of 1+0/1+1/2+0 modes as well as consecutive ring architecture to build redundant loops.
Where do you see Axxcelera's strengths?
With our multipoint and point-to-point products, we are finding ourselves uniquely positioned for applications with high demand for multiple services such as voice, video and data. Since VoIP is becoming one of the most required applications, all of our products offer additional optimization for voice packets to improve performance. Customers with specific bandwidth requirements due to applications such as video, telemetry and others that needs a special attention, are able to adjust the system to their specific need. Features from advanced spectrum management to elaborate QoS are standard with every device that we ship. Currently there are over 150,000 Axxcelera subscriber units deployed worldwide.
How do you see your future?
I see Axxcelera well and uniquely positioned within the market from both a financial and product perspective. We are well capitalized and delivering field proven hardware and software solutions that no other vendor can match. That being said, another element worth mentioning is loyalty. We are very passionate in what we do and build mutually beneficial and long lasting business partnerships with every customer based on trust, loyalty and integrity.
Axxcelera Broadband Wireless is a data networking solutions company, developing technology to deploy networks for broadband wireless communications over the Internet-from the "first leap" to the last mile. Combining leading packet-on-demand technology and time division duplexing, Axxcelera's wireless networking solutions provide the capability for voice, real-time video conferencing, transmission of full streaming video, Web surfing, and transmission of data files - all simultaneously and over one connection.