Aviat Networks

Aviat Networks has one of the longest histories in all microwave providers. Started in 1984 as Digital Microwave Corporation, the Company has undergone several name changes. From DMC Stratex Networks to Stratex Networks to Harris Stratex to arrive at Aviat Networks eventually.

This long history is associated with many 'industry firsts.' Our personal favorite is the Eclipse platform that saw the light in 2004 and which is still being developed and refined at the present time.

Aviat Eclipse: Nodal or fixed chassis

The innovation brought by Eclipse, the nodal principle, was one chassis with one to six radios, with selectable interface cards, 1 + 1, 2 + 0 integrated into the chassis and gives thus an infinite number of possible configurations. This not only provides unprecedented flexibility and expandability, but also saves a huge amount of space in the rack.

This flexibility makes it easy to offer a hybrid TDM + Ethernet solution coming from a TDM past and migrate to full Ethernet and even Sync Ethernet and IEEE1588v2.

Thanks to a combination of intelligent features, it is now possible to offer up to 2.8Gbps from a single compact and modular unit. Extended chassis (2U instead of 1U) even offers up to 5 Gbps aggregated bandwidth!

The traditional solid chassis provides a range of choices of interfaces and speeds, but these are not replaceable.

Aviat Networks Eclipse Nodal
Aviat Microwave Router

Microwave routers

Aviat Networks is the first to combine microwave radio with IP / MPLS routing functionalities in one device. This unit is both small in size, provides comprehensive L2 and L3 routing functionality and is easy to use in any microwave network. This brings the number of devices to maintain and to install down again which is not only simpler but also cheaper!