mission critical systems servicing the world

Microwave Networks Inc. is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave products and systems. For 50 years, we have designed, manufactured, installed, and serviced licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems for public safety, utilities, and critical infrastructure.

Our products are proudly Made in the U.S.A. in Stafford, Texas and operate in almost every state in the U.S.

 

Our innovative technologies

Mission Critical Microwave

Microwave Networks radios support native TDM and native Ethernet/IP and are specifically designed for mission critical P25, DMR, and LTE high speed, low latency networks.

Cyber Security

Cyber security features include identity management access control (IMAC) and FIPS 140-2 validated crypto module protection.

Advanced Networking

We provide integrated Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networking for our microwave systems.

Our Commitment to Quality

At Microwave Networks, quality is more than what we build into our products; it is the way we do business. Quality motivates our thinking and influences our actions. We understand that the data that is managed by its customers is critical to their business and to our communities and is deeply committed to ensuring the highest levels of product performance, reliability, and customer support. Our “360° Quality Plan” maintains industry best quality and reliability standards in all aspect of company operations.

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Our Management Team

Aviad Gefen

President & CEO

Aviad has over 15 years experience in executive management roles within the global telecommunications industry. Most notably he held the position of General Manager at Motorola M2M business-unit within Motorola Government and Public Safety. He holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland and a MBA from Kellogg Recanati, a joint program of Northwestern University and the Tel Aviv University.

Ben Lee

Vice President Research & Development

Ben has over 20 years of R&D software and communications experience. He attained his BS. Degree in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston.

Henk Hoets

Vice President Marketing

Henk has over 25 years of wireless industry executive management, sales, marketing, and business development experience. Formerly with Motorola and E.F. Johnson Co. He holds a BA from the University of Denver and an MBA from University of Miami.

Alvin Aurelio

Vice President Customer Care

Alvin has over 25 years of experience in supporting mission critical telecommunication solutions. Prior to this job he has managed the System Integration Department at Harris CapRock Communication providing global turnkey engineering and design, procurement, installation and maintenance for complete communications solutions for the Energy sector. He holds an ASEET from ITT Technical Institute of Houston.

Vicky Youtz

Vice President Strategic Accounts

Vicky has over 20 years of wireless experience in the Microwave, Wireless and Networking Industries before joining Microwave Networks, most recently as Sales Director for BIG Wireless, LLC, and previously as Sales Director with Proxim, Inc., and Product Engineering Manager with AMP Inc. (now TE Connectivity, Ltd.). She holds a BSEE from The Pennsylvania State University.

Vikram Bala

COO

Vik has 6 years experience in the high-tech industry and 2 years in strategy consulting, having served as a senior quality reliability engineer for technology development at Intel Corporation. He holds many degrees including a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, an M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University, a Masters in Engineering Management, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management both from Northwestern University.

Careers

Our Careers Strategy

At Microwave Networks, we are always looking for hardworking, talented individuals to join our dynamic team. If you are interested in joining us, please send your resume for consideration.

Press Releases

Microwave Networks Awarded H-GAC Contract

State and Local Organizations Can Buy Microwave Networks Products and Services Using the Contract

Stafford, TX, USA – March 22, 2018.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave, cyber security, and MPLS networking solutions, has received an H-GAC and Cooperative Purchasing Program Notification of Contract Award for its microwave radio communications and services.

State and local governments across the United States participating in HGACBuy will be able to procure Microwave Networks’ radio products and services using the contract.

Hundreds of state, county, and local organizations utilize the HGACBuy contract. For a complete list of participating end user organizations, please see the HGACBuy and select the State of interest. http://www.hgacbuy.org/about/end-users.aspx

“The HGACBuy contract is a significant milestone because the contract makes it easy for organizations to buy Microwave Networks’ products and services.” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO, Microwave Networks. “Our products and services are designed for mission critical service and network availability. Public safety, utilities, state agencies, and other critical infrastructure organizations can purchase our mission critical microwave radios and services from the HGAC contract, knowing that Microwave Networks is an approved vendor of radio communications equipment and services.”

About Microwave Networks                              

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services, cyber security solutions, and IP/MPLS networking solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 – 80 GHz bands. Many of our products are made in Stafford, Texas, U.S.A. For over 50 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

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Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more. Please call us 281-263-6500.

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Microwave Networks High Speed Microwave, Cyber Security, and MPLS at IWCE 2018

Stafford, TX, USA – March 7, 2018. Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave, cyber security, and MPLS networking solutions, will showcase its integrated microwave, cyber security and MPLS solution at IWCE, March 7-8, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center. Orlando, Florida. On display will be the Proteus MX radio, the Proteus CyberShield Security Gateway and MPLS.

In addition from 4:00-5:30 PM on March 7 at IWCE, Microwave Networks will present an exclusive presentation on the topic of Advanced Microwave. The presentation will highlight mission critical high speed microwave, cyber security, MPLS, and network function virtualization (NFV). If you would like to attend the presentation, please contact us (see below). Attendance is by Invitation Only. If you are preparing for advanced network transitions, including P25 and other LTE mission critical applications, you won’t want to miss this session about advanced backhaul.

Microwave Networks is the clear industry leader in integrated mission critical microwave, cyber security, and MPLS. The company delivers comprehensive mission critical security by providing network confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

About Microwave Networks
Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services, cyber security solutions, and IP/MPLS networking solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 to 80 GHz bands. Many of our products are made in the U.S.A. For over 50 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

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Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more. Please call us 281-263-6500.

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The 7 Steps of Building Mission-Critical Microwave Systems for Utilities

Large West Coast Utility Selects Microwave Networks

Stafford, TX, USA – January 18, 2018. Designing and building a mission critical microwave system is a challenge. Ask any microwave engineer who has built one.

Mission-critical means the network is available when needed. Prolonged down time is not an option. Utilities provide essential services to its customers without extended interruption.  Mission critical microwave communications enables reliable and dependable utility services. For example, a utility’s smart grid, SCADA, industrial control systems, distributed control systems, remote terminal units, land mobile radios, and office communications rely on microwave systems to backhaul and transport vital command, control, and monitoring data.

So how do you build a mission critical network? Building mission critical microwave systems boils down to seven essential steps:

  1. Establish Network Availability Goals. For example, 5 minutes of downtime per year
  2. Understand Path Conditions and Design for Conservative Fade Margins
  3. Design for Network Redundancy – Hot Standby Equipment and Looped Networks
  4. Customize Networks as Needed to achieve Availability Goals
  5. Stage, Integrate, and Stress Test Network Equipment at the Factory
  6. Install, Test, and Commission the Network in the Field
  7. Provide Ongoing Network Support Services

 

It is essential to use a company experienced in designing and building mission critical microwave systems. The small details gained through practical experience makes a difference. There are no shortcuts. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided mission critical microwave systems to government and utilities.

Large Utility Selects Microwave Networks’ Proteus MX Mission Critical System

Recently, Microwave Networks delivered a mission critical microwave system to a water utility that serves over 2.5 million customers in one America’s largest urban areas. At the heart of the microwave system is the Proteus MX hot standby protected radio.  Fully redundant, it effortlessly switches from primary components to back up components as needed, providing ultra high reliability and hence network availability. Also, the Proteus MX includes hitless Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM) to adjust to atmospheric path fades, delivering essential communications when needed. Providing a customized solution, Microwave Networks also engineered and built NEMA 3R/4X Class 250 shelters to house radio and networking equipment.

“The Proteus MX protected radio is the foundation on which high reliability networks are built,” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO of Microwave Networks.   “Its reliability provides network availability. Availability is one of three primary security objectives of a critical infrastructure network. The other two security objectives are confidentiality and integrity.  In a world of advanced persistent cyber threats and attacks against critical infrastructure, developing countermeasures to achieve all three security objectives is necessary. To meet all three security objectives, Microwave Networks has developed its CyberShield gateway. It includes several security controls that can be integrated into the Proteus MX radio. Network operators implementing NERC-CIP V5/V6 standards can apply CyberShield for identity management access control.”

 About Microwave Networks
Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services and cyber security solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 to 80 GHz bands. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact Us about Proteus MX and CyberShield Demonstrations

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more about Proteus radios and cyber security products and schedule a demonstration. Maximize your TDM assets while upgrading to native Ethernet/IP and cyber security.

Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email.

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Microwave Networks Lifecycle Support Services

Custom Warranty Programs

Stafford, TX, USA – November 30, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave radios, networks, and cyber  security solutions, announces Lifecycle Support Services which includes Custom Warranty programs.

Microwave Networks offers a wide range of warranties including Custom Warranty, a service that can be tailored to support the specific needs of mission critical customers who require high reliability and availability microwave communications systems.

Custom Warranty services can lengthen warranties from the standard one year warranty up to 20 years. Customers can customize and select the number of warranty years and the maintenance features that best meet the needs of their network’s operational goals, life cycle, and budget.

Custom Warranty services allow customers to improve their network performance and add extended services at discount, saving money and accurately predicting annual maintenance budgeting.

Extended Warranty Benefits

With Microwave Networks extended warranties, customers receive:

  • High levels of network performance and reliability
  • Lower project Life Cycle costs and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Priority access to phone and e-mail technical help
  • Priority repair and return service
  • Simplified administration and paperwork
  • Multiyear efficient budgeting
  • Minimal downtime
  • Peace-of-Mind

 

With a 48 year history of serving mission critical microwave communications, Microwave Networks has a highly qualified team of trained and experienced microwave engineers, technicians, trainers, program managers, and administrators who know how to support microwave operations and maintenance.

Microwave Networks’ mission is delivering peace-of-mind.  Our warranty services goal is to maximize customers’ operational and capital investments in microwave communications and ensure consistent network reliability.

Ask a Regional Director about Custom Lifecycle Support Services

Please ask a Microwave Networks Regional Director or Service Representative for details and pricing about Lifecycle Support Services. They will work with you to develop a custom warranty program that fits your operational and budget requirements.

Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email.

About Microwave Networks

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services and cyber security solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 GHz to 80 GHz bands. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

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Microwave Networks Wins a Connecticut Municipality

Proteus MX Radios Provide Mission Critical Reliability

 Stafford, TX, USA – September 15, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave and cyber security solutions, has won a Connecticut municipality for Proteus MX and Proteus MX-D network. The municipality will use Proteus MX-D radios in a loop protected network, while using Proteus MX hot standby radios to connect the municipality’s dispatch center to the loop.   The network is designed to provide redundant path availability for the municipality’s public safety land mobile radio system and for the city traffic.

The design includes indoor mounted Proteus MX hot standby and MX-D east-west radios in the licensed bands, a hybrid solution supporting both native TDM and Ethernet communications traffic. A complete turnkey solution and services includes a custom network design, program management, path and site surveys, frequency coordination, equipment installation, training, and extended warranty.

Mission Critical Reliability and Availability

The Proteus MX hot standby radio provides mission critical reliability in the spur, featuring seamless and errorless switching from primary to standby radio. The Proteus MX-D east-west radios, deployed in a ring topology, provide protection against path disruption or hardware failure by automatically providing alternate traffic routing around a failed hop. For DS1 traffic, Microwave Networks’ Self Healing Alternate Ring Protection (SHARP) is a ring topology that protects each DS1 node individually, allowing individual DS1s from any site to be protected independently of all other DS1s and of Ethernet traffic.  For Ethernet protection, the Proteus MX includes Rapid Ring Protection Plus (RRP +) which allow the radios to transmit traffic in either direction around a ring, ensuring each site has two paths available to transmit and receive Ethernet data. Ring networks frequently include multiple rings; the Proteus MX-D can support as many as ten.

“We are pleased to win another Connecticut municipality,” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO of Microwave Networks.  “This custom solution for Connecticut is designed for six nines reliability – that means less than one minute of outage per year, ensuring mission critical network availability for first responders.”  In addition to full turnkey services, Microwave Networks will provide extended warranty services in the form of a five year warranty. Microwave Networks continues to provide our customers with peace-of-mind reliability by delivering highly dependable microwave and cyber security solutions that meet the rigorous requirements of the public safety community.”

Microwave Networks Products Overview

Available in a complete range of frequencies, Proteus radios support public safety’s reliability and security requirements.  The Proteus’ active circuit redundancy ensures mission critical network reliability.  It is available in all-indoor, split-mount, or all outdoor configurations, supporting public safety, government, utilities, and mobile operator networks.

In addition, the Proteus CyberShield gateway provides security controls with access control and encryption features to ensure network availability, confidentiality, and integrity

About Microwave Networks

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services and cybersecurity solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 GHz to 80 GHz bands. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact Us about Proteus MX and Proteus MX-D East-West Repeater

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more about Proteus MX-D East-West radios.

Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email.

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Microwave Networks Wins a Southeast Municipality Ring Topology Provides Mission Critical Reliability

 Stafford, TX, USA – July 21, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave radios, networks, and cybersecurity solutions, has received an order from a southeast municipality for the Proteus MX-D east-west repeater based network. The network provides Ethernet and TDM with path redundancy for the municipality’s public safety land mobile radio system and city traffic. The Proteus MX-D connects the municipality’s dispatch center to other Proteus MX-D nodes in a looped configuration.

The design includes indoor mounted Proteus MX-D radios in the licensed 6 and 11 GHz bands with Self Healing Alternate Ring Protection for path redundancy. Microwave Networks was responsible for the complete network design and installation, including program management, path and site surveys, frequency coordination, equipment installation, and training.

Mission Critical Reliability and Availability

Proteus MX–D east-west microwave radios deliver mission critical reliability. The radios are typically deployed in a ring topology which provides protection against path disruption or hardware failure by automatically providing alternate traffic routing around a failed hop. For DS1 traffic, Microwave Networks’ Self Healing Alternate Ring Protection (SHARP) is a ring topology that protects each DS1 node individually, allowing individual DS1s from any site to be protected independently of all other DS1s and of Ethernet traffic.  For Ethernet protection, the Proteus MX includes Rapid Ring Protection Plus (RRP +) which allows the radios to transmit traffic in either direction around a ring, ensuring each site has two paths available to transmit and receive Ethernet data. Ring networks frequently include multiple rings; the Proteus MX-D can support as many as ten.

“We are pleased to win another new account in the Southeast,” said Aviad Gefen, CEO and President of Microwave Networks.  “The Proteus MX-D east-west repeater is proving to be a winner with cities and counties seeking mission critical redundancy using looped microwave repeaters. We are seeing growing demand for the Proteus MX-D as another component in our mission critical solutions. We are excited about the momentum and trust that yet another new customer is placing in us. We will continue to provide our customers with peace-of-mind reliability by delivering robust microwave products and services and cyber security solutions that meet the ever-changing and demanding needs today’s networks.”

 

Microwave Networks Products Overview

Available in a complete range of frequencies, Proteus radios support public safety’s reliability and security requirements.  The Proteus’s active circuit redundancy ensures mission critical network reliability.  It is available in all-indoor, split-mount, or all outdoor configurations, supporting public safety, government, utilities, and mobile operator networks.

In addition, the Proteus CyberShield gateway provides security controls with access control and encryption features to ensure network availability, confidentiality, and integrity.

About Microwave Networks

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services and cybersecurity solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 GHz to 80 GHz bands. For over 47 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact Us about Proteus MX-D East-West Repeater

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more about Proteus MX-D East-West radios.

Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email.

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How a Touchstone Electric Coop Extends the Life of its TDM Assets with Hybrid Microwave Radios

Future Proof and Cybersecurity Ready

Stafford, TX, USA – June 24, 2017.  Upgrading a private, mission-critical microwave system from legacy TDM circuits to modern Ethernet/IP does not mean having to sacrifice native TDM assets that have several years of working life. The solution is a hybrid microwave radio system that provides both native TDM and native Ethernet/IP traffic. It also paves the way for cyber security.

Extending the Useful Life of TDM Assets

A hybrid network (native TDM and native Ethernet) enables an orderly transition, delivering new Ethernet/IP services while supporting TDM legacy equipment in control centers, substations, and offices, providing end-to-end connectivity for corporate, land mobile radio, SCADA, and video communications services. For utilities, operating existing TDM assets is an important consideration when TDM assets still possess a useful working life and are not fully depreciated. Serial SCADA systems are examples of TDM assets that have long life cycles. In summary, hybrid networks maximize a utility’s return-on-investment of its TDM equipment.

There are other significant benefits of hybrid networks too.  Hybrid native TDM and native Ethernet microwave systems have less latency than all Ethernet systems that encapsulate TDM traffic, given the same path conditions. Low latency is essential for time sensitive applications such as real-time video surveillance.

A Touchstone Electric Cooperative Orders Proteus MX Hybrid Microwave Radios

In 2017, Microwave Networks’ delivered its Proteus MX hybrid radios and network to a Touchstone electric cooperative.  The new microwave system provides native TDM microwave equipment and a robust native Ethernet network. The new network is designed for long service life with mission critical reliability and availability.

“Microwave Networks is pleased to deliver its Proteus MX hybrid microwave system to another Touchstone Electric Cooperative,” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO of Microwave Networks.  “The Proteus MX hybrid radio not only delivers highly reliable mission critical communications, but can provide an excellent return on investment on existing TDM assets. It is perfect for migrating from legacy circuit switched services to modern Ethernet/IP services, while preparing for cyber security controls. In fact, the Proteus MX radio can be integrated with Microwave Networks’ CyberShield cybersecurity gateway which provides advanced cyber security controls prescribed by NERC CIP V5 standards.”

Future Proof Cyber Security Integration

Microwave Networks’ Proteus CyberShield gateway offers robust cyber security features to reinforce network availability, confidentiality, and integrity.

CyberShield security control features:

  • Identity Management (authentication, authorization, and accounting) of maintenance personnel working on remote terminal units,
  • IPSec VPNs for endpoint security,
  • Access Control Lists (ACL) for distributed firewalls protecting network segments

Network operators implementing NERC-CIP V5 standards can apply CyberShield for technical, operational, and management security controls.  CyberShield offers baseline controls providing security controls where none exist.  Or it can be tailored to provide security overlays supporting existing security controls that require reinforcement and strengthening, bolstering defense-in-depth. With CyberShield, utilities can implement cyber security controls for both TDM and Ethernet equipment that are classified as BES Cyber Assets or Protected Cyber Assets per NERC CIP V5 requirements.

Proteus MX – Hybrid Radio Feature Highlights

A versatile hybrid radio, the Proteus MX is a mission critical workhorse operating in utilities, public safety, government, and mobile operator networks.

  • Native Ethernet and Native TDM
  • 6,7,8,11,13,15,18,23,38 GHz
  • 2 to 350 Mbps throughput
  • 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet
  • 2 to 128 DS1; 1 to 4 DS3; OC-3/STM-1
  • 1+0, 1+1, 1+0 Repeater, Space Diversity
  • Hot Standby with 100% redundancy of active components
  • SHARP loop protected DS1
  • RRP+ loop protected Ethernet
  • All Indoor or Split Mount configurations
  • VLAN, IEEE 802.1p & 802.1Q
  • Hitless Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM)
  • AES 128, 196, and 256 bit Encryption
  • CyberShield cyber security integration

 About Microwave Networks
Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services and cyber security solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact Us about Proteus MX and CyberShield Demonstrations

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more about Proteus radios and cyber security products and schedule a demonstration. Maximize your TDM assets and upgrade your network cyber security.

Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email,

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A Large Municipal Airport Selects Microwave Networks Proteus MX

Stafford, TX, USA – May 19, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave radios, MPLS, and cyber security solutions, reports a municipal airport has selected Microwave Networks’ Proteus MX microwave radios.

The airport selected the Proteus MX because of its reliability. The Proteus MX is configured for hot standby (1+1), providing mission critical reliability and availability.  When configured for hot standby, the Proteus point-to-point radios incorporate active circuit redundancy, with no single point of failure, to ensure network reliability. Microwave Network engineers also designed Adaptive Code & Modulation into the links, to bolster link reliability in the airport’s network. Furthermore the MX radio is indoor mounted for ease of maintenance, enhancing reliability. The hybrid Proteus MX radios is licensed in the 11 GHz band, transporting native TDM and native Ethernet data communications, and offering advanced Ethernet networking features, while supporting legacy TDM devices such as DS1 circuits.

Available in a complete range of frequencies from 4 GHz to 80 GHz bands, the Proteus radios support mission reliability requirements in public safety, government, critical infrastructure, utilities, and mobile operator networks. Proteus radios are available in all-indoor, split-mount, or all outdoor configurations.

“We are pleased to design and deploy a mission critical network for a major airport. This win demonstrates Microwave Networks continued commitment to critical infrastructure networks and systems,” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO of Microwave Networks.  “Our focus on mission critical products and networks includes augmenting microwave capacity to exceed 1 Gbps, integrating advanced networking including MPLS, and incorporating cyber security features to meet the rigorous and evolving needs of the critical infrastructure sector.”

About Microwave Networks
Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services, MPLS, and cyber security solutions. It’s MPLS integrated radios are “Powered by Juniper Networks.” Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

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Microwave Networks to Showcase 1 Gbps Microwave, Cyber Security and MPLS at UTC 2017

Stafford, TX, USA – April 28, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave, cyber security, and MPLS networking solutions, will showcase its integrated 1 Gbps microwave, cyber security and MPLS solution at UTC 2017, May10 – 11, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center. On display will be the Proteus MX and UMX radios, Proteus CyberShield and MPLS Gateway.

In addition at 5:30 PM on May 10th at the Westin Hotel Charlotte, Microwave Networks will present an exclusive presentation on the topic of Advanced Microwave. The presentation will highlight critical infrastructure high speed microwave, cyber security, and MPLS. If you would like to attend the presentation, please contact us (see below). Attendance is by Invitation Only. If you are preparing for advanced network transitions, you won’t want to miss this session about advanced backhaul.

Microwave Networks is the unequivocal industry leader in integrated mission critical microwave, cyber security, and MPLS. The company delivers comprehensive mission critical security by providing network confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

About Microwave Networks

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services, cyber security solutions, and IP/MPLS networking solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 to 80 GHz bands. Many of our products are made in the U.S.A. For over 47 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact us about attending the Microwave Networks Advanced Microwave Presentation at UTC 2017.

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more.

Please call us 281-263-6500.

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California City Selects Microwave Networks Proteus MX-D Radios

Stafford, TX, USA – March 28, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave, networking, and cyber security solutions, has won an award for its Proteus MX-D East-West radios from a California city. The city will deploy the Proteus MX-D East-West radios in a loop protected network for its public safety land mobile radio system. The new Proteus MX-D replaces the city’s aging microwave system, augmenting throughput capacity to 155 Mbps while providing high reliability and network availability.

In addition Microwave Networks provides a complete turnkey solution which includes a custom network design, program management, path and site surveys, frequency coordination, equipment installation, and training. As part of the replacement services, Microwave Networks will also decommission the old microwave network. The design includes split mounted 11 GHz MX-D east-west radios, a hybrid solution supporting both native TDM and Ethernet communications traffic. It also includes the SPARCS Element Manager and Network Health App on Apple iPad Pros, which allow network managers to remotely monitor network link conditions, status, and alerts.

Mission Critical Reliability and Availability
The Proteus MX-D East-West radios, deployed in a ring topology, provide protection against path disruption or hardware failure by automatically providing alternate traffic routing around a failed hop. For Ethernet protection, the Proteus MX-D includes Rapid Ring Protection Plus (RRP +) which allow the radios to transmit traffic in either direction around a ring, ensuring each site has two paths available to transmit and receive Ethernet data. Ring networks frequently include multiple rings; the Proteus MX-D can support as many as ten.

“We are extremely pleased to win a major California municipality,” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO of Microwave Networks.  “Hundreds of municipalities and counties and dozens of states utilize Microwave Networks’ backhaul radios to provide mission critical reliability and availability for their public safety networks. In addition to focusing on network availability, we are also focused on network confidentiality and integrity with our cyber security products.   Microwave Networks continues to deliver highly dependable microwave and cyber security solutions that meet the rigorous requirements of the public safety community now and in the future.”

Microwave Networks Products Overview
Available in a complete range of frequencies, Proteus radios support public safety’s reliability and security requirements.  The Proteus’ active circuit redundancy ensures mission critical network reliability.  It is available in all-indoor, split-mount, or all outdoor configurations, supporting public safety, government, utilities, and mobile operator networks. In addition, the Proteus CyberShield gateway provides security controls as well as advanced networking including MPLS.

About Microwave Networks
Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services and networking and cyber security solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 GHz to 80 GHz bands. For over 48 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact Us about Proteus MX and Proteus MX-D East-West Repeater
Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more about Proteus MX-D East-West radios.
Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email.

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Microwave Networks to Showcase Integrated Microwave, Cyber Security and MPLS at IWCE

Stafford, TX, USA – March 23, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave, cyber security, and MPLS networking solutions, will showcase its integrated microwave, cyber security and MPLS solution at IWCE, March 29 and 30, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. On display will be the Proteus MX radio, the Proteus CyberShield Security and MPLS Gateway.

In addition at 3:00 PM on March 29 at IWCE, Microwave Networks will present an exclusive presentation on the topic of Advanced Microwave. The presentation will highlight mission critical high speed microwave, cyber security, and MPLS. If you would like to attend the presentation, please contact us (see below). Attendance is by Invitation Only. If you are preparing for advanced network transitions, including FirstNet, P25 and other LTE mission critical applications you won’t want to miss this session about advanced backhaul. You will learn about the latest solutions covering high speed microwave, advanced networking and cyber security.

Microwave Networks is the unequivocal industry leader in integrated mission critical microwave, cyber security, and MPLS. The company delivers comprehensive mission critical security by providing network confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

About Microwave Networks

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services, cyber security solutions, and IP/MPLS networking solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 to 80 GHz bands. Many of our products are made in the U.S.A. For over 47 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Contact Us about attending the Microwave Networks Advanced Microwave Presentation at IWCE.

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more.

Please call us 281-263-6500.

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Key Word Tags
Mission-Critical
Microwave Radio
Wireless Networks
Public Safety Communications
Cyber Security

MPLS

Southwestern County Selects Microwave Networks FIPS-140-2 Certified MX Radios

Stafford, TX, USA – January 25, 2017.  Microwave Networks, Inc., a trusted and global provider of microwave, cyber security, and IP/MPLS networking solutions, has delivered its FIPS-140-2 certified MX radios to a large county in the southwestern United States. The county has selected a mission critical microwave system, designed by Microwave Networks, to provide high network availability and encryption that meets Federal government standards.

The Proteus MX radio is a hybrid radio that provides native TDM (time division multiplexing) and Ethernet protocols. TDM is the foundation for legacy T1 circuits, while Ethernet is the foundation for IP (Internet Protocol) networks. The Proteus MX supports legacy, current, and future networks. It is the only hybrid microwave radio in the market.

Preparing for IP Mission Critical P25 and LTE Networks

Microwave Networks’ FIPS 140-2 MX radios are part of the company’s CyberShield family of cyber security and advanced networking products. CyberShield products include encryption, identity management, security gateways, and IP/MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), designed to support all IP mission critical P25 and LTE networks, including FirstNet. In addition the company provides a comprehensive set of services to support the design, installation, and support of integrated microwave, cyber security, and IP/MPLS solutions.

The Proteus MX FIPS 140 2 –Level 2 Certified Radio

The Proteus MX radio is certified for FIPS 140-2 Level 2. The FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 is a U.S. government computer network security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. Protection of a cryptographic module within a security system is necessary to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the information protected by the module. Level 2 certification means the crypto module meets NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) standards for software and hardware. NIST maintains a validation list of vendors for its 140-2 cryptographic standards. State and local government or critical infrastructure organizations that need to protect their networks using FIPS 140-2 Level 2 standards can do so using the FIPS 140-2 validated MX microwave radio.

“We are pleased to deliver the FIPS140-2 Proteus MX to a significant county in the Southwest as part of Microwave Networks innovative solutions to protect against cyber threats and support our customers as they shift  to all IP networks that include P25 and public safety LTE,” said Aviad Gefen, President and CEO of Microwave Networks.  “To meet the requirements of protecting state and local government networks as well as Federal and other critical infrastructure networks, Microwave Networks has developed and delivered a comprehensive suite of cyber security and advanced networking solutions that support a smooth transition to mission critical IP networks. The Proteus family of CyberShield products now include FIPS 140-2 certified radios, identity management-access control gateways, and mission critical IP/MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching). Microwave Networks continues to innovate and provide mission critical solutions based on P25 and LTE network requirements for confidentiality, integrity, and availability.”

Proteus MX Highlights

  • 6,7,11,13,15,18,23,38 GHz
  • 2 to 350 Mbps
  • Native Ethernet and Native TDM
  • 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet
  • 2 to 128 DS1; 1 to 4 DS3; OC-3/STM-1
  • Ethernet FIPS 140-2 Level 2
  • All Indoor or Split Mount configurations
  • 1+0, 1+1, 2+0, Space Diversity, Frequency Diversity
  • VLAN using IEEE 802.1p & 802.1Q for Traffic Class priorities (QoS)
  • Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM)
  • Ethernet Rapid Ring Protection Plus (RRP+)
  • TDM SHARP self healing ring protection
  • Errorless diversity switching protection
  • Complete hot-standby protection
  • 100% redundancy of all active components
  • Secure Network Management with SNMPv3
  • Built-in chart recorder for real-time diagnostics
  • IP/MPLS ready

The Importance of a Hybrid Radio

The Proteus MX radio is a hybrid radio. A hybrid microwave radio supports both native TDM and native Ethernet communications traffic, allowing the TDM traffic to be transported without conversion to IP. Native TDM microwave radios are faster, more efficient, and less likely to cause jitter than emulated TDM, known as pseudowire which is method to convert TDM to IP. Furthermore native TDM radios are easy to configure and maintain. However TDM only radios cannot support Ethernet and IP services. So a hybrid radio with native Ethernet is needed too.

As LMR networks transition from legacy to modern IP networks, the networks that still use legacy TDM circuits and devices are best served with hybrid microwave radios. As the use of TDM circuits and devices decreases over time, managers can use greater portions of the hybrid radios’ Ethernet bandwidth for Ethernet and IP services, gracefully retiring TDM circuits and devices while augmenting Ethernet capacity.

About Microwave Networks

Microwave Networks is a trusted global provider of mission critical microwave communications products and services, cyber security solutions, and IP/MPLS networking solutions. Based in Stafford, Texas, the company designs, provides, installs, and services licensed and unlicensed, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave systems in the 4 to 80 GHz bands. Many of our products are made in the U.S.A. For over 47 years, Microwave Networks has provided reliable microwave communications products and services to public safety, government, utilities, mobile network operators, and industrial customers.

Microwave Networks is the unequivocal industry leader in integrated mission critical microwave, cyber security, and IP/MPLS. The company delivers comprehensive mission critical security by providing network confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Contact Us about the Proteus MX FIPS 140-2 Radio

Please contact a Microwave Networks Regional Director to learn more.

Please call us 281-263-6500 or send us an email.

Supporting Information
Website
LinkedIn

Key Word Tags
Mission-Critical
Microwave Radio
Wireless Networks
Public Safety Communications
Cyber security

FIPS 140-2

IP/MPLS

Case Studies & Whitepapers

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