MapleNet Wireless has recently deployed the new Ice Guard technology on a mission critical microwave backhaul connection for a local health care provider.
MapleNet Wireless Deploys Radiowaves IceGuard Product
IceGuard protects Mission critical healthcare microwave link
Elkhart, IN MapleNet Wireless has recently deployed the new Ice Guard technology on a mission critical microwave backhaul connection for a local health care provider. The IceGuard product includes an integrated heater and control circuitry that activates when temperatures are below freezing to heat the antenna radome to prevent ice build-up and possible link attenuation.
MapleNet installed the system for a leased backhaul provider that specializes in connections for healthcare clients. Given the uptime requirements and mission critical nature of the link, MapleNet incorporated the IceGuard antennas as a layer of physical protection. “Though it has been a very mild winter thus far in the Great Lakes region, we are confident that the IceGuard technology has improved overall link performance compared to other similar links operating in the area,” responded Jason Estep, Sr. Network Engineer for MapleNet Wireless.
Until this point, antennas heaters have been a purpose-built, specialty product used only for harsh weather environments. Both Radiowaves and MapleNet believe that heater systems like IceGuard will become a best practice standard for microwave installations. According to Estep, “Just as MapleNet’s links have redundant power, batteries, remote monitoring and grounding, the IceGuard is contributes to overall system availability.”
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