Extend Your LAN or Wireless LAN
NCI technicians can design wireless point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solutions that offer your organization the ability to stay connected when a wired network configuration is not practical or the optimal choice.
Wireless point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems provide sustained connectivity despite the presence of a variety of obstacles. These types of wireless systems typically are used to extend existing local area networks or wireless local area networks that are physically separated.
NCI’s experts work with:
- Line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight technology
- Variable distance microwave-based networks
- Variable distance mesh networks
Range Varies Depending on the Need for Speed
The effective range of a wireless bridge (either point-to-point or point-to-multipoint) is largely dependent on line of sight availability. Non-line-of-sight wireless bridges often link locations many miles apart. The lower frequencies at which they operate limit data transmission speeds to about 300 Mbps. Line-of-sight links are much closer and can operate at significantly higher transmission speeds.
Wireless Bridges Are Very Secure
Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint bridges are more secure than you might think. In fact, they are more secure than other wireless networks. The combination of 256-bit encryption within the system, supported by most licensed and unlicensed point-to-point hardware, and proprietary encryption algorithms between matched pairs of radios make it nearly impossible to hack through security on a point-to-point wireless bridge.
In addition, higher-frequency links operate on short wavelengths outside the scope of capturing devices. The short wavelengths also mean any potential intruder would have to position themselves directly in the path of a very small beam to even attempt to access the signal.