Highest power, ultra-high capacity radio that’s built to last!

The combination of highest power and ultra-high capacity means:

  • Less tower loading: antennas represent the largest cost component of a microwave system and tower loading and modification concerns are the largest burdens to projects. Higher power enables the re-use of existing antennas or use of smaller antennas to alleviate both challenges.
  • Longer paths: for rural applications, long links are often required. IRU 600 can enable longer hops which means fewer sites and reduced overall expense.
  • More reliability: higher power means higher path reliability especially when deploying higher capacities. Ultra-high capacity options can now truly be effectively utilized without sacrificing path and network reliability.
  • Ultra-high capacity: Up to 3x more capacity than older generation radios. This allows you to scale with agility as network traffic demands grow.

 

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Breakthroughs capacity for mission critical networks

Not only does Aviat’s radios deliver the highest power radios in the industry with up to 5x more transmit power, they also now deliver up to 3x more capacity than previously available solutions. The radio supports:

  • Wide channels – support for up to 80 MHz wide channels and layer 1 link aggregation (L1LA) for maximum spectrum use
  • High modulation – support for up to 4096 QAM with adaptive coding and modulation for highest spectral efficiency
  • Advanced packet optimization – support for multi-layer header compression for optimum use of available effective bandwidth

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Highest power digital microwave radio ever built

When you can’t sacrifice reliability for high capacities, the IRU 600 represents the ultimate in high performance, high reliability and now, the highest capacity Mission Critical Microwave. The IRU 600 has been the industry’s most secure radio with the highest transmit output power available with extra transmit power (+ 39 dBm or 5 times more than high power) and is now the industry’s highest capacity all-indoor radio built for Mission Critical Applications.

The combination of the highest available transmit output power and system gain along with the highest possible capacity means you get the most reliability and the most capacity without any sacrifice of network uptime, especially as you grow your network. The IRU 600 not only enables reliable transport of higher capacities but it offers scalability as network demands increase and more capacity is needed. It ensures your investment can outpace changes in capacity and the speed at which networks evolve.

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Aviat’s mission critical IP/MPLS microwave solution

Part of Aviat’s mission critical end-to-end IP/MPLS solution, IRU 600 interoperates and plays nicely with CTR 8611 routers. Products can be managed from a single management interface using Aviat ProVision™. Finally, these components are all wrapped up with our network services offering, providing a complete turnkey solution.

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Watch this video and see how IRU 600 fits in Aviat’s mission critical IP/MPLS microwave solution.

New frequency bands for 2 GHz relocation

IRU 600 has support for federal frequency bands 4.7 GHz and 7.8 GHz.

The IRU 600 platform has expanded its frequency offerings to include models serving both of these bands for federal networks, as well as for NATO applications.

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IRU 600 is part of the industry’s most secure radio platform and is FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 197 validated.

The IRU 600’s strong security suite provides the industry’s highest level of microwave communications security. The IRU 600 is FIPS 197 and FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated — the only carrier grade radio to offer both these security sets.

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Please check out our paper to learn more about microwave security

Comprehensive Embedded Security in Microwave Networks
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Did you know

The IRU 600 is uniquely designed, built and supported all within the USA.
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Aviat’s nationwide presence includes corporate headquarters and R&D center, manufacturing, and comprehensive in-country deployment services and after-sales support network. Combined with our 50+ year presence and expertise, you can be assured of superior products and support for all your mission critical microwave needs.

We have over 50 years of unparalleled experience in building mission critical microwave solutions, which is why we are the leading supplier to public safety organizations, utility companies and government agencies in this country.

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Key features

  • Frequency support for FCC Part 101, NTIA and Industry Canada frequencies
  • Extra High Power (EHP) option +39 dBm transmit power, available for L6, U6, 7FF and 11 GHz. Standard and high power available for all frequencies.
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated; FIPS 197 validated for secure management and payload encryption
  • Fully transparent to payload, enabling seamless support for all-TDM, hybrid TDM+IP, or all-IP transport
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • Low loss RF transmit switch for improved system gain for 1+1 configurations
  • Compact protected design saves space and supports easy upgrade of legacy equipment
  • Flexible RFU and ACU design, including N+0 and N+N and support for unpaired frequencies for congested and difficult deployments
  • Supports Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) and co-channel operation with XPIC

Specifications

  • Extra High Power transmit +39 dBm output for 6 and 7 GHz
  • 4.7 and 7.8 GHz (NTIA Redbook) licensed frequency bands for Federal/NATO
  • 4.7, 5.8 GHz unlicensed, L6, U6, 7, 8, 10, 11 GHz licensed frequency bands
  • Capacity support up to 715Mb/s across an 80 MHz channel
  • Modulation support from QPSK to 4096 QAM, including adaptive coding and modulation
  • Channel bandwidth support of up to 80MHz
  • High transmit power performance up to +32 dBm for 11 GHz.
  • Protected configuration in just 3RU, including antenna coupling unit
  • Low power consumption as little as 81W for protected standard power configuration
  • 24 or 48VDC operation
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 NIST validated (Certificate #2869)
  • FIPS 197 validated – up to 256-bit AES encryption (Certificate #2259)

Output Power and Impact on Microwave Network Availability

As you may have seen, Aviat has been very vocal about the benefits of extra high power (EHP) radios on network designs. Most of these discussions have been about the cost savings benefits of high output power in the form of more distance, smaller antennas, or more capacity.

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State-Wide Microwave Network Case Study: Extra High Power Radios

This large western US state had a longtime relationship with a microwave radio vendor and would have continued buying from them if their radios and support evolved with the State’s needs. However, over time its needs changed and it had to have more capabilities from its communications network. But it did not want to unnecessarily build new sites and erect costly new towers.

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Quantifying the Benefits of Extra High Power Radios

Figure 1: 8-foot antenna (left) clearly much bulkier than a 3-foot antenna (right in carton). Basketball included to indicate relative scale.

You may have noticed we’ve been talking a lot lately about our new 39dBm EHP radio (the most powerful digital microwave radio ever built by the way). We’ve been getting a phenomenal response to this product mostly because of the real business benefits it delivers…benefits largely related to the antenna.

As a rule of thumb in microwave backhaul, the more powerful the radio (i.e., system gain) the smaller the antenna has to be (i.e., overall diameter). More than any other factor, smaller antennas drastically lower the total cost of ownership for microwave.

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Fact sheet: Aviat - The America Microwave Company Flyer: Fact sheet: Aviat - The America Microwave Company
Aviat Networks is proud to be THE American Microwave Company with all levels of business operations based in the US.
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Large Western US state cuts number of antennas, costs with extra high-power radios Case study: Large Western US state cuts number of antennas, costs with extra high-power radios
This large western US state had a longtime relationship with a microwave radio vendor and would have continued buying from them if their radios and support evolved with the State’s needs. However, over time its needs changed and it had to have more capabilities from its communications network. But it did not want to unnecessarily build new sites and erect costly new towers. It also could not afford to add more really large microwave dishes to towers that were already close to overload—some of which can be 8- or 10-feet in diameter. Even if existing infrastructure is used exclusively, these heavyweights of the antenna world would require that current towers receive costly reinforcement upgrades. Register to download this case study and find out how their cost saving solution.
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Using smaller antennas with EHP radios White paper: Using smaller antennas with EHP radios
This paper discusses the practical implications of using Aviat’s ultra high power EHP radios with smaller antennas. These include: lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), transportation, and ease of installation. A comparison of the technical specifications and cost figures of a deployment using EHP radio with 4ft antennas against 8ft. antennas and standard radios are discussed for a non-protected configuration to highlight the benefits of using smaller antennas with the EHP radio.
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Comprehensive Embedded Security in Microwave Networks White paper: Comprehensive Embedded Security in Microwave Networks
This paper talks about what's required for a high level of security for both microwave payload and management traffic.
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AviatCare Protect Support Agreements for ProVision EMS Software provides customers with the peace of mind of always knowing they have direct access to the latest feature and maintenance releases supported by world class Aviat Network technical support engineers.
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Output Power:  The most critical element of microwave radio White paper: Output Power: The most critical element of microwave radio

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IRU 600 (4.7 GHz) U.S. Government Data sheet: IRU 600 (4.7 GHz) U.S. Government
Where failure is not an option, the Eclipse IRU 600 represents the ultimate in high performance, high reliability Mission Critical Microwave. The IRU 600 is a compact and efficient radio frequency unit (RFU) for all-indoor deployments, for simplified installation and maintenance. (registration required to download this datasheet)
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IRU 600 (5,7,8,10 GHZ) Data sheet: IRU 600 (5,7,8,10 GHZ)
When you can’t sacrifice reliability for high capacities, the Eclipse™ IRU 600 represents the ultimate in high performance, high reliability and now, the highest capacity Mission Critical Microwave. The IRU600 has been the industry’s most secure radio with the highest transmit output power available with extra transmit power (+ 39 dBm or 5 times more than high power) and is now the industry’s highest capacity all-indoor radio built for Mission Critical Applications.
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Relocating Federal Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Systems (4_7 and 7_8 GHz ) White paper: Relocating Federal Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Systems (4_7 and 7_8 GHz )

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IRU 600 facts

Deployed by

3 of the top

tier 1 mobile operators in US

Served

160 +

government agencies in US

Served

120 +

utility customers in US

What customers and analysts are saying

Chris Negron

Director, Wireless Infrastructure, Southern Light

As you know, we deployed your Eclipse IRU 600 series radios last year... they are two of the best performing hops in our network.

Rob Reish

Communication Manager, ODOT/OSP Wireless Section

Oregon has been a customer of Aviat's for well over 20 years. The reliability of the Aviat equipment has been phenomenal, and the installation and maintenance support from Aviat has always exceeded our expectations. We expect no less as we implement our new microwave network. Aviat's people consistently show that reliability and customer satisfaction are their primary goals.

Richard Webb

Senior Directing Analyst, Infonetics

According to our research, for two years in a row, reliability is the No. 1 customer criteria for choosing a microwave vendor. High transmit power means more reliable microwave links; it is perhaps the most critical factor in enabling higher microwave network uptime. With this product, Aviat leads the industry in transmit power.

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