Multisource’s new Alcoma range operates in an interference-free band

The transfer of data, voice and video need no longer be hindered by congested bands and interference.

November 27, 2012

The transfer of data, voice and video need no longer be hindered by congested bands and interference, thanks to the introduction of the new Alcoma 17GHz products, exclusively available in South Africa from wireless communication specialist Multisource Telecoms.

Designed as a high capacity carrier grade backhaul data link system, this range offers links in the freely available and uncongested bands of 17GHz. Not only are these frequencies licence-free and largely unused, but they are also well outside of the frequency interferences of the mass-market 2.4 and 5.8 Multipoint Access market.

“The availability of interference-free data, voice and video communications is a welcome development in the face of the hugely noisy radio environment, especially in the cities where so many organisations are forced to make use of the licensed frequencies,” said Richard Smuts-Steyn, chief executive officer of Multisource.” Aside from the license costs, there are always huge delays in the issuing of frequencies” he added.

The Alcoma range is useful for Internet service providers, and for large organisations, that require reliable communication transfer systems, such as banks, companies with multiple branches and security companies using CCTV monitoring.

“The Alcoma range offers ISPs and other organisations the most cost-effective means of extending their network coverage, even to places where Internet connectivity is non-existent,” Smuts-Steyn said.

Czech-based Alcoma, a global leader in the provision of wireless solutions for Ethernet, PDH, and SDH networks has has been designing and producing point-to-point microwave radio relay links and radio equipment for the past two decades. As the sole distributor of Alcoma products in South Africa, Multisource is now brings these products to the African market.

For more information visit www.multisource.co.za