Converged Communications for Hybrid Networks
Today’s environment requires that utilities develop comprehensive communication networks to meet demanding and evolving user, geographic and regulatory requirements. This ever-changing landscape often forces utilities to work with a variety of technologies to reach their infrastructure assets.
GE has addressed this challenge with the MDS Orbit platform. This next generation wireless communications solution integrates a range of technologies, from cellular to private, and licensed to unlicensed, supporting customers’ needs for secure private, public and hybrid communications networks.
MDS Orbit Platform supports a diverse portfolio of radios to extend network coverage in various spectrum and geographic conditions, providing 2G/3G/4G LTE cellular solutions for public and private connectivity globally. MDS Orbit’s Licensed Narrowband (LN) Series radio with QAM and adaptive modulation, offer 6 times increase in speed, cutting edge performance and versatility in the 400 and 900 MHz frequency bands. MDS Orbit’s 900MHz unlicensed Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio offers high throughput with low latency while supporting a variety of deployment topologies.
The MDS Orbit platform’s portfolio of radios are factory-configurable and available in two form factors, the dual-Wide Area Network (WAN) radio MCR (Multiservice-Connect Router) and the single-WAN radio ECR (Edge-Connect Router).
The MDS Orbit platform provides a comprehensive security framework to support three unique facets of enterprise requirements: device, user and network security. Meeting the needs for functional and application flexibility and ease of use, the MDS Orbit platform of products offer multiple interface options in a compact robust package which adapts freely to indoor and outdoor environments.