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1 NetPrecis Product Overview

2 The product NetPrecis More about the NetPrecis benefits Case studies and applications Relationship to competing technologies Conclusions Agenda

3 The product: NetPrecis Connecting further connecting faster

4 4 Solution vision The NetPrecis is a wireless point-to- point link distance-engineered for demanding applications. It supports distances of up to 250 km (155 miles), with capacity of up to 65 Mbps for both access and transport applications. The NetPrecis one-box solution combines an IP radio, digital and analogue multiplexer and digital cross- connect. Its comprehensive range of interfaces means it can be used across a huge range of industries and applications, supporting all voice, data and IP requirements.

5 5 Product power These impressive features combine to make the NetPrecis the industrys unbeaten price-performance leader, with a low total cost of ownership. Combined with Netronics pre- and post-sales support, this feature list demonstrates why NetPrecis platform has been chosen by private and public organisations in more than 100 countries around the world to power their communications. Unbeatable price-performance Long range High capacity Carrier-class availability Flexible interfaces Cost-effective Reliable Easy installation and maintenance Rugged and robust Interference-free

6 6 Key product specifications and features The NetPrecis supports ten sub-3GHz licensed spectrum bands and many channel sizes, for maximum deployment flexibility. It provides a comprehensive range of interfaces, with the required configuration easily selected using the NetPrecis modularly-constructed multiplexer. The NetPrecis is easily managed and integrated with other network management applications via its SNMP- based element manager application. Hitless Space Diversity and Monitored Hot Standby options mean the NetPrecis can be configured for redundancy if required, and the number of interfaces can be increased with its expansion shelf. SpecificationNetPrecis Frequency bands300 MHz to 2700 MHz ModulationQPSK to 128 QAM Capacity72 kbit/s to 65 Mbit/s Channel sizes25 kHz to 14 MHz InterfacesE1 / T1 framed & unframed 2-Wire FXO / FXS 4-Wire E&M V.24 / RS-232 High-speed synchronous X.21 / V.35 / RS-449 / RS / 100Base-T

7 Customers and applications Using the NetPrecis in the real world

8 8 Overview The NetPrecis is used wherever a reliable, high capacity communications link is needed. Whether to bypass existing infrastructure, replace expensive satellite services or because its quite simply the only solution that can handle the distance, terrain or climate, the NetPrecis goes where other products simply cannot. Fixed, mobile and FWA telcos Utilities and natural resources Public safety, peacekeeping, military Transport, enterprises, broadcasters

9 9 Oil and gas companies The link back to shore: guaranteed offshore connectivity, whatever the weather. Rugged and robust, carrier-class availability, long range, and cost-effective: the NetPrecis provides mission-critical communications to large moving structures in inhospitable locations many miles offshore, despite highly variable atmospheric conditions. A range of bandwidth-hungry applications is supported, including remote monitoring and control, data transfer, broadband web, and voice services.

10 10 Utilities operators Keep your communications flowing: for electric, water and gas utilities. Reliable and secure, carrier-class availability, cost-effective and with flexible interfaces, the NetPrecis is used to safely monitor, control and communicate with all field assets, providing simultaneous support for all analogue and digital voice, data and IP traffic. The NetPrecis is used for a range of applications including SCADA, telemetry, teleprotection, signalling, telephone, mobile radio, LAN, VoIP and video.

11 11 Pipeline monitoring Monitoring and control services in rural and remote areas: security and safety. Robust and reliable, carrier-class availability, and flexible interfaces: the NetPrecis makes it easy for operators to monitor and control rural and remote pipelines safely and cost effectively. The problems of long distance and inhospitable terrain are effortlessly overcome and dependence on vulnerable and expensive fixed line infrastructure is reduced.

12 12 Fixed telecommunications operators Increase telecommunications coverage: maximum profits. Long range, carrier-class availability, high capacity and flexible interfaces: the NetPrecis makes it easy for operators to provide broadband and telephony services to rural and remote communities with an effortless one hop link over distances of up to 250 km (155 miles). Eliminating dependence on satellite or bypassing high frequency microwave links, the NetPrecis provides a future- proof platform for all voice, data and IP applications.

13 13 Mobile telecommunications operators Rapid, risk-free, network expansion and subscriber growth: maximum profits. Long range, high capacity, carrier- class availability and cost-effective: the NetPrecis makes it possible to profitably extend mobile coverage into rural and remote areas, without compromising quality of service. The NetPrecis is ideal for replacing leased lines from incumbent operators. The NetPrecis can also backhaul traffic from WiMAX or proprietary fixed wireless access networks.

14 14 Fixed wireless and WiMAX telecommunications operators Increased wireless broadband coverage: maximum profits. High capacity, carrier-class availability, easy installation and maintenance and long range: the NetPrecis enables rapid broadband wireless network expansion to rural and remote areas, without compromising the business case. Eliminating dependence on leased lines from incumbent operators, a single NetPrecis link provides sufficient capacity to backhaul traffic from a rural community.

15 15 Enterprises Unite your business, wirelessly. Cost-effective, easy installation and maintenance, reliable and secure, and with flexible interfaces, the NetPrecis effortlessly links business locations, even over long distances, with seamless management alongside existing IT and communications infrastructure. Ideal for private enterprises, governments, hospitals, universities and schools, the NetPrecis makes the connection without breaking the bank, for all voice, data and IP requirements.

16 16 Broadcasters Broadcast far and wide, profitably. Long range, cost-effective, carrier- class availability, rugged and robust: the NetPrecis enables radio and television coverage to be extended into rural and remote communities, with single long distance links despite challenging environmental conditions and topographical obstacles. Eliminating repeater equipment, excess towers and real estate infrastructure, network extension is easy and affordable.

17 17 Emergency and peacekeeping organisations Guaranteed communications in even the toughest conditions. Reliable and secure, easy installation and maintenance, carrier-class availability, rugged and robust: the NetPrecis is used by disaster relief, international aid, military, public safely, homeland security, peace keeping, fire, police and ambulance. Mission-critical communications are rapidly established between site locations and central command, for private networks and mobile radio traffic backhaul. The NetPrecis aggregates and transports traffic from many sites, replacing reliance on public networks.

18 18 Transport operators Keep your communications moving. Reliable and secure, long range, easy installation and maintenance, flexible interfaces: the NetPrecis provides safe communications for road, rail, air and maritime, for signalling, control and ticketing data, backhaul of private radio, and telephony and Internet access. The problems of long distances and challenging terrains are effortlessly overcome, for wide area voice and data communications.

19 More about the NetPrecis benefits Why the platform achieves its price-performance

20 20 NetPrecis benefits Unbeatable price-performance Long range High capacity Carrier-class availability Flexible interfaces Cost-effective Reliable Easy installation and maintenance Rugged and robust Interference-free

21 21 Long range The NetPrecis link has been distance engineered, with superior system gain and optimised receiver and transmitter performance. A single link can cover up to 250 km (155 miles), ideal for linking rural, remote or offshore communities. With the NetPrecis, the need for additional repeater infrastructure is eliminated, reducing capital and operational expenditure. The NetPrecis can effortlessly overcome the problems of over-water transmission, environmental conditions and topographical obstacles.

22 22 High capacity The NetPrecis, with its class-leading spectral efficiency and up to 128 QAM modulation, is perfect for bandwidth- intensive applications. A single link can provide up to 65 Mbit/s capacity, dependent on channel size and modulation used, sufficient for traffic requirements both now and into the future.

23 23 Carrier-class availability The NetPrecis five 9s availability makes it perfect for mission-critical applications and for telecommunications operators wishing to extend quality of service guarantees to their customers. This performance is underpinned by state of the art forward error correction and low latency.

24 24 Flexible interfaces The NetPrecis efficiently aggregates and transports IP, voice and data traffic, with its modularly constructed multiplexer and in-built cross connect. Its one-box solution provides eight customer-configurable interface slots, integrating legacy and todays traffic requirements. TypeInterfaceDescription E1/T1QJETQuad JET (E1, T1) with framed or unframed AnalogueDFXODual 2-Wire FXO with PCM/ADPCM and payphone DFXSDual 2-Wire FXS with PCM/ADPCM and payphone Q4EMQuad 4-Wire E&M with PCM/ADPCM DataQV24Quad V.24 / RS-232 with sub-64 kbit/s multiplexing HSSHigh-speed synchronous serial supporting X.21, V.35, RS-530 IPEthernet4-port Hub 10 / 100Base-T

25 25 Cost-effective The NetPrecis has a low total cost of ownership and provides customers with a rapid return on investment, as short as six months. It virtually eliminates operational expenditure compared to satellite and leased lines. It minimises capital expenditure, particularly compared to higher frequency microwave, enabling customers to make the best use of their IT and communications budget.

26 26 Reliable Even over long distances, the NetPrecis provides customers with industry-leading reliability, enabling it to be used for even the most mission- critical applications. It can safely be used for private networks and mobile radio traffic backhaul. With its support for Monitored Hot Standby and Hitless Space Diversity, the NetPrecis can be configured for redundancy if required.

27 27 Easy installation and maintenance The NetPrecis is a single small form factor box, with lightweight grid / Yagi antennas and easy alignment. It is installed rapidly and can be redeployed as needed. Its Java-based element management system supports easy drag and drop cross-connect configuration of links and in-built SNMP means it can be integrated with other network management systems as required.

28 28 Rugged and robust With its rugged enclosures and industry-leading robustness, the NetPrecis can be reliably used in even the most demanding applications such as harsh or remote environments, natural disaster scenes and the densely-packed metal structures of transmission towers and offshore oil and gas rigs.

29 29 Interference-free The NetPrecis uses licensed frequency bands to ensure that it operates without interference, further adding to the reliability of its connections. Using sub-3 GHz bands adds to its superior performance and frees up higher microwave bands for use in dense urban environments.

30 30 How reliable is NetPrecis? Very! Netronics has unrivalled reliability: Industry standard failure rates typically exceed 4- 5% per annum NetPrecis average is less than 1.2% per annum NetPrecis 2008 average failure rate was 0.76% With zero out-of-box failures in 2008 Despite less than optimal conditions: Mud huts Sand and dust storms Without air conditioning Neteronics has one repair technician who uses less than 25% of his time for the global NetPrecis install base

31 31 NetPrecis reliability: superior performance comes as standard The NetPrecis reliability cannot be beaten. 0.76% failure rate, compared to 4-5% industry norm Zero out-of-the-box failures in 2008 With an installed base approaching 10,000 units MTBF, based on returns to factory, is years This performance is more remarkable considering the harsh conditions our radios are often deployed in, from radios bolted to mud brick walls, in hot and dusty conditions with no air conditioning, through to the extreme cold of the arctic tundra. Netronics achieves this reliability because of its design excellence, testing and quality assurance, and commitment to continual improvement.

32 32 More about our testing and quality assurance Every single NetPrecis radio manufactured completes an extensive test suite and quality check, including a 15 hour thermal cycle test. Several aggressive thermal ramps between -10 and +50 degrees Celsius Performance data is automatically monitored and recorded throughout, and analysed at test completion Why do we insist on this rigorous level of testing? Thermal ramping is one of the toughest tests for the RF and oscillator circuitry that is core to the radios performance Temperature changes are one of the most common causes of early life failures in the field: this has been eliminated for NetPrecis Examining and testing all aspects of the assembly and performance is apparent in the NetPrecis unbeatable reliability. For us, a high level of reliability is not an added bonus: it is mandatory.

33 More about the NetPrecis benefits The value of next generation sub 3GHz technology

34 34 Sub-3 GHz advantages Operating in the sub-3 GHz spectrum space provides significant advantages, supporting links over extremely long distances or challenging paths not achievable above 6 GHz: the result is carrier-class performance with a lower total cost of ownership. Greater linking distance: Reduced path loss and greater system gain Less absorption by obstructions or weather events Environmental effects: Near non line-of-sight or shaded paths: with carrier-class results Fades from rain or Harmattan are negligible, and ducting is considerably reduced Reduced infrastructure and maintenance: All indoor mounting means reduced maintenance Considerably lighter antenna systems, with reduced tower loading and rigidity: a wooden pole may be sufficient

35 35 Precipitation: rain fade Rain fade is a well known problem in microwave linking. The absorption or scattering of radio frequency energy by rain drops leads to attenuation of the receive signal: noticeable in an increasing scale above 4 GHz frequency operation. In a storm, typhoon or cyclone over a 40 km path at 10 GHz, there is 100 dB of rain fade, 30 dB at 7 GHz, and 0.5 dB at 2 GHz. At 7 GHz the link is lost, at 2 GHz there is still 5 x 9s availability!

36 36 Harmattan and Khamsin Dust and sand storms result in a haze-like effect, catastrophic for higher frequency microwave: Fades double during Harmattan Each fade is two to three times the depth Significantly reduces availability and possible path distances Causes temperature inversion and duct entrapment for higher frequencies This occurs most often in Africa and the Middle East but also affects Australia, China, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Russia and the USA great plains. Sub-3 GHz frequencies are essentially unaffected. At 10 GHz, a typical harmattan fade is 1.8 db per km (30 km = 54 dB). At 1.4 GHz there is less than 3 dB fade for the same path, so it can be ignored.

37 37 Obstructed paths: the NetPrecis advantage Typically point-to-point linking requires obstruction-free paths: this is not the case with the NetPrecis. Linking near non-line-of-sight paths is often achieved, providing carrier-class communications where legacy analogue radio or VSAT were considered the only option. There is no magic, the obstruction type is important and every link needs to be engineered with precision to get maximum performance.

38 38 Obstructed paths: the NetPrecis advantage The NetPrecis advantage comes from: 20 years of design focused on quality and stability in the RF platform, combined with the latest componentry Use of advanced signal correction: multi tap adaptive equalisation to remove phase distortions and the affects of diffraction Forward error correction: to resolve any resulting errors Netronics engineers can design the optimum solution for the application, allowing in excess of 20 dB obstruction – others will recommend 0 dB.

39 Challenging link to offshore floating platform The requirement: Establishing a high capacity, always-on connection with SEPOCs floating storage and offloading (FSO) facility, 7.2 km off the coast of Yemen The challenge: Over-water link, with associated problems of multipath and signal fading 360 degree rotation of the 350 metre long FSO about a fixed mooring facility Constant pitch, roll and height variations with tides, currents and weather Tidal changes and FSO loading variations causing changes to relative height of antennas above sea level 7.2km Tanker can rotate 360 degrees about fixed mooring 2GHz co-linear whip omni antennae ONSHORE SITEFLOATING TANKER 39

40 40 Challenging link to offshore floating platform Conventional solution: Antenna tracking system with high gain narrow beamwidth antennas Expensive and unreliable due to corrosion of moving parts: regaining lost signal takes time and reduces link availability NetPrecis hitless space diversity solution: Two omni-directional antennas at separate sites on FSO, made possible by use of low frequency 2 GHz band Two directional parabolic grid antennas at onshore site, with wide beamwidth to cover 900 metre movement of FSO tanker The result: 24 Mbit/s Ethernet capacity delivered Constant link with no traffic errors, despite pitch, roll and height movement of FSO

41 Reduce deployment time and cost with grid and Yagi antennas Lightweight grid type and Yagi antennas can be used with sub 3GHz bands instead of the solid parabolic antennas used at higher bands, with significant cost and time benefits: Expensive towers can be replaced by cheaper pole mounts or guyed masts With minimal support needed, site acquisition can be much simpler and quicker Why? Because grid type and Yagi antennas weigh much less than solid parabolic antennas and are significantly less affected by wind force. Expensive tower structures Vs. Minimal infrastructure FSTFST FATFAT MTMT F ST F AT MTMT 41

42 Comparing grid type and solid parabolic antennas Using a grid type rather than a solid parabolic antenna means that: Frontal loading (FAT) is reduced by 75% Horizontal loading (FST) is reduced by 60% Turning force (MT) is reduced by 85% Average figures calculated from multiple manufacturers. 200 km/hour wind speed 42

43 Comparing Yagi and solid parabolic antennas Using a Yagi antenna rather than a solid parabolic antenna means that: Weight is minimal: a 1.6 metre Yagi antenna weighs only 1 kg Horizontal loading and turning force are greatly reduced F ST MTMT Antenna sizeWeight (kg)FST max (N)MT max (Nm) 0.3m (1 ft) m (2 ft) m (3 ft) m (4.6 ft) m (5.25 ft) m (8 ft) Average figures calculated from multiple manufacturers. 160 km/hour wind speed 43

44 44 SuperVisor application in context Motherboard Modem Interface cards Transmitter Receiver SNMP agent CPUCPU Managed device (element) Network Management System (PC with SNMP manager) SuperVisor Element Manager (PC with web browser) IP Network SNMP-based traffic HTML-based traffic Ethernet / IP connection Web server

45 45 Summary on link or terminal basis

46 46 Configuring links or terminals

47 47 Configuration of interfaces, capacities and ports

48 48 Drag and drop Java application for configuration

49 49 Configuration of Layer 2 Ethernet settings Configuration of Layer 2 Ethernet settings includes VLAN and QoS settings

50 50 Alarm information The SuperVisor application enables viewing of alarm summary information, along with the detail for each incident.

51 1 June Performance information Summary information or a detailed constellation diagram are available, with SuperVisor providing easy to understand performance statistics.

52 52 SNMP-based network management Industry-standard SNMP management software enables network-wide management. Netronics uses Castle Rocks SNMPc, which can remotely access many NetPrecis terminals in a network from one location via an IP network.

53 53 Hitless space diversity (HSD) The NetPrecis HSD option is implemented as a space diversity solution with two boxes, for hitless path protection, protecting against signal fades and increasing the overall path availability. The link survives failure in a transmitter or receiver. HSD provides a limited degree of equipment protection, and does not provide interface redundancy

54 54 Hitless space diversity (HSD) Two boxes, a main and a standby protected radio are connected via a protection interface card and protection switch card and managed together as one terminal. One box is transmit and receive, the other receive only, with the default active transmitter in the upper chassis. Switching is hitless receive.

55 55 Hitless space diversity (HSD)

56 56 Monitored hot standby (MHSB) protection The NetPrecis MHSB option provides complete equipment redundancy for mission-critical communications or where there is limited site access. MHSB comprises a two radio solution for complete peace of mind.

57 57 Monitored hot standby (MHSB) protection MHSB protection comprises CPU-controlled switching with constant alarm monitoring. Transmitted power is switched between the antenna and an RF dummy load. Both Radio A and Radio B can be managed via the Ethernet interface.

58 58 Expanding interfaces The NetPrecis expansion shelf aggregates up to seven analogue and digital interfaces onto E1 bearers for interface expansion. It comprises a standard NetPrecis chassis, a standard motherboard and power supply unit (±12 VDC, ±24 VDC, ±48 VDC and AC) with a QJET interface card supporting fractional E1/T1. Configuration is easy: Add an NetPrecis shelf to the standard NetPrecis Add the required interface cards Drag and drop analogue and digital interfaces onto fractional E1/T1 with cross-connect Interconnect E1 ports and Ethernet for management

59 59 Expanding interfaces Each Expansion shelf supports up to seven interface cards, with a fractional E1/T1 uplink. The customised SuperVisor software has the same look and feel as the standard NetPrecis software.

60 60 Expanding interfaces If more ports are needed, more Expansion shelves can be added.

61 Case studies and applications Achieving real results with the NetPrecis

62 62 Example applications and real world case studies Real world deployments of the NetPrecis include: Infrastructure bypass in mobile market Fully integrated mission-critical backhaul for Meralco Rural broadband for Sri Lanka Telecom Backhaul of surveillance video for Slovenias forests Remote voice and data services for Dhiraagu in the Maldives VSAT replacement in mobile market Remote broadband for Telecom Fiji Private network for PT Kereta Api - Indonesia Rail GSM network extension for OPT in French Polynesia Offshore connectivity for British Gas in Tunisia Whatever the industry, whatever the application, Netronics has a story to tell…

63 63 Infrastructure bypass in mobile market Before the NetPrecis, the backhaul capacity consumed in rural locations propagated back through the network, accelerating backhaul congestion and reducing the economic viability of remote base stations. The NetPrecis provides long distance links with minimal capital expenditure and spectrum fees, bypassing existing microwave infrastructure and preserving high frequency bands for use in bigger urban markets.

64 64 Fully integrated mission-critical backhaul for Meralco Meralco, The Philippines largest electricity utility, needed to support its mission- critical traffic for real-time monitoring and control. Multiple sites had to be linked, and the system integrated with Meralcos existing IT systems. Over 60 NetPrecis links in the 1.4GHz band were deployed across the country, building in redundancy for every link. The network has resulted in reduced spectrum licensing costs, improved network management and better reliability.

65 65 Fully integrated mission-critical backhaul for Meralco The Meralco network is made up of NetPrecis radios and NetPrecis expansion shelves. Services are digitised, multiplexed and cross-connected onto E1 bearers using the expansion shelf at the central site and transported to the various sites as digital traffic over the Meralco transport network. The NetPrecis radio provides not only the transport for E1, but also the de-multiplexing of the basic services at the end points.

66 66 Rural broadband for Sri Lanka Telecom Sri Lanka Telecom needed a rapidly deployed access solution for rural corporate customers, having previously only been able to provide a single V.35 interface. The NetPrecis was deployed in the 800 MHz band, providing: V.35 interface, plus 2-wire voice, including payphone signalling, plus E1, Ethernet, RS-232, 4-wire voice The NetPrecis enabled Sri Lanka Telecom to increase the range of services available, increase revenue opportunities and acquire new customers.

67 67 Backhaul of surveillance video for Slovenias forests Slovenia is a highly forested nation, with woodland covering more than half of the territory. Fires are one of the countrys biggest threats, and the government wanted to implement an early warning system. The NetPrecis was used to transport surveillance video from high definition IP cameras, providing the capacity, security, link distance and near non- line-of-sight capability needed. Further firewatch network extensions are being planned.

68 68 Remote voice and data for Dhiraagu in the Maldives Dhiraagu wanted to increase revenues through increasing the capacity available to remote resorts, as well as reduce operational expenditure by replacing existing outdated and low capacity network equipment technology. Using the NetPrecis in the 600 MHz band, with its Ethernet and E1 interfaces, Dhiraagu delivered Internet, telephone and LAN interconnect services. As well as retaining existing customers, Dhiraagu secured business from new resorts, despite the emergence of a new competitor in the market.

69 69 VSAT replacement in mobile market Before the deployment of the NetPrecis in Indonesia, the operational expenditure of satellite as a backhaul solution was exceeding US$31K per month for a 4E1 capacity. With NetPrecis used as a terrestrial alternative, operational expenditure was eliminated and the link had a return on investment of less than six months.

70 70 Remote broadband for Telecom Fiji Telecom Fiji needed to link 37 offshore resorts and islands to the mainland, despite the challenges of transmission over water, tropical vegetation, and long distances, up to 75km, to generate new revenue streams. Using NetPrecis in the 1400 MHz band, with its forward error correction and adaptive equaliser to combat multi-path interference, Telecom Fiji achieved reliable broadband Internet speeds of up to 512 kbit/s, with multiple phone / fax lines, providing a range of services including VoIP, VLAN, VPN, video conferencing, PABX, POS and web hosting.

71 71 Private network for PT Kereta Api - Indonesia Rail With 571 stations and 6,000 km of track over a large area, PT Kereta Api needed a safe and reliable communications solution, carrying PBX telephony, private mobile radio, train control signalling and ticketing data efficiently in one link, often over long distances. The NetPrecis, operating in the 1400 MHz band, was deployed in a monitored hot standby configuration, reliably supporting PT Kereta Api real time communications to improve the safety and service provided to the companys 200 million customers every year.

72 72 GSM network extension for OPT in French Polynesia The French Polynesian national communications provider, OPT, needed to extend GSM and POTS coverage to the remote island of Maiao, overcoming the problems of low subscriber densities, over-water distance and challenging environmental conditions. The NetPrecis was used in the 1400 MHz band to provide a link from Tahiti to Maiao. Netronics is now the preferred supplier for such links and the network is being further extended.

73 73 Offshore connectivity for British Gas in Tunisia British Gas needed to continually monitor gas production parameters at the Miskar gas field, 125 km offshore. Overcoming the problems of long distance, over water links, and constantly moving platforms, the NetPrecis was deployed in a three-hop link from the Miskar gas field to an onshore terminal, replacing the outdated low capacity analogue link. Voice, data and video traffic is aggregated and transported over a 256 kbit/s link. The NetPrecis network has proved robust and efficient, enabling British Gas to closely monitor and manage production.

74 Relationship to competing technologies How Netronics and the NetPrecis outperform the rest

75 75 What technologies does the NetPrecis compete with? The NetPrecis platform is typically used instead of, or to replace, one of the following: VSAT Leased lines Higher frequency microwave The NetPrecis has been distance-engineered for demanding applications, and makes the link where other products cannot. It outperforms each of these competing technologies in different ways.

76 76 VSAT Compared to VSAT, the NetPrecis: Delivers much greater capacity Requires lower operational expenditure Enables customers to be in control of their own network infrastructure, eliminating dependence on third party operators Is able to overcome the problem of adverse weather conditions and sun outages Eliminates the problems of asymmetric connection (web server, file transfer, VPN) Has lower latency The NetPrecis has a rapid return on investment, which can be as little as six months, varying per country depending upon the costs of VSAT services.

77 77 Higher frequency microwave Compared to higher frequency microwave (6 to 38GHz) the NetPrecis: Can make longer distance links, eliminating or bypassing a network of repeaters and requiring less infrastructure Is better able to overcome the problems of adverse weather conditions, because of its use of lower frequency bands (e.g. rain fade, harmattan) Greatly reduces operational costs compared to a higher frequency network, with reduced site rental costs In one example Netronics replaced a network of three 13GHz point-to-point links with a single NetPrecis link in the 1400 MHz band generating a saving of over 60%. The NetPrecis makes a compelling business case, with rapid return on investment.

78 78 Leased lines Compared to leased lines, whether E1 / T1 or greater capacity, the NetPrecis: Virtually eliminates operational expenditure Removes the dependence on the incumbent operator Is rapidly deployable and can be redeployed as needed The NetPrecis puts the user back in charge of the communications network and its infrastructure, and results in a rapid return on investment.

79 In conclusion What else can we tell you?

80 80 To conclude NetPrecis provides a wireless point-to- point link distance-engineered for demanding applications. With a comprehensive range of frequency bands, channel sizes and interfaces, the NetPrecis overcomes the deployment obstacles that other products simply cannot. If you need a long distance, reliable, high throughput connection for any combination of voice, data and IP traffic, then Netronics has the answer.

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