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Selecting an Industrial Grade Wireless Networking Solution Introducing the SAFARI Srx-54 Ad hoc mesh integrated infrastructure and access point
About METRIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION Metric Systems Corporation Metric Systems Corporation is a manufacturer and systems integrator of wireless data networks for government and industry. Some of our clients include: US Navy San Diego County Water Authority Rockwell Automation State of California Neal Electric We have over 20 years experience designing and deploying wireless data networks to meet the specific requirements and facility needs of users in the critical infrastructure and public safety marketplace. 2 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe
Going Wireless Today, Ethernet connectivity and Internet networking are the standards of business and industrial communications. Broadband wireless networking technology, with its inherent flexibility, affordability and ease of installation, is increasingly displacing wire and fiber for in-plant and critical wide-area commercial and industrial communications infrastructure applications. Intelligent blending of wireless and wired transport facilities provide a superior solution, balancing cost, performance, reliability and security. Increasing Productivity, Decreasing Costs Metric Systems Corporation 3
Introducing the SAFARI Wireless Networking System For terrestrial private wireless network applications to gain acceptance, next generation equipment and systems must provide the following: Service and reliability levels equal to or better than wire and fiber Accommodation of the licensed and unlicensed spectrum requirements An ability to economically meet increasing demand for bandwidth and reliability Low cost integration path to network legacy components and systems The SAFARI was developed to provide highly reliable broadband communications in high-stress situations*. * The SAFARI Srx-54 is the commercialized version of the US Navy’s AN/WSC-54 (V) XN Interior Shipboard Wireless LAN System, developed by Metric Systems Corporation. Metric Systems Corporation 4
The SAFARI Family of Wireless Networking Products The SAFARI multi-radio solution enables a tailored approach to building industrial ad hoc mesh networks. Our product line includes four basic channel configurations available in any mix of 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz and/or 5.8 GHz. The three-radio SAFARI Srx-54 hub / relay / access point The SAFARI dual-radio hub / relay / access point model The SAFARI single-radio access point / client model These configurations can be mixed to create highly reliable, broadband redundant networks. Typical configurations Metric Systems Corporation 5 The functionality of each node can be easily changed to meet network requirements.
SAFARI Technology Core SAFARI moves beyond consumer-based IEEE a/b/g systems by integrating the technologies required to optimize industrial wireless network performance by providing: Minimum one-way and round-trip latency for time-critical applications Sustained high-bandwidth for remote programming and streaming video applications Optimized latency for quality voice networks Redundancy options for critical high-value applications Support for non-IP equipment to Net-Centric operation Robust suite of wireless security capabilities and features Metric Systems Corporation 6
Introducing the SAFARI Wireless Networking System SAFARI creates true constant bandwidth ad hoc mesh* networks by using a proactive MANET** routing core. The SAFARI MANET routing algorithm allows you to continue operating after multiple levels of link and site failure. Click below for examples of SAFARI’s alternate routing capabilities. * In a true wireless ad hoc mesh network, there are at least two different pathways to every other node. In a fully mesh network, every node can connect to every other node. This connection can be a direct wire, a single radio link, or multiple links (hops) through multiple routers. The Internet is an example of a fully mesh network. ** (For details, see Metric Systems Corporation 7
G H A B C D F E Loss of Hub Example Metric Systems Corporation 8 Maintenance faults as well as natural and man-made disasters can wreak havoc on broadband communications networks. The SAFARI’s powerful routing algorithms allow you to plan, design and provide robust communications disaster recovery scenarios to sustain operations. The example above illustrates the loss of Site H and how communications traffic is redirected through Sites A and G.
G H A B C D F E Loss of Links Example Metric Systems Corporation 9 Although a well designed wireless system can be as reliable as wire and fiber, equipment failure and severe interference can cause a decline or loss in service. The SAFARI’s full bandwidth ad hoc mesh networking capability detects link loss and degradation and automatically reroutes traffic, maintaining operation. In this example, wireless links between Sites C and D and Sites C and G are out of service. Traffic destined for Site G from Sites C, D, E and F are now quickly routed through Sites A, B, D, E, F and H.
G H A B C D F E I New Node Example Metric Systems Corporation 10 Creating a network from the ground up, replacing a damaged node, or simply adding a new node is designed to be quick and easy. SAFARI’s SAFARI View configuration tool makes it straightforward. Validate RF paths, erect antennas and set SAFARI to auto-configure and SAFARI will automatically search out paths and establish network- wide connectivity. In the example above, new Site I actively searches for adjacent or designated nodes to establish connectivity with the total network.
SAFARI Indoor Configuration RF Ports Channels 1-3 USB 1 USB 2 Ethernet Port 1 Ethernet Port 2 AC/DC Power Input 12 VDC VAC Multi-Radio Wireless Units g (2.4 GHz) or a (5.8 GHz) Ruggedized AC/DC Power Supply J3, J4, J5 User- Configurable High-Speed Serial Ports Support: Licensed or Unlicensed RF Modems Legacy RTU/PLC Ports J2 Service Port (RS-232) Rugged, Corrosion Resistant NEMA 4X Stainless Steel Enclosure Metric Systems Corporation 11
SAFARI Outdoor Configuration RF Ports Channels 1-3 Data Power Cable up to 300 feet (100 meters) Extended lengths to 3km available Multi-Radio Wireless Units g (2.4 GHz) or a (5.8 GHz) Wide Temperature Range Power Supply Rugged, Corrosion Resistant NEMA 4X Stainless Steel Enclosure AC/DC Power Input Metric Systems Corporation Power Distribution Shelf 12
Typical SAFARI Application Examples 1. Wide Area Tank Farm Control and Monitoring Solution With SAFARI you can: Build redundant configurations that provide % reliability Eliminate costly and trouble-prone wiring Provide mobile connectivity Metric Systems Corporation 13 Support broadband video and security system installations
Typical SAFARI Application Examples 2. Redundant Wide Area Control Water Network Multi-site redundant wireless ring netting together point-to-point and multipoint monitoring and control sites. Metric Systems Corporation 14
SAFARI View Network Configuration and Administration Each SAFARI wireless system comes with a set of network software tools to make the task of designing, installing and operating your wireless network quick, easy and reliable. Design and configure point-to-point, multipoint and ad hoc mesh topologies The SAFARI View software application guides you step- by-step through the network building and commissioning process. Define wireless network interface and spectrum parameters Automatically generate and upload configuration files over the air to any remote location Real-time monitoring and administration of network operation Compatible with Windows® Metric Systems Corporation 15
SAFARI Features and Benefits Security strategies based on Department of Homeland Security Cyber-Security recommendations Uninterrupted operation Scheduled maintenance – reduce overtime Disaster recovery response strategies Secure network against hijacking, intrusion, and denial attacks Provides protection against single and multipoint failures Integrated password control and firewall Intrusion detection Encrypted wireless links Redundancy options and robust security MANET routing protocol Superior system performance and reliability in the face of multipath fading and interference environments Predictable Quality of Service levels SAFARI’s multi-channel mesh capability allows for uninterrupted service at full design bandwidth without degrading system reliability Full-bandwidth ad hoc mesh routing and application- adaptable MAC level polling and multipoint control Meets IEEE a/b/g standards Supports point-to-point and multipoint protocols Supports g ad-hoc protocol Ability to tailor a network to a customer’s specific RF and geographical environment Capability of integrating legacy radios into a SAFARI network SAFARI can be configured with one to three independent wireless channels High speed serial ports support all unlicensed 900 GHz and 2.4 GHz radios USB ports support local UWB or RFID operations Supports licensed and unlicensed radios External support for a wide variety of serial licensed and unlicensed radios As required; meets IP68 specifications Meets UL and ANSI requirements Specific solution model for your application Tailorable for industry-specific classifications SAFARI versions for outdoor and classified industrial environments – Class 1, Div II, explosion proof available Ability to operate in a wide range of environments SpecificationBenefitCapabilityFeature Metric Systems Corporation 16
Features at a Glance Metric Systems Corporation 17 Open-Architecture (IPv4/IPv6) Spectrum scanning and interference avoidance system Up to three independent 2.4 GHz and/or 5.8 GHz a/b/g commercial broadband channels (WiMax upgrade available in 2006) Robust self-healing ad hoc mesh routing and topology Network architecture support: Infrastructure, Ad hoc mesh and TDMA Assured channel and authentication support Maximum throughput – 24 mbps (single channel) to 72 mbps (three parallel channels)
Features at a Glance Metric Systems Corporation 18 Ruggedized industrial quality indoor/outdoor and explosion-proof Class 1 Div 1 enclosures available QoS multimedia support Optional integrated VoIP telephone interfaces Supports a wide variety of commercial narrowband and wideband radios Supports bridges to cellular, PCS and paging networks Comprehensive network configuration, test and administration tools
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Contact Information For more information or to schedule an on-site SAFARI demonstration… Visit us on the web: Phone: toll-free fax Location: 2320 Cousteau Ct., Suite 201 Vista, CA Sales - Application Engineering – Metric Systems Corporation 20