If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail – hence, you must always choose the right tool for the job. This nugget of carpentry wisdom is applicable to many situations, choosing wireless broadband solutions included. 

This is especially the case for point-to-point (PTP) solutions where the wireless broadband industry typically talks about PTP products as one-size-fits-all solutions with the only real difference being capacity. But the reality is that there are many different applications – traditional wireless ISP backhaul, mobile wireless backhaul, small-cell backhaul, video surveillance, tactical deployments, enterprise access and campus connectivity using private networks – which have requirements that will be weighted differently. 

Today, Cambium Networks is introducing two new products to our PTP portfolio.The PTP 650L and PTP 450 are especially well-suited for enterprise access and video surveillance solutions with an optimized set of functionality and ROI to best suit network operators’ unique requirements.         

The PTP 650L is an enterprise access solution for customers who place a high value on security, ruggedization, out-of-band management and self-optimizing channel selection and those requiring spectral efficiency and flexibility. The PTP 650L also supports a power over Ethernet (PoE) output port for a video camera and can be fiber-fed.

The PTP 450 focuses on video surveillance and enterprise access solutions at a lower price point and a smaller form factor while still offering near line of sight, TDD synchronization and support of both 5 GHz and 3 GHz spectrum.The PTP 450 can also be fitted with range extension accessories such as the clip and reflector dish.

Make the right PTP choice for your network by following another carpentry-related idiom: Measure twice, cut once. Look at the specific connectivity challenges you are facing and make sure you are selecting the perfect solution for the job. To talk with fellow network planners, visit our forum or plug in your own specs into LINKPlanner, our free tool for designing and configuring PTP links.

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