SAF Integra-E 70-80 GHz 10 Gbps full-duplex point to point microwave radio is the latest addition to the SAF microwave radio range designed for very fast data speeds over short link distances.
Here are the key benefits of the new Integra-E 70-80 GHz 10 Gbps radios:
Some technical details of Integra-E 70-80 GHz 10 Gbps radios:
Availability of Integra-E radios is currently limited, but it will become a standard stock item (held in Albury, NSW) over the next few months ensuring fast deliveries from around mid 2019.
Please contact us for pricing, path calculations and any other information, we look forward to assisting you.
Please note that our offices will be closed from COB Friday 21st December, reopening Monday 14th January 2019.
For technical assistance or any other urgent enquiries during this time, please call Nic on 0414 555 508.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for another great year, thank you very much and we look forward to working with you in 2019.
Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!
New SAF Integra GS 8 GHz microwave radio is now available. Maximum data speed is 472 Mbps full-duplex in 1+0 configuration or 944 Mbps in 2+0 with link bonding.
The main advantages of the 8 GHz frequency band are:
We continue to expand our local microwave radio stock held in Albury, NSW in order to deliver more orders faster.
Integra GS 8 GHz radios will become a standard stock item once the first radios arrive in the second half of November.
We will also be stocking 900mm and 1200mm antennas in the 8 GHz frequency.
Please contact us for further details on this product and for assistance with network design. Our highly experienced staff will be able to help you with the selection of the most appropriate equipment and frequency band to best suit your needs and requirements.
If you are building a microwave radio network in a high rain rate area we can also base our calculations on higher rain rates than the standard ITU recommendation in order to allow for higher margins. From our experience the standard ITU figures are often too low for Queensland and Northern Territory as well as the Northern part of Western Australia.
The 21st Local Government IT Conference is being held at Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour from 28th to 30th November 2018.
You can view the program here. It features a variety of council case studies and superb keynote speakers – Anh Do, Kate Carruthers and Stephen Scheeler.
Delegates will have the opportunity to network with others, obtain information on the latest developments in information technology, and to find best practice solutions.
We are passionate about building and maintaining fast, highly reliable and cost-effective microwave radio networks for local government, particularly in regional Australia.
The SAF Australia team is looking forward to learning more about some of the challenges councils are facing and using our experience to help with solutions.
We will also be announcing a new product- a 10 Gbps full-duplex radio in 70/80 GHz millimetre wave frequency band.
Click on the below logo to learn more about the event or contact us for further information.
SAF PhoeniX G2 IDU + ODU (Indoor plus Outdoor) split mount point to point microwave radio equipment is now available in 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 18, 22 (23) and 38 GHz frequency bands.
The main features of PhoeniX G2 IDU + ODUs include:
Although most of our customers prefer the All Outdoor (FODU) radio build (and we believe it is the better solution in most cases), there are situations where the split mount IDU + ODU option is more suitable. Below is an overview of the main advantages of both solutions.
FODU (Full Outdoor, All Outdoor Build):
IDU + ODU (Indoor Plus Outdoor Build):
Please contact us for further information. We will be happy to assist with path calculations, quotes and any other requests.
High power radios are now available in 15 GHz and 18 GHz in the SAF Integra G Point to Point microwave radio product line.
Maximum Tx power of these full outdoor radios is 23 dBm (in both frequencies).
Higher transmit power helps to:
If you are hiring space on a third party tower, reducing antenna sizes can mean significantly lower site rental fees. Or you may have to keep antenna sizes as small as possible for a site with very limited space. Smaller antenna sizes also translate into lower equipment and freight costs and easier installation.
For customers requiring fast data speeds it may be crucial to use 18 GHz for longer links as there is a large 55 MHz channel size available in this frequency band. High Tx power can be very helpful here.
Customers can also save on annual ACMA annual licence fees by using 15 GHz or 18 GHz instead of a lower frequency. Savings are particularly significant in high and medium density areas. These are- Melbourne / Geelong, Sydney / Wollongong and Brisbane / Gold Coast (high density), and Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle (medium density).
Last, but not least- achieving higher link availability and fade margins without increasing antenna sizes can be a big bonus, particularly for links in high rain rate areas and with mission critical networks.
Australian users can achieve up to 226 Mbps full-duplex per radio with 15GHz 28MHz, and up to 472 Mbps full-duplex with 18 GHz 55 MHz.
In New Zealand, the same speeds as the above apply for Integra G radios. In addition to this, New Zealand based customers can also take advantage of the 110 MHz channel size with Integra W radios for maximum speed of 883 Mbps full-duplex per radio. Integra W radios also have a high maximum transmit power of 22 dBm.
All Integra G high frequency microwave radios (15 GHz and above) have two model options- Integra G and Integra GS. Integra G radios have integrated 300mm or 600mm antennas while Integra GS units are used with non-integrated (but slip-fit) antennas. Available sizes are 300mm, 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm.
Advantages of integrated antennas include:
Advantages of non-integrated antennas are:
Our Australian stock includes some standard power 15 GHz and 18 GHz Integra G FODUs at this stage. Once the current stock is sold, however, we will be replacing it with the high power units. It will still be possible to order standard power 18 GHz radios, but we expect most (or all) customers will prefer the high power version due to the above benefits. We will only be manufacturing 15 GHz with high power in the future.
Please contact us for further information. We will be happy to assist with selection of the most appropriate equipment to best suit your needs.
13 GHz licensed frequency band is now available in the SAF Integra G all outdoor (also called full outdoor or FODU) point-to-point microwave radio product line.
The main benefits of the 13 GHz band for Australian users are:
Australian users can achieve 226Mbps full-duplex speeds in the 13 GHz frequency band. This is based on 28 MHz channel size available for licensing from ACMA.
In New Zealand, customers can obtain a larger – 56 MHz – channel size. Maximum data speed is therefore higher- 472Mbps full-duplex per radio.
SAF Integra G microwave radios also support packet header compression for additional speed (the speeds stated above are before packet header compression).
13 GHz SAF Integra G radios come with the trademark Integra extra corrosion resistant enclosures. This ensures longevity of the equipment and is particularly beneficial for links near the ocean.
PoE ports make for easy single cable installations, and two SFP ports are also available for customers using fibre.
The first 13 GHz Integra G radios are arriving in Australia this week. We will be delivering some of them for a government project in Queensland while the rest will be held in our Albury warehouse as part of our continuous efforts to extend and optimise our local stock in order to be able to deliver more customer orders faster.
Please contact us for further information. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or assist with path calculations and quotes for any links you may be planning.
SAF Integra full outdoor radios are now also available in 7GHz (7.5GHz). This frequency band is ideal for medium to long distance links where the preference is to use a small 7MHz or 14MHz channel size (to reduce ACMA spectrum costs or for other reasons). Maximum data speeds are 41Mbps and 97Mbps full-duplex with 7MHz and 14MHz respectively (plus extra from packet header compression). Minimum path length is 20km.
Contact us for further information, path calculations and quotes, we will be happy to assist.
Current average MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of SAF microwave radio equipment is 87.75 years , and average failure rate is 0.422% per annum.
69% of our customers` orders in the 2017/2018 financial year were delivered within just 5 business days (or less). We continue expanding and optimising our local stock in order to be able to deliver more orders faster.
SAF niche products include 400MHz, 500MHz, 1.5GHz and 3.8GHz equipment for very long link distances, 24GHz class-licensed radios for short-distance links, 28GHz licensed radios that provide 883Mbps full-duplex speed, 2-40GHz hand-held spectrum analysers for onsite use, ultra-low latency microwave radio equipment, 4.5GHz and 10.5GHz band radios and others. We also have a track record of providing highly customised solutions based on specific requirements.