As the demand for high-speed internet continues to grow, numerous regional Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) have stepped in to fill the need. By mounting wireless access points on remote towers, business and residential customers are able to conveniently access wireless internet at speeds much faster than traditional T1 connections.
Comtrol Corporation’s line of RocketLinx ES75XX managed Power over Ethernet switches provide both power and a managed network link from each access point to the main network through a single connection. With a wide operating temperature and IP31 environmental protection from solid objects (>2.5mm) and vertical water flow, the ES75XX series is capable of withstanding conditions commonly found on wireless towers.
Comtrol’s Ethernet management package provides up to 296 simultaneous VLANs and IGMP Snooping/Query for multicast traffic management, two features imperative for efficient bandwidth management. Additionally, Comtrol’s support of the IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at and non-standard +24VDC PoE output allows a wide range of access points to be powered quickly and easily.