xMax xAP Access Point

The xMax xAP® is an all-IP, high-performance wireless access point that delivers range, coverage and reliability in even the most challenging radio frequency (RF) conditions. For the first time, the xAP brings together game-changing technologies including Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Networking and a 2X4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) in a compact and affordable access point. These capabilities enable the xAP to deliver class-leading range and reliability for fixed, nomadic and mobile applications. As part of a complete xMax fixed/mobile broadband network system, the xAP delivers unprecedented scalability, reliability and performance while minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO). It is the first carrier-class cognitive radio solution that offers a licensed spectrum experience using unlicensed spectrum via the ISM 900MHz band.

High-power xMax radios and 2×4 MIMO technologies give the xAP range, mobility and reliability surpassing WiFi-based systems. The xAP (as well as all xMax components) supports nomadic and fully mobile connectivity, including handoff that allows xMax operators to offer on-the-go services that cable and DSL can’t match. As part of the xMax family of products, the xAP is designed to offer maximum coverage and robustness while minimizing network deployment and management costs. This makes it a powerful solution for WiSPs, Telcos, Public Safety, enterprise and other service providers. Cognitive radio technology simplifies and speeds deployment for commercial, private and tactical networks.

The xAP utilizes advanced cognitive radio technology that incorporates OFDM and MIMO to yield outstanding interference rejection, high mobility and resistance to fading. All xMax products leverage an array of high-performance, low-cost DSPs that enable multidimensional signal processing to mitigate interference and dynamically access/optimize available spectrum resources.

The xAP is a small, single channel device that provides voice, data and video over ranges of 1 to 5 miles (non-line-of-sight) and up to 15 miles (line-of-sight), depending on environmental and installation conditions. Multiple xAPs can be collocated to increase system capacity. All xAPs are time-synchronized to avoid self-interference, which greatly increases overall system capacity and load leveling. These features, along with deterministic Media Access Control (MAC) for high-quality voice calls (VoIP), give the xMax system superior scalability in real-world conditions.