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MDS Intrepid & Intrepid Ultra
MDS Intrepid & Intrepid Ultra
Maximized capacity wireless point to point backhaul 2.4, 5.4, 5.8 GHz Unlicensed and 4.9Ghz Licensed bands

The proliferation of IP devices and applications have resulted in a backhaul bottleneck, where the channel size required to carry data efficiently exceeds the network's capacity. The MDS Intrepid™ and Intrepid Ultra combats this challenge by providing higher capacity (25 Mbps to 200 Mbps), reduced interference, Quality of Service (QoS) and simple deployment options.

Key Benefits
  • Offers economic solutions by providing several throughput options
  • Smooth TDM to IP migration
  • Full duplex or asymmetric throughput for application flexibility
  • MIMO and OFDM technology for optimum performance
  • Simple installation and maintenance with intuitive tools
Application Flexibility
  • Multiple combinations of Ethernet and TDM
  • Multiple point-to-point configuration and capacity options
  • Built-in AES 128-bit encryption
  • Password protected access and lockdown
Reliable & Scalable
  • Built-in sophisticated interference combating mechanisms
  • Hot standby configuration with hitless, automatic switchover
  • Dual power feeding
Easy to Use
  • Link manager with Set-up Wizards for simple installation and configuration
  • Easily change frequencies in the field
  • Useful planning tools such as Spectrum View and Link Budget Calculator
Application Flexibility
Indoor Unit / Outdoor Units
The Intrepid is offered as a split mount system consisting of an Indoor Unit (IDU) which contains interfaces and protocol firmware support, and an Outdoor Unit (ODU) which contains the RF and frequency-specific firmware. The ODU may be purchased with an integrated antenna or with external antenna connections.

The IDU is offered in an industrial-grade enclosure or a more cost effective standard enclosure. Alternatively, a Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3AF option is available.

Both Intrepid and Intrepid Ultra can be configured as (1+0), (1+1), hot standby, space diversity and ring protection functionality. Intrepid is built using MIMO smart antenna technology which offers significant increases in data throughput and link range without additional channel size or transmit power.
Reduced Interference
The Intrepid Series has built-in interference combating technology to keep the over-the-air signal clear and strong, including Adaptive Coding and Modulation and Automatic Repeat Request. This, along with advanced Forward Error Correction for low overhead, minimizes the latency and the error rate, and is especially important for delay sensitive applications like Voice over IP.

Flexible Deployment
Both Intrepid and Intrepid Ultra can be used as a single point-to-point link from a central site using Hub Site Synchronization which synchronizes the transmission of collocated radios, reducing mutual interference. The Intrepid Series supports multiple frequency bands with the same hardware, making it easy to change frequency in the field without any new hardware. Frequency bands can easily be changed using the Link Manager, an easy, intuitive management and diagnostic tool.

Reliable Communications
  • BER of 1.0E-11 with fast ARQ algorithm
  • Native, low latency IP/Ethernet and TDM interfaces
  • ACM and Automatic Channel Selection (ACS) facilitate easy changes for RF optimization
  • Robust MIMO & OFDM technology for operation in frequency dense and non-line of sight environments
  • Flexible Deployment
  • Multiple unlicensed frequencies
  • Collocation of radios to optimize tower use via hub site synchronization
  • Various channel size options facilitate best combination of range and speed
  • Asymmetric throughput capacity feature allocates bandwidth to optimize payloads
  • Prioritized and Secure
  • AES 128-bit encryption for secure data transmission
  • QoS ensures most critical communications receive the highest priority
  • Selector Guide

    MDS Intrepid: 25 Mbps Full Duplex/50 Mbps Aggregate Throughput
    The Intrepid backhaul solution provides up to 25 Mbps full duplex/50 Mbps aggregate throughput. Featuring a wide range of options, the Intrepid is available as a compact IDU unit with two Ethernet ports and two T1/E1 ports, or as a 19" rack mountable IDU unit with two Ethernet ports and up to 8 T1/E1 ports.

    MDS Intrepid Ultra: 100 Mbps Full Duplex/200 Mbps Aggregate Throughput
    The Intrepid Ultra provides 100 Mbps full duplex/200 Mbps aggregate throughput, and is available as a compact IDU unit with two Ethernet ports and two T1/E1 ports, or as a 19" rack mountable IDU unit with two Ethernet ports and up to 16 T1/E1 ports.

    IDU Options

    ODU Options

    Techincal Specifications