Internet Telephony magazine has named the ClearMesh Metro Grid the recipient of its 2006 Product of the Year Award. The wireless optical mesh architecture of the Metro Grid enables large corporate, medical, education or government campus environments to integrate data, VoIP and surveillance video and other applications demanding large amounts of LAN capacity at every point on a campus.
Offering up to 100Mbps of full duplex Ethernet capacity to each building, the Metro Grid is a wireless mesh that offers fiber-like capacity and performance without the high cost and complications of deploying fiber. The network uses unlicensed, interference-free technology that ensures ultra-low latency operation able to carry thousands of toll-grade VoIP calls, delay and jitter sensitive video traffic and mission-critical applications. Unlike traditional Wi-Fi networks, the Metro Grid can support large scale IT network overlays while aggregating video traffic from hundreds of surveillance cameras.
"The ClearMesh Metro Grid clearly fills a gap in the today's wireless network deployments. While Wi-Fi allows for ubiquitous access, it fails to deliver the bandwidth and quality of service necessary to support both mission critical and media-rich applications," states Suresh Nihalani, president and CEO of ClearMesh. "We're glad to see that Internet Telephony clearly understands the timeliness and unique value proposition of the Metro Grid."
"Each year Internet Telephony magazine recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence in technological advancement and application refinements," said Rich Tehrani, TMC President and Editor-in-Chief of Internet Telephony magazine. "ClearMesh has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace."
The Metro Grid solution consists of a network of ClearMesh 300 (CM 300) nodes and the ClearMesh Management System (CMS). The CM 300 is an integrated Layer 2 networking platform that combines high-capacity Ethernet switching and low-cost wireless transport with business-grade Ethernet service delivery interfaces. Using secure optical transmission, the CM 300 distributes up to 300 Mbps of wire-speed, ultra-low latency, full-duplex bandwidth (600Mbps of capacity) with QoS.
The ClearMesh Management System (CMS) is a carrier-class management tool for mesh-wide installation, diagnostics, service analysis and provisioning to support fast and efficient deployment.