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A microwave system is a system of equipment used for microwave data transmission. The typical microwave system includes radios located high atop microwave towers, which are used for the transmission of microwave communications using line of sight microwave radio technology.

Microwave Towers are the Most Visible Component of the Microwave System
A microwave system is composed of at least two microwave towers. At the top of these towers are microwave antennas. These antennas are what allow the transmitter hardware of the microwave system to transmit data from site to site. The area between the microwave system components must be clear of any major structures, such as tall buildings, mountains, or other objects that could potentially obstruct microwave transmission. Only when this has been achieved can data travel through the microwave system.

This is why microwave communication is categorized as a "line of sight" technology. When planning a microwave radio system, one must remember the requirements of microwave equipment. Microwave antennas must be placed at the top of tall radio towers to provide a clear line communication path. This allows the microwave system data to travel the long distances required by telecommunications service providers.

Network Alarm Monitoring is an Important Aspect of Microwave System Planning
Another important aspect of planning a microwave system is providing for monitoring of all of the system components. Monitoring your microwave system with an advanced alarm master and a fleet of remote telemetry units (RTU's) will help you to protect your network uptime by instantly notifying you of problems with any of your microwave equipment. This will enable you to quickly dispatch technicians to your sites, reducing your network downtime.

Make the NetGuardian 832A Your Advanced RTU for Microwave Monitoring
RTU's are used to collect alarms from your entire microwave system. Advanced remotes, such as the NetGuardian 832A, work with your alarm master to automatically generate instantaneous pager and email notifications for your network operators and technical staff. The NetGuardian 832A provides you with inputs for 32 discrete alarms and 8 analog alarms, allowing you to monitor a number of devices.

The NetGuardian also enables you to ping up to 32 microwave system devices. This makes it easy for your microwave system supervisor to verify the connectivity of your various devices. With its 8 integrated controls, the NetGuardian can also be used to control your microwave equipment, even when you're off site.

Don't let network downtime drag down your bottom-line revenues. Make sure you protect your microwave system uptime with network alarm monitoring. Make the NetGuardian 832A your choice for an advanced RTU, and make the most of your microwave network.

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