Profile: DragonWave Inc (DRWI.OQ)
26 Jul 2016
DragonWave Inc. (DragonWave), incorporated on February 24, 2000, is a provider of packet microwave solutions for Internet protocol (IP) networks. The Company's packet microwave systems transmit broadband voice, video and data. The Company operates through broadband wireless backhaul equipment segment. The principal application of DragonWave's products is mobile network backhaul. Additional applications include leased line replacement, last mile fiber extension and enterprise networks. The Company's product lines include Harmony, Horizon, Avenue and NetViewer.
Harmony Product Family
The Harmony product line is a multi-service wireless platform enabling time division multiplexing (TDM) and packet-based services across wireless or wireline infrastructure. The Company's Harmony First Mile 200 is a flexible indoor unit (IDU) of the Harmony family, which can be used for tail or chain application in the mobile backhaul. It can be connected to the Harmony Radio outdoor units (ODU) to carry traditional E1/T1 and Ethernet traffic. The Harmony First Mile 200 powers the Harmony Radio, offers flexible protection architectures, including Hot-Standby and ring capability. The Harmony First Mile 200 also provides multiple end-to-end synchronization options. With the Harmony Hub 800, the Company delivers a multi-service platform that provides packet, pseudowire and hybrid capabilities. The Hub 800 is an indoor unit (IDU), which can be used for tail, hub and edge application in the mobile backhaul. The Hub 800 uses a multi-slot structure, and provides microwave integration with the Harmony Radio. Optional cards are used to fit the requirements of different applications. The Harmony Hub 800 also provides multiple end-to-end synchronization options.
Harmony Radio is a microwave radio, which transports Ethernet traffic in radio frequency (RF) bands from 3.5 gigahertz (ghz) up to approximately 38 ghz. Harmony Radio can be used in transmission networks, which include mobile networks, fixed networks or private networks. The Harmony Radio supports overhead compression, and all-outdoor cross polarization interference canceller (XPIC). Harmony Enhanced is the next generation of the Harmony Radio and Horizon Compact+ integrated into a single platform. Harmony Enhanced is DragonWave's single channel system in the 6 to 42 ghz frequency bands, offering 4096 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) support, and Bandwidth Accelerator Plus, which is the combination of both header and bulk compression. Harmony Enhanced is an all-outdoor radio, with integrated Ethernet switching, including approximately four Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) ports, Multiprotocol Label Switching-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) and Hierarchical Quality of Service (H-QoS) support.
Harmony EnhancedMC is DragonWave's radio, delivering over six gigabits per second (Gbps) on a single antenna in the 6 to 42 ghz frequency bands, through dual channel capability, integrate XPIC, 4096 QAM support, and Bandwidth Accelerator Plus, which is the combination of both header and bulk compression. The Harmony Radio Lite is a sub-6 ghz product with near and non-line of sight capabilities in the licensed and unlicensed bands. With an all-outdoor architecture and integrated six inch antennas, the Harmony Radio Lite is optimized for third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) small cell backhaul. In addition, the Harmony Radio Lite can be deployed as an integrated ODU with the Harmony First Mile 200 or Harmony Hub 800, and provides end to end Ethernet capabilities within the Harmony product family. Harmony Eband is a radio operating in the 70 to 80 ghz spectrum. The Harmony Eband is suited for mobile backhaul markets, providing reach comparable to a 23 to 38 ghz. The Harmony Trunk is a microwave system used for high-capacity multi-channel applications, which offers all-indoor configurations in a rack mount system. It operates in the sub-11 ghz bands, with focus on reach capabilities, and both packet and hybrid configurations.
Horizon Product Family
The Company's Horizon product family is an Ethernet microwave portfolio and consists of Horizon Compact+ and Horizon Quantum. Key features across its Horizon product line include adaptive modulation, ring/mesh support, advanced prioritization, jumbo frames, flow control, adaptive transmission power control (ATPC) and layer 2 transparencies. Horizon Compact+ is an all-outdoor platform that is interoperable with Horizon Compact. Horizon Quantum is an Ethernet implementation supporting sub-0.1-ms latencies. Horizon Quantum is a half-rack-unit device, which includes a Bandwidth Accelerator feature that enables spectral efficiency by up to a factor of approximately 2.5 times as compared to conventional systems.
The Company's NetViewer is a multi-service, multi-product network management platform. The NetViewer platform supports the Harmony product line, and the Horizon and Avenue product lines. NetViewer enables provisioning, management, monitoring and configuration across the line of products in a single graphical user interface (GUI)-based system. NetViewer is an end-end Ethernet provisioning engine.
The Company competes with Aviat Networks, Inc., Ceragon Networks Ltd., SIAE Microelettronica, NEC Corporation, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia.
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