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WiFi network bridge connects two locations up to 5 miles apart
Posted: 22-May-2008 [Source: HD Communications]

[HD Communications introduces the HD26200, an outdoor WiFi network bridge that connects two locations up to five miles apart for $318.]

Ronkonkoma, NY -- HD Communications Corp., a company with wireless experience dating back to 1976, has introduced the HD26200, a complete outdoor wireless network bridge in the 802.11 B/G unlicensed 2.4GHz band that sells for only $318.

The HD26200 is made up of two high performance Ubiquiti network radios with integrated 17dbi dual polarity antennas that are configured in wireless bridge mode. The HD26200 bridge is also powered over ethernet, so no RF cables are required, only an outdoor CAT5 cable to bring both data and power to the radios.

"Since the introduction of WiFi radios people have tried to push the range of consumer level products by adding external antennas, RF cables, and WiFi amplifiers. The cost of those devices often totaled well over $500 and that was after they had already bought two D-Link or Linksys radios for $75 each," said Don Davis, President and CEO of HD Communications Corp. "Now they can have an FCC certified wireless bridge that will work better, look better, is easier to configure, and easier to install for less than $320."

HD Communications Corp. has been selling wireless equipment since 1991, far longer than most of their competitors, so when asked what makes this product so special Davis stated, "We are a solutions company first and a distributor second. If a product does not exist and the market requires it, we bring it to them. I have watched people struggle trying to make that other stuff work and sometimes it did. This works every time and outperforms other manufacturers' $10,000 wireless bridge solutions."

The HD26200 requires direct line of sight between the two locations that the user is trying to connect; however, HD Communications Corp currently has additional products for Non-Line of sight situations and plans on introducing additional wireless bridge solutions by this summer's end.

HD Communications Corp. sells wireless equipment to re-sellers and end users in more than 55 countries around the world. Customers include local, state and federal governments as well as many private concerns. Industries served are vast and include health care, hospitality, educational, small to large business, military, well monitoring, construction, public safety, farming and many others.


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