SkyPilot Announces SkyConnector Pro

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Robust Broadband Wireless CPE Brings DSL-like Speeds to Business Subscribers

SkyConnector Pro

The SkyConnector Pro complements our announcement of the SkyConnector Mini

SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless equipment, today announced the SkyConnector Pro, a new generation of customer premise equipment (CPE) for unlicensed 5 GHz broadband wireless networks. The SkyConnector Pro provides wireless ISPs (WISPs) with the link budget necessary to ensure a resilient long-range broadband connection to business subscribers.

A summary of the SkyConnector Pro is as follows:

•Robust Connectivity - substantial link budget with 26 dBm radio and 22 dBi antenna
•Low Cost - a per-unit MSRP as low as US$399
•Long Range - wireless connectivity up to 7.5 miles/12 km from the base station
•High Capacity - up to 13 Mbps of throughput
•Non-Line of Sight - industrial-strength OFDM for connectivity in NLOS environments
•Synchronous QoS - deterministic latency and jitter guarantees for applications like VoIP
•Encrypted Security - hardware-based AES encryption
•Frequency Flexibility - software-configurable access to entire spectrum from 5.250-6.075 GHz
•"Zero-Touch" Configuration - auto-discovery and auto-provisioning for easy deployment
•Traffic Management - Layer 2 networking with per-subscriber rate limiting and virtual LANs

"The SkyConnector Pro complements our announcement of the SkyConnector Mini," said Brian Jenkins, vice president of marketing at SkyPilot. "While the SkyConnector Mini is designed to drastically lower the cost of residential broadband wireless, the SkyConnector Pro provides a high-end CPE to meet the robustness demands of business subscribers. The SkyConnector Pro's impressive link budget ensures a high-quality wireless connection even in demanding RF environments."

The SkyConnector Pro is an outdoor CPE designed to install on a structure like a home or business to provide broadband Internet access and VoIP. It integrates a high-power radio (26 dBm) with a high-gain antenna (22 dBi) with enough flexibility to cover the entire frequency range from 5.250-6.075 GHz through software configuration. Power comes through a Power-over-Ethernet connection and several mounting options are available to provide flexible deployment options.

The SkyConnector Pro is available from SkyPilot's community of distributors and resellers. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is US$599 per unit for individual units, US$499 per unit when purchased in a bundle of 5 units, and US$399 per unit when purchased in a bundle of 20 units.

For more information on the SkyConnector Pro, please visit the SkyConnector Pro website.

About SkyPilot Networks:
SkyPilot Networks is a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless equipment that enables service providers, municipalities, and public safety agencies to rapidly deploy cost-effective network services, including last-mile Internet access, voice over IP, Wi-Fi hotspots, video surveillance, and other wireless applications. The SkyPilot solution utilizes a patented multi-hop point-to-multipoint architecture that synchronizes high-gain directional antennas to extend reach, mitigate interference, and maximize spectral efficiency. The result is a highly scalable, reliable, and deterministic broadband wireless network that simplifies design, increases deployment flexibility, and dramatically reduces equipment and operating costs. SkyPilot has proven scalability and reliability with over 40,000 units shipped to customers in over 50 countries. SkyPilot is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, California. For more information on SkyPilot and its solutions, contact PR at pr @ skypilot.com or visit SkyPilot's website.

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