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VectaStar Radio Controller
The VectaStar Radio Controller (RC) is an optional indoor unit which adds sector aggregation and redundancy for access points within a VectaStar network.
The RC is a flexible, high capacity platform incorporating programmable high speed logic allowing software upgradability for future performance enhancements and support of current and new network standards.
All traffic interfaces are Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) - based providing maximum interface flexibility.
Only 1U in size, the rack-mounted RC is based on a Gigabit Ethernet backplane supporting up to 10Gbps sustained operation between any set ports.
VectaStar access points on their own support up to eight remote terminals per sector, use of the RC increases this capacity up to 30 terminals per sector.
The RC supports up to eight APs and can therefore aggregate traffic from up to 240 Remote Terminals, at one hub, onto one or more interfaces connected to the core network.
Two SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) ports are also provided for core network interconnection since the total aggregate rate from a full set of sectors may exceed 1Gbps.
A key feature is a 2+0 protected sector capability that permits the simultaneous operation of two access points in a sector – thereby increasing the sector capacity of a VectaStar system to 1.2Gbps.