Silvus Technologies has begun shipping its new StreamCaster 4400 (SC4400), a 4×4 MIMO radio with transmit beamforming.
Introduced at the 2017 NAB Show, the SC4400, which operates in both licensed and unlicensed bands, offers “an incredible increase in range and performance,” said the company’s Jimi Henderson, VP of sales.
The radio is among the latest in a crop of alternatives to traditional wireless delivery of HD video, audio and data.
The SC4400 creates an ad hoc, self-healing/self-forming mesh network of nodes operating independently of Wi-Fi or cellular infrastructures, according to the company.
According to Henderson, transmit beamforming provides about 6 dB of extra signal strength, which means the SC4400 can deliver the equivalent of a 32W radio.
More information is available on the company’s website.