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Selecting an Industrial Grade

Wireless Networking Solution

Introducing the

SAFARI Srx
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54

Ad hoc mesh integrated infrastructure and access point

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800
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549
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7421
www.metricsystems.com

wireless@metricsystems.com

About METRIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION



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Metric Systems Corporation is a manufacturer and systems integrator of wireless data
networks for government and industry.

Some of our clients include:

US Navy

San Diego County

Water Authority

Rockwell

Automation

State of

California

Neal

Electric

We have over 20 years experience designing and deploying wireless data networks

to meet the specific requirements and facility needs of users in the critical infrastructure

and public safety marketplace.

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Burlington Northern

and Santa Fe

Going Wireless

Today, Ethernet connectivity and Internet networking are the standards of
business and industrial communications.

Broadband wireless networking technology, with its inherent flexibility,
affordability and ease of installation, is increasingly displacing wire and fiber
for in
-
plant and critical wide
-
area commercial and industrial communications
infrastructure applications.

Intelligent blending of wireless and wired transport facilities provide a superior
solution, balancing cost, performance, reliability and security.

Increasing Productivity, Decreasing Costs



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Introducing the SAFARI Wireless Networking System

For terrestrial private wireless network applications to gain acceptance, next generation
equipment and systems must provide the following:

Service and reliability levels equal
to

or better than wire and fiber

Accommodation of the licensed and unlicensed spectrum requirements

An ability to economically meet increasing demand for bandwidth and reliability

Low cost integration path to network legacy components and systems

The SAFARI was developed to provide highly reliable broadband communications in high
-
stress
situations
*
.

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The SAFARI Srx
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54 is the commercialized version of the US Navy

s

AN/WSC
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54 (V) XN Interior Shipboard Wireless LAN System
,

developed by Metric Systems Corporation.



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The SAFARI Family of Wireless Networking Products

The SAFARI multi
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radio solution enables a tailored approach to building industrial ad hoc
mesh networks. Our product line includes four basic channel configurations available in any
mix of

900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz and/or 5.8 GHz.

The three
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radio SAFARI Srx
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54 hub / relay / access
point

The SAFARI dual
-
radio hub / relay /
access point model

The SAFARI single
-
radio access point
/ client model

These configurations can be mixed to create highly reliable,
broadband redundant networks.

Typical configurations



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The functionality of each node can be easily changed to
meet network requirements.

SAFARI Technology Core

SAFARI moves beyond consumer
-
based IEEE 802.11 a/b/g systems by integrating the
technologies required to optimize industrial wireless network performance by providing:

Minimum one
-
way and round
-
trip latency for time
-
critical applications

Sustained high
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bandwidth for remote programming and streaming video applications

Optimized latency for quality voice networks

Redundancy options for critical high
-
value applications

Support for non
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IP equipment to Net
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Centric operation

Robust suite of wireless security capabilities and features



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Introducing the SAFARI Wireless Networking System

SAFARI creates true constant bandwidth ad hoc mesh
*

networks by using a proactive
MANET
**

routing core. The SAFARI MANET routing algorithm allows you to continue operating
after multiple levels of link and site failure. Click below for examples of SAFARI

s alternate
routing capabilities.

*
In a true wireless ad hoc mesh network, there are at least two different pathways to every other node. In a fully mesh networ
k,

every node can connect to every other node. This connection can be a direct wire, a single radio link, or multiple links (hop
s)

through multiple routers. The Internet is an example of a fully mesh network.

**
(For details, see
http://rtg.ietf.org/wg/manet/rfclist



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H

A

B

C

D

F

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Loss of Hub Example



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Maintenance faults as well as natural and man
-
made disasters can wreak havoc

on broadband communications networks. The SAFARI

s powerful routing

algorithms allow you to plan, design and provide robust communications

disaster recovery scenarios to sustain operations.

The example above illustrates the loss of Site H and how communications traffic is redirected through Sites A and G.


G

H

A

B

C

D

F

E

Loss of Links Example



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Although a well designed wireless system can be as reliable as wire and fiber,
equipment failure and severe interference can cause a decline or loss in service.
The SAFARI

s full bandwidth ad hoc mesh networking capability detects link loss
and degradation and automatically reroutes traffic, maintaining operation.

In this example, wireless links between Sites C and D and Sites C and G are out of service. Traffic destined for Site G from

Sites C, D, E and F are now quickly routed through Sites A, B, D, E, F and H.


G

H

A

B

C

D

F

E

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New Node Example



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Creating a network from the ground up, replacing a damaged node, or simply adding

a new node is designed to be quick and easy. SAFARI

s SAFARI View configuration tool

makes it straightforward. Validate RF paths, erect antennas and set SAFARI to

auto
-
configure and SAFARI will automatically search out paths and establish network
-
wide connectivity.

In the example above, new Site I actively searches for adjacent or designated nodes to establish connectivity with the total
net
work.


SAFARI Indoor Configuration

RF Ports

Channels 1
-
3

USB 1

USB 2

Ethernet

Port 1

Ethernet

Port 2

AC/DC Power Input

12 VDC
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240 VAC

Multi
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Radio Wireless Units

802.11g (2.4 GHz) or 802.11a (5.8 GHz)

Ruggedized AC/DC

Power Supply

J3, J4, J5 User
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Configurable High
-
Speed
Serial Ports

Support:

Licensed or Unlicensed

RF Modems

Legacy RTU/PLC Ports

J2 Service Port

(RS
-
232)

Rugged, Corrosion

Resistant NEMA 4X

Stainless Steel

Enclosure



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SAFARI Outdoor Configuration

RF Ports

Channels 1
-
3

Data Power Cable up to
300 feet (100 meters)

Extended lengths to
3km available

Multi
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Radio Wireless Units

802.11g (2.4 GHz) or 802.11a (5.8 GHz)

Wide Temperature Range

Power Supply

Rugged, Corrosion

Resistant NEMA 4X

Stainless Steel

Enclosure

AC/DC Power Input




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Power Distribution Shelf

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Typical SAFARI Application Examples

1. Wide Area Tank Farm Control and Monitoring Solution

With SAFARI you can:

Build redundant configurations that provide 99.999% reliability

Eliminate costly and trouble
-
prone wiring

Provide mobile connectivity



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Support broadband video and security system installations

Typical SAFARI Application Examples

2. Redundant Wide Area Control Water Network

Multi
-
site redundant wireless ring netting together point
-
to
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point and multipoint monitoring
and control sites.



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SAFARI View Network Configuration and Administration

Each SAFARI wireless system comes with a set of
network software tools to make the task of designing,
installing and operating your wireless network quick,
easy and reliable.

Design and configure point
-
to
-
point, multipoint and ad hoc mesh topologies

The SAFARI View software application guides you step
-
by
-
step through the network building and commissioning
process.

Define wireless network interface and spectrum parameters

Automatically generate and upload configuration files over the air to any remote location

Real
-
time monitoring and administration of network operation

Compatible with Windows
®



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SAFARI Features and Benefits



Security strategies based on Department
of Homeland Security Cyber
-
Security
recommendations



Uninterrupted operation



Scheduled maintenance


reduce overtime



Disaster recovery response strategies



Secure network against hijacking, intrusion,
and denial attacks



Provides protection against single and
multipoint failures



Integrated password control and firewall



Intrusion detection



Encrypted wireless links

Redundancy options
and robust security



MANET routing protocol



Superior system performance and reliability in
the face of multipath fading and interference
environments



Predictable Quality of Service levels



SAFARI

s multi
-
channel mesh capability
allows for uninterrupted service at full
design bandwidth without degrading
system reliability

Full
-
bandwidth ad
hoc mesh routing
and application
-
adaptable MAC
level polling and
multipoint control



Meets IEEE 802.11 a/b/g standards



Supports point
-
to
-
point and multipoint
protocols



Supports 802.11g ad
-
hoc protocol



Ability to tailor a network to a customer

s
specific RF and geographical environment



Capability of integrating legacy radios into a
SAFARI network



SAFARI can be configured with one to
three independent 802.11 wireless
channels



High speed serial ports support all
unlicensed 900 GHz and 2.4 GHz radios



USB ports support local UWB or RFID
operations

Supports licensed
and unlicensed
radios

External support for
a wide variety of
serial licensed and
unlicensed radios



As required; meets IP68 specifications



Meets UL and ANSI requirements



Specific solution model for your application



Tailorable for industry
-
specific
classifications



SAFARI versions for outdoor and
classified industrial environments


Class
1, Div II, explosion proof available

Ability to operate in
a wide range of
environments

Specification

Benefit

Capability

Feature



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Features at a Glance



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Open
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Architecture (IPv4/IPv6)

Spectrum scanning and interference avoidance system

Up to three independent 2.4 GHz and/or 5.8 GHz 802.11a/b/g commercial broadband
channels (WiMax upgrade available in 2006)

Robust self
-
healing ad hoc mesh routing and topology

Network architecture support: Infrastructure, Ad hoc mesh and TDMA

Assured channel and authentication support

Maximum throughput


24 mbps (single channel) to 72 mbps (three parallel channels)

Features at a Glance



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Ruggedized industrial quality indoor/outdoor and explosion
-
proof Class 1 Div 1
enclosures available

QoS multimedia support

Optional integrated VoIP telephone interfaces

Supports a wide variety of commercial narrowband and wideband radios

Supports bridges to cellular, PCS and paging networks

Comprehensive network configuration, test and administration tools

Thank You

We know you are busy and want to thank you for viewing our SAFARI slide

show. If you would like additional information about the SAFARI Srx
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54 or

would like to speak to an application engineer, call us at 800
-
549
-
7421 or

email us at
wireless@metricsystems.com
.



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Contact Information

For more information or to schedule an

on
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site SAFARI demonstration…

Visit us on the web:

www.metricsystems.com

Phone:

760
-
560
-
0348

toll
-
free 1
-
800
-
549
-
7421

fax 760
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560
-
0356

Location:

2320 Cousteau Ct., Suite 201

Vista, CA 92081
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8346

Email:

Sales
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sales@metricsystems.com

Application Engineering


wireless@metricsystems.com



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