The NITRO concept.
Years of experience have showed that one should have as few services and features as possible running on wireless devices. The Nitro radio concept is based on this simplicity rather than loads of features, that complicates setup and hampers performance and stability.
This describes the NITRO - less complicating features! Because of this, the Nitro just works, performs excellent and runs stable – still provides you all the basics you need.
Executive summary from NITRO Case Study (2009)
The use of MIMO technology in 802.11n shows huge benefits over legacy 802.11a, both related to technological aspects as well as business perspectives. Not only the extreme performance of Point to Point applications, but certainly also the superior features of MIMO used in Base Stations to CPE applications:
- The greatly improved spectrum efficiency in MIMO allows for double the speed at the half of the spectrum compared to legacy technology. This provides the operator two times the spectrum to operate in – still improving on speed.
- Good indoor coverage from outdoor Base Stations – allows for low cost indoor CPEs and “no cost” customer installations - or even simple DIY solutions – for seriously improved WISP ROI.
- In Point to Point application, up to 100 Mbps full duplex speeds can be achieved – only seen before by expensive Microwave technology.
- With the price level for both Base Stations and CPE already matching the legacy products, there should be no reason not to consider the MIMO technology from economical reasons.
- With full backward compatibility for legacy 802.11a, there should be no reason not to consider MIMO technology from a technological perspective.
- The usability and stability of latest generation MIMO technology shows no disadvantage over legacy technology.
The whole Case Study can be downloaded here.