Sarian Systems today announced that its routers will be the first enterprise products to offer compatibility with High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) as well as existing mobile networks.
Sarian's DR and HR series routers have now been upgraded to support the new mobile technology, which substantially improves uplink data transfer rates, operating at 7.2Mbps downlink and 2.0Mbps uplink speeds - comparable to fixed-line broadband. This will allow users to send larger volumes of data at speeds far greater than previously possible over mobile networks.
The progression to HSUPA, which has an uplink speed five times that of HSDPA, enables the seamless streaming of live CCTV footage, of a high-enough quality to actually be used as evidence in a court of law. In fact, such is the improvement, that multiple cameras can now be connected to a single HSUPA-enabled router, allowing for continuous 360-degree coverage of a surveillance site.
Furthermore, the new technology enables organisations to adopt a more effective business continuity strategy for their critical communications in the event of fixed-line network failure. Previously, if a problem was detected with a company's broadband connection, a HSDPA router could be deployed to provide high-speed data communications for a limited number of users. With a HSUPA router, the same level of service can be extended to 100+ users, while the increased uplink speed also means these users can even benefit from VoIP services, which require near-instantaneous transmission of data.
"HSUPA marks a significant development for the security sector, as it finally allows firms to capture high-quality video footage from any location and at any time. This flexibility makes CCTV more effective than ever before, both as a deterent, and in the apprehension and conviction of criminals," said Andy Hood, managing director at Sarian. "This ability to route large quantities of data in real-time also facilitates business tools such as VoIP and video-conferencing, while in the event of fixed-line network crisis - an all too familiar problem for many companies - HSUPA is capable of safeguarding all communications for a far greater number of users than previously possible."
Sarian's DR and HR series routers are compatible with HSUPA and other mobile networks such as HSDPA, 3G, GPRS and EDGE, and can be customised to support businesses specific applications. The HR routers enable enterprises to utilise broadband-like speeds and run bandwidth-hungry applications and services over mobile connections, offering a cost-effective migration path from GPRS, EDGE and UMTS/3G networks to HSUPA and HSDPA. The DR series provides the same level of mobile compatibility, while also supporting ADSL, ADSL 2 and ADSL 2+ broadband services, giving organisations future-proof, high-speed fixed-line broadband.
All Sarian routers contain security and redundancy features, including dual sim-card slots to provide automatic failover in the event of mobile coverage issues and the ability to simultaneously transmit data while monitoring/controlling real-time router performance, so that data transfer is not interrupted.