Bitlomat 100

The Bitlomat 100 is a compact and cost-effective wireless device that can be used as a CPE in point-to-multipoint networks, as a point-to-point directional device in a bridge set-up, or as a narrow-beam base station in a small point-to-multipoint set-up.

The Bitlomat 100 embeds a high gain, 30 degree wide, dual-polarized directional antenna with a gain up to 16.5 dBi.

Once GPS Synchronization technology is made available on the market, Bitlomat 100 will be compatible natively with the new Bitlomat Base Station implementing GPS technology. Therefore, by using Bitlomat 100 devices as CPEs in your point-to-multipoint network, you will be able to immediately upgrade to GPS Synchronization technology by a software upgrade on your CPEs.

If you’re not familiar with all the benefits of GPS Sync read this white paper to learn more about:

  • Maximizing the efficiency of your available spectrum
  • Minimizing collocation interference, packet air collision, etc.

  • Optimizing scalability: more CPEs connected to a tower

EC Declaration of Conformity

Point to Point Topology

The point-to-point wireless architecture (or topology) is ideal to connects two different locations with a wireless link. Usually two wireless devices with directional patch or dish antennas are used, facing each other. A typical example of a point-to-point architecture is a wireless links that connects two buildings. A point-to-point link can be used to bring the Internet and Voice-over-IP to a remote building where there is no direct wired connection to the Internet. A point-to-point wireless link can also be used to backhaul either a larger wireless network, like a point-to-multipoint network, or to one or more Wi-Fi Access Points.

The Bitlomat 100 and Bitlomat 150 are two devices ideally suited for point-to-point links but they can also be used as CPE in point-to-multipoint network.

Point to Multipoint

The point-to-multipoint wireless architecture (or topology) is also known as start architecture. It is the ideal wireless network architecture to connects multiple remote locations to a central point, where usually there is a wired connection to the internet. Point-to-multipoint is usually the architecture used by Wireless Internet Service Provides (WISPs) to connect their remote customers to a central tower where they have a wired connection to the Internet. In a Point-to-Multipoint network the remote devices are usually called Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) or subscriber units and they are usually wireless devices with an embedded patched or dish directional antennas, like the Bitlomat 100 and the Bitlomat 150. At the center of the point-to-multipoint network usually it is advisable to deploy a device, called base station, that embeds a sector antenna. A sector antenna has an horizontal beam-width at 90 or 120 degrees. The Bitlomat 200 and 370 are two devices ideally suited to act as base station at the center of a point-to-multipoint wireless network.

In a point-to-multipoint network a 802.11 compliant protocol does not provide optimal performance due to the so-called “hidden terminal issue”. The Bitlomat products embed BitMax, a proprietary TDM-based protocol that is designed to provide optimal performance and throughput in a point-to-multipoint network resolving entirely the “hidden terminal issue”.