Bitlomat 200

The Bitlomat 200 is a compact and cost-effective wireless access point with an embedded 90 degree wide dual-polarized sector antenna with a gain of 20.5 dbi. The product is designed specifically to be a 2×2 MIMO base station in a point-to-multipoint network.

Bitlomat 200, designed with an integrated dual-polarized 2X2 MIMO sector antenna, significantly improves both performance and ease of installation compared to solutions where the wireless device and sector antennas are two separate products that need to be put together. The removal of any connectors and antenna cables significantly reduces losses, increasing the gain and therefore the range of the device. At the same time, no cables means reducing the potential points of failure with the product.

The Bitlomat 200 has been designed with a metal cast enclosure to minimize co-location interference that typically reduces significantly the performance of networks where multiple base-stations are installed nearby on the same tower. The Bitlomat 200 enclosure has been carefully designed and manufactured to maximize performance when multiple products are installed next to each other.

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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”.