point_to_pointFixed or point to point wireless communication is a secure wireless connection. It functions between multiple buildings with internet speeds of up to 2 GB and a range of up to about 40 miles.

The point to point platform is an option that can replace copper or optical fiber because it does not require satellite feeds or local telephone service.

If your business uses broadband internet service, or has numerous personal computers connected in a network then you should consider the advantages that a point to point internet service could bring to your business. The following are just a few of the many benefits.

Reliable.  Dedicated bandwidth provided to your business, ensuring the data transfer rate that you want will be there when you need it. That’s not the case with shared network services like cable modems. The point to point system is specifically designed to withstand the effect of weather on the RF signals.

Secure. Protects your network with state of the art firewalls to shield your computer from hackers, spam and virus issues.

Cost. Reduced Cost-of-Ownership: While the initial investment required can be higher than the cost of wired hardware, overall installation expenses and costs over the “life-span” of your hardware can be significantly lower. There are immediate savings with the elimination of additional taxes and tariffs that come with other types of internet services.

 Speed. Outgrowing your current system can be a problem. Adding more bandwidth takes time. With point to point networks, seamless upgrades are available at any time with the same equipment. Turn up high internet connections and improve internet speed in days instead of weeks.

No Limits. There is no limit on how many computers you can connect to the same system. Point to point has the ability to connect users in multiple locations even if the locations are remote.

Scalability. Systems can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed and range from peer-to-peer networks, suitable for a small number of users, to full infrastructure networks of thousands of users that enable roaming over a large area.

Point to point can meet the demands of growing businesses across multiple buildings. By transitioning your business to a fixed wireless system benefits to your business include: lower costs, faster bandwidth and improved overall efficiency. Point to point is also a great fit for the education sector.  Schools have unique IT needs due to their diversified network over multiple buildings.  For more information see the article on point to point in education.

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