The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) selected Nokia to upgrade CAPSNET, which stands for California Public Safety Microwave Network. The network upgrade is part of needed work to transition from the current time division multiplexing (TDM) technology system to support more advanced IP-based networks. This will enable Cal OES to continue providing reliable and secure connectivity for first responders, while expanding its bandwidth to support new IP-based applications and increase network reliability and availability.
The upgrade is based on Nokia’s Wavence and 7705 Service Aggregation Router portfolios and incorporates features specifically designed to address Cal OES’ unique needs. Nokia is replacing legacy hybrid microwave equipment with new packet-based technology while retaining TDM interoperability.
“Nokia looks forward to working with Cal OES to modernize CAPSNET’s capabilities beyond what has historically been provided to what is now required to meet the public safety community’s needs in the new digital age,” said Nokia Public Safety VP Andy Cobb.
The Nokia Wavence is a packet-based platform that supports legacy TDM traffic and new Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. Nokia’s solution to the state also includes its latest addition to the Wavence product family, the Microwave Packet Transceiver Plus. This provides increased capacity using 4096 QAM and up to 7.5 dB more in system gain. Higher system gain can reduce the required antenna size, lessen tower loading and extend the path distance, eliminating expensive repeater sites or just improving the availability of existing paths, according to Nokia.
November 13, 2019
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