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Rochester, NY, United States, 2012/01/25 - MDS Mercury™ 5800 Offers Highly Secure, Highly Flexible and Standards-Based Networking for Industrial-Grade Communications in the Global 5800MHz Frequency Band. NYSE: GE
GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the new MDS Mercury™ 5800, an industrial-grade wireless network communications platform for mission critical applications. Designed for ruggedized environments, the MDS Mercury 5800 meets customers’ expanding needs for data intensive applications by providing higher throughput for increased network reliability, quality of service for data prioritization, enhanced security features and extended range to reduce network infrastructure costs.
“GE’s MDS business has been providing industrial strength, wireless network communications solutions for over 25 years,” said Tom Mueller, general manager, Industrial Communications for GE’s Digital Energy business. “Industrial customers are striving to improve their operations by obtaining performance information on the diverse range of devices in their network. They need to accomplish this in an environment that is demanding more reliability and security. GE designed the Mercury 5800 to provide wireless broadband networking to customers’ global communications infrastructure where 5800 MHz is an accepted band for private networks.”
The MDS Mercury 5800 solution serves applications in the energy, oil and gas, heavy industrial, water/wastewater and mining industries, helping to ensure that mission-critical applications have a reliable, flexible and secure communications network platform to rely on. MDS Mercury 5800 features include:
Connectivity through multiple Ethernet, serial and WiFi interfaces for system solution flexibility across a company’s service territory.
Outdoor options such as an integrated antenna unit as well as an easily maintained enclosure for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Distribution Automation (DA) deployments.
Designed for industrial applications and deployment in remote harsh environments.
Developed to the IEEE 802.16e standard to support interoperability and mobility.
Advanced networking features such as multiple-in multiple-out (MIMO) antennas for base and subscriber units.
Robust security features such as encryption, authentication, address filtering and VLAN tagging for segregation of sensitive data.
GE’s Digital Energy business is working around the globe to modernize the grid with advanced technologies to increase reliability and efficiency and meet the world’s 21st century energy challenges. For more information on GE’s MDS Mercury 5800 product, visit gedigitalenergy.com.
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