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ADTRAN Introduces First Modular Microwave Radios For Combined TDM and IP Services

Tammie Dodson

Michael Becce
MRB Public Relations

ADTRAN Introduces First Modular Microwave Radios For Combined TDM and IP Services

TRACER(R) 6000 Series Offers Domestic and International Customers Greater Flexibility for Network Growth

ADTRAN(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) today announced a new series in the TRACER family of license-free wireless products, the TRACER 6000 Series of modular microwave radios. These multifunction products are the first modular solutions to combine TDM and IP functionality in a single 1U chassis. Customers can combine a variety of plug-in modules to meet requirements for all TDM, all IP, or mixed-mode services. Customers with T1 networks can combine TDM T1 and IP services (up to 8 T1s or up to 16 Mbps), while customers with E1 applications have the ability to combine TDM E1 and IP services (up to 8 E1s or up to 16 Mbps). Modularity allows TRACER 6000 systems to grow as network requirements change without replacing existing equipment.

“The TRACER 6000 Series is a flexible solution that will grow with customers as their need for bandwidth increases or as network requirements change,” said Dan Pritchett, director of wireless products, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. “TRACER customers worldwide can now integrate a wide range of services, while also having the added advantage of SNMP support for remote configuration and management.”

TRACER 6000 Series products are available in both integrated and split system configurations, providing wireless deployment for a broader range of customers. Split systems, systems utilizing a combination of indoor and outdoor hardware, provide customers with significant cost savings and flexibility by allowing wireless system deployment in situations that would have been prohibitive due to the requirement of added antenna size, waveguide, or greater amounts of coax. These radios operate in the 5.8 GHz ISM band for point-to-point connectivity with user adjustable bandwidth up to 16 Mbps full duplex at distances up to 48.3 km (30 miles). They offer multiple software-selectable channel plans and are firmware upgradable via TFTP or XMODEM.

ADTRAN’s TRACER products are backed by an industry-leading five-year domestic warranty and best-in-class service and support. The TRACER 6000 Series list price starts at $5,945 for a system configured with a single Quad T1, Quad E1, or Quad Switch/Bridge module. These products will begin shipping in February.


The TRACER Series is a family of license-free point-to-point microwave radio systems designed for use in both carrier and enterprise networks. This series of products delivers high-speed, digital transport over a fixed wireless connection. Service options range from T1 connectivity to 45 Mbps full-duplex Ethernet bridging, at frequencies of 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz.


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ADTRAN, Inc. is one of the world’s most successful network access equipment suppliers, with a 17-year history of profitability and a portfolio of more than 1,300 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major domestic service provider and many international ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923-8726) or via email at On the Web, visit

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