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NEC's New iPASOLINK™ Series Radio Pushes Limits of Radio Performance

NEC Targets Service Providers and Enterprise Company Markets with New High Power Microwave Radio - Capable of + 40dBm

Irving, Texas - August 9, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced the launch of a new addition to the iPASOLINK Series of Microwave Radios. The iPASOLINK VR1250 is specifically designed to meet the ever increasing demand for greater amounts of data, video, and voice traffic across wireless transport networks, with enhanced convergence capabilities incorporating 12 RF Channels, multiple 10GbE Ethernet Interfaces, as well as multiple CWDM interfaces in a single chassis.

NEC's iPASOLINK Series of Microwave Radios has a global reputation for initial quality, superior performance and long term reliability. This latest addition provides support for over 10Gbps transport across Optical and/or Microwave channels in a compact 3RU chassis. Redundant, robust and efficient carrier-class switches deliver over 100Gbps of switching capacity, while drawing minimal power. With few exceptions, backward compatibility with existing NEC transmitter/receivers allows cost effective migration from NLite Series and iPASOLINK 250/650.

With support for transmit power up to + 40dBm, adaptive modulation rates from QPSK up to 4096QAM and channel bandwidths up to 80MHz. the iPASOLINK VR1250 has the most cost effective bits per buck transmit rates in the industry. Nodal capacity increases to 12 channels, with available Layer 1 bonding of up to 8 RF channels in a single LAG. NEC's patented cross-polarity interference cancellation techniques guarantee maximum throughput, with highly reliable system performance, utilizing fewer RF channels.

The increased power output provides the capability to design longer path lengths with smaller antennas, while maintaining critical system availability, ensuring low CAPEX. The iPASOLINK design reflects NEC's commitment to its Smart Enterprise initiative as well as the outstanding reliability NEC products are known for. Smart Enterprise provides an IT communications infrastructure that allows companies to have a more predictive business that they can operate at a lower cost and empowers them to be more competitive. iPASOLINK protects budgets with low OPEX, and TCO that you expect from NEC.

"The release of the iPASOLINK VR1250 is proof that NEC continues to invest in technology and development advancements as many of its competitors focus on divesting products and reductions in their workforce," said Matt Engelmann, vice president, NEC Corporation of America. "We expect the VR1250 will certainly disrupt the market with its greater feature sets supporting critical communications across converged networks while driving down clients' OPEX and CAPEX. Clients are gravitating to NEC due to our staying power, continued technology investment and financial stability, as these factors increasingly become more important to our customers."

The iPASOLINK VR1250 will be revealed at the upcoming APCO 2016 Conference and Expo, August 14-17, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. NEC representatives will be on site and available in booth #427.

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