Radwin

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RADWIN Ltd.
Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1997; 20 years ago (1997)
Headquarters Tel Aviv, Israel
Area served
World
Key people
  • Sharon Sher (CEO)
Products RADWIN 5000 JET, RADWIN 2000, FiberinMotion
Number of employees
250
Website www.radwin.com

RADWIN is a wireless broadband hardware manufacturing company that develops and creates wireless point-to-point, wireless point-to-multipoint and wireless mobility solutions. Its products are used by telecoms carriers, city and town councils, remote communities, ISPs and private networks. RADWIN also provides solutions for moving applications such as metro systems, bus networks, ferries and airports, as well as vehicles such as patrol vehicles, manned and unmanned heavy machinery in mines and ports. The hardware is used for applications including mobile and IP backhaul, home and enterprise wireless broadband access, private network connectivity and video surveillance transmission.

RADWIN solutions are deployed in more than 150 countries, with more than 100,000 units in total deployed. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with regional offices around the world, in Brazil, El Salvador, China, Colombia, Poland, India, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Russia, Spain, Thailand, the UK and the US.[1]

History[edit]

RADWIN headquarters, Ramat HaHayal, Tel Aviv

The company was founded in 1997 by Sharon Sher. During his military service obligation, he was assigned to an elite R&D unit where he worked on protects involving with telecommunication systems and wireless communications. After receiving a degree in mathematics and physics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a master's degree in electronic engineering from Tel Aviv University. He founded RADWIN in 1997, as a spin-off of RAD Data Communications. The first products were point-to-point radios.[2]

RADWIN system in use at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

By 2005, the company had sold its first 10,000 radios, and its products were chosen for one of Asia's largest WiFi backhaul projects, with more than one thousand wireless links. RADWIN was selected by Indian Railways for train-to-track connectivity, and in the same year the company opened an office in India. After the 2004 tsunami, RADWIN donated 1,000 wireless broadband units the reconstruction of Thailand's communications network.

In 2006, the company launched its first point to multipoint products. By 2007 RADWIN had sold more than 50,000 units, in over 70 countries, and in 2008, that reached 100,000 units in more than 100 countries.

RADWIN was chosen by the UK Ministry of Defense in 2009 to provide a front line digital communications backbone[3] to replace the Cormorant Network in the War in Afghanistan. Systems were fitted to front line vehicles, providing reliable broadband communication in non-line-of-sight conditions.[4]

In 2010 RADWIN was chosen for wireless HD video transmission at NASA launch events taking place at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

In 2013, the company's FiberinMotion solution was selected and deployed on the Moscow Metro,[5] providing in-tunnel train-to-wayside broadband wireless communication, delivering on-board high-speed (90Mbit/s) internet for passengers,[6] and infrastructure for real-time CCTV transmission, passenger information systems and communications-based train control.[7]

The company launched a beamforming point-to-multipoint system in 2015, RADWIN 5000 JET, designed to deliver high capacity in challenging high-interference environments[8] and use congested spectrum more efficiently than traditional systems.[9]

Awards & notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offices worldwide". Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Company Overview of RADWIN Ltd". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Lewis Page (8 September 2009), "Army's £114m battle-comms net not up to Afghan demands", The Register, retrieved 20 November 2014 
  4. ^ Daniel Emery (10 September 2009), "MoD withdraws £114m comms system", BBC News, retrieved 16 November 2014 
  5. ^ "Free wi-fi rolls out across the Moscow Metro", Railway Gazette International, 7 March 2014, retrieved 30 March 2014 
  6. ^ David Briginshaw (10 March 2014), "WiFi rolls out on the Moscow Metro", International Railway Journal, retrieved 30 March 2014 
  7. ^ James Atkinson (6 March 2014), "Radwin FiberinMotion train-to-track Wi-Fi solution chosen for Moscow Metro", Wireless Magazine, retrieved 25 May 2014 
  8. ^ Monica Alleven (16 March 2015), "Radwin completes Moscow Wi-Fi deployment on metro trains; launches of high capacity long range point-to-multipoint solution", Fierce Wireless, retrieved 15 July 2015 
  9. ^ James Atkinson (16 March 2015), "RADWIN launches next generation 5000 JET wireless PtMP solution", Wireless Magazine, retrieved 15 July 2015 
  10. ^ "WISP President's Choice Award 2004". Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Deloitte Technology Fast 50 winners". Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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