Canopy® Advantage™ Platform
Extended networks must be able to provide the high levels of reliability and security today's customers demand. Canopy Advantage access systems, part of the wi4 Fixed family of technologies, can help network operators do it all.
The Canopy Advantage platform is the second generation of Motorola's wireless broadband access infrastructure. The Canopy Advantage platform is built on field-proven Canopy technology and includes the high level of interference tolerance, scalability, signal reliability and ease of installation inherent in all Canopy equipment. Building on these strengths, the Canopy Advantage platform provides the following enhancements:
Effectively reduces latency by one-third (from approximately 20 milliseconds to 5 to 7 milliseconds).
Essentially doubles throughput of a Canopy subscriber module (SM). It delivers data rates in excess of today's DSL and cable networks of 7 Mbps. With the new Canopy Advantage SM, the throughput doubles yet again to 14 Mbps to a single user.
True Quality of Service
Enables operators to provide differentiated levels of service using Committed Information Rate (CIR) and Maximum Information Rate (MIR).
Comprehensive Multi-Services Platform
An ATM frame structure uses small frame sizes which reduce retransmission times and provides for low latency - a critical component for delivering high quality services such as VoIP and online gaming.
All subscriber modules currently in the field can easily be upgraded via software download, and benefit from the Advantage platform when used with a Canopy Advantage Access Point (AP). Adding Advantage Capabilities through software upgrades is as simple as 1-2-3.
The Canopy Advantage platform provides investment by providing compatibility with existing networks and by being upgradeable to meet future performance requirements. The end result is an ROI that's more impressive than alternatives, and a level of performance that could only come from the MOTOwi4TM portfolio.
Customers can take advantage of Motorola's world-class professional services and comprehensive operations, administration, maintenance & performance system, providing the key element management system tools essential to running a well-performing network.
Third Party Solutions
A showcase of preferred third party vendors who provide products and services that complement the Canopy wireless broadband platform is available online