Neul (Cambridge, UK), a company offering products and services for the emerging TV white space spectrum, on Monday announced the launch NeulNET, a production wireless radio system that is designed to use free, high quality white space spectrum, delivering wireless connections over long distances.
White space radio takes advantage of unused TV channels as we switch from analogue TV to digital TV. Signals in these frequencies can travel long distances and easily penetrate walls. This makes white space radio ideal for long-range applications that require wide-area connectivity.
According to Neul, there is up to 150MHz of high quality white space spectrum available. For comparison, typical nationwide 3G networks operate with 30MHz of spectrum.
The NeulNET system includes a base station unit and portable battery powered terminal and according to Neul, can deliver up to 16Mbps per available white space channel at a range of up to 10km.
"White space delivers a huge amount of much-needed new capacity to meet the current and future needs of the M2M market," commented James Collier, CEO of Neul. "But it presents significant technical challenges. In order to utilize the enormous potential of white space, the industry needs low-cost radios based on an industry standard. NeulNET radios, built around the new Weightless standard deliver this. Neul is at the forefront of white space developments, enabling, developing and defining the future local broadband and M2M networks."