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GE's Next-Generation MDS Master Station Provides High Network Availability

GE is excited to announce the release of its new MDS Master Station for use in licensed narrowband networks using both SD Series and legacy x710 radios. The MDS Master Station is GE's next generation high availability solution providing exceptional reliability for use at the core of a network or as a streaming repeater. It is fully backward compatible with our previous generation x790 Master Stations.

The MDS Master Station supports full duplex communication in a protected 1+1 warm standby transceiver configuration to provide reliability for continuous use, high duty cycle applications associated with licensed narrowband Base Station and Repeater applications. The MDS Master Station is offered in a 19 in/43.8 cm, 2 rack-unit high chassis containing an internal duplexer with options for connecting an external duplexer if required.

Ease of maintenance and serviceability are two additional benefits derived from our modular communications platform. All components in the MDS Master Station are easily accessed from the front panel eliminating the need to remove the chassis should module replacement be required. In addition, redundant transceivers and power supply modules are hot swappable to ensure that the MDS Master Station remains fully operational during service periods after a failover. The new MDS Master Station is currently available in the 928-960 MHz frequency bands. Additional frequency bands will become available in an ongoing basis through Q1 2015.