Microhard - Precision Traffic and Safety Systems

Microhard Systems

Microhard Systems specializes in the design and manufacture of long range robust wireless data equipment. Their continuous innovation and unparalleled product performance has earned them a trusted name in the wireless industry, both under the Microhard brand and other well know names in the traffic industry thru OEM. Their networking products are purpose-built for performance, reliability and interconnectivity indoors and out.

Engineered to endure the worst conditions, Microhard radios are built to last so you can deploy wireless links wherever you need them. Robust, secure wireless Ethernet bridges deliver connectivity for obstructed, non-line-of-sight, long-range-of-sight and over-water environments.

VIP Series
The VIP Series of Point-to-Point wireless Ethernet bridges include both licensed solutions for the 4.9 GHz band, which is dedicated to the license holders for the Educational Broadcast Service, NATO/Federal agencies and to Public Safety respectively, and unlicensed solutions in the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz spectrum. These bridges offer high performance connectivity and backhaul in challenging non-line-of-sight environments. With carrier-grade reliability, VIP links have class-leading sensitivity and power output which enable links to go farther, while sustaining high throughput regardless of conditions. With data rates up to 300 Mbps and reaching distances up to 60 miles, this Series of high-performance and secure wireless bridges make cost-effective connectivity and backhaul a reality for a wide range of enterprises, service providers and public safety organizations.

VIP Antenna Series
The VIP Anteena series provides everything needed to establish a high speed communications network in a single box. Both VIP4900 and VIP5800 combines a weather resistant enclosure, high gain antenna, and all of the performance features of the VIP Series into a single unit. A single Ethernet cable is all that is needed to communicate and power the unit using POE (Power Over Ethernet) technology.

The new MIMO5800-ANT combines the same weather resistant enclosure and includes a dual polarity high gain antenna with all new performance features of the VIP Series into a single unit. With data rates of up to 300MBps, the MIMO5800 is the utimate solution in wireless data communications. A single Ethernet cable is still all that is needed to communicate and power the unit using POE (Power Over Ethernet) technology.

Download the Datasheet

VIP Ethernet/Serial Bridge
Equipped with dual ethernet ports (LAN / WAN), as well as a full function serial port (RS232/RS485/RS422), the VIP Series brings long range wireless network communications to a new performance level. Both serial and ethernet high-speed support in a single package.

VIP Ethernet/Serial bridge series available in the 2.4, 4.9 and 5.8 GHz RF bands at data rates up to 300 Mbps.

The new VIP MIMO 5 GHz OFDM Broadband Ethernet Bridge / Serial Gateway is a Ruggedized High Power 300Mbps Broadband Ethernet Bridge & RS232/485/422 Serial Gateway. Simultaneously supporting high bandwidth backhaul, dual Ethernet ports, and integrated serial port capabilities, the MIMO5800 brings forth a complete solution at a whole new performance level that can excel in any application.

Download the Datasheet

Spread Spectrum
Frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) is the best choice for immunity to noise and interference. The license-free modems within this category use FHSS to deliver your data reliably over very long distances. They also deliver data at a constant throughput: if you have established a link of 5km or 50km, the rate of data transmission is constant with speeds up to 1.2 Mbps. Coupling the aforementioned with maximum allowable transmit power of 1 Watt and excellent receiver sensitivity, you’ll be amazed at how far you can communicate.

The Nano IP platform is the smallest form factor available which offers full Ethernet/Serial/USB bridge and routing functionality. The Nano IP provides a ready to deploy unit equipped with all required Serial, Ethernet and USB connectors to quickly get systems up and running. The Nano IP Series also features flexible maintenance utilities, secure firewall features and network management facilities.

Download the Datasheet

IP Ethernet/Serial Gateway
The IP Wireless Ethernet Bridge / Serial Gateway is powered by a reliable high-speed FHSS radio with communication distances up to 60 miles. It provides robust wireless communication of simultaneous serial data and IP/ Ethernet packets to extend serial data and IP networks. A complete wireless solution for integrating industrial Ethernet and serial devices into IP/Ethernet networks. The IP allows Ethernet devices to share high speed wireless media and provides a wireless gateway for network applications to access serial devices. The IP also features flexible maintenance utilities and network management facilities.

IP Ethernet/Serial gateway series are available in the 900 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz at date rates up to 54 Mbps.

Download the Datasheet

VIP and IP Series 4G Cellular Link
Cellular Radios can be deployed to collect data and provide services at a unparalleled number of locations by relying on existing cellular infrastructure. Our cellular radios can be used to access remote meters, sensors, controls, or any M2M or legacy device application. Our industrial grade cellular radios can provide Ethernet, Serial and USB data to places where traditional line-of-sight systems could only dream. The trade off is that data packages and initialization for cellular service must be arranged through the available Cellular Carriers in your area.

The VIP4G provides a rugged, industrial strength wireless solution using 4G LTE network infrastructure for critical data communications. The VIP4G provides simultaneous network connections for 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi devices, 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, Digital I/O, and a RS232/RS485 port, resulting in a communication device that can be deployed in any application.

The IPn4G provides a rugged, industrial strength wireless solution similar to the VIP4G. The IPn4G features integrated Firewall, IPSec / VPN & GRE Tunneling, IP/MAC Access Control Lists. The IPn4G can transport critical data to and from SMS, Ethernet and Serial RS232/485/422 devices.

Download the Datasheet

IP Mesh Multi-Radio
The IPmesh Multi-Radio Solution can provide a complete communications network in a single unit. Featuring a fully integrated 5.8 GHz backhaul for linking multiple stations, a 2.4 GHz Wireless Access Point (300Mbps!) and a 900 MHz FHSS Telemetry Network, the IPmesh provides a comprehensive wireless solution.

IP Mesh series available for 900 Mhz, 2.4 and 5.8 Ghz including Wireless 802.11 at date rates up to 300 Mbps.

Download the Datasheet

Antenna’s and Accessories
Once you have decided upon your choice of superior radio product, be certain to complete your system with high quality accessories. Offering too many to list, it is recommended that you contact us to discuss the characteristics of your radio network deployment so we can suggest the various required add-on components: from the most appropriate antenna type and gain, through cabling and surge protection. We want your radio network to be reliable and robust. Contact us to help you achieve that objective.

Software Management and WebUI
Microhard provides a complete install-based software interface for all wireless radio’s, download from support here.The Web User Interface (WebUI) is a browser based configuration method that allows a user a graphical interface to configure, test and troubleshoot a Nano IP series unit. Any standard web browser can be used and no additional software is required. Using the Web User Interface a user can:

  • Remotely or locally configure radio
  • Retrieve unit revision
  • Update system firmware
  • Fine-tune radio’s
  • Port configuration
  • Network settings
  • Security
  • And much more….