Mining Company in Philippines Deploys RADWIN Wireless Broadband

The Xstrata Sagittarius Mining Company in the Philippines deployed the RADWIN 2000 point-to-point systems to connect its offices and provide voice and data backhaul between the offices and tower relay sites. RADWIN's systems are also used for video surveillance, providing video transmission from the tower sites back to company headquarters for enhanced security monitoring. Diagnostic-Orthogon Systems, a leading system integrator in the Philippines, was responsible for project design and implementation.

Jake Laguerder, Head of IT at Xstrata Mining: "We chose RADWIN's solutions because they deliver TDM and Ethernet in one system. The solutions empower us to establish our own backbone network instead of leasing lines from telcos, thus significantly reducing our costs. RADWIN's solutions also deliver real-time video so we can monitor the activity in each tower site 24/7. Using RADWIN, we have complete control of our network and can easily and quickly deploy new sites."

Rene Lebrun, CEO of Diagnotic-Orthogon Systems: "RADWIN's links provide exceptional carrier-grade performance that places them a cut above other solutions that Xstrata tested. They operate over extremely long ranges, with some links connecting offices as far as 50 km/31 miles apart. The links operate in tough weather conditions typical to the area such as fluctuating temperatures, heavy rainfall and strong winds and they can also be powered by solar panels which is critical in jungle areas."

"We are proud to include the Xstrata Mining Company among our customer base," said Moty Niv, RADWIN's Sales Director, South East Asia. "This latest win is testament to the effectiveness of our solutions and the exceptional performance and business value they deliver to customers. In choosing RADWIN, Xstrata was able to cut costs and eliminate expensive leased lines charges while enjoying a solution that delivers high-quality voice, video and data services on one link."

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