Maxstream Heads Outdoors with High-Power Weatherproof Wireless Modem

2/22/2005 - In response to the demand for rugged outdoor wireless connectivity, MaxStream® Inc. has released the 1 Watt 9XTend-NEMATM. The NEMA 4 rated enclosure allows the award winning 9XTendTM RF modem to be used in harsh environments.

ďThe 9XTend RF modem has raised the industry standard for long-range wireless capabilities, and the addition of a NEMA 4 enclosure makes it possible for widespread integration into rigorous outdoor settings,Ē said Hugh Nielsen, MaxStreamís Chief Technology Officer.

The 9XTend-NEMA is resistant to most weather conditions, including rain, snow, ice, dust and wind. This protection is especially attractive for applications such as SCADA, electronic signs and fleet management that constantly deal with electronic devices operating in fluctuating outdoor climates. With the choice of either a dipole antenna inside the enclosure or the ability to place the 9XTend-NEMA in closer proximity to an external high gain antenna, integrators are able to substantially reduce the RF loss that occurs when running a long cable from an outdoor antenna to a modem placed indoors. This advantage maximizes the operating range of the modem.

The 900 MHz 9XTend-NEMA incorporates 9XTend RF modem technology, which features a wireless module operating at 1 Watt of output power, for ranges up to 40 miles line-of-sight with a high-gain antenna. The 9XTend also utilizes 256-bit AES encryption and sophisticated interference immunity, ensuring secure and reliable communication. The 9XTendís unmatched performance and price, earned it the Product-of-the-Year in 2004.

The 9XTend-NEMA features a 9XTend RF module, RS-232/485 interface and the option of either an internally housed dipole antenna or an external antenna (via an RPTNC connection). The enclosure includes a bracket that allows for easy attachment to most surfaces. The 9XTend-NEMA is currently in-stock, with prices starting at $499 and volume discounts available.

About MaxStream, Inc.
MaxStream is the leading worldwide developer of wireless modem networking for electronic devices. MaxStream provides wireless modem modules, stand-alone radio modems, RF design services, and supporting software. Products and services by MaxStream include designing, manufacturing and supporting wireless communications for embedded systems. For more information regarding MaxStream's products and services, contact MaxStream, Inc. at, or call (866) 765-9885.

MaxStream, XTend, 9XTend, and 9XTend-NEMA are trademarks of MaxStream, Incorporated.

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