See how we did 60GHz wireless video for the NHL!
The FCC recently modified its Part 15 rules governing unlicensed communication equipment in the 57GHz-64GHz band (known as the 60GHz band) opening the way for enhanced use of the unlicensed spectrum. With its 7GHz of bandwidth, this band now promises to provide wireless broadband network connectivity over distances of up to one kilometer at data rates up to 10 Gb/s. This enables low cost, point-to-point wireless contribution of uncompressed 4K video and high bandwidth IP data. Broadcasters, sports leagues, news bureaus, government agencies and the military will have a short-range, back-haul wireless link connecting uncompressed 4K video and up to 10Gb/s data to the broadband video and IP networks. This paper will discuss the theoretical and commercial implementation challenges and advantages of 60GHz systems vs. 2-5GHz /70/80/90GHz systems. We will discuss and compare quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and phase shift keying (PSK). We will compare horn antennas and parabolic dish antennas for different applications. We will outline a practical implementation of a custom-built 60GHz wireless camera system for the National Hockey League and a 700 meter uncompressed wireless link for the National Football League. Learn how 60GHz is stealthy for military applications.