CAMPBELL, Calif. - Exalt Communications, Inc., the leading innovator of next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems, today announced that Minnehaha County, South Dakota has deployed Exalt ExploreAir microwave backhaul systems to link its highway maintenance department with the county's administrative campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The new, high-speed microwave link replaces a costly leased T1 line and enables new, Graphical Information Systems (GIS) applications for the highway maintenance department.
Minnehaha County is the most populous county in South Dakota, with its county seat at Sioux Falls. The county's highway maintenance department wanted to implement new GIS applications, but found that the leased T1 link between its facility and the county courthouse and administrative campus left it starved for bandwidth. By deploying a new, 200 megabits-per-second (Mbps) ExploreAir 18 GHz system from Exalt, the county now has more than enough bandwidth for speedy operation of GIS applications as well as VoIP and office productivity applications. The Exalt system has proven completely reliable during wind, rain, and heavy snowstorms and, with the system in place, the county also has eliminated the recurring lease costs of its legacy T1 line. Exalt partner Calhoun Communications of Sioux City, Iowa deployed the microwave link.
"When we decided to replace our leased T1 line with a microwave system, I knew that Exalt and Calhoun Communications could deliver the solution we needed based on my previous experience with both companies," said Monte Watembach, director of information technology for Minnehaha County. "The Exalt system has significantly improved productivity at our highway maintenance department by making it possible for the department to use new GIS applications and reduced our monthly operating costs as well."
"City and county governments across the United States depend on Exalt high capacity, secure, and reliable microwave systems to carry out the business of government," said Greg Gum, Exalt senior vice president of marketing and business development. "Like Minnehaha County, these municipal agencies are under pressure to improve worker productivity, support new applications, and streamline city services while holding the line on operating costs. We are pleased that Minnehaha County selected our ExploreAir systems to help them meet these requirements."
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems to mobile operators, broadband service providers, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide. Exalt wireless systems are used most often as a complement or cost-effective alternative to fiber. They also have been inherently designed to support the rapid build out of the 4G/LTE mobile Internet infrastructure driven by ever growing user-generated traffic and fueled by the accelerated adoption rate of smartphones and tablets.