Tower sites are vulnerable by lightning more often than any other site, because tower is higher than the surrounding terrain. Moreover, it is a conductor. Without proper protection and grounding microwave equipment will suffer damage.
Integra series products are developed as easy-to-use full outdoor devices. User friendly, light design is one of identifying traits of this product line. Nevertheless, Integra series products offer wide variety of features, which can be useful for building complex, carrier grade networks.
This question is so important because precise answers will allow you to lower your expenses by avoiding unreasonably large antenna heights and will also allow averting unsatisfactory performance due to insufficient antenna heights.
Our client Affinity Communication Systems Ltd was approached by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to provide a suitable Microwave Link solution to aid their research work. The extreme environment of the winter months in Antarctica presented some challenges for reliability of operation.