Business Focused IT Support

Off Site Backup

Utilise a Second Building

Project Brief

CCL Labels approached MPR IT for help to overcome an issue. They required a fast link between two of their buildings for data connections and importantly back up to a second location.

Their issue was a busy road between their two locations, the cost of a fibre line from BT for their required speeds instantly made this a no go, getting permission to dig a public highway and install their own fibre was also quickly ruled out.

Needing speeds of up to 500 Mbps – 1 Gbps to transfer their large amounts of data on a nightly backup led to looking at a Microwave link.

CCL Lables

Project Solution

MPR IT surveyed the site, and although some trees caused the simple route to be ruled out we were able to locate the antennas in different locations which gave perfect line of sight and a stable fast connection.

MPR IT elected to use Siklu’s EtherHaul 1200 Microwave hardware to provide the link in a 700mb TTD half duplex configuration (this can be upgraded if needed to full Duplex). The half-duplex solution was a perfect fit for CCLs requirements as 90% of the traffic was one way.