SAF Tehnika (Nasdaq Baltic: SAF1R) is a designer, producer and distributor of digital Microwave Data transmission equipment. SAF Tehnika products provide wireless backhaul solutions for digital voice and data transmission to mobile and fixed network operators, data service providers, governments and private companies. The Company’s product portfolio consists of microwave point-to-point radios for licensed and license free frequency bands as well as unique spectrum analyzer Spectrum Compact. SAF Tehnika also provides wide range of customized microwave solutions for various applications, such as Broadcasting and Low latency networks.
In 2004 SAF Tehnika acquired a Swedish company, – SAF Tehnika Sweden, a fully owned subsidiary, based in Gothenburg, however in 2008 it was bought out by its management, changing the name to "Trebax AB". In May 2004 the Company launched a successful IPO with initial market capitalization of more than €50 million, with substantial subscriptions from institutional investors. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Riga under the symbol SAF1R.
During the 2000s SAF Tehnika has been taking next steps towards global expansion by developing a large network of authorized partners and sales representatives all over the globe, most notable being the opening of SAF Tehnika North America office and warehouse facilities in Denver in 2013.
1999 SAF Tehnika company establishment
2000 Introduction of PDH (CFM) product line
2003 ISO 9001 certification, Member of ETSI
2004 Acquisition of the Swedish company "Viking Microwave" developing SDH radio systems.
2004 Public company, listed on Riga Stock Exchange (now NASDAQ OMX Riga) after a successful IPO
2006 SDH (CFQ) product line launch in the market
2006 Sales growth up to 62 markets.
2006 Implementation of a new automated modern manufacturing line. Release of CFQ-RG-IDU – the latest addition to SAF CFQ product line
2008 Launch of 100Mbit/s radio – SAF CFIP product line
2008 Buyout of SAF tehnika Sweden, which changes the name to "Trebax AB"
2009 Launch of 2 new 366Mbit/s systems – CFIP Lumina and CFIP Phoenix
2010 Sales growth up to 99 markets
2011 Launch of 2 new products – CFIP Marathon 1.4 GHz and CFIP Phoenix Modular
2012 Release of the CFIP Low Latency Active Repeater - highly competitive 6 GHz+ 35ns radio unit for use in low latency networks
2013 Opening of the US headquarters and warehouse in Denver, CO
2013 Launch of the next generation microwave radio platform Integra
2013 Company's global presence reached more than 130 countries worldwide
2013 Release of the world's smallest spectrum analyzer Spectrum Compact
2014 Launch of Integra S
2014 Launch of CFIP PhoeniX IRFU
2014 Launch of Integra-W and Integra-WS
2014 Launch of SG Compact
2015 Launch of Line of Sight Verification Kit
2015 Development of Ultra-Low Latency solutions with the key product being –CFIP Low Latency Repeater
2015 Development of Outdoor Branching Unit (OBU)
2015 Launch of Integra G, Integra GS
SAF Integra is one of the latest technological developments in the field of microwave data transmission from SAF Tehnika. This next generation microwave radio platform combines antenna, radio part, and the mounting brackets into a single unit. Integra has a capacity of up to 1Gbit/s throughput with header compression in 1+0 configuration. The latest modem technology solution enables covering longer distances due to better system gain at 256QAM and with hitless ACM switching up to 1024QAM. With optional ETSI Class 4 antennas Integra may be deployed in a dense microwave environment. The bandwidth range goes from 3.5 MHz up to 60 MHz in single hardware design. Direct radio and antenna integration allows saving the time usually spent on radio-to-antenna assembly and sealing. Integra is a light, energy efficient carrier-grade system. Integration of next generation microwave radio with high and super high performance antennas into a single unit translates into a lower total cost of ownership, as well as less time spent on the installation site, and better link reliability even in densely served areas. Its body is made from an EMC-compliant plastic material ensuring complete corrosion resistance surpassing that of the classic microwave antennas. The mounting bracket is optimized for wind-load reduction, ensuring a considerably higher wind resistance, which keeps the radio link up even in rugged weather. Another significant addition is the software controlled LED which indicates whether the radio has been synchronized with the remote end and is operating properly. Built-in multi-core network packet processor enables Carrier Ethernet performance with features like Synchronous Ethernet, header compression, and RADIUS authentication. Three Gigabit Ethernet ports per radio allow using the built-in high performance Gigabit switch in all-outdoor environment and avoid additional cost of expensive rack-mount switches and facilitate shelter-free installations.
Spectrum Compact is a handheld microwave spectrum analyzer. Spectrum Compact is a measurement solution for the 6 – 40 GHz licensed microwave frequency bands. Designed specifically for comfortable outdoor use by network engineers in a variety of challenging environments, this battery-powered device is designed for any microwave radio engineer performing equipment installation or gathering data for site planning purposes. The LCD touchscreen ensures smooth and intuitive onsite use, and the SMA connector allows the Spectrum Compact to integrate with any vendors antenna or waveguide system. The Spectrum Compact makes it possible to detect existing interference on installed paths or available radio channels with high precision. Data logging of all spectrum scans is available inside of the Spectrum compact with enhanced data processing and analysis available via SAF Tehnika designed PC software.
SG Compact is microwave signal generator, which is an essential tool for antenna alignment and testing and top choice for LoS verification applications. Device is perfect for different microwave system analysis and measurement applications.
CFIP Lumina and Phoenix are two products by SAF Tehnika launched in late 2009. CFIP Lumina follows the success of CFIP 108, providing full IP traffic of up to 366Mbit/s and offering an outdoor solution, working in 20 MHz, 28 MHz, 30 MHz, 40 MHz, 50 MHz and 56 MHz channel bandwidths. It also offers such features as Automatic transmit power control and ACM. CFIP Lumina is a first Native Ethernet/IP power efficient all outdoor 360Mbit/s radio system with 256QAM and built-in advanced GigE switch (QoS, STPs, VLAN support).
CFIP-106/108 is primarily designed for IP networks and provides Fast Ethernet interface with capacities from 8 Mbit/s up to full duplex 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet. In addition to that, CFIP-108 has a 4xE1 port for legacy equipment connectivity and for use in hybrid TDM/IP networks.
CFIP PhoeniX split mount system is designed to fit in a classic telecom architecture with a radio located outdoor and a sheltered indoor unit. CFIP PhoeniX also enables transition from TDM networks to hybrid TDM/IP networks providing up to 20E1 + GigE. Total maximum capacity is up to 363 Mbit/s full duplex.
CFIP PhoeniX M split mount system consists of PhoeniX M IDU and PhoeniX ODU (XPIC functionality supported). PhoeniX M IDU provides up to 63E1 and 2xSTM-1 bringing the total maximum capacity to 360 Mbit/s full duplex.
CFIP PhoeniX C split mount system is designed to fit in a classic telecom architecture with a radio located outdoor and a sheltered indoor unit. CFIP PhoeniX C system has a compact indoor unit that enables transition from TDM networks to hybrid TDM/IP networks providing up to 64E1, Gigabit Ethernet ports, or up to 16 ASI ports for transferring video signal. Total maximum capacity is up to 366 Mbit/s full duplex.
A solution for industrial applications where fiber is not available. CFIP Marathon 300 MHz / 1.4 GHz point-to-point long-haul microwave system is a solution for industrial applications where fiber is not available. Primarily designed for remote and rural areas Marathon Full Indoor Unit can establish a link in adverse weather conditions and over long distances, frequently exceeding 100 km. SAF Tehnika Marathon solution is particularly recommended for utility (electricity, water), oil & gas, public safety, and transport companies who are looking for reliable data & voice transmission.
SAF FreeMile 5 GE MIMO All-outdoor system is a Licence-free 5 GHz gibabit radio for Ethernet packet data transmission. Making use of ground breaking 2x2 MIMO technology, the SAF FreeMile 5 GE MIMO delivers up to 210Mbit/s (105Mbit/s full-duplex) of real throughput combined with a high packets-per-second performance.
SAF FreeMile FODU - a new generation license-free 17/24 GHz ISM band radio for Ethernet packet data and E1 voice transmission. The new radio system combines features traditionally associated with ISM radios – interference-free operation, high availability, Carrier grade full duplex capacity with no cost of licensing and quick installation. SAF FreeMile radio also offers a user-friendly Web browser based management interface and straightforward installation process.
Outdoor Branching Unit was launched in June 2015. OBU is built by using high quality materials for all components and special narrow bandwidth channel filters that are temperature resistant and waveguide circulators for best electrical and mechanical characteristics. Outdoor Branching Unit is made in compact form factor for interconnecting up to 4 radios per OBU.
Technical solution and project design competence for microsecond class ultra low latency networks with CFIP Low Latency Repeater as the key product with the lowest latency on the market.
SAF NMS is an integrated toolset consisting of hardware and software, used to monitor and administer a network, made of SAF designed microwave radio equipment, locally and remotely in a convenient and user-friendly manner. A new v4.1 version of SAF NMS is now available. SAF has created a smartphone application for monitoring microwave network environment – SAF Mobile NMS. It is an Android (ver. 2.2 or higher) based client application for SAF NMS and provides enhanced real-time overview of the actual equipment and network status via instant push-notification service.