As of Tuesday, July 11th 2006, a new radio link between Pico Veleta and Granada Office has become fully operational.
This new radio link is by a factor of 5 faster than the old one, i.e. the new transfer rate is 36 Mbps, which corresponds in Ethernet terms to a bandwidth of 11.3 Mbps in full duplex (Fig. 1).
Tests have been carried out during which we have obtained an effective Ethernet throughput of 12.5 Mbps, which allows to transfer files of 750 MB between Granada and the 30-M (and vice versa) in only 10 minutes.
In the near future, it is planned to install similar systems between the telescope and the UGR (University of Granada, our gateway to the Internet) and Granada Office and UGR. This will provide redundancy paths to minimize the disconnection of the 30-M and the Granada Office from our own network and the Internet.