Show a peer why spending the extra money for a full duplex RF link is better than half for a WAN bridge

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Where can I find reference material to show a peer why spending the extra money for a full duplex RF link is better than half for a WAN bridge? I have 20+ years of networking experience and this RF guy thinks he knows it all. He has management sold on a cheap solution. I'm not having much luck with Google and everyone wants to explain to me what the difference is, when I already have a secure handle on the basics. I am a Network Architect and this guy relates everything back to voice and your brain can't hear the difference in half and full duplex.
ASKED: May 12, 2008  8:45 PM
UPDATED: May 12, 2008  8:52 PM

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Throughput… the link has to become available before an acknowledgement can be sent for data already received. In other words, it is like in the old radio days when the operator said “over” after each transmission before the other participant could speak. Communication was really slow! Full duplex permits both sides to transmit at the same time so the link is more fully utilized for other clients using the same link.

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