Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) June 23, 2004 -
fSONA Communications, at SUPERCOMM today announced a new optical wireless system targeted at the carrier market and capable of transmitting up to 2.5 Gbps of synchronous bandwidth. The SONAbeam 2500-M marks another step forward in fSONA's SONAbeamÂ product line offering higher speeds from semiconductor lasers and the longest range wireless system capable of operating at 2.5 Gbps.
The new systems are based on fSONA's award-winning SONAbeamÂ M platform that features four redundant transmitters operating at 1550nm wavelength with 560mW of laser power. Like the rest of fSONA's SONAbeamÂ line, the SONAbeamÂ 2500-M is datarate transparent and features scalable bandwidth. The SONAbeamÂ 2500-M transmits from 125 Mbps all the way up to 2.5 Gbps and supports the following protocols: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16. The SONAbeamÂ 2500-M is the most powerful system in its class, with demonstrated error-free performance on our five kilometer test range in clear weather conditions.
SONAbeamÂ 2500-M systems are ideal for carrier applications such as SONET ring protection and physical diversity for backbone networks, military and science applications like backhaul of high-resolution surveillance and multi-spectral imagery, and commercial applications such as 2.5 Gbps Storage Area Networks (SAN) and transmission High Definition Television (HDTV) from remote field locations.
"Our carrier and defense industry customers told us they require more bandwidth for certain applications and the decision to develop a 2.5 Gbps optical wireless product was based directly on this feedback," comments fSONA's Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Robert Carlson. "The SONAbeamÂ 2500-M's speed and range is ideal for satisfying customer requirements for optical connectivity in metro areas as well as for transmitting large amounts of data in the field. An important government customer has tested and purchased the first two links."
fSONA Communications was founded in 1997 to deliver optical wireless solutions that simplify and speed network deployments for carrier, service provider and enterprise customers around the world. The SONAbeamÂ series of free space optical (FSO) networking products use an unlicensed, wireless technology operating at speeds up to 2.5 Gbps and distances up to 5km.
SONAbeamÂ avoids the cost of digging to lay fiber, licensing for radio frequencies, is immune to interference, and is extremely secure. SONAbeamÂ is operational in 28 countries around the globe and was named Product of the Year by Network Magazine; fSONA is an ISO 9001 registered company. For more information visit http://www.fsona.com or http://www.free-space-optics.org
fSONA and SONAbeamÂ are trademarks of fSONA, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective companies.
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