Osaka University selects Terabeam's Gigabit Ethernet system

13 November 2003 Redmond, WA Lightwave -- Osaka University has purchased Terabeam Corp.'s high frequency millimeter wave (MMW) system, the Terabeam Gigalink, to extend high-bandwidth service to a new building on its campus in Osaka, Japan. Osaka University will be the first to deploy Terabeam's gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Gigalink system in Asia.

13 November 2003 Redmond, WA Lightwave -- Osaka University has purchased Terabeam Corp.'s high frequency millimeter wave (MMW) system, the Terabeam Gigalink, to extend high-bandwidth service to a new building on its campus in Osaka, Japan. Osaka University will be the first to deploy Terabeam's gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Gigalink system in Asia.

The Gigalink system will connect Osaka University's School of Telecommunications to a new university building that is approximately 500 meters away. The system will be deployed on the rooftop of one building to the rooftop of the other and will provide high bandwidth for voice, video, and data applications of up to 1.25 Gbits/sec, which is equivalent to over 650 T1 circuits.

"Terabeam's Gigalink system will enable us to implement Gigabit Ethernet capabilities with few interference issues, which is critical because of the presence of other radio frequency (RF) systems operating in the surrounding environment," explains Dr. Kawasaki, a professor in the Department of Communications Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka University. "After having evaluated several wireless technologies, we chose Terabeam's GbE system because we're confident it will provide the high level of performance that we need while meeting our budget and time constraints."

The Terabeam Gigalink system uses high frequency MMW technology to send a signal through the air. The signal is carried on the 60-GHz frequency that doesn't require spectrum licensing or frequency planning. The GbE Gigalink system is the first RF product certified by the FCC that provides a full-duplex (both transmit and receive) interface to communications networks at full line rates of 1.25 Gbits/sec. Gigalink systems are also available in Fast Ethernet (100-Mbits/sec) and OC-3/STM-1 (155-Mbits/sec) capabilities.

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