fSONA introduces new FSO solution for Gigabit Ethernet

June 26, 2002--fSONA recently announced the release of the SONAbeam 1250-S Free Space Optical (FSO) system designed to provide Gigabit Ethernet communications at 1250 Mbits/sec.

Jun 26th, 2002

fSONA recently announced the release of the SONAbeam 1250-S Free Space Optical (FSO) system designed to provide Gigabit Ethernet communications at 1250 Mbits/sec.

Engineered for top performance in any environment, the SONAbeam(tm) 1250-S features a rugged housing that provides environmental protection in all weather conditions, redundant lasers operating at 1550 nm, and robust product design that allows the unit to operate equally well outdoors or through windows, claim company representatives.

"The SONAbeam 1250-S Gigabit Ethernet product will allow network managers to bridge local area networks with high-speed connections using a familiar protocol," explains Theresa Carbonneau, president and chief executive officer of fSONA. "As well, companies frustrated with slow wide area network connections can use the SONAbeam 1250-S to remove network bottlenecks. For Metro Area Network (MAN) providers the last mile or even feet can be the most daunting. The SONAbeam 1250-S can close this gap and allow new customers access to high-speed MAN's. Providers also can take advantage of the reduced risk of installing a solution that can later be redeployed," she adds.

SONAbeam FSO technology uses invisible light beams to deliver high-speed wireless communications. By transmitting through the atmosphere, SONAbeam dispenses with the substantial costs of digging up sidewalks to install a fiber link. SONAbeam also eliminates the need to obtain costly radio frequency (RF) spectrum licenses, and it is immune to electro-magnetic/RF interference. In addition, SONAbeam FSO transmissions are very difficult to eavesdrop on or intercept.

For more information about fSONA Communications (Vancouver, Canada), visit the company's Web site at www.fsona.com.

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