Canobeam DT-50 provides wireless data transmission solution for U.S. Department of Labor, PWBA

July 8, 2002--Efficiently moving data and the huge volume of electronic paperwork is a must at the U.S. Department of Labor, Pension Welfare Benefit Administration, which addresses pension oversight cases nationwide. The office selected the Canobeam DT-50 Optical Beam Transceiver from Canon U.S.A. Inc.

Jul 8th, 2002

Efficiently moving data and the huge volume of electronic paperwork is a must at the U.S. Department of Labor, Pension Welfare Benefit Administration, which addresses pension oversight cases nationwide. The office selected the Canobeam DT-50 Optical Beam Transceiver from Canon U.S.A. Inc.

With no FCC frequency allocation required for operation, the Canobeam DT-50 was selected for connecting two buildings on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.

"The city has imposed lots of restrictions on digging up the streets," says Darryl Aus, senior network engineer for PWBA DOL. "This particular division is a high-end database user group. Instead of leasing a data circuit for multiple years for a short shoot across a city street, we put out for a one-time cost with the Canobeam, and it's serving us very well."

Designed with Canon's optics and capable of transmitting up to 2 km (1.25 miles), the bi-directional Canobeam provides a link where microwaves and cable connections are unworkable. With a data transmission rate up to 622 Mbits/sec, 3R technology for strong signal, autotracking, and constant footprint function, Canobeam offers a combination of security, reliability and transmissible distance. Also available in the Canobeam line are the Canobeam DT-55 for Gigabit Ethernet performance and the economical Canobeam DT-30.

"We've had some very intense storms and fog, but we haven't had a single interruption of service since we started using Canobeam," says Aus. "We've gotten tremendous service and support from Canon, and not having another data circuit to manage or ISP to call in case of an outage is extremely convenient."

For more information, please call Canon Broadcast and Communications Division at
1-800-321-4388 or visit www.usa.canon.com.


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