fSONA enhances SONAbeam M Series with Power over Ethernet (PoE) option
SONAbeam free-space optical wireless links with PoE save time and money during installation by eliminating the need for separate cabling and, in some instances, separate contractors to run both power and Ethernet.
fSONA Networks has expanded the power options for its SONAbeam® M free-space optical wireless links to include Power over Ethernet (PoE). A SONAbeam M system adapted with the PoE kit can be connected to any standard network port via the included injector, reducing time to deployment and increasing ROI for customers who want to avoid delays and get connected quickly. Three versions of the SONAbeam PoE kit will be offered for North American, European and Universal power cord types.
The key to SONAbeam's laser technology is its operational wavelength of 1550 nm, which provides a broad spectrum of safety and performance advantages, and the narrow, highly directional transmission all but eliminates eavesdropping or interception. The SONAbeam M system supports Fast or Gigabit native Ethernet as well as custom data rates. The SONAbeam M Fast Ethernet model delivers 125 Mbps (OC-3/STM-1) with an operational range of 300 meters to 5400 meters (908 feet to 3.4 miles). The Gigabit version provides up to 1.25 Gbps (OC-12/STM-4) and has an operational range of 400 meters to 4800 meters (1310 feet to 3.0 miles).
The SONAbeam free-space optical wireless links eliminate the substantial costs of digging up streets and sidewalks required to install fiber. Unlike other wireless solutions, the SONAbeam is immune to electro-magnetic (EM) and radio-frequency (RF) interference, which means no licensing is required. The SONAbeam M features high-powered laser transmitters that are able to penetrate heavy rain, snow and fog.
The SONAbeam M free-space optical wireless system is designed for applications including mobile wireless (3G/4G/LTE backhaul, backhaul redundancy and remote antenna extension); enterprise, government & military (high-bandwidth campuses, fiber-line replacement and secure links); and service provider (high-speed backbone, RF/Wi-Fi WiMax aggregation and private lines).
For more information, go to the SONAbeam M product page
Author: Garth Miller Published: 26 Feb 2014