AirFiber Intros Free-Space Optics

AirFiber introduces hitless and fault-tolerant free-space optics system, with capacity and QoS previously available only via fiber

April 22, 2002

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SAN DIEGO -- AirFiber, Inc., a developer of carrier class free space optical (FSO) access equipment, today unveiled the AirFiber 5800, a protocol-independent product with capacity of up to 1.25 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and the most advanced FSO system available. Incorporating a breakthrough fault-tolerant system, the AirFiber 5800 guarantees carriers the capacity and service quality previously only available via fiber and enables carriers to write customer service level agreements using FSO products. The AirFiber 5800 is the first FSO product to incorporate a proprietary "Redundant Link Controller" technology. For the first time ever, carriers can now deploy wireless links that are immune to data loss and provide reliable optical bandwidth to buildings, cell sites and other installations without the time and expense of fiber installation. When configured with the Redundant Link Controller (RLC), the AirFiber 5800 has the ability to simultaneously monitor redundant links. If interference occurs on one of the links, the RLC maintains error-free communications by using data supplied via the redundant link. This patent-pending technology is completely transparent to the network and occurs with absolutely no loss of data - a capability not possible in other FSO products. "The AirFiber 5800 will change the last mile challenge as we know it today," said Brett Helm, Chairman and CEO of AirFiber, Inc. "As the first fault-tolerant product in the FSO industry, the AirFiber 5800 allows carriers to provide wireless service with the same quality and capacity as fiber." AirFiber Inc.

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