fSona Intros New FSO Line

fSona announces the SONAbeam 155-E, first in a new series of free space optical (FSO) wireless products

June 4, 2003

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VANCOUVER -- fSONA, producer of the award-winning SONAbeam(tm) series of optical wireless transmission equipment, announced today at Supercomm in Atlanta the release of the SONAbeam(tm) 155-E. The 155-E is the first in a new series. More products will be released throughout the year.

The SONAbeam(tm) E series completes fSONA's SONAbeam(tm) product line with a solution for lower-data rate, shorter distance applications. The SONAbeam 155-E transmits data from 1.5 Mbps to 160 Mbps at distances from 50m up to 2350m.

"fSONA developed the E series in response to requests from our customers," says Theresa Carbonneau, President and CEO of fSONA. "The small form factor, lower data rates and lower prices of the E series give SONAbeam(tm) customers the solution they have been asking for."

The product is aimed at alleviating the bandwidth gap in developing nations with a cost-effective carrier-class wireless transmission solution. The SONAbeam(tm) 155-E is incredibly versatile, offering support for a number of different network protocols through interchangeable cards. The interface cards will support NxT1/E1, 10/100 Ethernet, E3/DS3 protocols and will all offer the added reliability of clock data-rate recovery (CDR). The E series will also be popular with enterprise customers who wish to connect corporate campuses with a high-quality solution.

The SONAbeam(tm) E series is unique in its category of Free Space Optical (FSO) products due to the fact that, like the entire SONAbeam(tm) product line, the E series operates at the inherently eye-safe wavelength of 1550 nm. The eye-safety characteristics allow the far greater laser output power and link margins than competitors operating below 1400 nm. The E series comes with a complete network management suite incorporating all the features and options of the existing SONAbeam(tm) series.

fSona Communications Corp.

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