OptiBridge 2500, a single channel, free-space optical transceiver that delivers 2.5 Gbit/s over distances up to 2 km

March 16, 2001

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Optical Crossing, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art optical communication systems and components, today announced its first product at the OFC Conference 2001 (Booth# 1002). The OptiBridgeTM 2500 is the first commercially available, single channel, free-space optical transceiver that delivers 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 2 km. Optical Crossing is the first company to offer systems with data rates that break the - multi-gigabit per second barrier. The robust transmission performance of the OptiBridgeTM 2500 is in large part due to the proprietary auto-alignment subsystem, which not only corrects for slow building sway, but atmospheric effects as well. A pair of OptiBridgeTM 2500 transceivers can tolerate an atmospheric attenuation of 20 dB over 1km, and still operates without a reduction in data rate. . The OptiBridgeTM 2500 is ideal for high-speed point-to-point communication applications such as high-speed inter-LAN connectivity and secure building-to-building links, where direct access to fiber optic cable is unavailable.

Muthu Jeganathan, Manager of Optical Wireless Products for Optical Crossing commented: "Free Space Optics (FSO) has emerged as an attractive and cost-effective solution to linking the nation's network backbone and premises network known as the 'first and last' mile. Optical Crossing will make a significant impact with the first to market 2.5 Gbps, single channel, free-space optical transceivers, allowing service providers to offer increased bandwidth at a reduced cost of implementation."


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