Wireless Data & Free Space Optics

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Wireless Data & Free Space Optics

Wireless Data.

A wireless local area network (LAN) is a flexible data communications system. It operates using the same protocols and transmission techniques as a hardwired or structured cable network, but allows networking to reach areas where fixed cabling is not practical for either physical or fiscal reasons, the system is usually implemented as an extension to a structured cabling system to provide network access to remote areas such as outbuildings or mobile classrooms.

The system uses radio frequency technology to transmit or receive data and depending on the application, can be configured to transmit data up to a maximum range of about 20 miles. Unlike hardwired systems, standard wireless solutions operate at much lower speeds therefore they are not suitable for all network applications as the available bandwidth is much lower than that of Category 5 or 6.

Free Space Optics

A Free Space Optic device enables point to point network connections for high speed data throughput applications. The technology is useful where the physical connections by the means of fibre optic cables are impractical due to high costs or other considerations.

This line-of-sight technology approach uses invisible beams of light to provide optical bandwidth connections. It's capable of sending up to 1.25 Gbps of data, voice, and video communications simultaneously through the air — enabling fibre optic connectivity without requiring physical fibre optic cable. Wireless Data