Tsunami Offers 'Wireless' Fibre Optic

One Australian networking company believes that wireless has been the poor cousin of cabling for too long and that we are heading for a role reversal.

Integrity Data Systems, distributor of Tsunami Gigabit Ethernet Bridge, a Western Multiplex product, believes this innovation will run 100 times faster than conventional office networks and deliver the equivalent of 'wireless' fibre optic connectivity.

The solution is scheduled for commercial availability in Australia during the first quarter of next year, and will enable data-intensive applications to operate wirelessly over a distance up to 10 kilometres.

Organisations such as geographically dispersed university campuses, manufacturing sites and corporate offices can be linked by one-gigabit networks running over unlicensed radio spectrum. The product has data rates of 480 and 760Mbps and the company says the solution will provide telecommunications carriers with a broad-bandwidth, and a high-speed pipe that can be deployed rapidly where cabling is too expensive or cannot be used due to terrain. Integrity also says Internet service providers will be able to deploy the solution to eliminate carrier costs.

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