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Corning Cable Systems has introduced LANscape Solutions for Free-Space Optics, a wireless offering that allows data and voice traffic to be transported through the air. The package includes FreeLink 1...


March 1, 2003  


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Corning Cable Systems has introduced LANscape Solutions for Free-Space Optics, a wireless offering that allows data and voice traffic to be transported through the air. The package includes FreeLink 1.0, FreeLink 2.0 and FreeLink 3.0 Optical Transmission Equipment.

Depending on the version used, transmission speeds can range from 155 Mbps up to 2.5 Gbps. FreeLink 1.0 is designed for shorter range, rapid deployment and redeployment of networks up to 510 meters, while FreeLink 2.0 is capable of transmission speeds up to 1.25 Gbps for network professionals that demand sub-Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet connections. FreeLink 3.0 is a four-beam product that offers speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps and 1,000 meters for OC-48 connections.

The equipment consists of two linkheads mounted within line of sight of each other on rooftops or behind windows.

Corning Cable Systems

Hickory, N.C.


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