Free Space Optics (FSO)


Free Space Optics (FSO) is a line of sight (LOS) technology which utilises invisible infrared light beams to provide point to point wireless connections. Lan 1 distributes FSO wireless solutions that achieve ultra-high bandwidth, reduce operating costs, and boost productivity by providing high-speed LAN-to-LAN backbone connectivity between buildings and within campus environments. Our outdoor wireless solutions are suitable for data, VoIP, VLAN, video applications and more, operating at full line speeds up to 1.48 Gbps. Our FSO solutions offer a variety of product features and distance ranges for customers who need secure, high-bandwidth connectivity alternatives to leased T1/E1 lines or fiber-optic cable.

FSO provide a range of advantages for PTP deployments including:

  • License-free operation
  • Ultra high bandwidth, up to 1.25Gbps (full duplex)
  • Expandable to 4GbE
  • Flexible, quick and easy deployment
  • Most secure form of wireless connectivity available
  • Class 1M rated for eye-safety
  • Excellent Price vs. Performance
  • High availability when installed over shorter distances
  • Enterprise and carrier-class reliability without RF saturation or interference

Typical applications of FSO:

  • Local Area Network (LAN) connections
  • Corporate Intranets (CAN/MAN)
  • IP based networks (ISP)
  • PABX to PABX connections
  • Last mile access for TELCO’s
  • Fixed Wireless network extension
  • Temporary connections & back up links

Lan 1 supplies Free Space Optics products by: