Free Space Optics

Free Space Optics

RGTS - A ConvergeOne Company's (RGTS) Free Space Optics solution provides line-of-sight voice and data links up to 1.25 Gbps — more than 500 times the capacity of a T1 connection.

The solution can link two or more buildings in an enterprise network. Individual links can span up to two miles.

Fast installation and compatibility with all existing voice and data systems make Free Space Optics from RGTS an excellent solution for many situations. Overnight installation is available in some instances.

The solution can link two or more buildings in an enterprise network. Individual links can span up to two miles.

Fast installation and compatibility with all existing voice and data systems make Free Space Optics from RGTS an excellent solution for many situations. Overnight installation is available in some instances.

Diverse Connectivity Challenges Solved

RGTS’s Free Space Optics solves last-mile high-speed connectivity challenges for diverse needs and situations:

  • LAN-to-LAN connections between two or more buildings in a city or suburban campus at Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet speeds
  • Connection over highways or other physical barriers separating two locations
  • High-bandwidth access to fiber-optic cable networks
  • Temporary network installation for special events
  • Disaster recovery
  • Network connection redundancy, back-up, and disaster resilience
  • Quick, low-cost expansion of existing network capacity
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RGTS’s FSO laser light beam is invisible, narrow, secure, and safe for the eye and the environment. The equipment meets or exceeds U.S. and international regulations.

The FSO light beam is difficult to intercept physically, and its voice and data stream is encrypted and secured by RGTS.

Unlike microwave and other radio-wave communications, FSO requires no frequency licensing and isn’t affected by electromagnetic interference.

Signal interference from rain, snow, or fog can be mitigated through RGTS’s multi-beam FSO system or by limiting the distance between FSO terminals. Up to 99.9% availability can be achieved through various methods.

RGTS’s FSO systems can be installed outdoors or indoors behind windows, on building rooftops or exterior walls, on towers — wherever there is line of sight between two points that are no more than two miles apart.

RGTS’s experience with Free Space Optics technology began in the late 1990s. It proved critically valuable and effective in the disaster recovery efforts for RGTS clients and various relocated companies following the September 11 terrorist attack on New York City.

RGTS’s Free Space Optics solution for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital is a prime example of a long-term application. RGTS installed and maintained a Free Space Optics bridge between Bronx-Lebanon’s two primary campuses for nearly a decade before fiber cable transport became available to the hospital campuses.