McLean, VA - November 1, 2006 - fSONA Systems, a leader in optical wireless technology, announced today that it will be exhibiting in General Dynamics booth #207 at the AFCEA TechNet Asia Pacific Conference, in Honolulu, Hawaii. fSONA’s SONAbeam systems are being used by General Dynamics to provide a secure voice and data wireless network for the U.S. Army at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in Hawaii.
When: November 7-9, 2006
Where: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, HI
fSONA participated in multiple demonstrations during the Pohakuloa pilot, a two month period in which multiple wireless technologies were tested and evaluated, and consistently received high marks for its ability to provide reliable gigabit speed connectivity. The fact that Pohakuloa is built on a huge volcano bed posed no problem to fSONA’s SONAbeam™ free space optic (FSO) technology because it transmits invisible light beams through the atmosphere to provide broadband communications.
Providing all the inherent advantages of optical fiber connectivity, while leveraging the flexibility of a wireless connection, SONAbeam provides the ability to deploy broadband solutions, on a global basis, without any frequency licensing issues, RF congestion or latency issues that may limit the addressable applications.
The General Dynamics solution at Pohakuloa will be the first campus-wide wireless network installed for the Army.
About General Dynamics Network Systems
General Dynamics Network Systems is a world-class information technology (IT) architect and systems integrator of converged voice, video and data networks that are secure, scalable, survivable and interoperable. Our dedicated professionals design, build, integrate, and operate enterprise and wireless networks for government and commercial customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.gd-ns.com
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit www.fsona.com
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