Free space optics (FSO) 30 Gigabits EC SYSTEM

Free Space optics

EC SYSTEM Free space optics (optical wireless bridge) is the unique optical wireless communication system, which can provide optical wireless point to point network with net throughput 10 Gigabis Full Duplex with option of upgrade up to 30 Gigabits. Free Space optics equipment (FSO) EL-1G with net throughput 1 Gigabit Full Duplex enables optical wireless Point-to-Point connection up to 15 km . The optical cable-free communication (FSO) uses lasers to transmit data, but instead of enclosing the data stream in a glass fiber, it is transmitted through the air. It is the most secure and cost-effective alternative to other wireless connectivity options and optical fibre technology, which does not require license, diging or permision and at the same time its deployment is quick & easy. 

Part nameThroughput Full  Duplex/ProtocolData rate InterfaceLink distance up toFeaturesDownload
EL-30G30 Gbit/s 1300 mFull duplex, autotracking, IP monitoring, latency of optical channel is less 0,005 ms, SNMP traps signalling, SNMP monitoring, remote control through IP-networks, IEEE 1588v2,CPRI,Interface with 3 ports 10G SFP+, wavelenght 1550 nm
EL-10G1/10 Gbit/s IEEE 802.3u10312,5 Mbps, full duplex10G SFP+1500 mFull duplex ALLF "double channel" technology, SNMP traps signalling Remote control through IP-networks, calibrated backup channel, IP monitoring, Spatial stabilization system (autotracking)el-10g.pdf
EL-10Gex10 Gbps with option uprade up to 30 Gigabits10312,5 Mbps, full duplex1300 mPosibility upgrade Capacity up to 30 Gibps by software key.Full duplex ALLF "double channel" technology, SNMP traps signalling Remote control through IP-networks, calibrated backup channel, IP monitoring, Spatial stabilization system (autotracking) 
EL-1GL100/1000 Mbit/s/IEEE 802.3/IEEE 802.3u1250 Mbps, full duplex2 x 10/100/1000 BASE-TX, 1 x 1000 BASE-SX4400 mFull duplex ALLF "double channel" technology, SNMP alerts, IP monitoring, Spatial stabilization system (autotracking)el-1gl.pdf
EL-1GS10/100/1000 Mbit/s/IEEE 802.3u1250 Mbps, full duplex2 x 10/100/1000 BASE-TX, 1 x 1000 BASE-SX1200 mFull duplex ALLF "double channel" technology,  IP monitoring, Spatial stabilization system (autotracking)el-1gs.pdf
Model EL-100M  has been since 1.1.2018 no more produced.

Description of ECSYSTEM Free space optics

  • Real-time AGC (Automatic Gain Control) is used in every unit to regulate the optical transmit power of the laser diode depending on the link quality which is constantly monitored. This is to ensure high availability of the wireless optical connectivity.
  • Real-time Auto tracking is used in every model to compensate movement, that is caused by thermal expansion of mast and building and motion of building and mast caused by wind.
  • Network infrastructure - The equipment ensures a quick formation of a  optical wireless communication channel 
  • Data transport networks - Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, FDDI, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet                         EC SYSTEM Optical unit of laser link
  • Space stabilization (autotracking) - system became more accurate (+- 0,05 mrad precision) and more reliable       EC SYSTEM Indoor Unit IDU Free space optics      
  • Build-in reserve channel output with management  (TDC).
  • Narrow beams with small divergence (0,55 mrad)
  • High security of the wireless optical channel
  • Effective monitoring through IP network
Key ECSYSTEM Free space optics advantages from similar FSO:                                                                              
  • Long distance coverage of up to  7 km                                                                
  • Very high bandwidth capabilities between 100Mbps up to 30Gbps
  • Fast and easy deployment
  • Low latency 
  • The use of the 1550nm wavelength makes it extensively safe to the human eye (M1)
  • Wireless Licence-free operation 
  • High confidentiality of data transfer
  • Autotracking system
  • Active Link loss forwarding (ALLF)
  • Plug and use - simple and reliable instalation
  • Automatic transmitters power regulation enlarges the Free space optics lifetime (more than 120000 hours)
  • Built-in system of the aiming and targetting

Area of Aplication Free space optics:

  • Mobile operators and Internet service providers
  • Connecting of base stations
  • Last mile
  • Backhaul for LTE network
  • Government and Corporate
  • Airports 
  • Military sector
  • Wireless optical Point-to-Point bridge
  • Temporary wireless connection in disaster recovery

Success stories:

fso-it-sector-.pdf

1Gbps-fso-government.pdf

fso-Bank-Angola.pdf1Gbps-fso-ISP.pdf

Letter of Recommandation for EL-10G and EL-1G carta-recomendacion-ec-system-el-1g-el-10g-lb-sistemas.pdf 

Optischer Richtfunk

Enlace óptico

EC SYSTEM Free space optics equipment (FSO)10 Gigabit is the unique System with possibility to be upgrade the speed up to 30 Gbps in steps of  10 Gigabits units. This upgrade is possible without the need to replace the Unit. This also means there is no realignment required after the upgrade.

Throughput: 10 Gigabits/s

Bandwidth: 10312,5 Mbps Full duplex

Wavelenght: 1550 nm

ECSYSTEM free space optics 10 Gbps

Link distances: up to 1500m          

Latency:      less 0,05 ms

Basic interface: 1Gbps/10/Gbps SFP+

Additional interfaces: 2-63 E1 channels

Alignment:  Autotracking system (targeting and aiming), spead of autotracking adjustment 8 mrad/s

Mangement: IP monitoring: Web, UDP (firmware),SNMP traps

Built in service channel

Voltage 48 V DC

Operating temperature: -40,+50 C

Area of application:

  • Optical wireless Point-to-Point 
  • Hot standby
  • Mesh and Ring
  • Backhaul
  • Internet Service providers
  • Government and privat companies

Download leaflet: el-10g.pdf

 Benefits:

  • Fast and easy deployment
  • Capacity 10 Gbps without risk of interception
  • No license and municipal regulation
  • Reliability of connection in noise dense and big radio interference areas

Description:

  • Real-time AGC (Automatic Gain Control) regulates the optical transmit power of the laser diode depending on the wireless optical link quality which is constantly monitored. This is to ensure high availability of the wireless optical connection.
  • Real-time Auto tracking  compensates  thermal expansion of the mast and bulding includingg the motion that occurs as a result of mast and building movements.
  • Topology:  of "star" or "ring" topology as well as to realize network development and connection to other networks. 
  •  Network infrastructure - The equipment ensures a quick formation of a wireless optical communication channel 
  •  Data transport networks - Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, FDDI, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet

Success story:

EC SYSTEM Free space optics provides high reliable transfer of big data for Data Center Company in Mexico City, Bank in Angola, Internet Service Provider and Mobile operators over the World.  

fso-it-sector.pdf

More success stories click here

Wireless optical communication is one of the most effective options for security and safety systems which provides high data transfer rate. EC SYSTEM 1Gigabit free space optics provides wireless optical communication with speed 1 Gigabit in full Duplex up to 4400 m.

Throughput: 1 Gigabit/s

Bandwidth: 1250 Mbps Full duplex                      ECSYSTEM free space optics 1Gbps

Wavelenght: 1550 nm

Latency:      less 0,125 ms

Distance range: EL-1GS: up to 1200m

Distance range: EL-1GL: up to 4400 m

Basic interfaces: 10/100/1000 Base TX, SFP:1000 Base-SX

Alignment:  Autotracking system (targeting and aiming), spead of autotracking adjustment 8 mrad/s

Mangement: IP monitoring: Web, UDP (firmware),SNMP traps,Built in service channel

Voltage: 48 V DC

Operating temperature: -40,+50 C

Area of application:

  • Optical wireless Point-to-Point 
  • Backhaul
  • Hot standby
  • Mesh and Ring networks
  • Last mile connectivity

Download leaflet:el-1gl.pdf  el-1gs.pdf

Benefits:

  • Fast and quick deployment 
  • No required frequency license or municipality permission
  • The most secure communication without interruption

Success story:

EC SYSTEM wireless optical links have been succesfully used  in many countries.

The free space optics with capacity 1 Gbps provides high secure data transfer for bank branches in Luanda, Angola.FSO-Bank-Angola.pdf 

10 Gigabit optical wireless link provide secure data transmission for Data Centr in Mexico

100 Mbps,1 Gbps, 10 Gbps  wireless optical links are used by internet service providers and mobile operators 

10 Gbps Full Duplex see free space optics EL-10G 

Area of Application of Free space optics:

Free space optics (FSO) is optical wireless communication system which allows transmit license free transmition of big data with high security and low latency. Continuous growth of base stations numbers and services require a significant communication channel capacity increase. Using free space optics, which does not require any radio frequency authorization, easily solves this problem. Besides, availability of multiplexers with E1 channel in our production line allows transmitting in parallel via one transmission link from 2 to 24E1 data flows and Ethernet traffic, which saves investments in the network channel terminating equipment. 

Key advantages of using Free space optics:

  • Narrow transmission
  • No electromagnetic radiation
  • Imposible interception
  • No diging or license required
  • Fast and Easy deployment

Key areas of application:

  • Mobile operators and Internet service providers                       Laser link EC SYSTEM Angola
  • Connecting of base stations
  • Last mile
  • Backhaul for LTE network
  • Government and Corporate
  • Airports 
  • Military sector
  • Wireless optical Point-to-Point bridge
  • Temporary wireless connection in disaster recovery

Success stories:

fso-it-sector-.pdf

1Gbps-fso-government.pdf

fso-Bank-Angola.pdf

1Gbps-fso-ISP.pdf

Letter of Recommandation for EL-10G and EL-1G carta-recomendacion-ec-system-el-1g-el-10g-lb-sistemas.pdf 

Frequent asked questions about Free space optics (FSO)
Is the light visible?

This line-of-sight (LOS) technology uses invisible beams of light to provide optical bandwidt connections. It´s capable of sending up to 10 312,5 Mbps of  data, voice and video communications simultaneously through the air - enebling optic connectivity withour reuiring physical fibre-optic cable.

Is it required fibre-optic cable or spectrum licenses?

This optical connectivity does not require expensive fibre-optic cable or securing specrum licenses for radio frequency (RF) solutions. FSO technology requires light. The use of light is similar to optical transmissions through fibre-optic cables, the only difference is the medium. Light travels through air faster than it does through glass.

How works FSO technology?

It´s based on connectivity between FSO optical units, each consisting of an optical transceiver with a transmitter and receiver to provide full duplex capacity. Optical unit transmits light through the atmosphere to another lens receiving the information.

Why use Optical or Radio frequency technology?

Optical wireless, based on FSO-technology, is an outdoor wireless equipment that provides the speed of optical fibre, with the flexibility of wireless. It enables optical transmission at speeds up to 10 Gbps and EC SYSTEM FSO is capable upgrade up to 40 Gbps. This is not possible with any fixed wireless or RF technology. Optical wireless also eliminates the need to buy expensive spectrum (it does not require permission or municipal license approvals). FSO technology is narrow beam and enables faster integration and most simple than the technology of optic-fibre cable.

How to deployed the FSO?

AS FSO is a line-of sight technology, the interconnecting points must be free from physical obstruction and able to "see" each other. But agains to the radio technology does not need Fresnel zone.

Have the weather effect on the reliability of FSO connection?

Rain and snow have little effect on FSO technology, do not effect so as are affecting for example microwaves. Fog can modify light characteristics or completely hinder the passage of light through a combination of absorption, scattering, and reflection. Free space optics, based on 1550nm wavelenght, have considerably lower optical loss than Free space optics, using 830 nm wavelength, in dense fog conditions. It is recommended to counter fog when deploying FSO-based optical wireless products, network design for shorters FSO link distances and adds network backup. FSO installations in foggy places have successfully achieved carrier-class reliability. FSO using wavelength 1550 nm  are capable of transmitting several times higher power than systems with 850 nm and are at the same time safe to the human eye (1M class). EC SYSTEM’s FSO has in build Real-time AGC (Automatic Gain Control) in every model to regulate the optical transmit power of the laser diode depending on the link quality which is constantly monitored. This is to ensure high availability of the transmitting circuit. 

Are the flying birds interrupting the connection?

Flying birds can temporarily block a single beam FSO system, but this tends to cause only short interrutpions and transmissions are easily and automatically resumed. Some ES SYSTEM models use multi-beam systems to adress temporary obstructions to provide greater avaibility. 

How building, mast movement or seismic activity influence reliability of Free space optic equipment?

The movement of buildings can upset receiver and transmitter alignment, but EC SYSTEM´s FSO - optical wireless equipment to maintain cennectivity use Real-time Auto tracking system in every modele to compensate thermal expansion, wind or earthquake that cause mass or building movement.

Is it FSO eye safety?

EC SYSTEM´s FSO uses of the 1550nm wavelenght. This wavelenght makes it  safe to the human eye and allows higher power than the other FSO,which are produced by others companies and use lower wavelenght. The equipment, used strictly with accordance to the instruction manual is safety.The EC SYSTEM´s free space optics complies with standards.

What is the operational range of EC SYSTEM FSO?

The operational range depends on the modele. Please refer to the product specifications for each product or to our Models overview for more information.

What do you mean by " Recommended range"?

Recommended Range is based on measured, field-proven performance and includes a 27db/km link margin which is sufficient to penetrate typical ranifall conditions. When deployed over the shorter ranges more representative of "last mile" acess much higher link margins and wather availability are achieved.

What is the transmission rate for the EC SYSTEM?

The transmission rate depend on model. The EC SYSTEM FSO operate at rates of 10Gbps, 1Gbps or 100 Mbps. You may increase the transmition rate adding IDUs for example +10 Gbps,+10 bps or +1 Gbps,+1Gbps up to 8 Gbps or up to 40 Gbps.

What kinds of accessories does EC SYSTEM  offers?

An optical aid is incorporated in the unit. All the FSO models has autotracking. The radios has inbuild full range spectrum analyzer and signal level indicator for easy and quickly deployment. You will need no aditional equipment for the instalation.

What impact does vibration have on the EC SYSTEM FSO?

EC SYSTEM FSO has been designed such that vibration will not effect on the system. The real-time autotracking system is inbuild in every EC SYSTEM free space optic wireless equipment.

Is there any way to realign the system automatically?

EC SYSTEM FSO has real-time autotracking in every model that allow automatic realign and compansate mast or building movement caused by thermal expansion, wind or earthquake.

What impact do birds on the free space optics?

Birds are unlikely to have any impact on transmission as a result of the spatial diversity between transmitters and the size of the receiver.

How often do the FSO system require cleaning?

The EC SYSTEM free space optics usually does not require periodic cleaning.

How the free space optics operates in situation of fog, strong wind,... Bad weather conditions (fog, heavy rain,and so on) are the main disadvantages of FSO, as we can read over the Internet.

The main information on the internet is based on the old technology of FSO and on the equipment produced by other producers which are using in their FSO other lower wavelength that our company and don´t use Real-time Auto tracking and Automatic Gain Control.  

The rain and wind affect more the functionality of microwaves systems than free space optics.  EC SYSTEM FSO has built-in Real-time Auto tracking in every model to compensate movement that is caused by thermal expansion of mast and building and motion of building and mast caused by wind.  Rain affect insignificantly, fog can affect on the quality in depends of the density of fog.  Fog is less usual than rain so FSO will affected less time a year than microwaves systems. 

EC SYSTEM FSO uses 1550 nm wavelength and automatic gain control. Using 1550 nm wavelength allows higher reliability in worse weather conditions like rain and fog.  The laser head is equipped with Automatic Gain Control, this allow the system to keep the transmition on adverse weather conditions, and also prolong the lifetime of the equipment

Allows increase power of laser transmitter to ensure high reliability of connection in bad weather conditions. In the standard weather conditions the power of EC SYSTEM FSO is working on 30%, when the weather conditions make worse, the power of laser transmitter can automatically triplicate up to 100% in depends on the quality of link connection.

What is the "backup channel equipment option" ?

If you are worried about the condition during thick fog, you can use backup. Backup channel option means you can use ase backup radio system for example 5 or 3 GHz for EL-100M and EL-1GL  or E-Band for EL-10G to warranty some level of services during the fog  and the functionality of FSO will automatically switch on to the backup radio system during the worse weather condition.  Price of backup radio system is not included. 

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