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SONAbeam® Models Overview
Models Overview
Models
SONAbeam® 155-E
SONAbeam® 155-M
SONAbeam® 1250-E
SONAbeam® 1250-Z
SONAbeam® 1250-M
SONAbeam® 2500-E
SONAbeam® 2500-Z
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At fSONA, we deliver optical connectivity solutions that bridge the bandwidth gap with unmatched simplicity and performance. Our free space optics (FSO) systems offer a flexible networking solution that delivers on the promise of broadband.

M Series
The SONAbeam M series, designed with carriers' needs in mind, is ideal for medium range high-availability links. Featuring a rugged, cast-aluminum, environmentally-sealed housing and up to 50 times the power of competing products, the SONAbeam M series is the toughest, most powerful system currently available. Quadruple-redundant transmitters, combined with the largest receiver in the industry, further ensure transmission integrity. The SONAbeam features an aesthetically pleasing yet practical industrial design - each aspect of the design serves a specific product function.

E Series
The SONAbeam E series provides cost-effective links for short-distance applications. The E Series is very versatile, offering support for a number of different network protocols which makes ramping bandwidth or switching protocols quick and inexpensive. The E Series supports 10/100 Ethernet, E3/DS3 protocols and offers the added reliability of clock data-rate recovery (CDR). The SONAbeam E Series can be easily transported to installation sites making it ideal for situations that require rapid deployment.

Z Series
The SONAbeam Z series is the latest addition to the SONAbeam family. It is optimized for short-distance applications. The Z supports telecom transmission standards Fast Ethernet, OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, Gigabit Ethernet (1.25 Gbps) but can also be run in datarate transparent mode allowing users to ramp bandwidth or switch protocols quickly. The Z series features a low-profile, all aluminum enclosure making it suitable for outdoor operation in all weather environments as well as for indoor installation (transmitting through the office window).

SONAbeam™
Rate (Mbps) Maximum Recommended Range Protocols
30 - 155 3,200 m
(2.0 miles)
E3, DS3, OC-3/STM-1, 10/100 Ethernet, datarate transparent or reclocked
30 - 155 5,400 m
(3.4 miles)
OC-3/STM-1, Fast Ethernet, datarate transparent and reclocked
100 - 1500 500 m
(0.3 miles)
OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, 270 Mbps, 1064 Mbps, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, datarate transparent and reclocked
CPRI 1/CPRI 2
100 - 1500 2,700 m
(1.7 miles)
E3, DS3, 100base-T, OC-1/STM-0, OC-3/STM-1, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, datarate transparent and reclocked
CPRI 1/CPRI 2
1250-M
100 - 1500 4,800 m
(3.0 miles)
OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, 270 Mbps, 1064 Mbps, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, datarate transparent and reclocked
CPRI 1/CPRI 2
622 - 2500 500 m
(0.3 miles)
OC48/STM16, 2.5 Gbps, full duplex
Gigabit Ethernet: 1.25 Gbps, full duplex
CPRI 2/CPRI 3
622 - 2500 2,700 m
(1.7 miles)
OC48/STM16, 2.5 Gbps, full duplex
Gigabit Ethernet: 1.25 Gbps, full duplex
CPRI 2/CPRI 3

Through our commitment to superior product quality, fSONA has created the most powerful free-space optics (FSO) systems ever brought to market - capable of providing fiber-like availability.