SONAbeam systems are designed, engineered and tested to ensure exceptional
reliability. Building on their extensive experience in laser communications
systems for military and space applications, our design engineers have ensured
that critical sub-systems are manufactured using high-reliability components.
Component reliability is further ensured by rigorous vendor qualification
and incoming inspection procedures.
Our equipment reliability analysis is performed using the stringent Bellcore/Telcordia
guidelines applicable to carrier equipment. This is further backed up by exhaustive
qualification testing in our in-house test facilities, where subsystems are
severely stressed and operational performance is validated at extremes ranging
from -50°C to 75°C. The combination of active laser cooling, high-reliability
components, sealed housings and rugged mechanical design enables us to offer
carriers superior products with outstanding communications performance and
a rated service life of 15 years.
Built for Dependability and Longevity
Depending on their bandwidth and operating range, SONAbeam systems are designed
with two-, four- or eight-fold redundancy of lasers, laser drivers, laser
coolers and cooler controllers. SONAbeam's environmentally sealed cast-aluminum
exterior housings, unique in the market, are impervious to water, sun and
other environmental hazards. fSONA's rugged transceiver mounting structures
maintain pointing accuracy through Class 1 hurricanes of 120 km/hr, and survive
Class 2 hurricanes of 160 km/hr.