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Canobeam Dt-100 Series Free Space Optics Systems Provide High-Security, High-Speed Wireless Data Transmission


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Built-in Auto Tracking, Price-Performance, and Data Speeds of Up to 1.25 Gbps for Gigabit Ethernet Networking Are Among Canobeam DT-100 Series’ Many Advantages

LAS VEGAS (Networld + Interop, Booth #749) , May 2, 2005 — Since their introduction 18 months ago, Canon’s Canobeam DT-100 Series Free Space Optics (FSO) data-transmission systems have been purchased by a wide range of users needing reliable, secure, and affordable data-transmission solutions. Canon combined its more than 15 years of FSO engineering expertise into its three DT-100 Series Canobeam models, all of which feature built-in Auto Tracking, compact design, and exceptional affordability. Canon is the only manufacturer to offer Auto Tracking as a standard feature at price points that are highly competitive with systems that do not offer tracking as standard equipment.

The Canobeam DT-110 delivers a wide range of data speeds from 25Mbps to 156Mbps at a range of from 20m to 500m. The Canobeam DT-120 provides the same data speeds as the DT-110, but at a range of from 100m to 2km (1.24 miles). The Canobeam DT-130 offers data rates of up to 1.25Gbps for Gigabit Ethernet networking at a range of 100m to 1,000m (more than half a mile). The DT-130 also incorporates a 3R Function (re-shaping, re-timing, and re-generating), which allows its data signal to be relayed without loss of strength or quality.

All Canobeam systems use a line-of-sight beam of light to transmit data. They are also protocol-independent (like fiber), and because Canobeam does not use radio waves, setting up a Canobeam system does not require radio-frequency coordination or licenses. Canobeams can be set up quickly, and the data transmitted is secure and can’t be intercepted.

Canobeam’s exclusive Auto Tracking function automatically adjusts its light beam to compensate for even the slightest variations in the installation base, which can be caused by wind, weather, temperature changes, or even vibrations due to traffic or HVAC systems within a building. With its built-in Auto Tracking feature, Canobeam’s optical beam axis continually self-corrects, maintaining precise, continuous, and reliable data transmission at all times. And Canobeam’s DT-MNG-100 Management Board is built-in as a standard feature of all DT-100 series Canobeams. This feature enables users to monitor the status of Canobeam transceivers via SNMP or Telnet (for monitoring and setting). In addition, diagnostic logs can be stored in a PC via FTP (for log data transmission).

“The Canobeam DT-100 Series builds on Canon’s reputation for innovation by delivering our most compact, feature-packed and cost-effective FSO system yet,” states Gordon Tubbs, assistant director of Canon’s Broadcast & Communications division. “Canobeam DT-110, DT-120, and DT-130 models give network administrators an unmatched combination of dependability, performance, ease of use and value.”

Canobeam users include a wide range of business, government, and educational institutions.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is rated #35 on the BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004, with global revenues of $33.3 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

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