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Coax over Fiber

Radio Frequency signals are broadcast in free space and enable modern communication. In many cases the signals must be transported from a large source e.g. Transmitter to an antenna for broadcast. The connection is done via coax cables or waveguides for the higher frequencies. As the frequency goes higher and higher to accommodate the requirements…

July 15, 2019July 15, 2019In Blog

Satellite Frequency Bands Transport Over Fiber Technology

Satellite technology is developing fast, and the applications for satellite technology are increasing all the time. Not only can satellites be used for radio communications, but they are also used for astronomy, weather forecasting, broadcasting, mapping and many more applications. With the variety of satellite frequency bands that can be used, designations have been developed…

July 10, 2019July 10, 2019In Blog

RF Optics

The term RF Optics can be a confusing concept – hence we will try to clarify how, and when, it is actually being used within modern communication infrastructure. Both RF – which stands for Radio Frequency – and light are a form of radiation that differ only in the wavelength. RF cover bands from HF…

July 10, 2019July 16, 2019In Blog

Analog RF over Fiber Application

Optical Zonu offers a wide range of analog RF over Fiber links for applications in cellular wireless, public safety, network sync, satellite earth stations and specialty military projects. Many of the most popular applications can be called antenna fiber solutions or antenna remoting applications. These include L Band over fiber links for satellite earth stations…

July 8, 2019July 8, 2019In Blog

DAS the 4th Utility

DAS – the 4th Utility Traditionally Building owners already provide three basic utilities: Water (and sewer), Power (electricity & gas) and Wired Connectivity (telephone & CATV), and many go on to provide certain amenities (parking, workout facilities). The newest utility demand that developers are now becoming aware of is for in-building wireless coverage service to…

June 10, 2019June 11, 2019In Blog

Patent Covers Optical Reporting of RF Antenna status over fiber optic transport

Patent Covers Optical Reporting of RF Antenna status over fiber optic transport Optical Zonu, a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic solutions for the telecommunication and public safety industry, today announced the issuance of United States Patent US 10,257,739 Issued April 9, 2019 . This patented technology involves optical reporting of the failure of any…

April 30, 2019April 30, 2019In Blog

 AS2-S11-S-GE-5 Media Converter – Q&A

 AS2-S11-S-GE-5 Media Converter Here is a question that we often receive from prospective new Customers of the Micro-OTDR: “I want to have the benefit of the Micro-OTDR feature in my network, but cannot afford to replace all of my Switch/Router equipment. How can I add the Micro-OTDR to an installed base of network equipment, which…

March 29, 2019March 29, 2019In Blog

SFPs with Reflection Immune Operation – RIO®

Eliminate Reflection Problems Which Plague Legacy SFSW SFPs Single Fiber Single Wavelength (SFSW) Transceivers transmit and receive at the same wavelength, on single fiber, doubling the optical fiber plant capacity. SFSW transceivers offer many potential benefits to the Network Operator – e.g. seamless CWDM integration, half the fiber, half the CWDM passives and easier fiber…

March 4, 2019March 5, 2019In Blog

Does it really need repair?

There are many aspects of a fiber optic communication system that need to be configured correctly for the system to work properly.  Many times customers believe there is a problem with the equipment and that it needs repair when in actuality it is operator error.  The most common issue with fiber optic links is a…

February 11, 2019February 11, 2019In Blog
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