Optical Zonu’s wide array of products offer a capability to distribute UHF & VHF Radio Frequency (RF) signals over single mode or multimode fiber optic cable for distances far exceeding traditional coaxial cable runs. These signals are the backbone of wireless communication systems both for civilian and military applications.
Cellular, two-way radio and satellite signals are transmitted through the airways at a Radio Frequency (RF) bands specifically allocated by the FCC with various pre-determined power levels. However, many congested city locations, underground tunnels and public transportation hubs, high rise buildings, and large venues receive very poor signal coverage, or sometimes none at all. It may be vital to have enhanced coverage for such locales. Optical Zonu’s products enable system integrators and designers to transport RF signals over fiber optic cable to designated locations without using excessive RF power and with almost no interference. Transporting RF signals from underground command centers to above surface antennas, from below the deck to the antenna mast in navy vessels, between a mobile command center to a field deployed antenna positioned far away for tactical safety, are few examples where OpticalZonu’s equipment is successfully deployed
Transporting RF signals over fiber optic cable offers significant advantages compared to coax cable, particularly for longer distances. Coax cable has a significant amount of signal loss over longer cable runs, limiting its application for long distance links. High quality, low-loss coax can be very bulky and expensive. Coax cable often has a large diameter, making it very inflexible and difficult to manipulate. Optical fiber supports very long cable distances, up to 10 Km or more, with minimal signal loss and degradation. Optical fiber operates by transmitting light along a dielectric glass fiber, rather than electrical signals over copper wires. This provides a highly secure tamper-proof medium for signal transfer, minimizing security risks and unauthorized signal interception concerns. Light is also unaffected by electro-magnetic interference, allowing signals to be transmitted unaffected through electrically noisy environments.
Optical Zonu’s broadband RF over Fiber Optics products are suitable for transporting HF, VHF, UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, K and Ka signals securely over optical fiber. Our fiber optic Inter-facility Links (IFL) are available in various form factors (including hybrid fiber cable that can power the remote equipment on the same cable that carries the fiber) and are capable of providing long or short distance uplink/downlink solutions that may be achieved using our cost effective modules and/or system solutions, – delivering excellent signal quality under the most demanding conditions.
Optical Zonu can deliver waveguide replacement with RFoF CDL or TCDL links, including fiber antennae distribution and the naturally secure communications that come when utilizing fiber optics.