WALTHAM, Mass.-Orthogon Systems recently released the OS-Spectra, which provides a secure point-to-point broadband link for connecting separate networks. Because it connects networks up 125 miles apart and can reach speeds of up to 300 megabits per second, it can be used for educational applications, such as distance learning. In fact, Texas A & M University recently used Orthogon products for precisely that purpose. Because the school needed to link up 23 sites, some of which were in rural areas without high-speed access, a traditional wire line would have been too expensive.
Orthogon’s technology provided broadband links, even in areas where obstacles interfered with a clear line-of-sight path. The OS-Spectra works nearly 100 percent of the time in long-range line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight environments and also works well over large bodies of water, according to the company.