Whirlwind's All New E SYSTEM
The Whirlwind E BEAM incorporates the latest laser technology resulting in the first truly affordable solution for reliable Ethernet and CobraNet© wireless transmission.
Read below and discover how this product can simplify digital transmission of video, audio, data and control.
E BEAM system consists of passive laser antenna (on left) and media converter (on right)
WHAT IS THE E BEAM?
The Whirlwind E BEAM is a system for transporting Ethernet or CobraNet data, either point-to-point or cascaded, over a modulated Class One IR laser beam. It represents the latest breakthrough technology in wireless digital laser transmission.
E BEAM KEY FEATURES
The E BEAM transmits Ethernet or CobraNet. These protocols have rapidly emerged as the standards for digital audio, digital video and control transmissions such as CobraNet, MPEG, AMX, DMX, RS232, etc.
Quick and Easy Setup
The laser "antenna" contains no electronics - the circuits and laser are contained in the separate media converter than can be located up to 300 ft. away.
For outdoor applications, this means that the electronics can be housed indoors in a stable and protected environment. Heating elements in the antenna are powered by a copper wire embedded in the proprietary fiber optic cable to keep the lenses free from condensation.
BOLDLY GO WHERE NO CABLE HAS GONE BEFORE
“You Can Get There From Here.”
The E BEAM can solve many of the logistical problems encountered when using standard copper wire or fiber optic cabling. It's a great solution for "on the spot" setup where there's breaking news, at music festivals, over highways, building to building, anywhere a laser beam can travel and cable cannot. You can route the beam vertically up building cores or horizontally below a ceiling. Link up offices, campuses, stages and sporting events without trenching cable or installing conduit.
The E BEAM utilizes Free Air Photonics over a Class One Infrared Laser. It is unaffected by the effects of rain, fog, heat or visible light. It is also immune to interference from radio sources, radiated noise from nearby electronics, ground loops, etc. Redundant signal paths can easily be established for ensuring fail-safe communications in critical applications.
Multiple units can be cascaded and branched into a working LAN. Beams can be pointed, transmitted, received and redirected at any angle without use of mirrors. The resulting bi-directional network allows signal transmission with add/drop points at any location.
Although the E BEAM is not intended to totally replace structured cable, its implementation into a hybrid Ethernet / fiber delivery system can greatly reduce costs associated with construction labor, conduit, termination and other issues encountered with hardwired systems.
Connect buildings with VOIP systems to reduce line access costs.
Share computer network resources throughout an office complex or building-to-building on campus when obstacles prevent hardwired solutions.
When it has the Whirlwind name on it, you know it's backed by a company with a reputation for commitment to quality. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and comments.
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