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UTP network cable should only be used for short distances and is not recommended for outside use. If this is utilized it must be properly fixed to the buildings and covered by external trunking.
LAN bridges have ports that connect two or more otherwise separate
LANs. The bridge receives packets on one port and re-
Because of the Low loss, high bandwidth properties of fibre cable they
can be used over greater distances than copper cables, in data networks this can be as much as 2km without the use of repeaters. Although fibre cable and the connectors used are more expensive to purchase and install than copper cable it is low maintenance and can carry more data over longer distances. Suitable for 1Gbit networks. High install costs.
Laser / Infra Red Link
Laser building to building (point to point) networking is a cost effective and secure solution when traditional cable is not an option or just very expensive.
Laser building to building network links 100Mb to 1Gb -
Infra Red is a low cost optical based high speed wireless connection that is easy to install, completely eye safe, highly reliable and requires no frequency licensing. Its inexpensive infrared technology uses LEDs (light emitting diode) which provides an eye safe, more durable solution than laser, that can be deployed in building to building applications for simple interconnection. Speeds up to 100Mbit (IR) or 1Gbit (Laser)
Requires unobstructed Line of Sight.
Utilising telecommunications wide area network. Speeds from 64K up
to 1Gbits expensive and not always available. Can run up to any distance. High install and ongoing costs. For some links over great distances this may be the only answer.
Network Links between Buildings
Links between buildings on site or remote from each other can be achieved by: