Al-Falak partners with PAV Data Systems to offer solutions to Saudi Aramco
Al-Falak, a Saudi and pan-Gulf IT and communications solution provider and PAV Data Systems recently signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco transmission department to supply them with Free Space Optical (FSO) solutions for a period of two years and renewable for one more year.
FSO solutions is considered to be a viable approach for addressing the increasing needs of the emerging broadband networking access market especially in heavily populated urban environments.
FSO networking systems can function over distances of several kilometers, as long as there is a clear line of sight between the source and the destination, and enough transmitter power. FSO transmits invisible, eye-safe light beams from one telescope to another using low power infrared lasers in the teraHertz spectrum. The beams of light in FSO systems are transmitted by laser light focused on highly sensitive photon detector receivers. These receivers are telescopic lenses able to collect the photon stream and transmit digital data containing a mix of Internet messages, video images, radio signals or computer files.
Al-Falak Electronic Equipment & Supplies Company is a supplier of network solutions, computer hardware, application software, manpower and IT consultancy services in the Middle East. Since its formation in 1981, the company has provided the information infrastructure to many organizations, which range from practically every government ministry and agency to universities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, as well as domestic and international private companies. — (menareport.com)
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