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Laser-based Networking * around 120 megabytes per second *

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posted on May, 3 2012 @ 10:59 AM
Another amazing jump in the use of lasers!

Researchers in Taiwan have created a network using common handheld lasers that rivals Wi-Fi and USB cables for transfer speed. At home it might not have a place (Wi-Fi and cables are more practical), but in hospitals, labs, and other areas where radio transmissions aren't allowed, this could be an extremely useful tool. It's not likely we'll be seeing laser-based networks going up any time soon, but this is a powerful demonstration of their practicality and cost-effectiveness.


Will this Technology tie into the IR Web?

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by OPUFO3257142119

Point to point laser data links have been available for a while. Expensive up until recently I would imagine and probably very little bandwidth compared to today.

It looks like this guy has built a network around the tech. I wonder why no one has done it earlier?
edit on 3/5/2012 by Grifter81 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 3 2012 @ 11:55 AM
Interesting, but current fiber tech easily reaches 3200 mbs.

This will however cheapen current fiber technology and bring it to more common consumer devices in the next 5 years.

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