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ALSO CALLED: FSO, FSP, Free Space Optics, Wireless Optics, Free Space Photonics, FSO Communications, Free-Space Optics, Optical Wireless
DEFINITION: Free-space optics (FSO), also called free-space photonics (FSP), refers to the transmission of modulated visible or infrared ( IR ) beams through the atmosphere to obtain broadband communications. Most frequently, laser beams are used, although non-lasing sources such as light-emitting diodes ( LED s) or IR-emitting diodes (IREDs) will serve the purpose.The theory of FSO is essentially the same as  … 
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Case Study: Improving Customer Satisfaction with Enhanced Service Management
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how a telecommunications company obtained a more efficient method of service management that enabled the business to expand.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015


Choosing a Competitive Cloud Backup Solution for Service Provider Success
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective cloud backup solution for managed service providers.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014


City University London Policy Challenge Report: Removing barriers to government using SME IT suppliers
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: The present need to radically cut public expenditure provides a once in a generation opportunity to transform the efficiency of the public sector. In order to achieve this, the public sector needs to radically change its current business processes to achieve greater efficiency.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Aug 2010

Cloud Builders: What's Your Blueprint?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore a high level blueprint of the essential capabilities required for successful cloud deployments.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Cloud Unified Communications Need Contact Center Capabilities
sponsored by ThinkingPhones
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper now to discover how a contact center can obtain the unified communications services it needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015


Cloud-Enabled ITaaS: Growing Your Business in the Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper advises you on how to get started and grow your cloud service quickly, while minimizing capital and operating costs, as well as risk. Read on here to key into cloud-enabled features.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

Conflicker Working Group - Lessons learned from Conflicker
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: In November 2008, Conficker A, the first of five variants of the malware, rapidly began infecting computers which had failed to install a Microsoft patch released just weeks earlier. In late December 2008, Conficker B added new mechanisms for distribution including USB storage devices.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

Considering Layered Security? 14 Questions to Ask
sponsored by VSS Monitoring
WHITE PAPER: Today's networks and data centers are a critical asset to organizations of every size. This white paper serves as a guideline when considering layered network security solutions, ensuring that your enterprise stays ahead of ever-advancing security and network threats. Click here to see your security questions answered.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

VSS Monitoring

CW 500 Club – how organisations are sharing IT services to beat the downturn
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Businesses, charities and local authorities are looking to cut their overheads by sharing their IT infrastructure, CIOs at Computer Weekly’s 500 Club heard last week.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2010

Challenges & Strategies for UK Annuity Providers
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white papers talks about the challenges facing the UK annuity market and the strategies that can be taken by the product providers to meet them. The paper also talks about how Wipro can partner with providers to tap the opportunities present in the marketplace.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 11 May 2009

Wipro Technologies

Cisco Global Cloud Index Q&A
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper is a Q&A about the Cisco cloud index that will give you a full understanding of how it works and how you can use it to help you run your data center.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Traffic Visualization and Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how Cisco ONE's traffic visualization and control capability can help service providers visualize traffic end-to-end across the network and respond to unpredictable network capacity demands quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle - Product Overview
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read on and learn more about an integrated approach to mobile device management that can provide comprehensive IT control and policy enforcement while empowering end-user productivity via beautifully delivered mobile applications.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 06 Jun 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Cloud Computing on a Smarter Planet
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The true promise of cloud isn’t just about advancing IT; it’s about reinventing business. Leading companies are unlocking the deeper potential of cloud as a way to manage not just their IT but also their businesses. They’re discovering that cloud can help them create new marketplaces, smarter business services and profitable new revenue streams.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011


Cloud Computing to Drive High Performance
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the areas where companies can see improvement after implementing cloud computing and offers detailed guidance to help IT prepare for this new IT model.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011


Cloud Computing: Business Benefits With Security, Governance and Assurance Perspectives
sponsored by ISACA
WHITE PAPER: This paper clarifies what cloud computing is, identifies the services offered in the cloud, and also examines potential business benefits, risks, and assurance considerations. Read on to learn more about cloud computing from security, governance, and assuarance perspectives.
Posted: 10 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009


Cloud computing: A reality check and guide to risk mitigation
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a reality check on cloud computing from the perspective of an IT organisation.
Posted: 09 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009


Cloud Intelligent Network: Connect the World of Many Clouds
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how an intelligent network is the key to creating a successful cloud environment for your users.
Posted: 07 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Collaboration to innovation: Leveraging Web 2.0 to Accelerate New Service Ideas
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended to provide service providers with IBM's point of view on the power of collaboration in a Web 2.0 environment and to introduce a new IBM solution that can help telecoms to use collaboration as a tool for enabling innovation.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 18 Jul 2007


Concurrent Computing for SCA Applications: Achieving Scalability in a Service-oriented Application Environment
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: The SCA specifications define a programming model for assembling software services in a service-oriented architecture that offers great flexibility and agility.
Posted: 21 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Rogue Wave Software

Considerations for Deploying Mobile WiMAX at Various Frequencies
sponsored by Nortel Networks Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Mobile WiMAX technology is designed to provide high-quality, mobile broadband multimedia services; however, it presents challenges that operators need to consider before deploying their networks.
Posted: 19 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Nortel Networks Corporation

Consolidating Service Provider Points of Presence Using Virtualization to Optimize and Consolidate Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the challenges that service providers are facing in the points of presence (POP), and presents the results of the NSP study quantifying the operational and capital savings possible through POP consolidation with virtualization. Read this white paper to learn how to improve the efficiency of POPs through virtualization.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Consolidation: The Foundation For IT and Business Transformation
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to consolidate legacy, redundant IT services to accelerate growth, cut costs and complexities, and more.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013


Core HR: The Foundation for Business Alignment
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: This research brief examines the challenges facing HR, and details how to lay the technology foundation to support successful core HR service delivery.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013


Cut Coding for Faster Service Desk Deployments
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn an alternative to legacy service management solutions that is fast to deploy, easy to configure, and can help your organization realize faster time to value and lower total cost of ownership, both immediately and in the long term.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.
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FREE SPACE OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS DEFINITION (continued): …  that for fiber optic transmission. The difference is that the energy beam is collimated and sent through clear air or space from the source to the destination, rather than guided through an optical fiber. If the energy source does not produce a sufficiently parallel beam to travel the required distance, collimation can be done with lenses. At the source, the visible or IR energy is modulated with the data to be transmitted. At the destination, the beam is intercepted by a photodetector, the data is extracted from the visible or IR beam (demodulated), and the resulting signal is amplified and sent … 
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