AMG launches SkyBeam wireless optical transmission system

SkyBeam Maxi

SkyBeam Maxi

SkyBeam Maxi

New multi-beam technology – the only products in the market to combine auto-tracking with a four-beam system. The solution can operate either as free space air extenders for AMG’s fibre optic transmission equipment or for standard Gigabit Ethernet Transmission – to bridge where no fibre exists.

AMG Systems Ltd. announces the launch of a new series of multi-beam free space optical transmission solutions. SkyBeam Maxi 155 and SkyBeam Maxi 1G take multi-beam technology to the next level by ensuring the highest availability and performance of a standalone Optical Wireless Solution. The SkyBeam Maxi receiver lens combines Optical Beam Shaping (OBS) with Automatic Power Control (APC), addressing atmospheric changes and building movements. The 1G units provide full gigabit Ethernet transmission over air transmission. They also enable high capacity multimedia interfaces for up to 8 uncompressed video channels + 100MB Ethernet and up to 16 data/audio channels over air transmission.

Founder and MD of AMG Systems, Dr. Alan Hayes, says, “There is a requirement in the market for an optical transmission solution that can bridge the gap between two sites that have fibre optic cabling but where installing additional cables is not feasible for some reason.  An example of this would be in a Highways environment with a network gap or, just simply, a road crossing where the associated civils works required to install the additional infrastructure would be cost prohibitive. This is why we have developed the SkyBeam series.

“SkyBeam Maxi transmits four redundant beams of light that overlap and adjust via Multi-Beam Array Tracking (MBAT) technology. The combination of rotational optics, MBAT and APC results in greater link margins, which translates into improved optical performance. The lens constantly re-adjusts itself to changes in the atmospheric environment or to compensate for movement in, say, a building or a gantry.

“We have also developed SkyBeam Mini, which is ideally suited for LAN-to LAN backbone connectivity without the need for time consuming trenching and ground works or costly recurring leased lines. The products connect directly to the fibre network and provide a seamless transmission path”.

SkyBeam Maxi is available in two versions, 155 and 1G for long distance transmission. 155 can transmit up to 155Mbps over 2 km Line of Sight and 1G can transmit 1.25 Gbps over 1 km line of sight. SkyBeam Mini 1G transmits full duplex 1.25 Gigabit Ethernet up to 500 m Line of Sight, which is considerably faster than common unlicensed RF alternatives.

SkyBeam Maxi @ a glance

•             Gigabit Ethernet Throughput – SkyBeam Maxi is available in 155 Mbps and a Gigabit Ethernet option that delivers up to 1.25Gbps full duplex throughput between two buildings.

•             Multimedia Interfaces options – uncompressed video, Ethernet, audio, RS232, RS485, RS422, Alarms and more – all in the same unit,

•             Extention to AMG fibre optic systems – where fibre is not present

•             Auto Tracking – SkyBeam Maxi is the only Optical Wireless product on the market to combine multi-beam and multi-receiver architecture with auto tracking

•             Long distance transmission – up to 2km’s.

•             Robust – The SkyBeam series is designed and housed with robustness in mind. Internal heating elements  and lens cover defroster ensures operation in temperature ranges from minus 25°Celcius to +60° Celsius.

•             Immune to Radio Frequency Interference – All AMG’s optical wireless products are immune to radio frequency interference and spectrum saturation.

About AMG Systems
AMG Systems Ltd. is a leading provider of video and communication transmission solutions designed for CCTV surveillance operations in the Transportation and Security Sectors. The company is a global supplier which offers a full range of transmission technologies including multimode and singlemode video, data and audio fibre optic transmission systems; single & multi channel unshielded twisted pair (UTP) links for video, data & audio; multi-port Ethernet switches for the transmission of IP based solutions over fibre, and both analogue and digital wireless products for the transmission of video & data. As a result AMG transmission solutions have been successfully implemented in many high profile projects throughout the world. Projects include supplying the transmission system for the UK’s NRTS project, using the innovative Guardian-Lite™ 3700 system, and the security and surveillance of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. AMG have completed projects for Airports, Rail, Ports, Industrial and commercial sites, sports and leisure facilities, Town and City centres, Military, Universities and hospitals. More information can be found on

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