The 100 Mbps laser-link technologies provided by Applewood Data Services Ltd provided a cheap cost efficient solution to connecting our existing office with a newly acquired office adjacent to our building in Sale Cheshire. Initially another FSO company had told us an FSO connection wouldn’t be possible due to the East to West Sunlight factor.
On contacting Applewood Data Services Ltd through a recommendation they insisted they could provide a sound link and after a comprehensible site survey that the sunlight wouldn’t be an issue. To prove it they offered us a 100 MHz system for 3 months on a free trail basis. A busy main road sits between both buildings other solutions such as cable and wi-fi were not possible given our timescales and budget. Another problem which occurred was the landlord of our new office block would not allow any equipment mounted on the building elevations. Applewood Data Services Ltd would not be deterred and fabricated some tailor made brackets to sit alongside the air conditioning units on the roof to keep our landlord happy. Once these problems were overcome installation of the link took only two days and was operational by the end of the second day. Shortly after our PBX phone systems were adapted to share the link bandwidth and give us the ability treat both phone sites as one. Since installation, over 4 years ago we have saved in the region of £40K in leased line costs. The link has not failed once, not even one data packet has been lost that we know of which is a testament to the company and would recommend their services.
IT Manager Anite Public Sector Ltd
Anite public sector are noew looking to increase they're lease agreement and take the use of they're FSO system to 8 years of service. This FSO solution will have saved them an estimated £80,000 in dead revenue