by Dinesh Thakur Category: Communication Networks

Infrared light transmissions have existed for many years and their use having been limited to TV remote controls and wireless slide projector remote controls. However, they now are assuming a position of some, if still limited, importance. Infrared systems use the infrared light spectrum to send a focused light beam to a receiver, much, as would a microwave system, although no reflective dish is used. Rather, pair of lenses is used, with a focused lens employed in the transmitting device and a collective lens in the receiving device as shown in Figure. Infrared is an airwave, rather that a conducted transmission system. Although generally used in short-haul transmission, they do offer substantial bandwidth, but with risks of interference.

 Infrared Transmission System

Advantages include rapid deployment, especially as there are no licensing requirements as typically is the cue with microwave. Additionally, infrared offers fairly substantial bandwidth at relatively low Cost. However, infrared systems require line-or-sight and suffer from environmental interference, as do microwave system. Error performance is also satisfactory. Additionally, infrared is distance limited. However, infrared often is an attractive alternative to leased lines or private cabled systems for building.

The forward cell can reuse frequencies used in the previous cell. This helps in sharing the same frequency band. Many calls can be handled by one frequency especially where digital phones are used.

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