Aroona Star

10 Gb/s transmissions and more over a multi-mode infrastructure, without having to replace the fibers.


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Increases the range of a 10+ Gb/s link on conventional multimode fiber up to 10 km (6.2 miles) without deployment of new optical fiber.

The majority of fibers deployed in local networks are standard multi-mode optical fibers (OMx, 62.5/125 μm or 50/125 μm). These fibers are limited in bandwidth. Depending on the topology and lengths of the cables deployed in the network architectures, the transmitted bit rates are limited to 1 Gb/s or even 100 Mb/s.

By eliminating modal dispersion, AROONA-STAR circumvents this limitation without replacing the existing fibers. This innovation provides a flexible and affordable solution that reduces the investment in upgrading the cabling infrastructure. Regardless of the network topology, the AROONA-STAR box can transport 10 Gb/s or more over 12 multi-mode fibers and thereby support evolutions in network traffic, without long, complex and expensive new deployment.

For links <800 m (0.5 miles), the AROONA-STAR box is installed at just one end of the fiber links. At remote sites, only the multi-mode patch cords should be changed by standard single-mode patch cords.

For links >800 m (0.5 miles), a REACH EXTENDER box is required at the remote site at the other end of the fiber links in order to ensure modal adaptation and thereby increased bandwidth of long multi-mode fibers.

Passive system and independent of the communication protocol used, it works with either 1,310 or 1,550 nm single-mode commercial transceivers. AROONA-STAR is also compatible with WDM technologies, enabling a gradual and flexible increase of the network capacity towards very high speeds in addition to ensuring the durability of the cabling infrastructure.


Operating Temperature-40°C to +70°C (ETSI EN 300 019-1-3 class 3.4)
Reach<800 m with device installed at one link end only, <10 km with device installed at both link ends
System capacityFrom 1 to 100 Gb/s* (typically: 10 Gb/s), Independent throughput on each fibre
Transportation toleranceETSI EN 300 019-1-2 class 2.3
Fibre TypeExists in 62.5/125 μm (OM1) or 50/125 μm (OM2/OM3/OM4/OM5)
Number or FibresExists in 2/4/8/12/24 fibre versions
Device insertion losses<2 dB (typical: 1.5 dB)
Transceiver compatibilityDuplex or bidirectional single-mode transceiver. (1000BASE-LX, 10GBASE-LR/ER/ZR, 25GBASE-LR/ER, 40GBASE-LR4/ER4, 100GBASE-LR4/CWDM4, etc.). Passive device transparent to communication protocol
Packaging and connectors19" 1U rack for 4/8/12/24 fibre versions. LC/UPC connector on the front panel of the 19" rack and unconnectorised multimode fibre on the rear panel to be spliced. Compact module for 2 fibre version. ST/SC/LC-UPC connector on the single-mode side. Uncon...

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