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FibroLAN Fiber-optic Networking Technology Deployed by Los Angeles MTA; New System Improves Anti-Terror and Security Monitoring in 70 Stations
[June 05, 2006]

FibroLAN Fiber-optic Networking Technology Deployed by Los Angeles MTA; New System Improves Anti-Terror and Security Monitoring in 70 Stations

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)-- June 5, 2006 --

Supports Voice, Video, Data Transfers Between Stations

FibroLAN, a leading optical networking company that develops integrated fiber-optic broadband access systems for corporate and carrier markets, announced that its solution has been deployed as the fiber-optic backbone for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The FibroLAN equipment carries heavy-duty video surveillance applications, data transfers and connectivity for the Public Announcement system used in the MTA's 70 subway and light-rail stations throughout the city and suburbs. The new system improves anti-terror and security monitoring by the MTA.

"FibroLAN was selected as the key component for the MTA's network backbone because it provided the required redundant 1Gbps high-speed core connectivity for efficient voice, video and data transfers to every MTA station. Also, FibroLAN's instantaneous failover mechanism is the quickest available on the market, at less than 20 microseconds, which guarantees a continuous video stream without losing a frame," said Moshe Vidal, FibroLAN V.P. National Sales. "This makes FibroLAN ideal for surveillance applications in venues like public transportation, power plants, airports, the gaming industry, and other applications where a remote video camera is connected over a redundant fiber link."

FibroLAN was also chosen last year by the major Australian carrier, Telstra, for a large fiber-to-business deployment, in which Telstra is providing broadband access to schools, banks, government facilities and other large enterprise customers over its fiber-optic network.

The system is based on the MetroStar - FibroLAN's flagship product that was built specifically for carriers that are deploying Metro Ethernet networks. In such installations, FibroLAN provides end-to-end management capabilities featuring rate limiting, remote loopback, and other features that are critical to carriers in such deployments. The system enables up to 1,500 broadband subscribers dispersed over metropolitan areas to be managed under one IP address and provides access to intranets and the Internet at speeds ranging from 256K to 1000 Mbps.

FibroLAN teamed up with Siemens Communications Australia to ensure smooth implementation of this strategic long-term project.

About FibroLAN

FibroLAN is a leading provider of integrated fiber-optic access systems for enterprises and service providers in metropolitan markets. The MetroStar is the industry's highest quality, most reliable solution for deploying and managing multi-channel fiber-optic networks, and features a range of 93 miles. FibroLAN also provides a family of fiber-optic media converters, targeted for corporate LANs.

The company operates through a series of OEM partners and distribution channels. Its U.S. sales, marketing, and support offices are located in Bergen County, NJ. R&D and international sales offices are in Yoqneam, Israel. FibroLAN's customers include over 20 Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers, schools, airports, municipalities, and thousands of enterprise and government users. Visit

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