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New partnership announcement – Cal Am Manufacturing USA

“After 12 months of due diligence and negotiations, Cal Am Manufacturing is extremely proud to be partnering with Optical Solutions Australia as our exclusive distributor throughout Australia. OSA are one our top global distributors”

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Different types of wireless networks

The wireless network is a complicated landscape to navigate with a number of different wireless networks on the market. In this article we look at a sample of the most common wireless networks and provide some clarity on what they do and what purpose they serve.

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Difference between single mode and multimode fibre

Every day new technologies emerge and to accompany that we see greater bandwidth usage and network requirements. Here at OSA we understand that both businesses and consumers demand faster network speed and reliable connectivity. Part of the solution is utilising fibre optic cables in order to meet the needs of advanced technology.

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EOFY sale 2021

If you’re a small business with an annual turnover of less than $50 million, your final chance to take advantage of the $30K Instant Asset Write-Off has been extended to 30 June 2019. OSA has some great deals under $30K on a range of our most popular splicing and wireless probes…

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The industry benefits of Wi-Fi 6

The next generation of the Wi-Fi standard is Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, the latest step in a journey of nonstop innovation. The standard builds on the strengths of 802.11ac while adding efficiency, flexibility and scalability that allows new and existing networks increased speed and capacity with next-generation applications.

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A Wi-Fi overview of Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6

As we’re starting to see more Wi-Fi 6 capable devices hit the market, the big question of whether to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 is growing. Here, we take a look at how Wi-Fi 6 is performing compared to Wi-Fi 4 and Wi-Fi 5 and provide a Wi-Fi overview to help you understand which Wi-Fi generation is best for your wireless network.

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OSA wins Teltonika’s Top Gold Partner award

We are pleased to announce that OSA was awarded the Top Gold Partner award by Teltonika. The award recognises the outstanding business growth and the invaluable contribution of value-add services that OSA provides clients throughout the Australian industry.

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Why fusion splicing is the best method

Fusion splicing has been around for several decades, and it’s a trusted method for permanently fusing together the ends of two optical fibres to achieve a specific length or to repair a broken fibre link. We break down why fusion splicing is the best method, as well as highlight important stages and processes involved in fusion splicing.

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Are you prepared for the 3G switch off?

As new technology emerges and more businesses lean into future-proof IoT solutions, previous generations of network connectivity solutions are likely to shut down. And it’s no exception with 3G as businesses prepare for the 3G switch off.

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Ethernet networking in renewable energy

As homes and businesses become more energy conscious, solar power is the obvious choice to reduce reliance on traditional sources of electricity. Global political and economic initiatives are driving the demand for alternative power sources.

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About OSA

Founded in 2002, OSA has rapidly risen to become Australia’s No. 1 independently owned designer and distributor of world class network solutions. We’re the largest independently owned distributor in our space.

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Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)

GPON is the highest speed, longest life, lowest cost network infrastructure available in the market. Offering a genuine future‐proof access network with flexibility and upgrade capability well into the future.

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