Optical Network System Design Articles

Testing Cable Links Smart Buildings

Testing cable links in smart buildings is time-consuming, and leading cable manufacturers specify PoE testing and certification. OSA and Trend Networks solve this issue with the LanTEK IV-S copper and fibre data cable certifier.

3G shutdown is happening now

The 3G network shutdown is happening now. OSA is in the ideal position to assist customers to make a successful transition with Teltonika hardware and our R&D labs.

OSA research and development labs

OSA’s research and development labs enable our engineers to plan, design, test and demonstrate customised network solutions. OSA customers access ideas and systems that break convention and pioneer new frontiers in fibre optic and security networking.

Teltonika cellular and IoT devices

Teltonika cellular and IoT devices include modems, gateways, routers, switches and IoT platforms. Teltonika is a world leader in industrial and professional applications with a reputation built on reliability, security and ease of use. OSA is Australia’s leading distributor of Teltonika products and has in-house technical expertise.

Network resilience

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from adversity. The need for building resilience into networks is a critical consideration with any new network design. At OSA, we have the products, expertise, laboratories and capability to future proof our clients’ networks using the most resilient network solutions available in Australia.

Understanding network redundancy

It is a process, similar to insurance, understanding network redundancy helps ensure your network remains functioning and is available in the event of a network device or path system failure. In the event of an unplanned network outage, a redundant network serves as a backup mechanism. Typically, this is achieved via the addition of an alternate network path onto redundant network switches and routers that are on standby.

Network maintenance checklist What to look for and why

Network maintenance is an important routine that your business should be employing annually at a minimum. Like your car, having a network maintenance checklist schedules how often and how much maintenance needs to be done.  No matter what size or how much data you use or store networks do become vulnerable and without regular “servicing”, you are open to issues that could see you out of pocket.

Different types of wireless networks

The wireless network is a complicated landscape to navigate with a number of different types of 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.

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 Wi-Fi overview 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.

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 benefits of Wi-Fi 6 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.

Ethernet networking in renewable energy

As homes and businesses become more energy conscious, including ethernet networking in renewable energy, 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.

History of Ethernet networking

In our modern, tech-driven world, Ethernet is critical to local area networking. In most commercial buildings, schools and universities, hospitals and government offices, you will find Ethernet networking behind the walls, under the floors and in the ceilings.

Common problems with wireless networks and how to solve them

We’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to wireless network issues. Based on our decades of experience, we break down five common problems with wireless networks and how to solve them.

How Zyxel’s VPNs promote working from home

We are adapting to the changing circumstances quickly. As the world continues to react to the events unfolding before us, flexible work models are becoming increasingly necessary and are in greater demand than ever before.

Understanding parallel imports… and the risk to you.

What exactly is a parallel import? Quite simply, a parallel import is a non-counterfeit product imported from another country, without the permission of the intellectual property owner.

RetractaNet - direct buried retractable cable

Cost-effective, innovative, fully integrated, fast, flexible, user friendly & reliable, RetractaNet offers fully integrated connectivity no matter your type of network solution.

The Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a subcategory of the Internet of Things (IoT). It refers to the internet connectivity of and data sharing between physical things – sensors, machinery and robots – used to enhance processes specifically within a manufacturing or industrial environment.

The A, B & Cs of MTP – understanding polarity

Understand polarity and learn the A, B and C methods of MTP


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IT Director, Australian Parliament House

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Director, MDE

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NCIS Project Director – Integration


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