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For almost 20 years Lanode have been providing networking, transmission and data communication equipment and solutions to the MoD and Central Government. The sector has looked to Lanode for technical expertise and practical solutions ranging from simple requirements to complex or high security installations, where performance is critical. We understand installation standards such as JSP480 and over the years have provided innovative solutions to complex networking problems, often involving the transmission of sensitive data.

We are firmly customer focused, enjoying significant levels of repeat business and recommendations from the MoD and Central Government. For example, Lieutenant Colonel M Lansdown, TD R Signals said "My sincere thanks for your professionalism and what I can only describe as excellent customer support". You can read more about the specific implementation project for the packet based line-of-sight microwave radio system known as Casbah here.

We have a range of fibre optic equipment, commonly deployed in the red/black divide, including specialist fibre modems for analog voice, ISDN, X.21 & RS530 as well as E1 and the now ubiquitous Ethernet. Clearly we are unable to publish details on many of our key projects within the MoD and Central Government, but you may find a small project we undertook at the Imperial War Museum of interest. Here we implemented a pure Ethernet solution providing back-haul of IP CCTV data over a fully resilient multicast enabled fibre optic network thus providing PoE to IP Cameras. See more here...

Another area of increased interest in the sector has been the necessity to transport legacy ISDN, serial and E1 interfaces over modern IP based networks. Our FRM2-BRI/ST2 is an ISDN over fibre modem that enables basic rate ISDN interfaces to be extended over multimode fibre optic cabling while our PacketBand-ISDN range of products is unique as it delivers clear/transparent switched ISDN “B” channels across packet networks such as in this example so any type of traffic can be transported, including video conferencing, encryptors, codecs, faxes, modems and of course voice. See here for a further example of a KVM over Fibre solution implemented in a Defence establishment.

The DataBand CSI and ISU range connect high speed serial data devices together using multiple ISDN calls, in effect dialling a high-speed “leased line” between non-ISDN devices. Our BRENT Converter is based on the Liberator "S" Platform and all features on the Liberator “S” are available on the BRENT Converter. BRENT can be troublesome and difficult to interoperate with non-UK ISDN services but the Brent Converter assists in overcoming these issues as it's been designed to simplify BRENT installations and to provide a more cost effective, reliable and manageable solution for applications where multiple BRENTs are required (for videoconferencing, for example).

Reflecting Lanode's capability in developing secure systems, we offer a range of Uni-Directional Data Security Diodes. These network devices ensure data can only travel in one direction and are commonly used to provide connections between networks of differing security classifications. The range includes a Fast Ethernet converter.

Finally our Interface Converters cover:

  • E1 G.703 concentrators, E1 ports, ETU/TTU interfaces and 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet routers and bridges
  • Serial interface converters for V.35, RS485, RS232, RS530, RS449 and X.21
  • G.703 Baluns and patch panel