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Verkosto Trade Fair 23.-24. Jan 2019 Tampere


Verkostomessut Orbiksen osasto A103

Between 23rd and 24th of January 2019, Verkosto trade fair of electricity and information network professionals was arranged in Tampere, Finland. Orbis’ exhibition stand located at place A103. On our stand the center piece was our new roadshow van, in which you can find products for fiber optic and mobile networks, cat cabling, data centers - as well as new innovations of 5G and Smart City technologies.

How to make cross-connections remotely?

On our stand you could see in action the optical network switch Polatis by Huber+Suhner. With Polatis you can make and change optical cross-connections quickly and remotely by software.

Orbis70 Roadshow

Orbis' presentations (in Finnish)

Subject: Smart City data communication and 5G

Place: Smart Network presentation place, hall E

Presentators Jani Linna-Aro and Pasi Hopponen.

See you at Verkosto fair next time in 2021!

New CEO appointed in Orbis Oy


Orbis70Starting from 1st of January, 2019 Jani Linna-Aro, M.Sc. has been appointed to  CEO in Orbis Oy. Mr. Markku Linna-Aro continues as the chairman of the board.

Orbis Oy was founded by Leo Linna-Aro in 1949, so this year is company's 70th anniversary and Jani Linna-Aro continues in third generation the family owned business.

For the future prospects of Orbis Oy Jani Linna-Aro comments as follows: "The expertise, solutions and experience of Orbis are naturally combined with the needs of future smart cities. For example the 5G mobile networks, in-building networks and data centers are the infrastructure of digital services.”

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Jani Linna-Aro aloittaa Orbiksen toimitusjohtajana


Orbis Oy participates in developing autonomous datacenters


In November 2018 Orbis Oy was accepted to participate AutoDC project which is an international Eureka project. In Finland the project is coordinated and funded by Business Finland.

The aim of AutoDC is to provide an innovative design framework for autonomous data centers to enable ongoing operation and self-healing independent of contextual interference, e.g. intermittent power failure or overheating, without the need for any human intervention. The project involves organizations from four different countries.

Read more about the project https://itea3.org/project/autodc.html

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Worbis.shop on new platform


New Worbis

Orbis' webshop Worbis moved to platfrom on 6th November 2018. This improves the product database maintenance and gives us opportunity to implement new functions and services. The Finnish Worbis.fi and English Worbis.shop run now on same technical environment.

The webshop is now connected more closely to Orbis' background system. For example the free available stock amount is updated twice a day to the webshop.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the webshop, please contact our customer service. Feedback is very welcome!

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Orbis Oy
Phone +358 20 478 8600

OptoMast™ Smart City takes over cabling for smart poles, 5G and IoT


In the smart city of the future, information is provided by the numerous services, and these services also adapt based on the information. It is becoming more and more critical that data connections are reliable. The new technology is based on the sensors and network connected devices that need both communication and power supply cabling. The new Smart City generation of the Orbis OptoMast™ product family is an easy-to-install and reliable cabling solution for smart poles, IoT applications and mobile network base stations.

Since 2007, Orbis OptoMast™ products have served as a cabling solution for tens of thousands of mobile network stations for data transmission and power supply needs. Detailed design of the OptoMast™ solution enables smooth, and cost-effective installation and reliable, robust cabling - even under extreme conditions. The supply chain can be flexibly adapted to the construction schedule.

Small size is a requirement in smart poles and 5G base stations

Orbis OptoMast Smart CityOne component of a future city is a smart pole, which integrates multiple functionalities, such as controllable LED lighting, display boards, wireless network access points, surveillance cameras or weather stations. OptoMast™ Smart City cabling can serve a variety of devices.

The smart pole application and the mast of a 5G base station both have limited space for cabling. In the new OptoMast™ product line, space saving has been achieved in two ways.

The space required for the connections is determined by the cable ports, bending radius, and connector sizes. First, the connection box was re-designed to be as small as possible. If fuses are required for the power supply, they are now located in a separate fuse box mounted on the bottom of the mast.

The second solution for space saving is a hybrid cable or a hybrid enclosure. In the hybrid cable, both the fiber optic and power supply are transmitted through the same cable jacket and they are separated only in the enclosure for connections. The hybrid cable can also be used without a box, for example in an IoT application. Alternatively, a hybrid solution can be constructed from separate communication and power cables that are connected in a common hybrid enclosure.

For more information on the new versions of the OptoMast™ Smart City generation, please turn to Orbis sales. We will continue our product development, for the development of new services and technologies will naturally affect the cabling solutions as well.

Orbis Oy participated at the SähköTeleValoAV trade fair in Jyväskylä 7-9. Feb 2018 with new 5G-compatible product line Orbis OptoMastTM. The product is 5G compatible and was attached to wooden telecom mast made by Ecotelligent.

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