LightPointe Unveils Next Generation 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave (MMW) Gigabit Ethernet Outdoor Wireless Bridging Solution

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New license-free AireBeam™ G60 product offers full duplex Gigabit Ethernet throughput with advanced networking features

The addition of the licensed-free 60 GHz Airebeam™ G60 product complements the LightPointe comprehensive product portfolio of high capacity wireless bridges. By offering both , outdoor wireless bridges based on Free Space Optics (FSO) and millimeter-wave technology, we can fulfill any customer's high capacity transport requirements as far as bandwidth, distance and pricing is concerned.

LightPointe, a leading designer and manufacturer of ultra high-speed outdoor wireless, point-to-point network bridging solutions, announces today the addition of a new next generation high-performance millimeter-wave radio solution to its product portfolio. The AireBeam™ G60 provides low-latency, full-duplex, wireless point-to- point Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity and combines low cost-per-bit transport and high transmission security, all within a compact, easy to install, fully outdoor-rated unit.

The AireBeam™ G60 comes equipped with a hot swappable, GbE SFP optical fiber port as well as a GigE RJ-45 port for connecting to the network. The AireBeam G60's true flexibility can be found in the use of these two data ports, the secondary of which can be used as an integrated backup solution or as an add/drop port. At a total power consumption of less than 20 W the system can be powered by either a Cat5/6 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection or by using a low voltage 48 Vdc power feed. The system supports an Ethernet based management system for SNMP v1/2c support and comes with an integrated Web browser agent. The system offers advanced features like a signal strength bar graph LED and flexible mounting options to allow for easy system installation and alignment.

With bandwidth and latency similar to fiber optic cable, the AireBeam™ G60 targets a very rapidly increasing number of short to medium distance outdoor wireless networking applications that require Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth. Many of these applications are in the high capacity enterprise campus building-to-building and Metro Ethernet connectivity market where the challenge is to interconnect buildings that have no fiber access and/or where laying fiber simply takes too long and is cost prohibitive. The AireBeam G60 design allows for alternative data flow when used with the LightPointe FSO, AireBeam G70 MMW system or leased fiber for load sharing or back-up for ultimate uptime network performance.

"The addition of the licensed-free 60 GHz Airebeam™ G60 product complements the LightPointe comprehensive product portfolio of high capacity wireless bridges. By offering both , outdoor wireless bridges based on Free Space Optics (FSO) and millimeter-wave technology, we can fulfill any customer's high capacity transport requirements as far as bandwidth, distance and pricing is concerned." said Heinz Willebrand, LightPointe CEO and President. The 60 GHz band is license-free in the USA, Canada and soon other select countries including Europe.

About LightPointe Communications, Inc
LightPointe designs, manufactures and distributes ultra high-speed wireless point to point network bridging solutions based on patented free-space optics (FSO) and millimeter wave (MMW) technology. The products are used in fixed wireless last mile access for campus or enterprise building-to-building connectivity, and in infrastructure applications such as broadband cellular networks and wireless backhaul for WiMAX or WiFi networks. LightPointe installation base of high capacity wireless bridges consists of more than 5000 systems deployed in more than 60 countries. The company is recognized worldwide for the highest standards of quality and service. For more information please visit http://www.lightpointe.com.

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