LightPointe Launches ACMA Compliant License-Free 60 GHz Millimeter Wave (MMW) Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Backhaul & Bridging Solutions

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New AireBeam™ Z60 product offers high-speed backhaul & bridging capability for Australian Enterprise and Mobile Wireless Carrier Markets

With the addition of the AireBeam™ Z60 we are the first company to have a real high-capacity 60 GHz outdoor wireless radio solution that can be easily deployed on an unlicensed basis in Australia

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 60 GHz MMW wave radio solution, fully compliant with ACMA specifications, to its product portfolio.

The AireBeam™ Z60 operates in the frequency band from 59…63 GHz and is available for unlicensed operation in Australia. The fully outdoor-rated system operates at an over-the-air data rate of 1.6 Gbps, enabling the transport of full duplex Ethernet traffic up to 635 Mbps. The AireBeam Z60 is equipped with a hot-swappable GbE SFP optical fiber port as well as a GigE RJ-45 port for connecting to the network and, with a total power consumption of less than 20 W, can be powered by either a Cat5/6 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection or by using a low voltage 48 Vdc power feed. The Z60 supports Ethernet based management for SNMP v1/2c, comes with an integrated Web browser agent, and offers advanced features like a signal strength bar graph LED and flexible mounting options, allowing for no-hassle installation and alignment.

With its ultra-high bandwidth and a latency comparable to that of fiber optic cable, the AireBeam™ Z60 targets a rapidly increasing number of short to medium distance high-capacity outdoor wireless networking applications in the Enterprise Campus (building-to-building) and 3G/4G Mobile Wireless Network markets. Enterprises and service providers operating high-capacity networks commonly face enormous challenges when trying to interconnect buildings or remote locations that have no fiber access and/or where laying fiber simply takes too long and is cost prohibitive.

"With the addition of the AireBeam™ Z60 we are the first company to have a real high-capacity 60 GHz outdoor wireless radio solution that can be easily deployed on an unlicensed basis in Australia" said John Taylor, LightPointe Vice President of Sales. "It is the right product at the right time to complement our existing high-speed FSO & MMW product lines for the Enterprise Campus as well as backhaul Mobile Wireless operations."

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 6000 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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