LightPointe Communications and Rayawave Announce Merger

LightPointe Communications, Inc., a designer and the worldwide leading supplier of free space optical (FSO) communications solutions, and Rayawave, Inc., an innovator of outdoor gigabit wireless millimeter-wave (MMW) point to point radio solutions, will merge business operations.

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Our combined and field proven FSO and MMW product portfolio is unique in the industry and there are several compelling synergies that make this merger a perfect match for our customers, employees and the shareholders of both companies

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2008

Today LightPointe Communications, Inc., a designer and the worldwide leading supplier of free space optical (FSO) communications solutions, and Rayawave, Inc., an innovator of outdoor gigabit wireless millimeter-wave (MMW) point to point radio solutions, announced to merge business operation. Both companies provide networking of the growing market segment of gigabit wireless outdoor bridging solutions for enterprise campus networks, metropolitan area access, and high capacity backhaul for next generation mobile wireless LTE and WIMAX networks. The complementary nature of FSO and MMW technology allows the combined entity to provide customers with an extended range of solutions for inexpensive wireless and full duplex gigabit ethernet connectivity ranging from less than 100 feet all the way to several miles in distance.

The merger will be completed by the end of the year and the company will continue operations from the LightPointe headquarters in San Diego. The company will be headed by Heinz Willebrand, the current Rayawave CEO & President. Lorian Sanders, LightPointe's General Manager, will take the role of Vice President of Finance and maintain her function as General Manager overseeing daily operations.

"Our combined and field proven FSO and MMW product portfolio is unique in the industry and there are several compelling synergies that make this merger a perfect match for our customers, employees and the shareholders of both companies," says Heinz Willebrand.

Lorian Sanders went on to add, "We are all very excited about this merger because it will strengthen our management team and adds to our leading outdoor wireless bridging position in the marketplace by offering more options for our customers."

About Rayawave Inc.:
Rayawave Inc. is an innovator of gigabit wireless point to point network bridging solutions utilizing the 70 GHz millimeter wave band. Rayawave products provide fixed wireless last mile access for campus or enterprise building-to-building connectivity. The products are also used in infrastructure applications such as broadband cellular networks and wireless backhaul for WiMAX or WiFi networks. For more information, please visit http://www.rayawave.com.

About LightPointe Communications, Inc:
LightPointe designs, manufactures and distributes ultra high-speed wireless solutions based on patented free-space optics (FSO) technologies for cost-effective "last mile" connectivity. LightPointe has the largest worldwide FSO installation base with products 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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