LightPointe "Relay Hop" Wireless Bridge Provides Ultra Low Latency Backdoor Into Radio-Congested Cities

When a Point-to-Point Radio Link Is Not Possible Due to RF Congestion or Building Rights Issues, Gigabit Capacity 4-Beam Free Space Optics Links Provide Spectrum Bypass

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - LightPointe, a leading manufacturer of Gigabit capacity broadband wireless bridges used by 4G/LTE network operators, enterprises, government agencies and in Ultra Low Latency applications such as High Frequency Trading of stocks, is deploying 4th generation Free Space Optics laser bridges in city environments where radio spectrum is not available. Increasingly, organizations that need to transmit high capacity broadband backhaul connections into or within congested urban areas find that other organizations have already secured the link path desired to a specific building or neighborhood. Spectrum availability within many frequency bands, including the popular 60 GHz and 70/80 GHz e-band millimeter wave range, is simply not an option at locations in many cities in the United States and abroad. LightPointe's Ultra Low Latency FSO bridges, which utilize the industry's only auto-tracking 4-beam laser technology, can be used to bypass the congested area of a city by providing a last mile or "last block" extension to a longer distance point-to-point radio link.

"LightPointe, which is the number one manufacturer of Free Space Optics wireless bridges since 1998, has recently seen a renaissance of interest in the technology due to severe radio frequency congestion and spectrum scarcity," said Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe, who was recently included on the EE Times list of Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-Gen Electronics Industry. "Operators, businesses and integrators have turned to LightPointe to solve what has become a big challenge -- many of the buildings which permit radio installations, or are the key infrastructure destination points for broadband backhaul, cannot accept any more radios due to lack of spectrum or RF congestion and interference concerns. In such situations, a LightPointe Gigabit capacity optical transceiver is installed on the building, serving as the final leg in a point-to-point-to-point ('PTPTP') combination RF and optical link, or what we refer to as a Relay Hop."

LightPointe's Aire X-Stream FSO wireless bridge provides organizations needing to deliver data to such congested areas with the world's fastest Gigabit capacity connection possible -- less than 10 nanoseconds equipment/terminal latency. That is faster than any point-to-point backhaul radio or competing laser bridge on the market, and faster than fiber optics. And best of all, such links are completely license free and provide the highest level of signal security possible, which is critical in an era of data theft, denial of service attacks, and eavesdropping. Many organizations are installing private networks which separate their data from the internet entirely.

About LightPointe Communications, Inc.

LightPointe ( is a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprise and 4G/LTE carrier markets, including small cell backhaul. The company also manufactures a line of ultra low latency wireless bridges. The company is owned by a billion-dollar Silicon Valley firm and employees.

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