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LIGHTPOINTE launches ETSI compliant 60 GHz millimeter wave (MMW) wireless backhaul & bridging solution

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

(PresseBox) (Wessling, ) LightPointe, a leading designer and manufacturer of ultra high-speed outdoor wireless point-to-point bridging solutions, announces today the addition of a new 60 GHz MMW wave radio solution, fully compliant with the most recent ETSI specifications, to its product portfolio.

The AireBeam™ Z60 operates in the frequency band from 59…63 GHz and is available for unlicensed operation in many European countries including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 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. For connecting to the network, the AireBeam™ Z60 provides both a hot-swappable GbE SFP optical fiber port and a GigE RJ-45 port. Powered by either a Cat5/6 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection or by using a low voltage 48 Vdc power feed, the Z60 supports an Ethernet based management system for SNMP v1/2c support, 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 latency comparable to 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), Metro Ethernet, and 3G/4G Mobile Wireless Network market segments. 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 many European countries,” said Heinz Willebrand, LightPointe CEO and President. “It is the right product at the right time, solving many of the most pressing building connectivity problems in the enterprise campus space, as well as backhaul challenges that Mobile Wireless Operators face on a daily basis.”

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 www.lightpointe.com.

Laser 2000 GmbH

Since 1986 Laser 2000 is a supplier of high technology in the field of lasers, micromachining equipment, optics, and fiber optic equipment. Our products are designed to meet the challenges of both research and industrial production as well as your actual or future requirements of your applications.

Laser 2000 is headquartered in Munich, Germany and operates local offices in all major business areas of the European market. In order to support your application we deliver top-level service and products and meet the highest standard of quality. With an installed base of thousands of applications around the world, Laser 2000 has shown the ability to provide onsite-support in time.

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