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LightPointe

May 08, 2013 13:30 ET

All-Weather, Always-On Wireless Bridge and Key Patent Takes LightPointe to New Heights, as Company Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary With Gigabit Capacity Point-to-Point Link Sale

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - LightPointe Wireless, a San Diego-based pioneer in wireless point-to-point bridges used for Gigabit capacity outdoor data backhaul applications, announced that it has lowered the price on its all-weather HyBridge SXR-5 wireless bridge through May 31st in celebration of its 15-year anniversary. The HyBridge SXR-5 is the result of a key patent LightPointe obtained which has provided the company with what is a rarity in the maturing wireless industry -- a significant technology advance which offers customers using LightPointe products with a tangible performance and reliability advantage. LightPointe, whose CEO Dr. Heinz Willebrand was honored by EE Times on the list Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-Gen Electronics Industry, and LightPointe CTO Dr. Erhard Kube, have led LightPointe from a boot-strapped start-up in 1998 to the number one manufacturer of Free Space Optics and a leader in millimeter wave 60 GHz small cell and 70/80 GHz 4G/LTE backhaul solutions. To celebrate its 15-year anniversary, LightPointe has lowered the price of its popular all-weather hybrid wireless bridge to US$9,999.90 MSRP, in what the company refers to as its "Five 9's for Five 9's" special, which refers to both the price and typical uptime the HyBridge SXR-5 wireless bridge can provide (99.999%).

"In celebration of 15 years in the wireless industry, and to thank our loyal customer base, we've lowered the price on our best-selling all-weather Gigabit capacity wireless bridge," said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe. "The SXR-5 has been well-received by enterprises including hospitals, businesses, schools, telecom carriers and government agencies, as the system keeps a network up long after competing radio-only solutions have shut down. The key to this is our patent which enables the wireless bridge to select the most reliable and fastest transmission mode in real-time without user intervention. The SXR-5 includes features such as adaptive rate modulation and frequency adaptive switching for optimum performance and reliability. The result is longer distances than, for example, 60 GHz radios which succumb to oxygen absorption range limitations. And at this new price point, LightPointe is essentially providing customers with a two-for-one value -- a Gigabit capacity wireless bridge with free integrated backup technology for all-weather reliability."

Advantages of LightPointe's patented all-weather wireless bridges include:

  • Gigabit capacity Ethernet transmission (full duplex/2 x 1.25 Gbps).
  • Network availability up to 99.999%.
  • Longer distances than competing radio frequency solutions.
  • Smart technology transmission switching, without "network port flapping" and old-fashioned failover switching (does not rely on Spanning Tree Protocol).
  • Adaptive Rate Modulation (the link automatically selects the highest data rate possible in real-time, yet stays in Gigabit mode ~99% of the time).
  • Frequency Adaptive (the link automatically selects the best frequency while in RF mode).
  • License-free (no regulatory start-fee or annual fees).
  • Highest signal security possible to prevent eavesdropping and cyber security issues.
  • Energy efficient design (uses less energy than any competing wireless bridge).
  • Industry-leading 2-year warranty, and manufactured in the USA by LightPointe, a certified ISO 9001-2008 company.

LightPointe wireless bridges are available through wireless and security camera distributors, resellers, integrators and GSA government partners for sales to local, state, federal agencies, and the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard and Army.

About LightPointe Communications, Inc.

LightPointe (www.LightPointe.com) is a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprise and 4G/LTE carrier markets. The company is owned by a billion-dollar Silicon Valley firm and employees. LightPointe has support worldwide, and personnel located in Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Asia.

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