SOURCE: Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc.

January 12, 2016 09:00 ET

Global Convergence Inc. to Distribute LightPointe's Advanced Data Backhaul and Video Transmission Technologies

Connecting Buildings With Point-to-Point Radios and Free Space Optics

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - January 12, 2016) - Global Convergence Inc. (GCI), a leading value-added distributor of emerging, innovative and disruptive technology for global IT services and solutions, has signed a global distribution agreement with LightPointe, a leading manufacturer of outdoor wireless bridges for high capacity data backhaul and video transmission.

The new partnership helps solution providers differentiate themselves in the rapid expansion of mobile devices, the emerging internet of things (IoT) and increasing requirements for mobile security. GCI will offer LightPointe's 60 GHz and 70/80 GHz point-to-point radios, hybrid laser-radios (Free Space Optics), and Ultra Low Latency wireless backhaul bridges, which can provide faster-than-fiber connections between buildings or towers.

The distribution agreement also enhances GCI's enterprise mobility portfolio, providing solution providers with another high-growth, high-demand technology to offer to their customers.

"Our solution providers count on us to identify the latest wireless technologies and to assist them with incorporating these solutions into their offerings," said Dan Cooper, vice president of Mobility at GCI. "LightPointe's high-performance outdoor data and video transmission solutions are another example of how GCI brings tomorrow's technologies to our customers today."

LightPointe is a pioneer in point-to-point broadband transmission products, and a leading manufacturer of all three major wireless bridge technologies, which enables GCI to offer its customers an unparalleled, objective choice of wireless backhaul options for any application. LightPointe's point-to-point radios and Free Space Optics solutions enable enterprises to reduce their monthly IT bill, increase capacity, and improve the management and security of their own network, which is essential in today's age of cyber security threats and data breaches.

"We are excited to enter this distribution agreement with GCI, a leading provider of information technology products," said John Taylor, vice president of sales at LightPointe. "GCI's mobile solutions and enterprise-class services capabilities make them an ideal partner to help bring our new AireLink™ Series of 60 GHz wireless point-to-point (PtP) radios, 70/80 GHz long range backhaul radios, and highly secure, all-weather hybrid Free Space Optics bridges to their well-established base of valued customers."

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 (ULL) wireless bridges utilized for High Frequency Trading (HFT) networks, Data Centers, Data Warehousing, and Cloud Networks. The company is owned by a billion-dollar Silicon Valley firm and employees. LightPointe has representatives worldwide, including Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Canada, China, Singapore, India, and Japan. Its products compete with Siklu, Bridgewave, and others. For more information visit www.lightpointe.com

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel's services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring innovative and disruptive technologies to market that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. To learn more, visit www.globalconvergence.com, or follow us at Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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