SOURCE: LightPointe


June 29, 2012 11:12 ET

LightPointe Communications Launches AirePointe Security and Government Solutions Division, Providing Wireless Point-to-Point Connectivity for Security Integration, Defense and Public Safety Applications

SAN DIEGO, CA and NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2012) - ESX 2012 tradeshow -- LightPointe, the number one manufacturer of point-to-point Gigabit capacity wireless FSO bridges, and a world leader in 60 GHz small cell and 80 GHz backhaul radios used for broadband transmission, announced a new division to serve the security, military and government sectors. The new division is called AirePointe™, which builds on the company's fifteen years' experience within the enterprise and telecom carrier market for wireless outdoor bridges, and expands LightPointe's footprint into the high growth market which includes military theater of operations connectivity, backhaul of security surveillance video feeds, emergency response wireless infrastructure, failsafe networks and 4G/LTE public safety networks. The new AirePointe division will also serve the needs of municipality, state and federal government agencies requiring secure wireless Gigabit Ethernet building connectivity.

"The launch of our new AirePointe Security and Government Solutions Division builds on our success in the enterprise and carrier point-to-point wireless market," said Heinz Willebrand, president and CEO for LightPointe. "With recent revenues in our core carrier and enterprise business increasing due to new products and enhanced distribution, we believe the time is right to take the next step in growth and also invest in the video security and government sector, which is a similar yet very unique niche within the outdoor wireless industry. Customers have told us for years that our products, which can deliver data or IP video via pinpoint laser beams or 60 GHz and 70/80 GHz millimeter wave transmissions, provide the best signal security possible for highly sensitive applications. And with the industry's lowest priced Gigabit capacity bridges and advanced e-band radios having gained worldwide acceptance with many enterprise and carrier customers, leveraging our product line for the security sector will broaden our customer base and provide our current channel partners with even more opportunities. The AirePointe division will provide such customers with enhanced products, application assistance, and partner access in the security sector. This strategy also enables our core parent company, LightPointe, to increase its focus on the telecom carrier small cell backhaul market and traditional outdoor wireless distribution channels and marketing, which vary considerably from the security sector."

LightPointe Communications' AirePointe division will focus on applications such as port security video backhaul, military wireless connectivity, airport camera infrastructure, transportation monitoring backhaul solutions and government building wireless connectivity. The company also offers a "flyaway kit" for emergency outdoor wireless deployment, which includes everything needed to quickly set up and operate a Free Space Optics, hybrid wireless, or 60/70/80 GHz radio frequency data bridge. Such kits have been deployed by the United States Marine Corp, Army and Air Force.

The announcement of AirePointe coincides with the final day of the Electronic Security Expo ("ESX Nashville") education and networking event for the security and integration monitoring industry, which is owned by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). ESX is one of the major trade events in the security sector, with leading companies such as Tyco, Honeywell, ADT, Axis, and Bosch participating.

About LightPointe Communications, Inc. and its AirePointe Security and Government Solutions Division

LightPointe Communications, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of wireless Gigabit Ethernet bridges for carrier and enterprise applications, with over 14,000 sites installed since 1998. Its AirePointe Security and Government Solutions Division is a provider outdoor Gigabit Ethernet products to military, municipality, state and federal agencies worldwide. LightPointe and AirePointe are trademarks of LightPointe Communications, Inc. and other marks are the property of their respective company.

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