SAN DIEGO CA--(Marketwired - July 18, 2016) - LightPointe Communications, Inc. announced that its outdoor 60 GHz point to point wireless bridges were successfully deployed by St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake of Lake County, California, as an alternative to using fiber to connect buildings in a medical campus setting. LightPointe's AireLink 60SX was installed to provide full duplex Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, while avoiding the cost and challenges associated with trenching for fiber or other wired solutions. The AireLink 60SX is an affordable wireless bridge which does not require licensing under FCC rules, making it extremely cost effective and capable of being installed very quickly as either a primary data transmission link, or as an emergency backup to service provider leased-line networks.
"St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake needed a HIPPA compliant, easy to install, Gigabit capacity connection between their medical buildings," said John Taylor, vice president of sales for LightPointe. "As a previous customer of LightPointe, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake was already familiar with the quality and performance of our wireless bridges and, after assessing their link requirement within their medical campus, we recommended our 60 GHz radio due to its all-weather reliability and advanced features."
LightPointe's 60 GHz, 70 GHz, and 80 GHz backhaul radios comply with HIPPA regulations. HIPPA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It sets national standards for technology involved in healthcare transactions in order to protect the health information of individuals. Adherence to HIPPA regulations also makes LightPointe's radios ideal for other sensitive applications, such as transmitting financial, personal identity, and monetary transactions which require optimum security and avoidance of eavesdropping and cybersecurity issues.
"As a repeat customer of LightPointe, we were already confident in their products and support," said Jon McAllister, IT network engineer for St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. "My objective was to quickly deploy a point to point link flexible enough to handle VoIP, large medical imaging files with jumbo frames, numerous hospital software applications, and also securely transmit patient records while adhering to HIPPA regulations. After reviewing various wired, fiber, and wireless alternatives, it became clear that LightPointe's AireLink 60 provided the best features and security for our application, including nine levels of modulation which ensures up to 99.999% network availability. And by deploying a license-free 60 GHz wireless bridge, we avoided the costs and infrastructure damage and repairs associated with trenching for fiber, and were able to connect our buildings within thirty days with a product that works great 24-7 without any human intervention. And the hospital saves money, since there aren't recurring monthly leased-line fees or regulatory licenses. The system pays for itself over time, which is great for both our bottom line and our patients."
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, 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. LightPointe products lead the unwired solutions sector, and compete with Siklu, Bridgewave, Ubiquiti, and other wireless bridge brands.