SOURCE: LightPointe Communications

LightPointe Communications

June 06, 2012 12:15 ET

LightPointe Honors Dr. Erhard Kube, World Acclaimed Innovator in Optical Wireless Transmission, on His 80th Birthday

Company Celebrates Event With Special Promotion for June, Highlighting the Contributions of "the Father of Optical Wireless Transmission"

SAN DIEGO, CA and DRESDEN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - 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, is honoring the achievements of its Chief Scientist, Dr. Erhard Kube, on his 80th birthday. Dr. Kube, who is regarded as the "Father of Optical Wireless Transmission Technology," dedicated his career to optical communications technology and data transmission innovation. His study of the transmission of light through the atmosphere led to today's 4th generation Free Space Optics wireless bridges which are the fastest point-to-point data transmission technology, provide up to 99.999% availability, and enable laser-precise secure delivery of data. He has served as the Chief Scientist for LightPointe since its founding in 1998. The company is highlighting and celebrating Dr. Kube's contributions with a special promotion for June on optical transmission bridges.

"As Dr. Kube celebrates his 80th birthday this month, and during an especially exciting time of growth for us with revenues up 42% this year, it reminds all of us at LightPointe of his contributions to our company," said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe. "Dr. Kube's discoveries led to many of the products used to interconnect high speed networks for businesses, schools, military, security applications, and 4G/LTE mobile telecom backhaul. Innovations in optical fiber and optical wireless networks enable the broadband connections and telecom services which make it possible to use bandwidth intensive devices such as laptops, the iPhone, and iPad, as well as IP video streaming services such as Netflix and video conferencing. All of us at LightPointe want to acknowledge Dr. Kube's contributions and thank him for his ongoing work with our company as he celebrates this milestone."

To highlight Dr. Kube's contribution to optical communications, LightPointe is offering a free 12 month extended warranty on all optical transmission products purchased in June.

"What better way to highlight the reliability of today's Free Space Optics and Hybrid Optical-Radios than to put our money where our mouth is and provide an additional year of extended warranty valued at up to $3,200," said John Taylor, vice president of sales for LightPointe. "That's two years warranty for our optical products. This is our way of saying thanks to Dr. Kube, and at the same time providing the end-users he has impacted something special."

Details are available from LightPointe or through authorized distributors and resellers. All customers are eligible for the promotion, including enterprise, government and education organizations (e.g., hospitals, schools, colleges, universities), which can deploy the FSO and Hybrid RF-Optical bridges without regulatory licensing or delays and with complete immunity to RF congestion and interference issues.

About LightPointe:
LightPointe manufactures Gigabit capacity Ethernet bridges including 60 GHz and 80 GHz e-band point-to-point radios, Free Space Optics and Hybrid RF-Optical bridges.

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