SOURCE: LightPointe Communications

LightPointe Communications

July 26, 2011 16:48 ET

LightPointe's Gigabit Point-to-Point Wireless Solutions Enhance Campus Connectivity at Antioch University

LightPointe Solution Provides High Capacity, Secure Data Transmission Essential for Schools and Enterprises

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - LightPointe, the leading manufacturer of Free Space Optics (FSO) wireless bridges and 60/70/80 GHz millimeter wave backhaul solutions, announced that Antioch University, a five-campus university located in four states with traditional and online education services, has installed LightPointe's gigabit optical transmission links to enhance building connectivity and data transmission performance for students and staff.

"Our system was fantastic, no matter what hit us, snow, rain and ice," said Michael Capron, network administrator for Antioch University. "A link did get bumped a little bit in a hailstorm, but still held signal. There is no comparison between the performance of the LightPointe products and the old wireless bridge solution we previously used. The speed has been far better. I wish everything was as easy as these. They definitely saw a lot of snow last winter, but held up flawlessly."

Antioch University is a leading education institution with campuses in Seattle, WA, Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Keene, NH and Yellow Springs, OH.

"We are pleased that our wireless bridges have met the expectations of such a prestigious and technology-savvy school as Antioch University," said John Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing for LightPointe. "Antioch is widely respected for their technology-enhanced learning environment, both online and campus-based. The school's use of webinars, training sessions, multimedia tutorials and other technology tools for students and staff require high capacity, low latency and reliable network communications between buildings and to remote locations via the internet. In addition to increasing the speed of their network, our free space optics links provide unparalleled security. The links cannot be intercepted, which is one of their major advantages over competing solutions."

About LightPointe Communications, Inc.
LightPointe, a pioneer in outdoor wireless connectivity since 1998, manufactures high-speed wireless point-to-point solutions based on patented free-space optics (FSO) and millimeter wave (MMW) technology. The products are optimized for carrier networks (LTE, cellular, mobile) and enterprise building connectivity, including private networks, WiFi backhaul, and security (video) surveillance transmission. LightPointe is headquartered in San Diego, California and is privately held. The company is majority-owned by Berg & Berg Enterprises, a leading Silicon Valley investment firm with holdings of ~$550,000,000. www.LightPointe.com

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