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TMCNet:  LightPointe Launches AireBeam G60-DP

[December 06, 2012]

LightPointe Launches AireBeam G60-DP

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License-free 60 GHz radios have grown in popularity in recent years, which set them apart from licensed-band millimeter-wave and other radios. In the U.S., the FCC (News - Alert) has allocated an unprecedented 7 GHz of un-channelized spectrum for license-free operation between 57 and 64 GHz.

This provides sufficient spectrum for multi-gigabit radio frequency bridges.
LightPointe, a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprise and 4G/LTE (News - Alert) carrier markets, is making the right move by launching its new 60 GHz backhaul radio, AireBeam G60-DP.
The AireBeam G60-DP includes what the company refers to as "DualPath Always-On technology," which utilizes multiple radios and frequencies, and automatically determines the best transmission method at any given time, in any type of weather.
 "The new AireBeam G60-DP Series with DualPath Always-On technology provides our carrier and enterprise customers with the benefits of 60 GHz transmission which is license free in many countries and also provides availability up to 99.999 percent for reliable, uninterruptable service," Heinz Willebrand, president and chief executive officer at LightPointe, said in statement.
As indicated, these state-of-the-art radios can be deployed in a variety of applications, such as connecting office buildings, school campuses, hospital wings, military installations, or providing bandwidth augmentation and small cell backhaul in 4G LTE carrier networks.
In addition, LightPointe's solutions utilize narrow beam antennas which enable radios to be co-located in close proximity by small angular separations, and the use of cross-polarized one and two-foot antennas.
Transmissions are also very secure; signal security is consistently ensured.
"We've really made installation of these backhaul radios fast and easy, with Power over Ethernet and a choice of connectors, depending on the customer's requirements," said Kim Sparrow, director of engineering for LightPointe.
Sparrow emphasized that the new aluminum radio enclosure is not only light and strong; it includes an industry-exclusive LED display which speeds installation and makes troubleshooting a network much easier.
It also comes with a handle to simplify the transportation and installation of the radio.
According to Sparrow, the real differentiator on the new 60 GHz radio is the DualPath feature, which takes license-free 60 GHz reliability to a new level in the industry. If weather conditions begin to affect 60 GHz transmission, the system switches to a range of all-weather 5 GHz frequencies temporarily.
The customer can also use an appropriate backup radio/frequency of their choice if desired.
The new AireBeam G60-DP Series is made available through LightPointe's authorized distributors and resellers.
LightPointe also recently announced the introduction of its Aire X-Stream Series.



Edited by Braden Becker

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