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TMCNet:  LightPointe Introduces World's First Ruggedized 60 GHz Radio Designed for Indoor and Outdoor Industrial Wireless Applications, and Harsh Environments

[June 12, 2017]

LightPointe Introduces World's First Ruggedized 60 GHz Radio Designed for Indoor and Outdoor Industrial Wireless Applications, and Harsh Environments

LightPointe, a leading manufacturer of millimeter wave point-to-point radios and laser bridges used for ultra high capacity building-to-building connectivity, has introduced the world's first ruggedized 60 GHz wireless bridge for industrial wireless applications and harsh environments. The IndustrialLink IL60 was designed for Gigabit capacity point to point deployments such as in factories, Machine to Machine (M2M) communications, rail-based and other moving platforms, and related applications where more robust and rugged radios-engineered to handle vibration and movement-can provide high reliability and long product lifespan. LightPointe's industrial wireless radio is shipping now.

"LightPointe's IndustrialLink IL60 wireless bridge is a ruggedized, special purpose 60 GHz point to point radio designed for robust performance in applications with vibration or movement, such as on rail-based manufacturing platforms, rootic equipment, as well as in special applications in harsh environments," said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe. "There are a myriad of applications which demand a more rugged radio and mount, which are beyond the design of radios engineered for building connectivity, 4G and 5G, and small cells. For example, LightPointe's 60 GHz radios have been deployed in a steel factory on a mobile rail-based platform to communicate operational and quality parameters during steel production. The IndustrialLink IL60 is designed for such situations prone to vibration, movement, and varying distances between radios. It can operate from a flexible range of from 1 foot to about one mile, thanks to exclusive features such as LightPointe's power control and 9 levels of Automatic Coding and Modulation (ACM). There are simply no other radios available with such robust hardware design and smart, self-optimizing performance."

Applications:

  • Harsh environments.
  • M2M (Machine to Machine) communications, such as sensor and metering data, quality monitoring, operational parameters, safety information, Industry 4.0/Cyber Physical Systems.
  • Mobile Automated Guided Carts (AGC), autonomous robots, rail-based platforms (e.g., manufacturing, automation, amusement park attractions).
  • Transportation (ships, trains).
  • Temporary wireless deployments (concerts, military theater, emergency communications restoration).

About LightPointe

LightPointe (www.LightPointe.com) manufactures wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprises and 4G / 5G LTE (News - Alert). The company is also the leader in Ultra Low Latency (ULL) wireless bridges for High Frequency Trading (HFT) networks.


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