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LightPointe, a leader in 60 GHz small cell and 80 GHz backhaul radios, announced a promotion for July for its HyBridge SXR-5 wireless bridge, a Gigabit Ethernet link for S$9,999. It usually runs $11,900.

“The HyBridge SXR-5 provides enterprise, government and 4G/LTE telecom carriers with an affordable outdoor wireless bridge solution for 4G/LTE small cell backhaul and security camera backhaul,” said John Taylor, Vice President of Sales for LightPointe.

The HyBridge wireless bridge employes a patented combination of 850 nm wavelength Free Space Optics ‘green technology’ and RF technology. In more than 99% of operating conditions the bridges rely on advanced laser transmission, which is immune to RF interference and congestion issues. Yet the system can automatically switch to RF transmission if conditions warrant, which is typically less than 1% of the time.

The switching is completely transparent and automatic, and provides a built-in backup for the link, giving IT managers and network planners the added peace of mind of constant failsafe connectivity.

The high speed full-duplex Gigabit wireless connectivity provides secure, reliable transmission up to 1,100 meters at 3 dB/km or 850 meters at 17 dB/km. The DualPath architecture provides up to 99.999% network availability, even in dense fog and heavy snow.

The radio uses flexible 5.4/5.8 GHz frequencies using both OFDM and 4 antenna/2×2 MIMO for widespread unlicensed usage, and worldwide license-free optical free space spectrum.

The HyBridge SXR-5 is available through the LightPointe network of authorized channel partners and through the company’s AirePointe Security & Government Solutions Division partners.

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