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Affordable Free-Space Optics at Gigabit Speed

  • 08 September, 2003 10:46

<p>Integrity Data Systems has announced a breakthrough broadband wireless product delivering data transfer speeds of 1.25 Gigabits per second through line of sight technology at an affordable price.</p>
<p>Topping a near 800 per cent speed boost on the previous model, the unit delivers high-speed data, voice and video communication connectivity through the air at distances up to 300-metres, using Free-Space Optics (FSO).</p>
<p>The LightPointe FlightLite-G is the first FSO product at an entry-level price specifically designed for enterprise customers who require gigabit connectivity. The solution is license-free and offers a fast and reliable alternative to laying fibre-optic cables or signing long-term lease contracts with local carriers.</p>
<p>Integrity Data Systems CEO Ross Chiswell said, companies are presently paying up to $6,000 to light up and install a fibre service, plus $3,000 per month for ongoing fees at 100Megs per second. That’s $42,000 for the first year! “With FlightLite-G the first year cost is less, including installation. The main thing is that there are no further costs after that, and you have nearly 10 times the bandwidth,” he said. “In addition, if the organisation moves, they can easily take the equipment with them.”</p>
<p>FSO technology is simple and requires no spectrum licensing. It’s based on connectivity between FSO units, each consisting of an optical transceiver with a laser transmitter and a receiver to provide full duplex (bi-directional) capability.</p>
<p>Integrity Data Systems CEO Ross Chiswell said LightPointe FSO wireless products were now feeding enterprise with gigabit solutions they could easily afford. “For enterprises who need to link geographically separate sites and need gigabit connectivity, FlightLite-G gives top end performance for entry level pricing. The value is unbeatable, and the ROI is exceptional.”
Distributed by Integrity Data Systems for the enterprise market, LightPointe FlightLite-G retails for $31,000 + GST. To find out more please call 1300 131 000, email or visit</p>
<p>Integrity at a Glance
Integrity Data Systems is a specialist provider of wireless networks to clients in industries ranging from mining and manufacturing to education and enterprise. Supporting a national network of trained resellers and business partners, Integrity has built a strong focus on wireless networking technology using spread spectrum radio, microwave and laser-based products. For more information, point your browser to</p>
<p>For more information contact Integrity CEO Ross Chiswell on (08) 8351 1900 Direct media inquiries to Impress Media Australia on (08) 8431 4000</p>

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