AireBridge LX Lens Diagram

 

AireBridge LX

The world's only software defined Free Space Optics bridge, with 4 transmit and 4 receive lenses/beams. And 'configurable bandwidth' enables you to buy only the bandwidth needed for each side of the link (250, 500, 1,000 Mbps).

Eight overlapping laser beams and integrated radio technology


LightPointe's AireBridge LX models are the most advanced laser bridges in the industry, backed by patented technology refined over 5 generations. For customers wanting the absolute longest range and highest availability, the LX is the answer. Your data will fly between buildings on 8 beams of overlapping light, all transmitting simultaneously (4 transmission beams and 4 receiving beams at each side of the link).

These units feature a special ‘floating’ auto-tracking system which fine-tunes the focus of the beams, thus compensating for slight building movements during the day due to changes in temperature. And since the beams overlap, the signal cannot be interrupted by, for example, a bird flying by. And when ordered with the optional HyBridge feature, you’ll enjoy even greater reliability in all types of weather.

Features:

  • World’s only Software Defined Free Space Optics (SD-FSO) bridge.
  • World’s only 4-beam laser bridge with auto-tracking and AGC (power control).
  • Up to 2 Gbps aggregated link capacity.
  • Full-duplex connectivity for highly secure transmission up to 2,500 meters at 3dB/km (or 1,500m at 10dB/km and 1,000 Mbps at 17 dB/km) with HyBridge feature enabled.
  • Configurable bandwidth (buy only the bandwidth needed). Each side of the link can ordered to transmit at 250, 500, or 1,000 Mbps.
  • Upgradeable bandwidth (upgrade either or both sides of the link later).
  • Optional HyBridge all-weather "rtMAP" technology (the system monitors in real time and automatically switches between ultra-fast laser or RF path). Available with LightPointe integrated radio, or add your own appropriate radio.
  • Easy management via integrated “AireManager” web-based control system (SNMP v.1/v.2c compatible; alarm reports; SYSLOG; user selectable in-band//out-of-band interface support; remote firmware upload; integration into SNMP mgt system via MIB libraries).
  • Flexible connection options (RJ-45 copper data interface, optional MM or SM fiber data interfaces).


Additional radio frequency features (if ordered with HyBridge technology):

  • Includes a turn-key 5.4/5.8 GHz radio, which uses widespread unlicensed 5.4/5.8 GHz frequencies and license-free optical spectrum.
  • Throughput is 150 Mbps half duplex.
  • Maximized Distance DualPath™ feature enables longer distances due to rate adaptive use of multiple  bands.
  • Superior RF technology via both OFDM and 4 antenna/2x2 MIMO technology (higher data rates and lower  interference in congested areas).
  • Superior QoS due to Ethernet Port Flow Control and intelligent packet queuing, providing priority to voice/video traffic when switching to alternative RF path.
  • Channel Shifting operates at frequencies different from those used in unlicensed 802.11 networks, for increased security. Links  are undetectable by most 5 GHz devices.
  • AES 256 encryption for optimum security.

AireBridge LX Diagram

LightPointe's AireBridge LX offers unparalleled reliability and performance, with 4 transmit beams, and 4 receive beams operating simultaneously for maximum redundancy and distance. 

AIREBRIDGE LX (HYBRID LASER-RADIO)