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LightPointe Continues Leadership in 60 GHz Point to Point Radios, Adding Industry’s First Fully Integrated Street-Level “Link Monitoring” App and Full Line Speed FIPS compliant AES 256 Encryption

New features open up government agency markets for wireless Distributors and Government Contractors, and provide easier and safer system installation and monitoring.

San Diego CA -- December 2, 2015: LightPointe, the leading manufacturer of outdoor wireless bridges for high capacity data backhaul and video transmission, announced that it added an industry first fully integrated street-level remote monitoring feature to its AireLink™ Series of 60 GHz wireless point to point (PtP) radios, and also now offers AES 256 encryption for maximum signal security. The PtP link monitoring  feature—which LightPointe calls AireLink Viewer™—utilizes a smartphone or tablet app to remotely communicate with a radio via a fully integrated Bluetooth™ transceiver to reduce the need for installers or service personnel to have to climb a tower or rooftop to review and monitor radio parameters. This new and unique encrypted and password protected remote monitoring feature helps increase the safety of personnel, improves overall link reliability, and can help IT personnel troubleshoot or improve their network. In addition to the new monitoring feature, LightPointe now offers optional AES 256 encryption on its AireLink Series radios, making them ideal for organizations and government agencies requiring maximum data security. LightPointe’s implementation of AES 256 is unique in that it operates at full duplex and Gigabit Ethernet line speed. The unique and advanced single clock cycle encryption algorithm allows for real time encryption without measureable latency impact thus supporting any mission critical real-time application, without sacrificing throughput or latency.

“Being able to remotely monitor an outdoor radio link—while reducing the need to send technicians up to a rooftop, or having them climb a tower—is a huge performance, safety, and cost benefit for our customers and integrators,” said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe. “By creating a smartphone and tablet app and fully integrating latest generation Bluetooth™ SMART wireless technology into our AireLink Series radios, we’ve added an industry-first feature which enables street-level radio monitoring for the first time, such as the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) which is useful during antenna alignment, and the Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) levels which indicate the system throughput. We’ve made it easy for even non-technical personnel to remotely collect performance and other data using their smartphone or tablet and a highly secure, password protected and encrypted communication channel to a radio. In addition to adding the AireLink Viewer feature, we now offer optional over-the-air real-time AES 256 encryption designed according to NIST FIPS compliance standards. This opens up opportunities for LightPointe’s distributors, resellers, and system integrators to sell the AireLink Series to government agencies and organizations in certain countries requiring the highest degree of signal security and high capacity Gigabit transmission.”

AireLink 60 GHz wireless millimeter wave radios transmit point to point via a narrow beam, making them ideal for building to building data connectivity, and surveillance video backhaul up to a mile. They also have superb Physical Layer One security, and encryption adds yet another level of security for unsurpassed signal protection.

About LightPointe Communications, Inc.
LightPointe (www.LightPointe.com) is a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprise and 4G/LTE carrier markets, including small cell backhaul. The company also manufactures a line of Ultra Low Latency (ULL) wireless bridges utilized for High Frequency Trading (HFT) networks, Data Centers, Data Warehousing, and Cloud Networks. The company is owned by a billion-dollar Silicon Valley firm and employees. LightPointe has representatives worldwide, including Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Canada, China, Singapore, India, and Japan.

The world's first fully integrated street-level "link monitoring" App


LightPointe continues its leadership in point to point (PtP) radio innovation with the AireLink Viewer™ app for Android™ based smart phones and tablets, and soon Apple OS. The app remotely communicates with the radio via Bluetooth™ SMART technology. During initial system installation, this application can be used to monitor crucial parameters such as Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) values and radio connectivity status.  In post-installation scenarios, the app reduces the need for installers or service personnel to have to climb a tower or rooftop to review or troubleshoot radio parameters and remotely monitor link performance. This helps increase safety for personnel, and  improve link reliability in particular during times when it is difficult to get direct access to the radio link (e.g., ice/snow conditions or after hours). 

This industry-first fully integrated Bluetooth™ monitoring feature for MMW radios enables street-level radio monitoring for the first time, and crucial radio operational parameters such as the RSSI levels or Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCS), which are right at your finger tips using the app. Even better, we've made it easy for non-technical personnel to remotely collect performance and other data using their smartphone or tablet and a highly secure, password protected and encrypted communication channel to a radio.


Benetfits:

  • Enables personnel to remotely monitor radio link performance.
  • Helps avoid roof-top and tower climbs during troubleshooting, improving safety.
  • Aids in aligning and optimizing two antennas perfectly toward each other without attaching other instruments or equipment.
  • Assists IT personnel with troubleshooting and improving their network.


Features:

  • Free LightPointe created user-friendly app runs on Android™ smartphones and tablets, and soon Apple™ iPhone™ and iPad™.
  • Communicates securely (password protected and encrypted) with the AireLink Series radios with built-in BlueTooth™ technology and antenna.
  • Network independent/network agnostic.
  • Real-time live updates of various radio identification and operational parameters such as the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) levels, and Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCS), network settings and hardware/software specific parameters.
  • Communicates with AireLink radios over distances  up to 300 feet (100m).


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AIRELINK VIEWER APP