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IndutrialLink(TM) IL60

Compact, affordable point-to-point radio with an industry leading 9 levels of Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), for unparalleled spectrum efficiency and performance.

Steel plant deployment of LightPointe 60 GHz radio on movable rail-based platform.

The world's toughest, most robust

60 GHz Industrial Wireless Bridge purpose-built for harsh environments susceptible to vibration and movement.


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, robotic equipment, and mobile systems. Our radios have been deployed in steel manufacturing plants and other industrial production environments where safety, reliability, and production quality is paramount. The IL60 is also ideal for deployment in harsh locations (military, emergency response).

Thanks to LigthPointe’s innovative Lens Antenna, which outperforms and is more stable than flat antennas, and a special rubberized radio mount, full duplex gigabit capacity performance is achieved. And an optional radio monitoring system with built-in BluetoothTM enables users to keep an eye on performance in real-time simply by using LightPointe’s AireLink Viewer App, which runs on a smartphone. And best of all, 60 GHz is license free in most countries—so your organization can install these radios quickly, without regulatory fees.


Applications:


  • Harsh environments such as factories and locations with vibration or other environmental factors where running fiber would be costly or impossible. And thanks to power control, the IL60 can operate close range or up to 1/2 mile.


  • M2M (Machine to Machine) communications, such as sensor and metering data, quality monitoring, operational parameter adjustments, and safety information transmission (Industry 4.0/Cyber Physical Systems connectivity).


  • Provide communications for mobile Automated Guided Carts (AGC), Autonomous Robots, and rail-based platforms (e.g., manufacturing, automation, amusement park attractions, people movers).


  • Data loading/off-loading in transportation applications such as ships/boats near docks, and trains in stations.


  • Point to Point connectivity for temporary wireless applications, such as concerts, military theater of operations, and emergency communications restoration.


  • Digital video and video surveillance connectivity in severe environments demanding extreme reliability.



Features:


  • High-speed full-duplex up to 1.25 Gbps with low latency (<40 µs).


  • Ruggedized housing and rubber mount for high reliability on mobile/rail systems and in harsh environments with vibration.


  • Flexible connections, PoE, & helpful LEDs.


  • Data transmission using industry leading 9 levels of Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM), automatic or user selectable.


  • Signal security & interference resistance.


  • Optional Full Line Speed FIPS compliant AES 256 encryption.


  • Optional BluetoothTM link monitoring app.


  • Transmission power control for short distance deployments.


  • Choice of fiber optic or copper interfaces. 


  • Innovative high gain Lens Antenna with the industry’s best side lobe suppression & performance, compared to flat antennas







Industrial Wireless (Ruggedized radios)

PRESS RELEASE ON LIGHTPOINTE INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS RADIO:


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

IndustrialLink IL60 is engineered for robust Gigabit capacity and reliability for a myriad of applications, including Industry 4.0.

San Diego, CA – June 12, 2017: 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, robotic 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).