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How to buy LightPointe point to point radios

AireBridge SX

Compact, affordable point-to-point Free Space Optics bridge with integrated radio, for all-weather performance.

Note: Minimum order requirements exist for laser-based Free Space Optics bridges, due to manufacturing requirements (i.e., economies of scale and laser/lens production efficiencies). Please contact LightPointe Sales (contact >>) for more information. Also note, minimum order requirements do not exist for LightPointe's radio frequency wireless bridges, which are generally in stock and available for rapid shipment.

Laser and Radio technology for the ultimate in highly secure transmission

LightPointe’s AireBridge SX wireless bridge offers highly competitive pricing and extreme value for distances up to 750 meters. Utilizing an advanced single laser and “Avalanche Photo Diode” (APD), these bridges transmit and receive data simultaneously for full duplex connectivity. Each side of the link can be ordered in a 250 Mbps, 500 Mbps, or 1,000 Mbps configuration—and can be upgraded later via software keys.

These “future proof” solutions are also available with LightPointe’s patented HyBridge technology, which utilizes both laser and radio frequency transmission for nearly 100% reliability in all weather conditions. This real-time monitoring technology, which LightPointe invented, provides the best of both world’s in wireless transmission— highly secure, ultra fast laser throughput and integrated RF transmission.


  • World’s only software defined Free Space Optics (SD-FSO) bridge.
  • Up to 2 Gbps aggregated link capacity.
  • Full-duplex connectivity for highly secure transmission up to 1,100 meters at 3dB/km (750m at 10dB/km; 600m at 17dB/km) with optional HyBridge technology.
  • 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).

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.