LaserBit Adds POE to FSO

LaserBit brings FSO product to market with launch of new product PicoPlus

September 9, 2004

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BUDAPEST -- LaserBit Communications Corp today announced the availability of the new PicoPlus, the next generation of product in its highly successful Pico series of FSO solutions. The Pico series of products are short distance, high speed and extremely cost effective Free Space Optical (FSO) solutions from LaserBit. FSO solutions offer a wireless point to point link between 2 sites and are often used where it is difficult or expensive to lay down fibre cables. They have the benefit of being license-free, offering high bandwidth and suffering from no interference problems as well as being easy to install and incredibly secure.

The PicoPlus has all the benefits of being as easy to install as the Pico II but is enhanced by a PoE (Power over Ethernet) feature, which eliminates he need for separate power cabling by delivering the power using the UTP data cable. The PicoPlus can be connected to any PoE compliant network or any standard Ethernet port through a PoE injector device.

Its lightweight, compact mechanical design with the factory-set optical system and simple cabling requirements makes the PicoPlus the simplest and easiest to install FSO product on the market. PicoPlus provides wire speed and full duplex Fast Ethernet laser based wireless connectivity up to 200m. The brand new transmitter optical system makes the product Class 1M compliant without compromise on the performance.

Similar to the Pico II, the PicoPlus can also be ordered in a management ready version. This is enhanced with LaserBit’s LBView and allows remote control and monitoring of the equipment through a standard web browser or SNMP manager. It can also be used alongside LaserBit’s proprietary BitView GUI Interface.

Typically a PicoPlus will be used to replace lease lines or radio links, interconnecting LANs in campus or industrial situations. Often used to enable high bandwidth connections to the Internet, it is also ideal for VoIP applications. And, because it is quick and easy to deploy, it is perfectly suited for temporary or emergency installations.

PicoPlus comprises of two Laserheads – one at each end. Factory optical settings means there is no configuration needed on site - simply line up the two laser heads. The brand new transmitter optical system makes the product Class 1M compliant without compromise on the weather performance. The laser heads provide direct connectivity for network devices with 100Base TX interfaces and can therefore be easily and cost effectively integrated into any LAN environment.

E. Walter Koenig III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LaserBit Corporation commented: “LaserBit’s launch of the PicoPlus product is further proof of our commitment to bring the best price/performance FSO solutions to the marketplace. Adding the PoE feature to our Pico product allows even greater flexibility to the customer, making our PicoPlus solution the simplest in the market to install today."

LaserBit Communications Corp.

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