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Lightpointe Intros Wireless FSO

LightPointe unveils its FlightStream Free-Space Optics product line for mobile wireless carriers

June 19, 2002

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SAN DIEGO -- LightPointe, an innovator, designer and manufacturer of optical transmission equipment using Free-Space Optics (FSO) technology, today formally announced its new product line for mobile wireless carriers. LightPointe's FlightStream(TM) product line is based on the company's field proven and proprietary multi-beam, multi-path technology successfully deployed by several wireline carriers worldwide. The new product line is specially designed for mobile wireless tower installations. The FlightStream product line provides scalable bandwidth from T1/E1 up to 52 Mbps and 155 Mbps, respectively, and includes carrier-class redundancy features. FlightStream includes full network management from an indoor unit that provides features including power redundancy and hot-swappable networking modules, allowing carriers to instantly increase bandwidth capacity without interrupting network service. "We're pleased to introduce our newest Flight(TM) product family to the global market," said John Griffin, LightPointe President and Chief Executive Officer. "The FlightStream product was developed as an application-specific FSO connectivity solution with extensive input from domestic and international mobile wireless carriers. This newest addition to our product portfolio addresses the challenge to easily and cost-effectively scale to meet growing bandwidth requirements in mobile wireless networks." LightPointe Communications Inc.

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