'Basketball-sized' wireless transceiver ready for carriers: 'fiber optics without the fiber'

February 13, 2002

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SEATTLE -- Terabeam Corp., a pioneering developer of free space optics telecommunication equipment, unveiled its new EllipticaTM transceiver at the Broadband Wireless World Forum in Anaheim, Calif., today. Terabeam has developed a technology that sends the same wavelength of light as that on a fiber-optic cable, but transmits it through the air rather than through a buried cable. It’s fiber optics without the fiber. The Terabeam Elliptica operates at 100 megabits per second in each direction and, like the larger first-generation unit, is designed for an indoor office setting (though it can be mounted outdoors, if necessary). The Elliptica is so eye-safe (CDRH Class I), it is used without safety warning labels."Key to the development of the Elliptica was not only retaining Terabeam’s industry-leading features from the larger first generation units, but improving upon them, while, at the same time, shrinking the size of the transceiver," said Terabeam Chairman, President and CEO Dan Hesse. "With the new Terabeam Elliptica, we are able to satisfy a carrier’s data requirements quickly, without digging or laying fiber, and we’re able to do so at the quality and reliability standards that they expect." Terabeam Corp.

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