Terabeam adds distributor for millimeter wave and free space optics systems

Dec. 17, 2003
17 December 2003 Redmond, WA, and Chicago, IL Lightwave -- WAV Inc. Wireless Outfitters, a full service distributor of wireless LAN and data capturing hardware, will provide Terabeam Corp.'s high frequency millimeter wave (MMW) and free space optics (FSO) systems to customers needing high bandwidth of 100 Mbits/sec to 1.25 Gbits/sec.

17 December 2003 Redmond, WA, and Chicago, IL Lightwave -- WAV Inc. Wireless Outfitters, a full service distributor of wireless LAN and data capturing hardware, will provide Terabeam Corp.'s high frequency millimeter wave (MMW) and free space optics (FSO) systems to customers needing high bandwidth of 100 Mbits/sec to 1.25 Gbits/sec.

Under the terms of the agreement, WAV will market, supply, and support Terabeam's MMW and FSO systems to enterprises through its channel of resellers, wireless Internet service providers (WISPs), and Internet service providers (ISPs). In addition to wireless and networking equipment, WAV's solutions providers offer pre-sale technical support, site surveys through experienced technicians, installations, post sale and installation support, training, custom programming, and a variety of other services and support contracts.

"WAV is a leading distributor with experience in wireless products and technologies, and we are looking forward to working with them," asserts Dan Hesse, Terabeam's chairman, president, and chief executive officer. "Together we will be able to deliver service providers and business customers with high bandwidth MMW and FSO systems for applications such as LAN-to-LAN or campus connectivity, fiber extension or access, disaster recovery, and spatial diversity."

"Terabeam's broadband wireless systems are a good fit for our product portfolio in the 100-Mbit/sec to 1.25-Gbit/sec space," adds Norm Dumbroff, president and chief executive officer of WAV. "We see demand for MMW and FSO systems and believe that our solutions providers will be able to quickly and cost-effective deploy Terabeam systems for high-bandwidth applications serving customers in various vertical markets such as education, healthcare, financial services, government, and municipalities."

Terabeam systems
Terabeam's MMW and FSO systems provide service providers, business customers, federal government, and municipalities with high bandwidth services for their voice, video, and data-communications needs.

The Terabeam Gigalink system uses high frequency MMW technology to send a signal through the air. The signal is carried on the 60-GHz frequency, which doesn't require spectrum licensing or frequency planning. The GigE Gigalink system is the first radio frequency (RF) product certified by the FCC that provides a full-duplex (both transmit and receive) interface to communications networks at full line rates of 1.25 Gbits/sec, which is equivalent to over 650 T-1 circuits.

The Terabeam Elliptica system uses FSO technology to send an invisible, eye-safe beam of laser light through the air. The signal is carried on the same kind of light that is inside a fiber-optic cable but is done so through a wireless connection that is directed from rooftops, towers, or directly through windows to another such location. FSO systems deliver the bandwidth of up to 155 Mbits/sec or 100 T-1 lines.

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