Lightpointe introduces free-space-optical link for HDTV

March 23, 2006
March 23, 2006, San Diego, CA--On Monday, March 27, LightPointe plans to introduce the FlightStrata HD, a high-bandwidth, easily deployable wireless solution for meeting High-Definition Television (HDTV) requirements, including the delivery of real-time, remote HDTV-quality broadcast video and audio feeds.

March 23, 2006, San Diego, CA--On Monday, March 27, LightPointe plans to introduce the FlightStrata HD, a high-bandwidth, easily deployable wireless solution for meeting High-Definition Television (HDTV) requirements, including the delivery of real-time, remote HDTV-quality broadcast video and audio feeds. The license-free FlightStrata HD is designed specifically to support bandwidth-intensive HDTV point-to-point wireless communications while surpassing fiber-optic cable and low-speed radio frequency (RF) connectivity in terms of capacity, ease of use, portability and cost.

The FlightStrata HD transmits uncompressed HDTV signals wirelessly at full-duplex throughput of 1.485 Gbps, making it ideally suited for remote cameras covering news, sporting events and live entertainment. An optical wireless product based on free space optics (FSO) technology, the FlightStrata HD uses beams of light for sending high quality, real-time HDTV video streams at recommended distances up to 750 meters between a remote HDTV camera and production studio facility or remote satellite truck. FlightStrata HD offers the true throughput of fiber-optics transmission without the time-consuming, cumbersome and costly process of installing permanent or temporary cabling. Additionally, FlightStrata HD eliminates the spectrum licensing and compression concerns typically associated with lower-speed RF solutions.

LightPointe's FlightStrata HD is also fully compatible with the HDTV Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) transmission industry standard (SMPTE-292M). The system also incorporates multi-beam transmission, auto tracking, Optical Beam Shaping (OBS) and Automatic Power Control (APC) to ensure the highest levels of reliable communications.

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