Market Overview

LightPointe Introduces Ruggedized 60 GHz Radio and Vibration-Dampening Mount for Installations Prone to Extreme Weather, Vibration, and Demanding Temporary Deployments, such as Special Events or Emergency Communications Restoration


LightPointe, a leading manufacturer of millimeter wave point-to-point
radios used for ultra high capacity Gigabit connectivity, has introduced
a 60
GHz radio
which is engineered to be more robust and reliable for
installations prone to high winds, harsh weather, and vibration.
LightPointe's IL60 radio can also withstand the wear and tear of
repeated deployments, such as in emergency communications restoration,
repeated temporary installations at special events, or demanding
environments in the field, such as military theater of operations.

"LightPointe's newest addition to our 60 GHz radio portfolio—which is
the broadest line of 60 GHz radios in the industry—was designed from the
ground up to be more robust and reliable than any other 60 GHz radio on
the market," said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe. "Our
engineers accomplished this by integrating a special high performance
Lens Antenna with a heavy-duty radio enclosure which can be attached to
a pole, building, tower—or even a temporary tripod—with a unique
vibration-dampening mount. Unlike competing 60 GHz radios, our IL60
is designed to handle the vibration incurred during extreme weather
events. This purpose-built radio was engineered to be tough and
ultra-reliable in the worst weather. This also makes the license-free IL60
radio ideal in handling the wear and tear of temporary deployments, such
as for emergency responders restoring communications, installations for
special events, and military bases or Theater of Operations. Its Gigabit
capacity and available Full Line Speed FIPS compliant AES 256 encryption
is also ideal for sensitive communications, such as for C4ISR
applications—Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance."

In addition to a more robust hardware design, the IL60 includes
unique LightPointe software features such as 9 levels of Adaptive Coding
and Modulation and Flexible Power Control—enabling transmission of data
or digital video in both long range deployments up to a mile and short
range in, for example, a convention center, stadium, or factory
requiring an industrial

Applications for ruggedized radios:

  • Emergency communications restoration (Internet, phone, first
  • Special events (concerts, conferences, tradeshows, public events).
  • Permanent installations in areas with harsh weather (wind gusts,
    hurricanes, tornados).
  • Military bases and Theater of Operations (Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air
    Force, and National Guard).
  • Corporate and enterprise emergency backup to ensure continuous
    business operations and revenues after disruption of public networks
    (hospitals, data centers, banks, stores, ecommerce).
  • Special installations prone to vibration (amusement parks, train
    stations, airports, transportation hubs, bridges and roads).

About LightPointe

LightPointe (
is a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges
for enterprises and 4G/5G LTE carrier markets. The company is also the
#1 manufacturer of Ultra Low Latency (ULL) wireless bridges utilized for
High Frequency Trading (HFT) networks, Data Centers, Data Warehousing,
and Cloud Networks. LightPointe is owned by a billion-dollar Silicon
Valley firm and employees.

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