Lumera Achieves Multi-Band Millimeter Wave Communications System Milestone with Successful Test of Wireless Bridge at 10Gbps
BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lumera Corporation (NASDAQ: LMRA), an emerging leader in the field of nanotechnology, announced today encouraging results for its multi-band millimeter wave wireless bridge.
“This is a significant milestone in our millimeter-wave communication system product plan”
Previously, the Company had announced the successful test of its single band prototype. The new tests were of its multi-frequency band prototype, which is designed to transmit data at spectrum frequencies of 35, 94, and 140 GHz. Data rates from 2.5 Gbps to 10 Gbps were successfully tested and Lumera anticipates that the system will have the capacity to operate at a range of up to three miles per data link. In addition to high data rate transmission, the multi-band system offers adaptive frequency switching to provide link resilience by responding to changes in atmospheric conditions.
“This is a significant milestone in our millimeter-wave communication system product plan,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, Director of Lumera’s Electro-Optics Business Unit. “We are pleased with the 10 Gbps data rates achieved for our multi-frequency band system. In the next 12 - 18 months, we will continue to improve the functionality of the system, optimize the design, and continue testing as we work to create a commercial ready product. The improvements will include the integration of security software against interception and interference.”
Lumera’s wireless bridge offers high data rate transmission at low cost in an integrated solution, while avoiding the expense of digging and laying optical fiber. Potential applications for the wireless bridge include enterprises that have massive amounts of data that need to be transmitted. For example, companies that are spread between multiple buildings either in a campus setting or within a metropolitan area and transmit backup files of customer data, billing data, etc. would be interested in the ability to service higher traffic loads. Similarly, universities, health care enterprises, and government agencies also have high data capacity users. Moreover, in many underdeveloped countries, where no fiber optic infrastructure exists, a wireless solution can become a very attractive broadband connectivity option.
It is believed that the U.S. telecommunications backhaul market is a $2-billion market in 2006 and could grow to $16 billion by 2009.
Lumera is a leader in the emerging field of nanotechnology. The company designs proprietary molecular structures and polymer compounds for the bioscience and communications/computing industries, both of which represent large market opportunities. The company also has developed proprietary processes for fabricating such devices. For more information, please visit www.lumera.com.
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