Blu Wireless to demonstrate 60 GHz lighting module
The ‘Lightning’ module delivers gigabit modem capability with dual gigabit Ethernet switch connectivity. Moreover, auto beam training capability is implemented using advanced electronic beamforming technology. This provides the benefit of not requiring antenna alignment during installation together with the ability to adapt beam direction to environmental changes – such as temporary beam blockage.
The module also integrates a full ‘OpenFlow’ SDN client which supports wireless mesh networking. It is currently being deployed as part of the Bristol is Open experimental network to demonstrate gigabit rate wireless mesh networking for dynamic data backhaul applications.
The ‘Lightning’ module is integrated into a robust mechanical housing for deployment in outdoor applications and is available with mounting kit for lamppost deployment.
Mark Barrett, CMO at Blu Wireless commented: “The ‘Lightning’ module represents a total system for the next generation of flexible gigabit capable backhaul technologies. The unique combination of low profile 60 GHz phased array technology, gigabit modem and adaptive mesh networking using SDN ‘Openflow’ techniques will deliver lower TCO and scalable data delivery capabilities to service the increased data demand of mobile networks”
The module is now available for purchase from Blu Wireless.