High Speed Optical Wireless
What if a technology were invented that enables 5G connectivity and greatly increases access across the globe to low-cost, high-speed internet by overcoming the limits of current technologies?
If this sounds too good to be true, understand that it IS true, and look no further than www.optipulse.com, we're developing a revolutionary laser communications technology based on our patented Light Grid™ that provides LightSpeed Wireless™ broadband connectivity.
OptiPulse's technology combines the advantages of fiber-optics (high-bandwidth, security) with those of wireless into one low cost solution.
The technologies we use to drive the internet of today are not our best solutions for the future. Most people don’t realize it, but fiber-optics and radio towers each have several major drawbacks that render them unsustainable for future 5G internet development. Let’s examine these drawbacks, then see how these issues are addressed by OptiPulse.
The OptiPulse solution becomes obvious when we consider its specs:
OptiPulse has already completed delivery on development contracts with several major corporations. These contracts funded development towards integrating our technology into their own products and services. Our first Prototype was completed and delivered successfully under one of these contracts. We have advanced through Prototype 2 and are now installing Prototype 3 on a site in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Once this prototype is fully functioning, we can turn our attention to the large potential orders that are beginning to form.
In addition to enterprise sales, we’re also designing a line of products that will go directly to consumers, who would be able to connect to the internet either through a mesh network, or by finding an Internet Service Provider.
To see how it all works, and what the future of communication will look like with Optipulse, read on!
It’s safe to say that when the internet was invented, it wasn’t done so with an endless parade of cat videos and live streaming content in mind. The world’s appetite for bandwidth has far exceeded the current capabilities of the physical layer (the actual fibers, towers, etc. that connect the internet).
The next step in wireless technology is 5G, but it can’t be deployed or sold without a 10Gbps backhaul or infrastructure. Building this infrastructure with fiber is extremely expensive, time consuming, and in most cases cost prohibitive.
The Internet of Things -- that is, the numerous interconnected smart devices that now run our homes, cars, etc. -- is based on the premise that future network infrastructure will be able to handle exponential growth in the number of connected persons and devices. When everything in your home is connected to the internet, from your coffee maker to your home security system, a lot of bandwidth is required. Add demand from Smart Cities device deployment for safety and other public service applications, and capacity is already running behind. Current network infrastructure is simply unable to handle the massive complexity involved in our increasingly interconnected world.
They live in primarily rural or underdeveloped communities that are unlikely to see broadband buildout any time soon, as there is little economic incentive for development.
Nicolas Negroponte, founder of Wired Magazine and MIT’s Media Lab, and one of the tech industry’s most consistent prophets, predicted that “connecting the last billion” would be the defining issue of the next phase of the internet. “Connecting the last billion is very different from the next billion,” Negroponte said in a 2014 TED talk. “The next billion are low hanging fruit. The last billion are rural. These people are not poor in the same way. They may be primitive.”
Our technology’s low cost, high speed, and ease of installation make it the most obvious choice for this endeavor.
This transceiver is powered by chips that can be customized to adapt to different distances or bandwidth requirements. Once we have demonstrated OptiPulse’s technology under our existing contract, we will quickly shift into proving this customization for other contractors. The OptiPulse team has a track record of proven technology. Our new Light Grid™ device is based on patented technology that is different from previously patented technology. It uses light beams efficiently and with high power. We have filed 13 patents for this effective, affordable and green technology; we've been awarded 4, with 9 pending. The new technology is comparable to and can exceed typical fiber-optic connections. Higher bandwidths are possible through multiplexing.
BUT, unlike fiber connections, we deliver these speeds completely wirelessly, an advantage that cannot be understated. The most expensive part of fiber-optic networks is the installation, which usually requires digging up earth and laying cables. “Connecting the last billion” is such a difficult task because, as Negroponte pointed out, these people are beyond poor. How can a village with no concept of money, and no desire to obtain it, ever afford a billion dollar project to lay fiber cables?
Additionally, free-space optical lasers do not rely on overburdened parts of the radio-frequency spectra. Wireless towers and fiber optic networks will always run into sustainability issues due to their physical limitations.
Laser internet pushes the limits the same way moving our files from physical filing cabinets to the cloud is doing now. Our approach is sustainable in an industry where sustainability has long been the largest hurdle to overcome.
Our product roadmap is roughly as follows:
The future of OptiPulse technology also has a lot to do with machine-to-machine communication.
With large companies testing drones for deliveries, and working on self-driving cars, it is a virtual certainty that machine-to-machine communication will continue to grow and characterize future generations of technology. Our products are poised to be the most affordable and reliable means for M2M communication, so a diverse future line of products, built around future technologies, is almost certain.
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"5G capable infrastructure is imperative to the successful operation of personal equipment that telecom companies are now selling to the public. OptiPulse's technology is bridging the gap between current capabilities and potential capabilities."
-Anna Morgan, Cumulus Media Group
John is the inventor of Optipulse technology. After 30 years of designing electro-optic devices for Motorola, Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, NovaLux, and MODE/Emcore, he built an unorthodox design that uses hundreds of tiny lasers used in fiber optic systems but designed in a unique way to add power without reducing bandwidth. After building and testing the devices, John realized it was capable of world records in power with speed, even though the production cost was very low. He patented the technology with 8 issued patents, and 5 years ago, founded a company called TriLumina which uses the power and speed to revolutionize automated driving by reducing cost and increasing performance. That company has gone on to become very successful. John has since invented a new type of laser which has efficiencies in manufacturing and will yield low costing high performance chips which will be applied to optical wireless communications.
Mathis brings many core competencies that generate sustaining value to the OptiPulse team:
Jim is an epitaxial designer of world record speed and efficiency in semi lasers. He has written numerous papers and won a number of awards in VCSEL engineering, including three SPIE Green Photonics Award in Communications from 2012-2015. Jim has also been granted four patents for his many inventions.
Charles is a Satellite Communications Engineer, Optical Networks, and Open Systems Architect with 15 years of experience in Industry and the Department of Defense (DoD) working with photonics systems, fiber optic communication systems, single-access free space optical communications, multi-access space lasercom terminal research and development, and the design and development of open system space and avionic platforms.
Alexander has 7 years experience in database management for ISO type component and system builds. Alexander is a computer programmer proficient in multiple programing languages and is experienced in security and creating secure applications. He also has experience in networking and network security and has built secure networks and data storage for OptiPulse. Alexander also has experience with semiconductor laser manufacturing, photolithography, and component traceability for quality assurance.
Tim has over 35 years of experience designing and deploying laser-based systems for the military and the industrial marketplace. He has significant experience in electronics, mechanics/machining, and building electro-optical systems. His innovative approach to solving problems have lead to several electro-optical patents. His passion for the job and his creative resourcefulness to work for a common goal make him an invaluable member of the team.
OptiPulse secured its first contract for just under $0.5M and successfully delivered its first prototype to the customer. This prototype provided a 10Gbps single channel, single directional, wireless connection virtually error free. We then went on to build and succesfully demonstrate Prototype 2, a single channel, bi-directional, fully symmetrical and virtually error free 10Gbps system. We are now completing Prototype 3 and will be delivering it to an institution in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will be the first outdoor installation and is a smaller, more efficient system capable of a minimum of 10Gbps. We operate all of our engagements with strict confidentiality.
We completed a separate contract for development of a short distance module with another strategic company for connectors. The first module deliveries were sent and received with good results. A proposal for a larger development add-on is in the works using our new structure, the Light Grid™.
OptiPulse has been active in dialogue with the City of Albuquerque and respective communites. We are dedicated to first proving our Value Proposition of affordable broadband for all corners of the world. We have attracted statewide interest, as well as interest from WISPAs across the nation.
OptiPulse has raised approx. $2.5 million in its first two rounds. We are pleased to have educational institutions, rural telecom companies and many private individuals supporting us through their investments.
We continue to discuss with the State of New Mexico legislature the importance of affordable, high-speed broadband as necessary for shifting the economic development paradigm in rural areas. The goal is to make New Mexico the first state with a full 5G infrastructure.
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