Optical Transmitter uses Free-Space Optical technology.

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FlightLite-G(TM) provides license-free, full-duplex gigabit Ethernet connectivity for Local Area Networks without trenching fiber-optic cable. It offers 1.25 Gbps of wireless optical connectivity at distances up to 300 meters for enterprise customers.



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LightPointe Debuts FlightLite-G for Enterprise Customers



License-free Wireless Gig-E Further Drives Down Total Cost of Ownership for LANs

SAN DIEGO - April 29, 2003:

LightPointe, an innovator, designer and manufacturer of optical transmission equipment using Free-Space Optics (FSO) technology, today announced its FlightLite-G(TM) at the Networld+Interop show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

FlightLite-G is the market's first FSO product specifically designed for enterprise customers who require gigabit Ethernet connectivity for Local Area Networks. The FlightLite-G is a continuation of LightPointe's successful FlightLite(TM) product line, which provides the ultimate price-per-bit solutions and has set the industry benchmark for enterprise FSO equipment performance.

The first commercially available FlightLite-G will begin shipping in June. The product provides 1.25 Gbps of wireless optical connectivity at distances up to 300 meters.

"The FlightLite-G is the right choice enterprises seeking license-free, full-duplex Gig-E connectivity without trenching fiber-optic cable or signing long-term lease contracts with local carriers," said John Griffin, LightPointe President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our entire FlightLite product line has been well received around the world by enterprise network operators requiring optical connectivity without the traditional associated costs and financial hurdles."

LightPointe's family of Flight Optical Transport equipment provides dedicated bandwidth of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 155 Mbps, 622 Mbps, 1.25 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps. LightPointe's customer base in more than 30 countries, includes high-profile enterprise customers, including Sanyo and Barclays Bank; and carriers such as Qwest, Telkom SA, China Mobile and China Telecom.

Earlier this year, LightPointe introduced its FlightStrata(TM) product line for carriers at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany. LightPointe serves global carrier and enterprise markets with the industry's broadest and most trusted FSO product portfolio.

In addition to offices in the United States and Europe, the company maintains offices in Singapore; Shanghai, China; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. LightPointe's U.S. and European manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 certified.

About LightPointe
Founded in 1998, LightPointe designs and manufactures carrier-class optical transmission equipment using free-space optical technology that delivers high-speed communications solutions to service providers faster and more cost-effectively than traditional fiber-optic cable.

LightPointe is headquartered in San Diego, California, with facilities in Dresden, Germany. To learn more about LightPointe's flexible, fast free-space optical solutions, visit www.lightpointe.com.

Contact:
Jeff Beam +1.858.643.5319

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