13 December 1999 POCIT portable optical communicators: VideoBeam and EtherBeam
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Proceedings Volume 3850, Optical Wireless Communications II; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372819
Event: Photonics East '99, 1999, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
LDSC is developing the POCITTM (Portable Optical Communication Integrated Transceiver) family of products which now includes VideoBeamTM and the latest addition, EtherBeamTM. Each is a full duplex portable laser communicator: VideoBeamTM providing near-broadcast- quality analog video and stereo audio, and EtherBeamTM providing standard Ethernet connectivity. Each POCITTM transceiver consists of a 3.5-pound unit with a binocular- type form factor, which can be manually pointed, tripod- mounted or gyro-stabilized. Both units have an operational range of over two miles (clear air) with excellent jam- resistance and low probability of interception characteristics. The transmission wavelength of 1550 nm enables Class I eyesafe operation (ANSI, IEC). The POCITTM units are ideally suited for numerous miliary scenarios, surveillance/espionage, industrial precious mineral exploration, and campus video teleconferencing applications.
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G. Stephen Mecherle, G. Stephen Mecherle, Terry L. Holcomb, Terry L. Holcomb, } "POCIT portable optical communicators: VideoBeam and EtherBeam", Proc. SPIE 3850, Optical Wireless Communications II, (13 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372819; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372819
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