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2 May 2000 Update on POCIT portable optical communicators: VideoBeam and EtherBeam
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Proceedings Volume 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII; (2000)
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
LDSC is developing the POCITTM (Portable Optical Communication Integrated Transceiver) family of products which 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 1 eyesafe operation (ANSI, IEC). The POCITTM units are ideally suited for numerous military scenarios, surveillance/espionage, industrial precious mineral exploration, and campus video teleconferencing applications. VideoBeam will be available second quarter 2000, followed by EtherBeam in third quarter 2000.
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G. Stephen Mecherle and Terry L. Holcomb "Update on POCIT portable optical communicators: VideoBeam and EtherBeam", Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000);


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