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LightPointe Expands Leadership Position in Point to Point Wireless Bridges Into Industrial Wireless Sector, Deploying Rugged 60 GHz Solutions

San Diego, CA, February 23, 2017 –(– LightPointe, a manufacturer of point to point radios and laser bridges used for data networks and security cameras, announced that ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest producer of steel, deployed its 60 GHz, ultra high capacity industrial wireless radio solution. In its steel production and manufacturing processes, ArcelorMittal was utilizing an existing system consisting of two 5 GHz radios to transmit videos from cameras on a large movable rail-based platform. LightPointe also announced the availability of a Case Study on its industrial wireless solution, describing an application for its ruggedized and enhanced 60 GHz radio optimized for the automation and manufacturing sector.

“This deployment of LightPointe radios in an industrial wireless application illustrates the benefits of 60 GHz radios in manufacturing and security camera environments, where safety, precision, and reliability are paramount,” said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe. “LightPointe’s 60 GHz radio was connected to three Axis cameras, which monitor the steel plant’s rail platform and processes, and transmit PLC traffic. LightPointe’s AireLink 60 SX provides up to 100 times the bandwidth of the combined capacity of the two legacy 5 GHz radios which were replaced, and at much lower latency. Our 60 GHz radio is ideally suited for low latency real-time applications in the industrial communications sector, as well as building to building LAN connectivity.”

The legacy system in place at the factory had high latency, slow transmission, and only provided a total of 6 Mbps of capacity. It was prone to radio frequency interference and reliability problems which led to video feeds not being transmitted well, especially during rail system movement.

“We selected LightPointe’s 60 GHz solution because of its compact design, low latency, and nine levels of adaptive modulation, which automatically optimizes the data rate for the security cameras,” said Erik Delcart, senior account manager for Black Box Network Services, a wireless distributor and integrator which recommended the LightPointe solution to ArcelorMittal. “In a steel manufacturing plant, where safety and quality of production are critical, it’s essential that all camera feeds transmit even during movement of the production rail platform.”

About LightPointe
LightPointe ( is a San Diego manufacturer of wireless bridges for campus building-to-building connectivity, video security and surveillance networks, industrial communications networks, as well as the ISP and carrier backhaul market. The company is owned by a multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley firm and employees. Its radio solutions are capable of up to 10 Gbps. In addition to 60, 70, and 80 GHz radios, LightPointe has been the leader in Free Space Optics since 1998. Leading companies in the 4G and 5G LTE telecom (carrier) market, and small businesses, have deployed the company’s solutions.

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Accend Networks Has Been Shortlisted as One of the Top 10 Vulnerability Management Solutions Providers 2017 by Enterprise Security

Santa Clara, CA, February 23, 2017 –(– The seeds of foundation for Accend Networks were laid nearly two decades ago, with the concept of providing consulting on a smaller scale. In due course, through networking and some mentorship, the company has grown to be a full scale IT Network Consulting specializing in network security, security assessment, network design for Data, Voice, and Wireless network infrastructure for start-ups, businesses and public and government entities such K-12, higher education, and state agencies. Accend Networks, with its highly trained and certified staff, skilled in the latest security technology offers customized network assessment and helps customers determine the best solutions that defend their networks.

Molded with a vision of bringing the latest technology solutions to the customers at their doorstep, the firm’s Security Vulnerability testing assist clients to mitigate any security risks from hackers and researchers. “In a nutshell, we can assess our customer’s networks internally and externally using security scanners and offer customized network configuration reviews against configuration best practices for security deployments and as part of the network assessment,” remarks Paula Wong, CEO, Accend Networks. “Our strong and solid background in IT allows us to review and provide best practice recommendations for our customer’s environment.”

As a vindication of such expertise, Accend Networks helped a non-profit organization implement an end-to-end security strategy. Since the client never had done an audit before, Accend scanned their networks and provided remediation paths for the findings. “They also plan to utilize our service for re-scanning and get assistance with the remediation for some of these findings,” says Wong.

In additional to network assessment, the company provides configuration reviews as security auditors and look for any vulnerabilities in the network design and configurations themselves. Accend Networks also recommend patch management as part of the audit and can provide 24×7 network monitoring. “Our 24×7 network monitoring is out-of-band and is external to our customer’s networks. That way, network connections are not dependent on the customer’s environment,” remarks Wong.

Accend Network designs and installs network components including routers, cables, switches and servers, Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks, and setting up workstations. “We also recommend patch management as part of the audit and can provide 24×7 networks monitoring,” evinces Wong.

According to Wong, a lot of legacy security technologies being out-dated through vendor’s end-of-support and end-of-life and/or the technologies themselves break down, leading to a vulnerable IT scenario. In the pursuit to ensconce enterprises with their vulnerability issues, Accend Networks makes recommendations on good replacement solutions for their customers with vendor agnostic approach.

Being a Value Added Reseller and partner with tech giants such as Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Juniper and Sophos, Accend Networks, the company also assists customers with hardware and software procurement with these organizations. “We assisted a retail company in mitigating their network attacks against a Ransonware by deploying Cisco FirePOWER and tightening their network firewall,” says Wong.

To reach the pinnacle of excellence, Accend Networks is setting up right methodologies and framework in place to make their products as secure as possible for the future. In this light, the company offers more services such as VoIP, Wireless, and Data Center, and is growing vividly in the public sector with customers in K-12, local and state level. “We are expanding our technology services throughout Northern California and have completed instrumental projects in Southern California and with several customers nationally,” ecstatics Wong.

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Accend Networks
Paula P. Wong
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