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POCIT portable optical communicators: VideoBeam and EtherBeam
Author(s): G. Stephen Mecherle; Terry L. Holcomb
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3850, Optical Wireless Communications II, (13 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372819
Show Author Affiliations
G. Stephen Mecherle, Laser Diode Systems Corp. (United States)
Terry L. Holcomb, Laser Diode Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3850:
Optical Wireless Communications II
Eric J. Korevaar, Editor(s)

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