Wireless technology to deliver internet cheaper and faster than ever before.
High Speed Optical Wireless
What if a technology were invented that greatly increased access across the globe to high-speed internet by overcoming the limits of current technologies?
If this sounds like the far off future, then the future of communications technology is here. Meet OptiPulse: creator of a revolutionary laser communications technology called the Light Bridge . The Light Bridge combines the advantages of fiber-optics (high-bandwidth, security) with those of cell-towers (wireless, lower cost) into one technology.
The technologies we are using to drive the internet of today may not be our best solutions for the future. Most people don’t realize it, but fiber-optics and radio towers each have several major drawbacks that render them unsustainable for future internet development. Let’s examine these drawbacks, then see how these issues are addressed with OptiPulse’s Light Bridge.
The advantage of using OptiPulse’s Light Bridge becomes obvious when we consider its specs:
Multiple major corporations are lining up to fund development towards integrating our technology into their own products and services. We’ve already secured our first purchase order for $415,000, and have three important deliveries to meet over the next six months. Then we can address the large potential back orders that are beginning to form.
In addition to enterprise sales, we’re also designing a line of products that will go directly to consumers, who would be able to connect to the internet either through a mesh network, or by finding an Internet Service Provider.
To see how it all works, and what the future of communication will look like with Optipulse, read on!
It’s safe to say that when the internet was invented, it wasn’t done so with an endless parade of cat videos and live streaming content in mind. The world’s appetite for bandwidth has far exceeded the current capabilities of the physical layer (the actual fibers, towers, etc. that connect the internet).
The next step in wireless technology is 5G, but it can’t be deployed or sold without a 10Gbps backhaul or infrastructure. Building this infrastructure with fiber is extremely expensive, and in most cases cost prohibitive.
The Internet of Things — that is, the numerous interconnected smart devices that now run our homes, cars, etc. — is based on the premise that future network infrastructure will be able to handle exponential growth in the number of connected persons and devices. When everything in your home is connected to the internet, from your coffee maker to your home security system, a lot of bandwidth is required. Current network infrastructure is simply unable to handle the massive complexity involved in our increasingly interconnected world.
They live in primarily rural or underdeveloped communities that are unlikely to see broadband buildout any time soon, as there is little economic incentive for development.
Nicolas Negroponte, founder of Wired Magazine and MIT’s Media Lab, and one of the tech industry’s most consistent prophets, predicted that “connecting the last billion” would be the defining issue of the next phase of the internet. “Connecting the last billion is very different from the next billion,” Negroponte said in a 2014 TED talk. “The next billion are low hanging fruit. The last billion are rural. These people are not poor in the same way. They may be primitive.”
Our technology’s low cost, high speed, and ease of installation make it the most obvious choice for this endeavor.
This transceiver is powered by chips that can be customized to adapt to different distances or bandwidth requirements. Once we have demonstrated Optipulse’s technology under our existing contract, we will quickly shift into proving this customization for other contractors. A previous patent of Mr. Joseph’s has demonstrated a similar technology. His new device is based on patent pending technology that while different from his previous patented technology, also uses light beams but cheaper and with higher power., We have filed patents for this effective and efficient technology. In this sense the technology has been successfully demonstrated. The new technology is comparable with typical fiber-optic connections. Higher bandwidths may be possible through multiplexing.
BUT, unlike fiber connections, we deliver these speeds completely wirelessly, an advantage that cannot be understated. The most expensive part of fiber-optic networks is the installation, which usually requires digging up earth and laying cables. “Connecting the last billion” is such a difficult task because, as Negroponte pointed out, these people are beyond poor. How can a village with no concept of money, and no desire to obtain it, ever afford a billion dollar project to lay fiber cables?
Additionally, free-space optical lasers do not rely on overburdened parts of the radio-frequency spectra. Wireless towers and fiber optic networks will always run into sustainability issues due to their physical limitations.
Laser internet pushes the limits the same way moving our files from physical filing cabinets to the cloud is doing now. Our approach is sustainable in an industry where sustainability has long been the largest hurdle to overcome.
Optipulse has secured our first contract for just under $0.5M with the possibility for a much larger buildout after proven success of our first delivery. We will be delivering prototype modules equipped for long distance 10Gbps optical wireless links in September 2016 to a large customer. Our 2nd and 3rd deliveries will test the boundaries of distance even more. We operate all of our engagements with strict confidentiality.
A separate contract for development of a short distance module with another strategic company for connectors. The first module deliveries were sent and received with good results. A proposal for a larger development add on is in the works using our new structure the Light Grid.
UNM is considering our technology as an option for future connectivity needs. The same type of devices will be proposed to the City of Albuquerque in their buildout of Ignite America plan to increase bandwidth to customers throughout the city.
We are discussing short distance >10Gbps docking station modules and data center applications. These have been delivered and are in connector design phase.
The University of New Mexico is considering a link which connects their campuses with high speed internet using our prototypes, as well as a joint project that would connect rural underserved areas in New Mexico with high bandwidth. The Science and Technology Center has approved an investment of $100,000 to start developing rural networks. This investment is saving the school millions of dollars in their projected buildout expenses by not having to lay fiber. Their goal is to make New Mexico the first state with a full 5G infrastructure.
All together, we have 8 entities already waiting for proposals. Some are universities.
Our product roadmap is roughly as follows:
The future of Optipulse technology also has a lot to do with machine-to-machine communication.
With large companies testing drones for deliveries, and working on self-driving cars, it is a virtual certainty that machine-to-machine communication will continue to grow and characterize future generations of technology. Our products are poised to be the most affordable and reliable means for M2M communication, so a diverse future line of products, built around future technologies, is almost certain.
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John is the inventor of Optipulse technology. After 30 years of designing electro-optic devices for Motorola, Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, NovaLux, and MODE/Emcore, he built an unorthodox design that uses hundreds of tiny lasers used in fiber optic systems but designed in a unique way to add power without reducing bandwidth. After building and testing the devices, John realized it was capable of world records in power with speed, even though the production cost was very low. He patented the technology with 8 issued patents, and 5 years ago, founded a company called TriLumina which uses the power and speed to revolutionize automated driving by reducing cost and increasing performance. That company has gone on to become very successful. John has since invented a new type of laser which is more manufacturable and will yield lower costing high performance chips which will be applied to optical wireless communications.
Mathis brings many core competencies that generate sustain value to the Optipulse team:
- Strategy, Structure, People & Execution: built and managed a US$300 Million revenue global Transportation merchant banking business based in Europe with offices in Asia and the Americas.
- Start Up Entrepreneur: created technology, asset management and financial services companies in Asia, US and Europe.
- Risk Management: established and managed various profitable risk portfolios up to US$18 Billion, credit/risk teams and portfolio management systems.
- Finance Management: installed and managed accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, cost containment, and cash management systems; direct responsibility for controllers and funding.
- Communication: established a culture of clear information exchange through organizational discipline with goals and accountability for delivery and feedback.
- Organization Design & Implementation: executed on strategies that galvanized disparate operations, interests and expectations into cohesive world-class business units across multiple environments and continents.
Jim is an epitaxial designer of world record speed and efficiency in semi lasers. He has written numerous papers and won a number of awards in VCSEL engineering, including three SPIE Green Photonics Award in Communications from 2012-2015. Jim has also been granted four patents for his many inventions.
Charles is a Satellite Communications Engineer, Optical Networks, and Open Systems Architect with 15 years of experience in Industry and the Department of Defense (DoD) working with photonics systems, fiber optic communication systems, single-access free space optical communications, multi-access space lasercom terminal research and development, and the design and development of open system space and avoinic platforms.
Alexander has 7 years experience in database management for ISO type component and system builds. Alexander is a computer programer proficient in multiple programing languages and is experienced in security and creating secure applications. He also has experience in networking and network security and has built secure networks and data storage for OptiPulse. Alexander also has experience with semiconductor laser manufacturing, photolithography, and component traceability for quality assurance.
David has a formal background in languages and linguistics and is an experienced programmer. He uses languages like Clojure and Python to automate engineering tasks, program device logic, and conduct market research.
In addition to our tremendous team, our board of advisors have significant knowledge and experience in business, startups, funding, and technology. They are actively participating in forming the company and building connections and relationships to form a disruptive new industry.
Lisa joined STC/UNM in 2003 with more than 20 years of leadership experience in technology commercialization and licensing. She has published extensively in her field and has made presentations throughout her career.
Bill has demonstrated an ability to quickly conceive, learn, develop, motivate, teach or appropriately apply new concepts, technologies, and strategies. He has proven to be a positive change agent in high technology, health information technology and higher education. Bill has been an innovator in fields of health information, data mining, engineering, computer science and it including 15 us patents. As a registered professional engineer, he has an undergraduate engineering degree from Michigan, with graduate technical degrees from Stanford and Georgia.