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New SLE100 wireless bridge priced at less than $10,000 per link delivers highly reliable half-mile all-weather connectivity, ease of installation, and carrier-class performance

Santa Clara, CA – July 15, 2008 – BridgeWave Communications, the leading supplier of gigabit wireless solutions, today announced the availability of the SLE100 point-to-point bridge that delivers highly reliable, low latency, wire-speed 100 Mbps full-duplex, half-mile (800-meter) connectivity. Built around BridgeWave's field-proven 60 GHz radios, the SLE100 enables enterprise network managers to seamlessly extend LANs and achieve carrier-class performance at an unprecedented price for millimeter wave bridges.

The combination of BridgeWave's 60 GHz radio architecture and the rich set of network management features enable easy integration into the existing network infrastructure. The SLE100 is designed for ‘point-and-play’ operation with no RF configuration required. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) simplifies installation using existing CAT5 cable infrastructure. IT professionals can now take advantage of this unlicensed and easy-to-deploy product instead of lower frequency solutions (such as 2.4 GHz or 5.X GHz radios) without having to worry about interference or security breaches.

Network administrators can take advantage of rapid and flexible deployments due to SLE100’s operation in the interference-free, license-free (US & Canada) 60 GHz band. The narrow beam width of the antenna enables highly secure transmission. Additional security features are available through a FIPS certified 256-bit AES Encryption option.

“BridgeWave's comprehensive product family has been successfully deployed in the most demanding networks and applications over the last several years,” says Idan Bar-Sade, senior vice president of Engineering and Product Management at BridgeWave Communications. “Our customers are looking for solutions that offer carrier-class performance at affordable price points. With the launch of the SLE100, we are leveraging our proven expertise in the 60 and 80 GHz markets to deliver the best available combination of price and performance.”

The SLE100 bridges are available immediately via distribution partners. For a list of distributors and resellers, please visit: For more information on the SLE100 product, please visit:

About BridgeWave Communications
Founded in 1999, BridgeWave Communications is the leading supplier of outdoor Gigabit wireless connectivity solutions. The company’s exclusive AdaptRate™ and AdaptPath™ technologies combined with its advanced Forward Error Correction capability deliver the highest availability at the longest distances for full-rate gigabit links. BridgeWave's point-to-point, wireless solutions are widely deployed in mainstream enterprise and service provider network applications and are poised to play a key role in the migration to 4G mobile network backhaul. With the largest installed base of GigE radios worldwide, BridgeWave delivers the highest levels of product quality and reliability. For more information, visit

Press Contacts:

Gita Rao-Prasad
BridgeWave Communications

Dan Gould
SHIFT Communications