US telecom firm BridgeComm, Inc., a leader in optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services, announces a partnership with Cailabs, a French deeptech company and global leader in light beam shaping. The objective is to significantly improve laser communications between space, airborne, and terrestrial OWC solutions thanks to Cailabs products.
After meeting in 2018, the two companies identified different collaboration areas aiming at improving optical communication architectures.
“Our products enable next-generation optical communication systems for example by reducing the cost of receiver ground stations and by enabling cost-effective powerful feeder links,” explained Jean-François Morizur, CEO at Cailabs. “This agreement with BridgeComm is a new confirmation of the market interest for our solutions and a new milestone on the US market for Cailabs.”
“Partnering with Cailabs aligns with our mission to advance the adoption of optical wireless communications systems,” says BridgeComm CEO Barry Matsumori. “With a commercially competitive solution for transmitting big data at faster speeds—and at a lower cost—than traditional RF systems, we move one step closer to solving the battle for bandwidth.”
BridgeComm develops secure optical communications networks that are faster and more economical than traditional radio frequency solutions by offering a turnkey solution designed to continuously connect satellites to Earth while responding to the increasing demand for the collection and transmission of large volumes of data from space and airborne platforms.
Cailabs, thanks to its patented Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC) light beam shaping technology, improves the reliability, range and robustness of laser communications in turbulent atmospheric environments and when operating with vibrations (i.e. ISL). Cailabs dedicated product range, named Tilba, is compatible with standard telecommunications systems and can be ported in airborne environments.
This partnership was announced on 5 February 2020.