GigaBeam Corporation, deploying WiFiber(R) "wireless fiber optics" technology to economic centers across the globe, announced today that it has received an order for one WiFiber link from a key reseller, Solana Technologies (STI), to be implemented by the United States Department of Defense to support the U.S. Navy. The Company continues to penetrate the multibillion dollar Defense market with 27 links already sold to the Department of Defense, and more than 75 links sold to major government agencies around the world.
STI provides advanced network and communications solutions to a wide range of commercial enterprises and governmental agencies. The company has designed and implemented complex wireless solutions for over 1000 companies during the last 20 years.
"We believe that Defense and Security applications will continue to be a vital and important market for GigaBeam's advanced wireless broadband technology," said Louis Slaughter, Chief Executive Officer of GigaBeam. "We are thrilled to have the track record of repeat business from the government sector and we look forward to working with STI as we expand our product offerings to meet the demands of our growing market."
GigaBeam's WiFiber technology is similar to terrestrial fiber in terms of speed and reliability. WiFiber has a substantial advantage over terrestrial fiber because WiFiber can be rapidly deployed and costs less to deploy than terrestrial fiber. Terrestrial fiber can take months to deploy and also requires significant regulatory and environmental approvals prior to installation.
WiFiber is a truly market changing technology that enables applications such as VoIP, Internet, video and data transmission with the security, high-speed and robustness comparable to traditional fiber optic cables, but with all the advantages of wireless technology.