ViaLight Communications GmbH (VLC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California-based Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN), an important step towards integrating VLC’s series of airborne laser communication terminals into the Inifinitus Super Highway™, a proposed fully-meshed airborne broadband system that will forever change in-flight connectivity.
“ViaLight’s approach to commercializing wireless laser communications is exactly what we were looking for,” says ABWN CEO Mike Warren. “We see a strong partnership unfolding between our two companies and look forward to taking the next steps together.”
“The Airborne Wireless Network concept fits squarely into ViaLight’s business model of mass producing these sophisticated communications systems,” says Markus Knapek, CEO of ViaLight. “We are excited to be working with the team at ABWN to really bring wireless laser communications into the mainstream market.”
Laser is 100% secure from jamming, as well as interception. It remains stealth due to its narrow beam divergence. The proposed network system would utilize a combination of radio frequencies and lasers to transmit data for ultra-long-distance communications. This proposed high-bandwidth system would put it far beyond the reach of any current competing technologies.
Airborne Wireless Network
The Company intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. It is projected that each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router, sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next and creating a digital superhighway in the sky. The Company intends the network to be a high-speed broadband internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity. The Company does not intend to provide retail customer coverage to end users, but, instead, act as a wholesale carrier with target customers, such as internet service providers and telephone companies.
Currently, the world’s connectivity is achieved by use of undersea cables, ground based fiber and satellites. The Company believes that the Company’s airborne digital highway may be a solution to fill the world’s connectivity void. Once the network is developed and fully implemented, its uses may be limitless. The Company’s network, once developed, should provide low cost, high-speed connectivity to rural areas, island nations, ships at sea, oil platforms, in addition to connectivity to commercial and private aircraft in flight.
For further information see: www.airbornewirelessnetwork.com
ViaLight Communications (VLC)
VLC is a leading supplier of wireless optical communications systems for terrestrial, airborne, stratospheric, and space applications. VLC’s business is focused on the large-scale production of systems to service markets that require large bandwidths such as remote sensing and surveillance, and internet service providers. In addition, VLC conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.
Gilching, GERMANY (20.02.2017) – ViaLight Communications GmbH, a company with a valuation of EUR 33 million, is pleased to welcome Auden AG, a publicly listed investment firm, as its latest investor with a commitment of EUR 2,4 million during the recent financing round.
“We’re excited about Audens commitment in this crucial investment round which demonstrates their confidence in ViaLight’s technology and business plan”, says Wolfram Peschko, ViaLights’ Chief Financial Officer. ”We would also like to thank Mr. Christian Angermeier, one of our long-standing shareholders for all of his help and support in bringing us together”.
ViaLight’s technology is rapidly winning over stakeholders in the multi-billion dollar telecommunications market as it continues to expand its customer base in Europe, the US and beyond. “With its products, ViaLight is ideally positioned to profit in the fields of telecommunications and networking while creating leading-edge technology which is unique in the world market”, says Christofer Radic, Chief Executive Officer of Auden AG. “ViaLight Communication fitted our investing strategy very well since the very beginning in terms of market, growth potential and deal size, in where we can also very quickly create value-added.”
Auden AG invests in carefully selected companies with extraordinary growth potential. The firm follows an active investment approach focused on value generation by providing continuous support to its portfolio of companies through its network and expertise.
ViaLight Communications GmbH, an alumnus of the ESA BIC Bavaria, was founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). With extensive experience in laser communications and a carefully resourced international team of talented professionals, Vialight offers industry leading wireless laser communication solutions capable of providing backbone-class data rates over long distances for terrestrial, airborne, and space applications.
Who we are
ViaLight offers laser communication solutions allowing high data rate and long distance wireless data transmission between moving objects for terrestrial, airborne and space applications. Laser communication can be thought of as the optical fiber for the skies and ViaLight’s products provide backbone connectivity to link aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), high altitude platforms (HAPs), satellites and their respective ground stations. They are designed to meet the demanding conditions of aerial and space applications and offer world class performance in terms of data rate, power consumption, size and weight.
ViaLight was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and is proud on its extensive experience of more than 15 years with laser communications and its carefully resourced international team of talented professionals. At ViaLight we envision a future where high data rate connectivity in the skies and beyond is as natural as on the ground and our products are an enabler for this vision.