BridgeComm, Boeing HorizonX Developing OTM Tech

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BridgeComm and Boeing HorizonX are working together to pioneer the development of applications of One-to-Many (OTM) technology, calling it a breakthrough in optical wireless communications (OWC) that provides bi-directional, ultra-high-speed mesh connectivity for terrestrial, airborne, and space systems.

OTM builds on the connectivity that traditional point-to-point optical terminals provide, with aims to enable a much broader set of telecommunication applications, as well as optical wireless communications systems to create bi-directional mesh connectivity similar to, and complementary with, radio frequency systems. OTM is capable of supporting terrestrial, airborne, and space systems that require 10-100+ Gbps throughput, as well as the high reliability and redundancy inherent in mesh architecture. It also provides an option for high-speed connectivity in environments where RF spectrum is limited or congested.

“The One-to-Many technology that Boeing and BridgeComm are developing is a game changer for businesses and other organizations that need the ultra-fast, ultra-reliable connectivity that will complement traditional radio frequency systems,” Dr. Bruce Chesley, senior director of Strategy for Boeing’s Space and Launch business said. “OTM will revolutionize the way these organizations communicate, and in the process will create a communications systems designed for long term growth.”

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