Satnews Daily
February 10th, 2020

Partnership for Laser Comms Improvement Between BridgeComm and Cailabs

BridgeComm, Inc. has developed a partnership with Cailabs to propose joint offerings that will integrate solutions from both enterprises into systems that will significantly improve laser communications between space, airborne and terrestrial OWC solutions.

BridgeComm develops secure optical communications networks that are faster and more economical by offering a turnkey solution designed to transmit of large volumes of data from space and airborne platforms. This capability will directly respond to the increasing demands and evolving needs of data transmission processes.

Cailabs, due to their 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.

After meeting in 2018, the two companies identified different collaboration areas aimed at improving optical communication architectures, with Jean-François Morizur, the CEO at Cailabs, stating that the company's products enable next-generation optical communication systems by reducing the cost of receiver ground stations and by enabling cost-effective powerful feeder links. This agreement with BridgeComm is a new confirmation of the market interest for our solutions and a new milestone on the U.S. market for Cailabs.

BridgeComm CEO Barry Matsumori added that partnering with Cailabs aligns with the company's mission to advance the adoption of optical wireless communications systems. With a commercially competitive solution for transmitting big data at faster speeds—and at a lower cost—than traditional RF systems, the battle for bandwidth is now one step closer.