TILBA Cailabs

Optical wireless communications (OWC) solutions and services provider BridgeComm and Cailabs, a French deeptech company and global leader in light beam shaping, are to work together on improving laser communications between space, airborne and terrestrial OWC solutions.

BridgeComm develops secure optical communications networks designed to transmit 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’ 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.

“Our products enable next-generation optical communication systems by reducing the cost of receiver ground stations and by enabling cost-effective powerful feeder links,” said 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,” added 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.”

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