LightPointe Lands Cancer Center

San Diego-based LightPointe reported this morning that it has landed the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a user. The center will use its optical wireless systems to connect a new office and share digital imaging, research data, and a wireless IP telephony system between offices. LightPointe designs free space optical systems designed for connecting buildings and campuses wirelessly. The company targets companies looking to connect high speed networks across campus environments. Free space optics and other wirelss technology are becoming a popular way to avoid the very long administrative and bureaucratic delays associated with trying to connect fiber between buildings and offices.