Beam Networks has developed a unique and innovative 60 GHz wireless technology capable of supporting multi-gigabit per second data rates. Why is this exciting and compelling? Beam’s wireless technology will enable communications and computing products to transfer gigabytes of content in seconds rather than the long wait times experienced today. High definition video can be transported over-the-air in its full, uncompressed native form. The need for expensive and cumbersome cabling can be replaced with a 60 GHz wireless link which eases setup and expands placement flexibility. Expensive, high-capacity, last-mile fiber optic networking links can be also be replaced with Beam’s multi-gigabit high-bandwidth wireless solution. Beam has chosen to focus exclusively on developing a 60 GHz analog universal transceiver, which has proven to be a highly capital-efficient approach. Beam is working in close partnership with IBM and IMST GmbH to commercialize this wireless solution. Beam was nominated to become a contributing member of the recently-formed Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance which is working towards a 60 GHz standard for interoperability between computing, communications and consumer devices.
Founded in 2006, Beam Networks has offices in Rehovot, Israel (headquarters) and Toronto, Canada. In February 2008, Beam received Series A funding from SMI Ventures to develop its 60GHz wireless technology.