LightSpeed™ R55

The LightSpeed™ R55 units are the latest generation of the LightSpeed™ optical communication system, incorporating the latest technology in a handheld package. The eye- safe IR source (Class 1) used by R55 allows non-visible communications between units at distances at extended range. Using the supplied headsets, R55 provides full- duplex voice communication. The units also function as an Ethernet link to a remote computing device or to another system via a standard Ethernet connection. In situations where a hardwire connection is unavailable or undesirable, R55 are the perfect alternative to cables.

  • Most secure communication technology on the market
  • Bi-directional data, voice, and video
  • Point-to-point LAN extension
  • Auto signal tracking system built into R55 on pan/tilt
  • 100% eye-safe IR LED communications
  • Perfect for emergency and temporary communications
  • Tripod mounted for ease of use
  • Best alternative to cables
  • Perfect performance even in fog at distances 5-6 times the visibility limit


Voice Communication
16 – 64 Kbps
Data Communication
Up to 20 Mbps
Nominal Voice Range
12+ km
Data Interface
100 Base-T (RJ45)
Operating Distance
10+ km
IR source (Class 1)
Size (L x W x H)
8.12 x 9.21 x 16.22 in
8.5 lbs (head alone), 18.9 lbs (w/ FLIR PTU)
Tripod (stabilized mount option) or special mount
Power Supply (included)
24-32V DC, 45W head and 48W for PTU
Operating Temperature
-20° to +60° C
Storage Temperature
-40° to +80° C
Torrey Pines Logic's LightSpeed R55 main illustration