BelAir Networks recently introduced what it is calling the first optical line interface designed to connect metro-scale Wi-Fi networks to existing metro fiber optical networks. The company will offer two “intermediate reach” interfaces that are compliant with IEEE’s 802.3u 100BaseFX fast Ethernet standard. The interfaces will use dual LC or single LC connectors that are sealed to meet NEMA4 (IP68) water and dust ingress standards, the company said.

In other news, the company announced its membership in the Wi-Fi Alliance, a consortium of more than 200 companies formed in 199 to certify interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products.