Monday, January 9, 2012

Taoglas Brings LTE Antenna to Verizon LTE Innovation Center

Verizon Wireless is showcasing a new LTE antenna from Taoglas, which specializes in external, embedded and base station antenna solutions for M2M applications. Taoglas' LTE antenna will be featured in two remote-presence solutions: VGo's all-in-one robotic telepresence solution and also InTouch Health's monitors and tablets for remote-presence telemedicine.

The Taoglas "Viking" antenna is a septa-band, surface mount antenna (SMT) covering all worldwide cellular bands from 700 MHz to 960 MHz and 1710 MHz to 2170 MHz for GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, DCS, PCS, UMTS, HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE and LTE.
The company says its design delivers efficiency of over 65% while being significantly smaller than current market wide-band antennas.

Taoglas is a Verizon LTE Innovation Center participant, providing antenna and RF testing and design expertise to Verizon's machine-to-machine (M2M) LTE device manufacturers.

Dermot O'Shea, joint managing director for Taoglas, said, "Taoglas was selected by Verizon to be an LTE Innovation Center participant because of our understanding and extensive experience delivering 2G and 3G M2M antenna solutions successfully to Verizon customers over the years. We already have an LTE antenna solution approved and in use in two M2M products. It is encouraging to see Verizon's fast-paced and innovative center that is realizing the great potential for 4G LTE in the M2M market."