Laird to Exhibit and Speak on Panel at Telematics Munich 2013

High-tech, Smart Antenna Will Be Showcased

Laird, a global technology company, announced that they will exhibit at Telematics Munich 2013 and speak on a panel at the show’s conference, the largest connected car forum in Europe. The show will focus on connective technology in vehicles regarding safety and telematics solutions in the automotive industry. Telematics Munich will take place on November 11 and 12 in Munich, Germany at Hotel Dolce with Laird exhibiting at booth A12-13. Marion Duterme, M2M sales manager at Laird, will speak about “The Commercial Vehicle Outlook” at 4:30 p.m. on November 11.

Market trends indicate that over 20% of commercial vehicles will be quipped with telematics solutions by 2014. Duterme will speak about customized solutions for improving performance, reducing hardware and supporting cost optimization for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) during this growth.

“Antennas can be a huge asset in saving costs for OEMs of commercial vehicles if integrated early on in the development stage,” says Duterme. “Telematics solutions providers can help OEMs achieve cost optimization and increase performance in response to market trends. Laird has a lot to offer the automotive market.” 

Laird will also demonstrate their Smart Antenna at the show. The Smart Antenna merges software, antenna and telematics control unit (TCU) hardware and combines it into one product. It features a combination of radio frequency electronics, front-end micro controlling and system linkage. Laird will also have multiband antennae, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules on display. 

Laird is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of telematics products, with a product portfolio consisting of antennas, smart antennas devices designed to meet the multiple communications requirements of modern vehicles. These products are developed with industry-leading RF expertise to ensure the best possible connectivity while meeting stringent automotive, truck & heavy equipment specifications.

Contact Information

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Americas: Telematics - +1-810-695-9810 or

Europe: Telematics - +49-5121-2068-0 or

Asia: Telematics - +81-45-473 6808 or


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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird is a global technology business focused on enabling wireless communication and smart systems, and providing components and systems that protect electronics. Laird operates through two divisions, Wireless Systems and Performance Materials. Wireless Systems solutions include antenna systems, embedded wireless modules, telematics products and wireless automation and control solutions. Performance Materials solutions include electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management and signal integrity products. As a leader in the design, supply and support of innovative technology, our products allow people, organisations, machines and applications to connect effectively, helping to build a world where smart technology transforms the way of life.

Custom products are supplied to major sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, IT, automotive, public safety, consumer, medical, rail, mining and industrial markets. Providing value and differentiation to our customers through innovation, reliable fulfilment and speed, Laird PLC is listed and headquartered in London, and employs over 9,000 people in more than 58 facilities located in 18 countries.

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