Low-Profile External Antenna supports GPS and cellular bands.

Press Release Summary:

World cellular and GPS band antenna offers support for AMPS, GSM, PCS, and DCS bands and is ground plane independent. Transmitting voice and data, it can be concealed inside vehicle, be used externally, or embedded in instrument panels. Unit is weather resistant with IP-67 Ingress Protection rating and can be mounted on ground plane or non-ground plane surface. It suits fleet logistics, tracking, diagnostics, theft protection, asset recovery, and navigation and infotainment systems.

Original Press Release:

Laird Technologies Releases New Asset Tracking External World Band GSM/GPS Antenna

High-performance, Low-profile Antenna Supports GPS, AMPS, GSM, PCS and DCS Bands

St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the release of its new asset tracking World cellular and GPS band antenna.

The World antenna is a high-performance cellular and GPS antenna that supports AMPS, GSM, PCS and DCS bands and is ground plane independent. This cost-effective antenna transmits voice and data while providing superior RF performance versus any comparable antenna on the market.

Providing low total-cost implementation and easy installation, the antenna's compact form factor is suited for concealed applications inside of a vehicle, but can also be used externally. Multiple mounting options allow the sleek, durable housing to be mounted on either a ground plane or non-ground plane surface. It is ideal for fleet logistics, tracking, diagnostics, theft protection, asset recovery, and navigation and infotainment systems.

"The World antenna integrates several of our core technologies and really sets a new standard for RF reception for proper fleet management, tracking, and diagnostics," said Jim Ciccarelli, Laird Technologies Product Manager, Telematics & Wireless M2M. "The antenna provides industry-leading RF performance in a small form factor but is capable enough to be embedded in instrument panels."

The World band GSM/GPS antenna meets enhanced environmental specifications and is weather resistant with an IP-67 Ingress Protection rating. As with all Laird Technologies telematics products, it has gone through a rigorous validation process including, RF characterization, on the state-of-the-art vehicle test range located in Holly, Michigan.

Laird Technologies is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of telematics products, with a product portfolio consisting of antennas and devices designed to meet the multiple communications requirements of modern vehicles. For more information, please logon to www.lairdtech.com.

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and wireless antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all secto

rs of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 10,000 employees in more than 39 facilities located in 13 countries.

Contact Information

For additional information, visit www.lairdtech.com or contact us at:

Americas: +1-810-695-9810 or Telematics.NA.Sales@lairdtech.com

Europe: +44-1628-858-940 or Telematics.EU.Sales@Lairdtech.com

Asia: +81-45-473 6808 or Telematics.AP.Sales@lairdtech.com


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