, an integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced its increased focus on the wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and embedded device markets. Antenova further disclosed that its gigaNOVA range of standard antennas and RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules offer the broadest range of drop-in antenna solutions in the industry for the rapidly growing wireless M2M and embedded device markets.
"The M2M market is set to experience significant growth," says Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. "Our gigaNOVA range of 2.4GHz antennas have been implemented in several luxury vehicle infotainment systems, and demand continues to grow with proliferation into other models. Reflexus and Calvus cellular penta-band SMD antennas are extremely popular with M2M module and device vendors as they provide high efficiency with the ease of integration of a standard surface mount device (SMD). Both Reflexus and Calvus are suitable for GSM/GPRS modules as well as 3G modules for vendors looking to future-proof their products. And, our GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules have gained great traction with Personal Trackers, Automatic Vehicle Locators (AVLs) and Vehicle 'Black Box' applications."
Antenova offers the gigaNOVA and RADIONOVA ranges of standard antennas and RF solutions for a wide range of embedded and M2M applications requiring cellular, LTE, Bluetooth (BT, BT EDR, BT LE), ZigBee, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and GPS (1.575 GHz) connectivity. Antenova's antenna solutions have a proven track record in a broad range of wireless M2M and embedded device applications, including telematics, automatic meter reading (AMR), remote medical monitoring, wireless security, home automation, trackers, industrial computing, fixed wireless access and electronic shelf labels.
McCray says, "With such a wide range of applications in so many vertical markets, it's easy to see why analysts and industry experts are touting '50 billion connectable devices.' Most M2M/embedded device applications require more than one type of wireless connection. For instance, most tracker applications for vehicles, people, high value items, etc., would require a GPS connection for location information and a cellular connection for communicating back to the system operator, while a home automation or security system may use a Bluetooth or ZigBee connection for communication between nodes in the home, but use a Wi-Fi or WiMAX broadband connection to the service provider. And Antenova has the combination of experience and know-how with the largest range of standard antennas and RF antenna modules for the broadest range of wireless technologies to address this market."
Antenova will be speaking and exhibiting at the M2M World Congress, Dec. 1-2, in Shanghai, where global leaders are coming together to discuss the future of M2M.