Microwave Journal

Antenova Targets Wireless M2M Market

November 29, 2010

Antenova Ltd. has announced that, based on its gigaNOVA® range of standard antennas and RADIONOVA® RF Antenna Modules, which offer a broad range of drop-in antenna solutions, the company is increasing its focus on the wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Embedded Device markets.

“The M2M market is set to experience significant growth and Antenova is very well positioned to continue to serve the wireless module and device makers,” said Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Our gigaNOVA range of 2.4 GHz antennas has 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. Both Reflexus and Calvus are suitable for GSM/GPRS modules as well as 3G modules for vendors looking to future proof their products. Our GPS RADIONOVA RF Antenna Modules have gained great traction with Personal Trackers, Automatic Vehicle Locators and Vehicle ‘Black Box’ applications.”

Both the gigaNOVA and RADIONOVA ranges of standard antennas and RF solutions offer solutions for a wide range of embedded and M2M applications requiring cellular, LTE, Bluetooth (BT, BT EDR and BT LE), ZigBee, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and GPS (1.575 GHz) connectivity. The company’s antennas 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 added, “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. Antenova has the ideal 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.”