Laird Technologies’ New Heptaband External Wireless Antenna Offers Seven Frequency Ranges

Published on July 7, 2008

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Ideal Choice for Applications with Multiple Bandwidth Requirements

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – July 7, 2008 – 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 availability of its new Heptaband External Wireless Antenna. This ultra-flexible, very unique antenna exhibits excellent radio transmission characteristics while supporting seven bands in one profile. The seven antenna bands operate simultaneously, providing performance across Cellular Quadband GSM, UMTS/3G, GPS, and WiFi/ WLAN frequencies.
“The Heptaband Antenna is the ideal choice when multiple bandwidths are required in various regional and global wireless applications,” said Craig Somach, business director for Infrastructure Antenna Systems. “The antenna is ideal for wireless terminal, point-of-sale, automatic meter reading, M2M (machine-to-machine), and home security applications.”
This blade-style antenna measures only 6.33 inches and has a knuckle/swivel snap-in or SMA/TNC/RPTNC connector option, allowing for easy integration into a wide variety of customer devices. Operating frequencies include 824-894 MHz, 880-960 MHz, 1575 MHz, 1710-1880 MHz, 1850-1990 MHz, 1920-2170 MHz, and 2400-2500 MHz.

About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and supplies 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, mechanical actuation systems signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and systems.
Custom products are supplied to all sectors 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 14,000 employees in more than 40 facilities located in 14 countries.

For additional information or your nearest Laird Technologies representative, contact:
Tel: (866) 928-8181 or (636) 898-6000
Fax: (636) 898-6100

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