Advantech and Taoglas partnership

Advantech and Taoglas join forces to transform IoT and M2M products

MA600-2Taoglas antennas now standard components in Advantech’s portfolio for IoT, M2M and Smart Cities.

Taoyuan City, Taiwan – Taoglas antennas are now a standard addition for Advantech’s In-vehicle computers (Mobile Data Terminals: MDTs), thanks to both companies’ shared focus on ultra-high performance, multi-frequency connectivity, and the ability to meet global customer requirements for fast time-to-market and reliability.

Embedded hardware solutions that combine Taoglas’ antennas are now available for a vast scope of vertical markets ranging from fleet management, automotive, industrial, telemetry, mining, to wireless gateways that are the building blocks of new IoT, M2M, and Smart Cities solutions fulfilled by the world’s largest semiconductor providers and “smart business” integrators. Advantech, the Taiwan-headquartered global supplier of embedded and automation products and solutions, is a known market leader in industrial computers that are at the heart of smart cities and the IoT industry. Advantech’s cumulative consolidated sales revenues from January to November in 2015 were US$1.15 billion.

“Taoglas antennas are not only innovative to meet the growing needs of our customers connected devices, they also deliver high quality, robust, highly efficient antennas,” said Van Lin, Director of Digital Logistics and Fleet Management Sector in Advantech Taiwan. “We will continue to add Taoglas antennas to our products that can satisfy customer requirements worldwide.”

“Working closely with Advantech for the past few years, we have successfully refined a number of combination antenna solutions for M2M, vehicles, and fleet management to serve Advantech’s global customers,” said Peter Knaz, Senior Technical Sales Manager at Taoglas. “Advantech uses Taoglas antennas due to their reliability, excellent performance and great fit for application with Advantech’s devices.”

Because connectivity requirements vary around the world, products that provide multi-connectivity options are imperative requirements for Advantech’s global customer base, to build the technology solutions of the future. Some of the antennas that Advantech is currently using include:

MA.230/231: Designed for global fleet management solutions, this antenna product line enables global LTE connectivity as well as fallback to 2G/3G and offers the market’s highest efficiency and gain, for Wi-Fi and cellular (2G, 3G, 4G). Its high performance widebandwidth 30dBi GNSS offers constant stable satellite reception even in angled mounting positions.

MA.600 Spartan: For commercial vehicle telematics, smartBus systems, remote outdoor monitoring applications, the Spartan MA.600 is a rugged, waterproof external screw-mount multiband antenna that combines three-in-one GNSS, cellular, and Wi-Fi connectivity with 40%+ efficiency, in a compact permanent format.

For more details, please contact your regional Taoglas sales office.