AyantraHeadquartered in Fremont, California, Ayantra provides wireless solutions for industrial asset management. The company designs and manufactures remote fleet vehicle monitoring and telemetry solutions to an international market from its in-house base. A key product in Ayantra’s portfolio is FleetSight, an M2M solution tailored to managing small fleets of vehicles including cars, trucks and vans. FleetSight enables fleet managers to track equipment, collect usage information and centrally manage all assets from a single website. It detects conditions such as harsh or rough driving, usage patterns and if vehicles are being used outside normal business hours.
Tracking Down the Right Antennas
With the market trend for wireless products to have a smaller footprint, Ayantra needed to reduce the size of its FleetSight product. This meant developing a solution that had an embedded antenna housed in a smaller form factor. The original antenna was not small enough for the new platform so, Ayantra’s CEO, Ashok Teckchandani searched for a smaller GPS and cellular antenna for its product. Ayantra was contacted by Tim Dolan, Taoglas’ (www.taoglas.com) Director of North American Sales to discuss the possibilities.