Groundbreaking, software-based beam-steering technology allows Taoglas Shift antenna to dynamically adjust in real time to locate the best signal
BARCELONA, SPAIN – February 26, 2018 – Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, in partnership with Adant, a leading provider of smart antenna technology, today at Mobile World Congress 2018 announced the launch of Taoglas Shift™, a software-defined antenna system that changes the economics of next-generation wireless networks by extending coverage and increasing throughput by up to 100 percent. Using Adant’s advanced beam-steering technology, the Taoglas Shift™ antenna dynamically adapts its radiation pattern in real time to increase the link quality and deliver the best signal propagation and reception for mobile and stationary applications, both indoor and outdoor, in industries such as retail, agriculture, transportation and others.
The Taoglas Shift™ antenna intelligently seeks out and finds the best signal on a regular basis, and then tunes the antenna in real time to achieve the highest throughput—reducing the need for redundant carriers to ensure strong coverage. The antenna and LTE module are combined in a single enclosure for fast solution deployment.
“As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, so too does the demand for wireless data. In the past, the only surefire way to increase coverage and throughput of wireless networks was to add infrastructure,” said Ronan Quinlan, co-CEO and co-founder of Taoglas. “As 5G networks emerge, the problem multiplies, with base stations and access points needed every few hundred feet to ensure coverage. Taoglas Shift can be deployed with today’s wireless networks to solve coverage gaps and performance issues, and will also be a huge benefit to 5G networks as they emerge. It completely changes the economics of wireless networks by delivering increased throughput and coverage with less equipment.”
Additional capabilities of Taoglas Shift include:
- Directional beams help mitigate interference from other co-located users
- High gain helps increase signal-to-noise ratio, improving link reliability in the desired direction, and also extending coverage
- Use of spatial multiplexing in 2X2 MIMO linearly increases throughput by switching to the most optimal antenna configuration
- Total Radiated Power (TRP) and Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS) >3 dB is achieved with respect to a static omnidirectional antenna system of comparable size
“We are pleased to work with Taoglas to contribute with our smart antenna technology to the development of the Taoglas Shift antenna,” said Daniele Piazza, co-founder and CEO, Adant Technologies. “By utilizing advanced software algorithms that dynamically and repeatably seek out the best signal, the Shift antenna allows companies to dramatically expand throughput and coverage, helping to power their business-critical wireless and IoT applications.”
For more information about the Taoglas Shift, visit Taoglas at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 26-March 1 in Hall 5, Stand 5I10.
Taoglas provides advanced antenna and RF solutions to the world’s leading wireless and IoT companies. With six world-class design, support and test centers in Ireland, Germany, Taiwan, and the USA, Taoglas works with its customers to provide the best solution for their unique antenna and RF challenges, quickly and easily. In-house manufacturing in Taiwan and USA enable us to deliver the highest quality products. Our team of professionals live and breathe RF solutions, with expertise and experience across different wireless and IoT use cases, from LTE to GNSS, DSRC, and NFC and beyond to 5G. This expertise is proven in the huge number of success stories across a variety of applications, including Telematics, Automotive, Metering, Smart Grid, Wearables, Medical Devices, Remote Monitoring, and High-Speed Video Broadcasting.
Adant Technologies Inc. designs and manufactures adaptive wireless systems using its unique Beamshaping™ smart antenna technology to provide an unprecedented wireless experience to WiFi, LTE, IoT, RFId and other RF devices. Adant has embedded its technology worldwide in hundreds of thousands of wireless devices and has established key partnerships with the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers and chipset makers. Adant has a significant level of expertise in the testing and evaluation of wireless equipment and has also strong experience in SW/FW development on top of major wireless chipset vendor drivers at the forefront of wireless communications, such as digital beamforming, multi-user MIMO and OFDMA transmissions. For more information, visit www.adant.com.