Taoglas launches the FXP830 a dual-band (2.4/5.8GHz), flexible polymer 3dBi antenna for M2M

FXP.830 closeupQuatech selects the FXP.830 for its 80% efficiency and small form factor

Orlando, Florida – CTIA – March 17, 2011 – Taoglas, Limited, the leading provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, today launched the FXP.830 a powerful, flexible antenna with 80% efficiency for the M2M wireless device and module market. This Taoglas patented antenna is unique in the market because it is made from Taoglas’ flexible polymer material, has a tiny form factor (42*7*.01 mm), an efficiency of 80% and a 3dBi peak gain. It maintains excellent performance even in tight and awkward spaces.

The FXP830 is a small, dual-band, dipole antenna for 2.4/5.8 GHz band including WiFi, Zigbee and WLAN. Its efficiency of 80% compares to 10-15% efficiency of competing chip antennas and 20-30% efficiency of pifa and loop antennas. It has a tiny form factor and has double-sided 3M tape on one side for easy “peel and stick” mounting. This makes the FXP830 ideal for fast and easy implementation particularly in devices where space is at a premium, e.g. sensors, nodes, cameras etc. It is perfect for:

  • Telemedical and telehealth – including body worn devices
  • Mesh networking and remote monitoring
  • M2M (Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiFi) module providers for high reference performance
  • Security
  • Smart Metering

Quatech Director of Wireless Applications, Andy Ross commented on the FXP.830 “We were looking for an embedded dual-band antenna that had great performance, low cost, and can meet the demanding requirements of our WiFi module customers in the embedded Medical, Handheld, Industrial and Metering Markets. The FXP.830 did all that.”

“I’ve worked in the module space for many years and I’ve never seen anything like the FXP.830,” said Tim Dolan, Director of North American Sales, Taoglas. “In this market, antennas are usually made of PCB material requiring customers to devise some type of unique mounting scheme, or, external antennas which are prone to breaking off. The FXP.830 is a tiny, dual band, flexible, 3dBi gain antenna that solves all the issues. Customers are amazed with the performance of this device and how easy it is to peel and stick the antenna for mounting. It is the best dual-band antenna in the market.”

In the FXP800 series, Taoglas is also launching the FXP810, which has different mounting options. Antennas are available now from Taoglas by contacting sales@taoglas.com  or through distributors.

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