At IT Expo and CTIA this month, Taoglas, the leading M2M antenna provider, (www.taoglas.com), launched a new range of high efficiency antennas. Called the Spartan MA.600, this antenna is a heavy-duty, waterproof, external M2M antenna for use in telematics, transportation and remote monitoring applications. The Spartan is unique to the international market because it combines a 3-in-1 GPS, Cellular (2G and 3G) and WiFi, heavy-duty antenna with 40% efficiency in a compact format. The antenna screws down permanently onto a roof or metal panel and can be pole or wall-mounted with a metal bracket.
For industries such as commercial vehicle telematics, remote monitoring, smart meter systems and construction equipment, the Spartan provides a robust, rugged antenna that is durable, even in extreme environments. Taoglas founders, Dermot O’Shea and Ronan Quinlan were very excited about the reaction to the Spartan from the market.
“We took all we learned in the external M2M antenna market with our smaller Hercules range and brought the knowledge to bear for this antenna. Transportation applications are now using our Spartan antenna with great results, and we are already seeing a lot of interest for this antenna which solves a host of real market problems,” said Dermot O’Shea, Director, Taoglas. “Companies have come to us asking for a heavy-duty antenna that delivers the highest efficiency that can also pass approvals. People don’t want fin or whip antennas, which are susceptible to breaking. The housing can also be used to incorporate a mixture of high efficiency antennas at other frequency bands. The Spartan MA.600 meets all of these needs and displays our ability to pioneer high-quality antenna solutions for the M2M market.”
For more information about the Spartan antenna visit Taoglas’ news page at: http://www.taoglas.com/news/39/