Taoglas, a provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, in partnership with Adant, a provider of smart antenna technology, 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%.
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 desired direction, and also extending coverage
- Use of spatial multiplexing in 2X2 MIMO linearly increases throughput by switching to 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 utilising 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, or visit Taoglas at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 26-March 1 in Hall 5, Stand 5I10.