Airgain delivers 2-in-1 'shot-glass' antenna

Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG), a provider of advanced antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across a broad range of devices and markets, has announced the release of its OptumX antenna, the company said.

The OptumX is the first ´shot-glass´ MIMO LTE antenna of its kind, delivering industry performance in a significantly smaller footprint than competitive solutions.

The OptumX builds on Airgain´s antenna design expertise to deliver a high-performance, ultra-wide-band dual-LTE MIMO solution in the small, robust form-factor, commonly referred to as a ´shot-glass´ or ´salt and pepper shaker´ antenna.

The OptumX utilizes patent pending technology to enable dual MIMO antennas to operate in very close proximity within the single enclosure, overcoming key technical hurdles including MIMO antenna isolation. The OptumX is tailored to the needs of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) applications with often restricted exterior mounting options and a need to keep installation costs to a minimum.

IIoT and M2M solutions have previously been required to choose between the increased cost of using two separate antennas, or to use large and often unsightly antennas designed for different uses.

Airgain is a provider of advanced antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across a broad range of devices and markets, including connected home, enterprise, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT). Airgain´s antennas are deployed in carrier, fleet, enterprise, residential, private, government, and public safety wireless networks and systems, including set-top boxes, access points, routers, modems, gateways, media adapters, portables, digital televisions, sensors, fleet, and asset tracking devices. Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in the US, UK, and China. For more information, visit airgain.com.