BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), SkyCross, a global designer and manufacturer of antenna solutions, announced that its high-performance Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT®) is being used to demonstrate high-speed wide area connectivity with an Ionics EMS control point computer, which provides remote access and control of home automation systems over the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
SkyCross iMAT is a unique, patented technology for ultra-fast broadband networks that enables a single device antenna to deliver the performance benefits of multiple antennas without creating interference issues. This technology can enable device throughputs of up to the theoretical maximum of the LTE standard. iMAT also supports up to 10 operating frequencies, including those for 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi broadband connectivity – all within one solution. This approach enables manufacturers, such as Ionics EMS, to develop the sleek, thin, compact devices that support a wide variety of wireless services, including energy management, home security and monitoring, media management and home health.
“Home automation is one of the many compelling applications possible with 4G LTE,” said Charles A. Riggle, SkyCross vice president of marketing and business development. “SkyCross iMAT MIMO antennas ensure that devices, such as the Ionics home automation computer, can make optimum use of the tremendous throughput potential of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.”
The network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced network in the United States, providing speeds up to10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
The SkyCross-Verizon Wireless collaboration was fostered at the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center. The LTE Innovation Center, established in 2008, provides an environment for diverse companies to work together to develop innovative products that leverage 4G LTE technology.
SkyCross antenna technologies provide wireless connectivity for multiple products showcased from Jan. 6-9 in the Verizon Wireless booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) at CES. For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About SkyCross SkyCross (www.skycross.com) is a global designer and manufacturer of antenna solutions for the mobile phone, home entertainment, and computing industries. SkyCross provides unique high-performance antenna technology bundled with RF system-level expertise and responsive regional support from its full-service facilities in the USA, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. This convenient approach empowers device manufacturers to develop winning consumer electronics products and deliver them to market faster and easier. SkyCross iMAT® MIMO antennas won the “Best Network Technology Advance” award at the Global Mobile Awards 2010 in Barcelona. SkyCross, the SkyCross logo, iMAT®, and T-Series™ are registered trademarks of SkyCross in the United States and certain other countries.