Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 5, 2006
Airgain, Inc., a developer of high-performance smart antenna solutions for the WLAN market, announced today that Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of broadband access products and gateways, has incorporated Airgain’s patented smart antenna technology into its next generation wireless ADSL2+ gateway product. The new VersaLink™ Gateway with SmartBeam™ technology features Airgain’s A2475 Ministar smart antenna, an embedded antenna solution that utilizes a switched beam architecture to deliver up to 200 percent greater signal strength and receive sensitivity than conventional antenna solutions.
"Westell prides itself in providing our customers with the most advanced wired and wireless networking products available on the market today,” stated Gordon Reichard, Jr., vice president of marketing for Westell. "The design and functionality of the Airgain A2475 smart antenna allows us to meet our customers’ needs for greater wireless range, higher throughput, and increased connectivity, while maintaining our commitment to delivering cost effective solutions for today’s market."
The A2475 Ministar smart antenna utilizes multiple antenna beams which redirect radio energy where it is needed, providing up to 7dB of directional gain. These directional antenna beams are then driven by proprietary switching software which constantly monitors the wireless connection for all associated client stations, identifying and selecting the best beam pattern for each individual client while performing precision beam switching to serve each active client with the optimal signal. When integrated into a wireless gateway product, the A2475 smart antenna provides greater throughput, less interference, and increased wireless range compared to traditional Wireless-G gateways, access points and routers.
"We work closely with our customers to provide them with smart antenna solutions designed to meet their needs for cost-effective, high-performance wireless connectivity," said Pertti Visuri, chief executive officer of Airgain. "The launch of the new VersaLink Gateway represents a tremendous validation of our smart antenna technology, and reflects Westell's commitment to delivering leading-edge wireless solutions that allow consumers and businesses to take full advantage of the latest high-speed applications in real world environments."
Westell Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: WSTL) headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a Broadband Access Solutions company that provides leading broadband products, service solutions, and conferencing solutions for carriers, service providers and business enterprises around the world. Westell delivers innovative, open broadband solutions that meet the market’s needs for fast and seamless broadband connection. ConferencePlus, a Westell subsidiary, offers conferencing services including voice, video, and IP data conferencing, to carriers and multi-national corporations throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.westell.com.
Airgain is a leading provider of cost-effective smart antenna solutions for the WLAN market that deliver dramatic improvements in range and throughput. Our smart antennas can be steered electronically at very high switching speeds, greatly enhancing the performance of home or enterprise WLAN systems and emerging quality of service and VoIP applications. Airgain supplies its smart antenna solutions to original equipment and design manufacturers worldwide. The company's main office is in Carlsbad, California, with a research center located in St. Petersburg, Russia. News and information are available at http://www.airgain.com.
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