Leading Water Management Firm Utilizes DockOn CPL Antennas to Triple Wireless Smart Water Meter Range

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Smart water solutions company triples its smart meter wireless range utilizing DockOn’s CPL Antennas and expert antenna design services.

At DockOn, we are absolutely dedicated to making your wireless product development faster, leaner, and more effective.

DockOn®, an innovative wireless technology startup, today announced that a leading smart water solutions company tripled its smart meter wireless range utilizing DockOn’s CPL Antennas and expert antenna design services.

Smart water meter manufacturers face challenging environments to create innovative, efficient wireless devices. In North America, most water meters reside underground in metal, concrete, or plastic boxes, effectively mitigating wireless range. Plus, these “water pits” average 90 to 100% humidity, making it difficult to create battery powered wireless devices meeting an expected 20 year life.

By partnering with DockOn, the water solutions firm overcame typical water meter design obstacles and created a breakthrough wireless device. DockOn played an integral part of the customer’s product design team, from initial discovery, to physical prototyping and testing. This partnership led to a +8dB link budget improvement over the existing OEM antenna solution, nearly tripling the device’s wireless range. These extra dB’s can result in better battery life, smaller batteries, greater range, or reduced infrastructure.

The firm maximized its wireless device performance by choosing DockOn’s innovative CPL antennas, the industry’s best-in-class antenna technology. CPL Antennas offer a true innovation in antenna science and technology by combining a loop and monopole antenna. This means dramatically more efficient and cost effective antennas for wireless devices like smart water meters.

“DockOn is more than an antenna company, we are an extension of our customer’s product design and engineering departments and are there to support our customers in anyway possible,” says Gregory Poilasne, CEO, DockOn. “At DockOn, we are absolutely dedicated to making your wireless product development faster, leaner, and more effective.”

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To learn more about the DockOn’s antenna design services, visit: http://www.dockon.com/antenna-design-services/.

About DockOn    
DockOn is a global wireless technology company that designs and licenses high performance, high reliability front ends and antennas for high volume applications. DockOn’s proprietary CPL™ solutions provide true breakthrough improvements in antenna performance, cost reduction and ease of manufacture. Revolutionary software-based design tools allow for the industry’s fastest design cycle and system integration, keeping customers in control of their own design process. DockOn solutions, in volume production today, support a full range of fixed and mobile wireless applications, including Wi-Fi access points, smart meters, medical devices and other M2M technologies. For more information visit http://www.dockon.com/antenna-design-services/.

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