Laird has announced that two of its WLAN antennas have been used by a Japanese electronics manufacturer to improve infrastructure locally. The PDM24519, a WLAN 3-port MIMO antenna, is part of a WiFi system installed in the Shinjuku downtown area, while the OC24527, a WLAN OMNI antenna, is part of a tsunami monitoring system installed along the pacific coast line.
The PDM24519 delivers high-speed data service and enhances coverage in areas populated with obstructions, by taking advantage of both polarisation and spatial separation with its three ports. The antenna is thus a suitable solution for business information flow and personal communications within the Shinjuku area, which is the most prosperous business district in Japan and has a high-traffic data off-loading area for carriers.
The OC24527 offers full-band coverage for 802.11b/a/g/n, is water resistant and salt spry complaint. The current warning system, which was put in place following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, monitors sea level height with video surveillance, which is then transmitted. By having WiFi in the system, field personnel can check the information and monitor the sea level from anywhere, helping to save lives in the event of another tsunami through earlier warnings.
“Laird is a leader in WLAN technology and we are proud to be part of the team developing solutions for these critical issues in Japan,” said Monty Rohde, Senior Vice President, Laird. “By designing and developing robust, high-performance antennas, we are able to help improve the lives of millions of Japanese people. We not only keep them connected for business critical data usage, but we are also part of the monitoring system that helps to provide peace of mind in the event of natural emergencies.”