Laird Technologies Offers 700 MHz Spectrum Antenna Products

April 23, 2008, 1:00 am

Offering Includes Base Station, CPE, and Vehicular Antennas that can be Customized to Fit Customer Needs

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – April 23, 2008 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader of critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced its offering of 700 MHz spectrum products including base station, customer premises equipment (CPE) and vehicular antenna designs that can be customized to fit a customer’s needs.

The 700 MHz spectrum propagates through urban, suburban and rural areas allowing for a stronger signal and better coverage in areas that were traditionally difficult for the signal to transmit.

Laird Technologies’ 60-Degree Base Station Antenna is a high-performance unit that operates across the 710 – 790 MHz frequency band. Features include ultra low sidelobes, uniform cell coverage and a rugged carrier class construction. It is easy to install and comes with an ultra-heavy tilt mounting hardware.

The Wall and Window Mount Panel Antenna is designed for broadband wireless fixed subscriber applications in the 710 – 750 MHz frequency band. The antenna’s suction cup mounting system makes it easy to install, and it has virtually no visual impact on the environment. The design of the panel antenna includes an integrated coax pigtail with various coax lengths and connector type options.

Laird Technologies’ mobile antennas combine an attractive appearance and top collinear performance with the added flexibility of supporting either 75 or 50 ohm applications. They operate across the 710 – 743 MHz frequency range and offer a vertically polarized radiation pattern that is omni-directional and symmetrical with collinear shaping in the E-plane to focus maximum radiation toward the horizon. The antenna height is 17 inches including a sturdy plated-brass button style base. The antenna is equipped with a standard T-mount and a magnetic mount is optional.

“Laird Technologies’ 700 MHz spectrum antenna products are all high performance, rugged units that allow coverage in areas that typically did not receive a signal until now,” said Tinu Oza, Laird Technologies product manager. “Having products that operate in this frequency range opens many possibilities for our customers and we are pleased to partner with them on upcoming applications.”

About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies designs and supplies customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal interface products, signal integrity components, and wireless antennae solutions. Laird Technologies recently established a growing position in the design and supply of complete radio frequency (RF) modules and systems. These performance-critical products, co-designed in conjunction with customers, are essential in enabling and protecting the functionality of electronic devices and wireless applications.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, as well as the automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of The Laird Group PLC, employs over 15,000 employees in 41 facilities located in 13 countries.

For additional information or the name of your nearest Laird Technologies representative contact:

Laird Technologies

Tel: (866) 928-8181 or (636) 898-6000

Fax: (636) 898-6100

Internet: www.lairdtech.com

E-mail: sales@lairdtech.com

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