Wednesday, June 12, 2024

High-Performance Antenna Enhances Smart Meter Connectivity

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Streamlines Smart Meter Gateway Integration by 20%, Offering Quicker Installation Without Compromising Performance.

The Antenna Company has announced the commencement of customer sampling and the availability of its latest innovation, the AC97002 multi-band cellular antenna. This new product is specifically tailored for seamless integration with indoor smart meter gateways and various IoT applications, signifying a substantial advancement in intelligent technology. The antenna brings to the table a host of significant benefits:

  • Reliable radio coverage across various frequency bands ranges from 698-960 MHz to 1700-2690 MHz. 
  • Efficiency rate of up to 75% in the sub-GHz bands. 
  • Compact dimensions of 45mm x 170mm x 35mm.

It facilitates flexible in-cabinet installation, making it a highly adaptable solution for diverse IoT environments. Ease of installation is a crucial feature of the antenna. It offers a quick and straightforward setup with intelligent meter gateways, thanks to its variable length and detachable cable equipped with a Fakra D connector. This design choice simplifies the installation process and enhances the antenna’s versatility. It supports an omnidirectional radiation pattern and can be mounted horizontally or vertically on either metal or non-conductive surfaces. It also complies with ROHS and REACH standards, meeting the latest environmental and safety regulations.

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In countries like Germany, where the rollout of intelligent meter gateways is mandated, the need for reliable connectivity is paramount. This antenna provides secure data communication between on-premises equipment and the wide area network. The company emphasises the antenna’s suitability for grid operators deploying smart metering infrastructure, highlighting its ease of installation and high efficiency as key advantages. The antenna is an ideal choice for grid operators deploying infrastructure for smart metering. Installation is greatly simplified through a smart detachable cable to streamline cable routing and reduce installation time. The high antenna efficiency improves the success rate of achieving network connectivity when mounting the antenna inside metal cabinets with smart meter gateways.

Currently, it is available for customer evaluation, marking a significant milestone for The Antenna Company in its quest to enhance connectivity and efficiency in the IoT and smart technology sectors.

Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.

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