Monday, April 11, 2011

Antenova’s Indica 2.4GHz MDA ceramic chip antenna chosen by Teraoka for electronic shelf labels

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND: Antenova Ltd, the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, announced that its ultra small Indica 2.4GHz MDA ceramic chip antenna has been chosen by Teraoka for the Teraoka/DIGI product line of electronic shelf labels (ESL).

Providing high performance in space limiting environments, Antenova’s MDA antenna outperformed competitive solutions, particularly when placed in the proximity of metal objects such as supermarket shelves and product tins.

“Changing prices of products, particularly in supermarket environments, is a continuous and labor intensive task,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Teraoka/DIGI’s extensive range of electronic shelf labels provides significant advantages over paper labels such as reduction in labor, improved accuracy, real-time price change and promotional opportunities while being eco-friendly with less paper consumption. Antenova’s 2.4GHz MDA ceramic chip antenna not only met the challenging size restrictions of Teraoka’s small 66m x 35mm x 12mm electronic shelf label, which is mostly taken up by the LCD display, but also met their performance requirements and even extended the connectivity range.”

McCray added: “Antenova is experiencing a surge of new machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected device projects. And to address these high growth markets we’ve been extending our range of market proven gigaNOVA standard antennas to provide customers with the widest range of high performing and cost effective off-the-shelf antennas. A10381 which is the standard off-the-shelf version of the Indica 2.4GHz MDA ceramic chip antenna has gained tremendous interest from customers for a wide range of space limited applications such as wireless medical tags and electronic shelf labels.”

Antenova offers the gigaNOVA range of market leading standard antenna solutions for a wide range of embedded and M2M applications requiring cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and GPS (1.575 GHz) connectivity. Antenova also offers a full range of development support and RF testing to help reduce customization and design costs and accelerate time-to-market.

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