LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE & VIERA, USA: From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), SkyCross, a global designer and manufacturer of antenna solutions, announced that its high-performance, Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT) is being used to demonstrate high-speed wide area connectivity with an Ionics EMS control point computer, which provides remote access and control of home automation systems over the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
SkyCross Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT) is a unique, patented technology for ultra-fast broadband networks that enables a single device antenna to deliver the performance benefits of multiple antennas without creating interference issues. This technology can enable device throughputs of up to the theoretical maximum of the LTE standard.
iMAT also supports up to 10 operating frequencies, including those for 3G, 2G, and Wi-Fi broadband connectivity—all within one solution. This approach enables manufacturers such as Ionics EMS to develop the sleek, thin, compact devices that support a wide variety of wireless services, including energy management, home security and monitoring, media management, and home health.
“Home automation is one of the many compelling applications possible with 4G LTE,” said Charles A. Riggle, SkyCross VP of Marketing and Business Development. “SkyCross iMAT MIMO antennas ensure that devices such as the Ionics home automation computer can make optimum use of the tremendous throughput potential of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.”
The network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced network in the United States, providing speeds up to10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
The SkyCross-Verizon Wireless collaboration was fostered at the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center. The LTE Innovation Center, established in 2008, provides an environment for diverse companies to work together to develop innovative products that leverage 4G LTE technology.