High Wycombe, UK – 1st March, 2012– Antenova Ltd., the integrated antenna and RF solutions company, have designed a bespoke 2.4GHz ZigBee antenna which has been selected by Telegesis for their latest range of ZigBee Smart Energy Modules. The Antenova antenna has been created specifically to work with gas meters and the Telegesis ZigBee module incorporating this unique design is being used in a Smart Gas Meter by Elster, a leading global provider of gas, electricity and water meters.
Nicholas Gomersall, Managing Director of Telegesis commented, “Telegesis has gained considerable traction with our extensive range of ZigBee Smart Energy modules and designs. We selected Antenova’s A5839 Rufa 2.4GHz antenna for our latest ETRX3 ZigBee Modules for its high performance, reliability and lower cost than a custom antenna design. These benefits enable us to provide customers lower cost standard solutions that accelerate their time to market and deliver predictable performance.”
“The machine-to-machine (M2M) market is growing at rapid pace with Smart Metering being one of the fasting growing sectors,” stated Greg McCray, CEO of Antenova. “Analysts predict explosive growth with many citing that more than a billion smart meters will be connected to M2M operator networks in 2020. Working closely with major cellular module vendors and more recently with low power wireless module companies like Telegesis has resulted in many successful design wins for Antenova. A complete off-the-shelf wireless solution is a very attractive proposition for companies looking to add wireless connectivity to their devices and shorten design cycles but have little or no internal RF resource.”
Antenova offers the gigaNOVA range of market leading standard antenna solutions for a wide range of wireless M2M and embedded applications requiring cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and GPS (1.575 GHz) connectivity.
Antenova’s full range of gigaNOVA antennas and Telegesis ETRX3 ZigBee Modules are available from Anglia M2M (www.anglia-m2m.com), a specialist division of Anglia and a key UK and Ireland distributor for Antenova and Telegesis.