SkyCross, a designer and manufacturer of antenna and RF solutions, has announced a new line of wireless networking device antennas operating at the 5GHz frequency and designed to optimally support the 802.11ac WiFi specification.
"Engadget anticipates approximately one billion devices based on the 802.11ac standard to be operating worldwide by 2015," said Ben Naskar, chairman and chief executive officer of SkyCross, in a release. "We have designed SkyCross' WiFi antenna technology to significantly outperform the base standard to ensure market leadership for our router, gateway and set-top box customers, as well as an optimal user experience for end-use commercial and residential customers."
SkyCross said that the 802.11ac specification provides multi- station WLAN throughput of at least 1 gigabit per second and a single link throughput of at least 500 megabits per second.
"While testing next generation 802.11ac gateways that leverage SkyCross' 5GHz antennas, Allion USA observed throughput speeds of ~750 Mbps. SkyCross' antennas easily outperform currently available, off the shelf, 802.11ac solutions such as those incorporated into the Netgear R6300," said Chad Meyer, vice president of Engineering at Allion Labs.
SkyCross will be attending the Antenna Systems 2013 conference in Las Vegas held Dec. 11-13. SkyCross will also be attending the 2014 International CES event in Las Vegas from Jan. 7-10.
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