Laird Technologies to Attend IWCE 2013

Company to Exhibit Elastomer Spring, UHF Wideband Whip Antenna and Shark Fin Prototypes

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA – March 1, 2013 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it will attend IWCE 2013. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 13-14, 2013. Laird Technologies will exhibit at booth #2213.

Through innovation, reliable fulfillment and speed, Laird is a trusted partner and supplier for many of the world’s leading technology companies. With world-class engineering and RF expertise, the Wireless Systems division continues to develop technologies and capabilities that make a wirelessly connected world possible. Specifically for this event, Laird’s Infrastructure Antenna Solutions group will showcase their new Elastomer Spring for whip antennas and a new UHF Wideband Whip Antenna.

The Elastomer Spring is made of EPDM rubber that provides increased flexibility and shape retention while reducing wind and system noise as compared to a stainless steel spring. This new spring is interchangeable with existing stainless steel springs. The UHF Wideband Antenna is a NMO whip style antenna that covers full UHF band and provides 2dBi of gain. The company will also be showing two prototype Shark Fin antennas. The first features internal UHF, Wi-Fi, GPS with external VHF while the second features internal LTE/EVDO, Wi-Fi, GPS with external UHF or VHF.

“As one of the key shows for the public safety industry, IWCE presents an excellent opportunity for Laird to showcase our capabilities,” said Rob Antonio, Laird Technologies Product Manager. “Laird is an industry leader in providing mobile radio antenna solutions that are reliable and ensure maximum performance for situations where it matters most.”

IWCE hosts over 7,500 technology buyers and industry professionals from government, public safety, transportation utilities and other enterprises to see the latest effective and efficient communications systems. The exhibition showcases the hardware, applications, interoperability and integration that attendees need to communicate reliably and dependably anytime, anywhere.

An industry leader in the design and manufacture of antennas for mobile devices and wireless data, Laird Technologies possesses end-to-end system knowledge and employs advanced, proprietary design tools to bring novel antenna designs to market. IAS product offering consists of Industrial Wireless, Telecom, Public Safety and Enterprise and Small Office antennas. These products are ideal for use in the automotive, telematics, asset tracking, consumer electronics, handset and mobile devices industries. For additional information, please visit

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies is a global technology company focused on providing components and solutions that protect electronic devices from electromagnetic interference and heat, and that enable connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 46 facilities located in 16 countries.


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