Technical Press Releases

Laird Brings Bluetooth v4.2 Dual-Mode Connectivity to Updated Line of HCI Modules

LONDON – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has announced a significant new line of Bluetooth-qualified Class 1 HCI modules for rapid enablement of Bluetooth technology into OEM devices.

The new BT850, BT851, and BT860 series complements Laird’s original BT8x0 series of Dual-Mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. This next-gen series brings support for the Bluetooth v4.2 BR/EDR/LE core specification in Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and is equipped with market-leading silicon from Cypress Semiconductor.

Technology Leader Laird Opens New Michigan R&D Center

New Laird facility in Michigan

New Center Focuses on Mobile Technology, Autotomotive Electronics, Connected Vehicles

GRAND BLANC, Michigan USA, September 20, 2017 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London), which is at the forefront of vehicle connectivity, formally opened its newest research and design center here today.

Laird Launches New Wireless "Safe-E-Stop" for Emergency Shutdowns in Manufacturing, Automated Production Line Environments

Wireless Estop

Warren, OH – Seconds matter when it comes to manufacturing and production line mishaps that can injure workers or damage equipment, especially in heavily automated environments. According to OSHA nearly 5,000 workers were fatally injured in industrial accidents in 2015.

And, while hard-wired emergency-stop pushbuttons -- or “e-stops” – are the standard solution to shut-down a production or manufacturing line, the arrival of wireless control technology for e-stop buttons now allows mobility of the worker which translates to faster response time in the event of a line problem.

Laird to Exhibit Innovative Telematics Platform, IDAS Antennas at Mobile World Congress Americas

SAN FRANCISCO – Global connectivity leader Laird (LRD: London) will be displaying its newest vehicle telematics and sophisticated indoor distributed antennas systems (iDAS) and other products that make the wireless world work at Mobile World Congress Americas, September 12-14, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it was announced today.

Laird Launches Industry's Thinnest, Smallest, Multiple Input Multiple Output Wideband iDAS Antennas

CFD Antenna

SCHAUMBURG, IL, August 29, 2017 -- Laird announced today its newest wideband iDAS antennas, which dramatically improve in-building wireless connectivity. They also are the telecom industry's thinnest, smallest Low PIM MIMO ceiling mounted wideband antenna that meets the design needs of office and apartment buildings, hotels, airports, and other large coverage areas.

New 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 Module Provides Unmatched Connectivity and Performance in Challenging Wireless Environments

Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) today introduced a new series of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that provide unmatched connectivity, and improves network efficiency and spectrum use.

The new modules also enable optimal mobile device performance in the most challenging wireless environments.

Laird Introduces the mFlexPIFA, the Industry’s First Flexible PIFA Antenna Designed Specifically for Metal Surfaces

Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) is introducing the industry’s first adhesive-backed flexible antenna designed to be used directly on metal surfaces, enabling the Internet of Things to continue its explosive growth to about 50 billion connected “things” worldwide by 2020.

LoRaWAN + BLE Sensor Platform Simplifies Integration into Long-Range Enterprise IoT Networks

Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) is launching a new multi-wireless sensor platform that enables enterprise customers to deploy secure, stable wireless sensors in long-range Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) applications, especially those requiring precise temperature and humidity control.

Stream and Laird - Simplifying the LoRa Ecosystem

Stream Technologies, the company behind IoT-X, the world’s most advanced Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity management platform, and global technology leader Laird (LRD: London), today announced that Laird’s Sentrius™ RG1xx Long-Range Wireless Area Network (LoRaWAN™) gateway is pre-configured out of the box to function with Stream’s LoRaWAN network server and IoT-X platform. 

Mass production and availability of the RG1xx family in Laird global distribution channels of Arrow, Avnet, Future, Digi-Key, Mouser, and Farnell is scheduled to begin in late June 2017.

Laird Joins 5G Automotive Association to Develop 5G Communications Solutions for Connected Vehicles

Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London), which specializes in solutions for connected vehicles, is joining an association of blue chip companies and suppliers to help develop mobile communications standards for connected vehicles, it was announced today.

Laird is the newest global company to join Munich-based 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), which includes leading telecommunications firms, automotive companies, and components suppliers. Besides Laird, its members include AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm, AT&T, and others.