Technical Press Releases

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

09 Aug 2017

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.

The new, patented antenna – Laird’s mFlexPIFA -- is about the size and thickness of a quarter, and is ideal for wirelessly connecting everything from household appliances and automated equipment to medical devices and millions of other items. It is based on a Planer Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA)...

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

27 Jun 2017

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.

Laird’s new RS191 / RS186 – which will be displayed at Sensors Expo, June 27-29, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose – leverages the benefits of LoRaWAN and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity in one small, rugged IP65-rated form factor, and when coupled with...

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Stream and Laird - Simplifying the LoRa Ecosystem

13 Jun 2017

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.


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

30 May 2017

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.

As the successor to the LTE mobile phone standard, 5G is one of the key...

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Laird Launches Industry's Thinnest, Smallest Ceiling-Mounted Wideband Antenna

29 Mar 2017
CFSA PIM Antenna

Ultra-thin sphere antenna delivers superior performance and reliability for in-building wireless connectivity

The telecom industry’s thinnest, smallest ceiling mounted wideband antenna that is more efficient and meets the design needs of office and apartment buildings, hotels, airports, and other large coverage areas, was announced today by global technology leader Laird (LRD: London).

Laird’s new CFSA Low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Ultra-Low profile antenna is just seven millimeters thick, or about the thickness of a smartphone providing an ultra-low...

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Optimized Bluetooth low energy Module from Laird Simplifies Bluetooth 5 Upgrade and Speeds Time to Market

28 Mar 2017
SaBLE-X-R2 Bluetooth Low Energy Module

Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) has unveiled its new SaBLE-x-R2 2.4GHz Bluetooth low energy (BLE) module. The SaBLE-x-R2 builds on the original field-proven hardware of the SaBLE-x module to provide a simple and easy upgrade path for Bluetooth 5 connectivity.

Bluetooth technology continues to drive the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide through billions of connected devices. Today there are more than six billion devices wirelessly connected to...

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Laird's Phantom Fin Multiband Antenna Enables Multiple On-Board Technologies for Mobile Workforces

28 Mar 2017
Phantom Fin Antenna

Rugged, aerodynamic single-hole mount design delivers superior performance and reliability

The industry’s most rugged 4-port, single-hole mount multiband mobile antenna, which enables multiple on-board technologies and maximizes mobile voice, data and FirstNet broadband coverage, was announced today by global technology leader Laird (LRD: London).

Laird’s new Phantom Fin single-hole mount multiband mobile antenna is ideal for today’s hi-tech...

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Laird Unveils New Multi-Interface Platform for Low-Power, Long-Range IoT Deployments

15 Mar 2017
New Multi-Interface Platform

Laird’s new Sentrius RG1xx LoRa Gateway enables versatile private IoT network deployment

March 15, 2017 – Global technology leader Laird (LRD: London) announced today the release of its new Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) Low-Power, Long-Range LoRa gateway, which enables enterprise customers to deploy EIoT networks in practically any geographic location, even where traditional communications infrastructure is unavailable.

“The Sentrius RG1xx has been purpose-built from the ground up to create a secure, scalable, robust LoRa network...

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Laird Launches World's Thinnest, Smallest Ceiling-or Wall-Mounted Wideband Antennas

16 Nov 2016
IAS PIM Antenna

Remarkably thin form factor delivers superior performance in large coverage areas; enables continued growth of IoT and EIoT

Schaumburg, IL – The mobile industry’s thinnest, smallest ceiling- or wall-mounted wideband antenna that is more efficient and meets the design needs of office and apartment buildings, hotels, airports, and other large coverage areas, was announced today by global technology leader Laird (LRD: London).

Laird’s new CFS Low Passive Intermodulation (PIM) Ultra-Low profile antennas...

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Laird Announces Future-Ready Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Capabilities in Certified Module Solutions

09 Nov 2016

 Laird’s new 60 Series of certified 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi + Bluetooth v4.2 modules provide unmatched connectivity and performance in challenging wireless environments

Akron, OH – A new series of advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules that are designed to help developers and inventors connect billions of objects to the Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT), especially in challenging RF environments like hospitals and large industrial...

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