Airgain Introduces Antennas Optimized for M2M Applications

Airgain has introduced the new M2Max product line of external M2M antennas designed to deliver robust high performance wireless connectivity for M2M applications. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor antenna solutions, the M2Max product line is available in a number of compact form factors designed to support a wide range of fixed and mobile asset installations.

According to ABI Research, the US Network Operator Market for M2M applications is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 22% from 2017 to 2022. The M2Max antenna product line from Airgain will help drive this proliferation in M2M applications with LTE, GNSS, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The M2M1 is the first product in the new line of antennas by Airgain. Available now, it is a rugged outdoor antenna designed specifically for M2M applications. Providing two high gain cellular/LTE antennas inside a single robust and compact housing, the M2M1 provides best in class performance. It includes optimized LTE Band 14 support, making it fully FirstNet ready and the ideal choice for public safety, as well as for applications in kiosk, digital signage, wireless ATMs, vending machines, industrial metering, and other wireless M2M applications.

The M2M1 antennas provide market-leading radio frequency performance, extended product life, and customizable cable lengths that further build on Airgain’s expertise and innovation in enabling mobile fleet and public safety external antenna products. The robust antenna additionally provides a high level of UV and weather resistance and requires no servicing through its lifetime.

Production volume shipments of the M2M1 commenced in the fourth quarter of 2017. First customers include the self-serving fueling company, QT Petroleum on Demand, supporting the deployment of its next generation of self-serve fueling terminals. The company has deployed the M2M1 in its M4000 terminal, helping to deliver multiple options for payment processing communications.

Airgain is exhibiting the product at the ongoing 2018 DistribuTECH conference being held in San Antonio, Texas.