LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and VIERA, Fla., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and SkyCross, a global RF solutions and antenna technology company, announced they have worked together to incorporate SkyCross 4G LTE antenna modules using SkyCross's patented iMAT® antenna technology into products from Seagate Technologies, Ambient Corp. and Consert. All of these products will be demonstrated live on the Verizon 4G LTE network in the network operator's booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259).
"For the second consecutive year, we are pleased to collaborate with Verizon Wireless and leading equipment suppliers to demonstrate new wireless products at CES using SkyCross advanced antenna technology," said Charles Riggle, SkyCross vice president of marketing and business development. "SkyCross antenna modules incorporating iMAT® and State-Tuned iMAT™ antenna technology are the standard for high performance and small size in advanced, multiband, 4G LTE devices."
SkyCross antenna modules incorporating iMAT® technology enable a single, small, embedded antenna to behave like multiple antennas and deliver up to 2.5 times increased throughput in 4G LTE wireless devices versus similar devices using conventional antennas. SkyCross tunable antenna modules leverage the company's patented State-Tuned iMAT™ technology and support up to 12 frequency bands critical to 4G LTE band aggregation and global roaming while simultaneously reducing antenna size and increasing device throughput.
SkyCross antenna modules are crucial for 4G LTE connectivity in the following devices demonstrated in the Verizon booth at CES: the Seagate 4G LTE mobile wireless storage device; the award-winning Ambient smart grid communications node; and the Consert Virtual Peak Plant℠ Solution (VPP), providing smart meter infrastructure for measurable and verifiable load resource management in real time.
Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the largest 4G LTE network and most reliable 4G network in the United States, which now covers more than 200 million people in 190 markets.
Verizon established its Innovation Program to encourage collaboration and help advance the 4G LTE ecosystem. The company's LTE Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., and its Application Innovation Center in San Francisco were created to inspire, enable and develop non-traditional devices, services and applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless' industry-leading wireless networks. Through the Innovation Program, Verizon seeks to expand the possibilities of 4G LTE by working with diverse companies, from start-ups to established players, in industries representing a broad range of verticals.
The SkyCross collaboration with Verizon Wireless spans numerous product development initiatives sponsored by the Innovation Center over the past two years. SkyCross RF expertise is leveraged by wireless equipment manufacturers for design of high performance antenna solutions for 4G LTE products in the consumer electronics, tablet computer, smart energy and home automation segments.
For more information about Verizon at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow Verizon Wireless news on Twitter at @VZWnews. For more information about SkyCross at CES, visit www.skycross.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
SkyCross (www.skycross.com) is a global RF solutions provider with expertise in the design and manufacture of antenna solutions for the mobile phone, home entertainment, and computing industries. SkyCross provides unique, high-performance antenna technology bundled with RF system-level expertise and responsive regional support from its full-service facilities in the USA, South Korea, and Greater China. This global collaborative approach empowers device manufacturers to develop winning consumer electronics products and deliver them to market faster and easier. SkyCross Tunable Antenna Modules incorporate SkyCross patented State-Tuned iMAT™ technology that enables a single antenna radiator to behave like multiple antennas, and to increase data throughput across a wide range of frequency bands while reducing antenna size and cost. SkyCross iMAT® MIMO antennas won the "Best Network Technology Advance" award at the Global Mobile Awards 2010 in Barcelona. SkyCross, the SkyCross logo, iMAT®, State-Tuned iMAT™, and T-Series™ are registered trademarks of SkyCross in the United States and certain other countries.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless