gigaAnt antennas qualified for Bluetooth devices

5 December 2000

gigaAnt - a subsidiary of Hexagon Wireless - antennas qualified for Bluetooth devices gigaAnt today announced that its 2.4 GHz antennas have been tested and approved for use with Bluetooth devices by HyperCorp, Pleasanton, USA, a Bluetooth Qualification Testing Facility (BQTF) authorized by the Bluetooth SIG*. "The qualification implies that our customers do not need to perform time-consuming compliance test procedures on gigaAnt antennas before using them in Bluetooth applications, since the test reports for our antennas will be available from the Bluetooth Qualification Body. As a result, this will cut the total lead time of product development and enable the manufacturer to reduce its time to market", says Patrik Byhmer, Director of Marketing & Sales for gigaAnt. gigaAnt is the first antenna provider worldwide to be listed on the official Bluetooth website regarding compatible Bluetooth products. This list currently includes about 40 products. ( gigaAnt gigaAnt is a start-up company that focuses on optimum antenna solutions for the 2.4 GHz bandwidth. Within three years the company aims to become the most preferred antenna partner worldwide for companies integrating Bluetooth wireless technology into their products. gigaAnt was founded by Moteco, one of the world's leading manufacturers of antennas for mobile phones, with customers such as Ericsson, Siemens and Philips. Moteco has been developing and manufacturing antennas for more than 35 years. gigaAnt's product line consists of off-the-shelf standard internal/embedded and external antennas - with the possibility of customised units - that help to reduce product time to market. Both gigaAnt and Moteco are part of Hexagon Wireless, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Hexagon) and has an annual turnover of SEK 6 billion. *SIG The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing and network industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter companies 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and over 2000 Adopter/Associate member companies. For more information, please contact: Patrik Byhmer Director of Marketing & Sales GigaAnt +46 70 357 21 64 or:

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