Industrial AntennaMarch 7, 2017 – Linx Technologies – a Merlin, OR based developer and manufacturer of IoT Products and Solutions – is pleased to announce introduction of an Industrial Dipole Antenna, the first of many new designs to be introduced in 2017. The first design ready for use is a ½-wave center-fed antenna operating at 2.4 GHz. The plastic and cable are rated for a wide temperature range and UV exposure for long term reliability. Examples of industrial and outdoor applications include outdoor meters, solar panel controls and other sensor monitoring and control systems requiring a low cost – but rugged – solution.

“We’ve created the ID Series Antenna specifically for outdoor use”, explains Kris Lafko, VP of Marketing and Sales. “In addition, we have designed it to be far lower cost to purchase and to implement in the field.”

Robust Design, Wide Temperature Range, UV Protection

Industrial Antenna DetailThe ID Series antenna has a bracket molded into the assembly, which allows for the product to withstand stresses that may occur during installation or operation in an indoor or outdoor environment. This feature also makes this part of the antenna assembly IP-67 rated.

The material used in both the antenna structure and the cable itself have a wide temperature range of -40°C (or F!) to +85°C with a UV resistance that meets UL 2556 section 4.2.8.5.

Thanks to the advanced design of the integral bracket, we can offer this design at very competitive prices, far lower than other standard industrial antennas in the field.

About Linx Technologies

Linx Technologies makes wireless simple by developing and manufacturing wireless products that are easy for engineers of all skill levels to use. The company’s RF modulesremote controls, evaluation kits and master development systems feature straightforward hardware configuration and clear documentation. Linx products make it simple to integrate wireless features without the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.

At its core, Linx Technologies is an RF module company. We are world leaders in supplying radio modules to remote control applications and we have extremely competitive modules for data transfer. Our tag line is Wireless Made Simple™, meaning that we specialize in making the complex world of radio frequency easy for engineers of all skill levels to use.  They are designed for small size, high functionality, low power and low cost for volume manufacturing.

Linx’s Antenna Factor division has the industry’s broadest selection of antennas for a wide variety of applications. For customers with specialized needs, custom antennas and design services are available along with simulations of antenna performance to speed development.

We support our module line with one of the broadest lines of antennas in the industry and high-quality, low cost RF connectors. Linx rounds out its product portfolio with GPS/GNSS modules, a variety of remote controls and keyfobs, battery holders, and custom cable assemblies.

With the addition of Smartlinx™, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Linx offers solutions from wireless components and electronics to cloud services, data management and user interface solutions. With this customers can remotely connect and control, record, store, analyze, and visualize their information. Linx’s flexible Smartlinx™ IoT platform offers custom web and smart device applications tailored for the customers’ applications.

For more information about wireless products from Linx, visit www.linxtechnologies.com or call +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States).