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June 22, 2012 08:05 ET

Airgain Embedded Antennas Selected for Belkin's First 802.11ac Wi-Fi® Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Routers

Airgain's Integration Support and Embedded Antenna Design Enable Maximum Performance and Range for Next Generation 802.11ac Wireless Router

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2012) - Airgain, Inc., an industry leader in smart and embedded antenna technology, today announced that its high performance embedded antennas will be shipping in the next generation Belkin AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Routers later this summer. Belkin's selection underscores Airgain's unique engineering integration and services approach to providing advanced antenna solutions for next generation WLAN technologies.

"New wireless networking products require an optimized antenna system to take advantage of the range and performance benefits that 802.11ac technology provides," said Mike Chen, Senior Director of Networking at Belkin. "This provides improved speed and coverage over previous generation 802.11n devices, and enhances the online streaming experience for videos, movies, and music throughout the home. Leveraging Airgain's embedded antenna technology and integration approach, our new 802.11ac router will allow consumers to enjoy the full capabilities of this new technology."

Airgain has been designing and evaluating wireless antenna solutions for 802.11-based wireless LAN devices since 2004. The company has developed a proprietary set of performance metrics, measurement methodologies, and test conditions to enable predicting the relative performance of devices and networks at the component and application level. This well defined set of steps allows the company to produce the optimal antenna system design for any device, leading to better wireless performance for devices with Airgain inside. Airgain's embedded antennas can also be found in several Belkin 802.11n wireless routers, including the N150, N300, N600, and N900 series products.

"With the rapid proliferation of sophisticated Wi-Fi devices and increased bandwidth necessity, we understand the need to continually innovate and advance antenna technology," stated Charles Myers, Airgain's President and CEO. "We pride ourselves on being the only antenna vendor in the market today that designs throughput focused antenna solutions, and we are excited to be working with Belkin to deliver maximum performance antenna solutions for its market-leading home networking products."

About Belkin
At Belkin, we make people inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people's lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the experiences they love. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 25 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the web at Belkin.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/belkin, and on Twitter at Twitter.com/belkin.

About Airgain
Airgain is a leading provider of high-performance embedded antenna products, integration support, and test services for the in-home wireless device market. Our innovative antenna systems and support open up exciting new possibilities in residential wireless services requiring design flexibility and reliable, whole-home wireless data and video coverage. The company has shipped over 60 million antenna products to date and supplies its embedded antenna products to original equipment and design manufacturers worldwide. Airgain is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, and maintains design and test centers in Carlsbad, Taipei, Taiwan, and Suzhou, China. For more information, please visit www.airgain.com.

Belkin and the Belkin logo are registered trademarks of Belkin International, Inc.
Airgain and the Airgain logo are registered trademarks of Airgain, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Airgain Contact
    Jules M. Cassano
    Director of Marketing
    Airgain, Inc.
    +1 760 579 6008
    jcassano@airgain.com

    Belkin Contact
    Leah Polk
    Senior Global Public Relations Manager
    Belkin International
    +1 310 751 2738
    Leah.polk@belkin.com