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November 02, 2011 17:38 ET

Taoglas USA and Sprint Collaborate to Help M2M Manufacturers With Antenna Expertise

Taoglas OTA (Over the Air) Test Chamber Provides Antenna & RF Testing and Solutions to Prepare M2M Products for Sprint Certification

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - Taoglas USA, Inc (www.taoglas.com), a leading provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, announced that it is a Sprint (NYSE: S) M2M Collaboration Center Partner. As a Collaboration Center partner, Taoglas will help machine-to-machine (M2M) manufacturers prepare for Sprint's over the air (OTA) transmit and receive sensitivity (TRP/TIS) and antenna performance testing.

The Sprint M2M Collaboration Center is a roll-up-your-sleeves workshop where partners and enterprise customers work side-by-side to develop commercially viable offerings based on M2M technology as well as prepare M2M devices for certification on the Sprint Network. Taoglas provides antenna solutions to M2M manufacturers and offers antenna design test services prior to manufacturers submitting devices for Sprint certification. Taoglas ensures that every antenna solution is well matched to a device's active system and that antenna efficiency is high. Taoglas can test device performance for OTA transmit and receive sensitivity, and Total Radiated Power (TRP) -- the transmit power, and a device's Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS) -- the receive sensitivity.

"Every year, the number of M2M devices on the Sprint network continues to grow," said Wayne Ward, vice-president of Emerging Solutions Group. "Sprint's open approach to expanding the M2M ecosystem, along with its flexible, robust networks and proven ability to execute solutions, helps partners and customers benefit from M2M opportunities. Partners like Taoglas bring distinct enhancements to our M2M portfolio. Our value proposition is built on streamlining the process of deploying M2M solutions, while enabling customers to tap into our extensive M2M ecosystem, where they can choose from a broad selection of applications and expertise to support their specific objectives."

"Taoglas ensures M2M manufacturers are prepared for Sprint certification. At our antenna testing and development facility in San Diego, we offer device OTA pretest services. Manufacturers will leave the lab knowing they are prepared to begin the Sprint certification process," said Dermot O'Shea, Joint Managing Director of Taoglas.

Taoglas antennas are now being used in Sprint certified M2M solutions, including a custom CDMA and WiFi antenna for an electric vehicle charging station. Sprint is working with Taoglas USA in the company's new test and development lab in San Diego. Services to M2M manufacturers can also be provided through Taoglas Limited in Ireland or Taiwan.

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