Air InteRFace Processing System™ Technology Can Speed Up Wireless Throughput by 45 Percent

SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today launched its latest technology breakthrough – Air InteRFace Processing System. Available immediately for OEM integration, Air InteRFace Processing System is a game-changing technology as it takes advantage of multipath fading to maximize both throughput and reliability in 3G and 4G cellular, as well as Wi-Fi devices.

Ethertronics’ Air InteRFace Processing System solution combines the company’s patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole™ (IMD) antenna technology with its active antenna systems approach to generate multiple radiation patterns from a single antenna structure. A patent-pending algorithm samples and switches between the radiation patterns, selecting the best one to use for the specific environment. As a result, the Air InteRFace Processing System technique can dynamically respond to changing RF conditions fast enough to minimize multipath fading and in turn increase both download speeds and connectivity.

In real-world tests, Ethertronics replaced one of the baseline antennas in a commercial Wi-Fi access point with an Air InteRFace Processing System, increasing throughput by 46 percent in areas where multipath was highest. In both office LANs and wide-area hotspot networks, the Air InteRFace Processing System technique can reduce CapEx and OpEx because a lower density of access points can still provide reliable coverage and high speeds.

Ethertronics expects commercial OEM products leveraging Air InteRFace Processing System technology to hit the market in 2012.

For more information about how Air InteRFace Processing System technology works, its applications, and test results, see the “Maximizing Throughput and Coverage for WiFi and Cellular” white paper available at http://www.ethertronics.com/technology/.

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