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[December 03, 2013]

SkyCross Announces New Line of High-Performance 802.11ac 5GHz Antenna Products

FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

SkyCross, a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced antenna and RF solutions, announced today a new line of wireless networking device antennas operating at the 5GHz frequency and designed to optimally support the 802.11ac WiFi specification. SkyCross (News - Alert) also reported today global IT testing and verification consulting firm Allion Labs has confirmed SkyCross' new 802.11ac 5GHz antennas outperform competing products.

"Engadget anticipates approximately one billion devices based on the 802.11ac standard to be operating worldwide by 2015," said Ben Naskar (News - Alert), chairman and chief executive officer of SkyCross. "We have designed SkyCross' WiFi antenna technology to significantly outperform the base standard to ensure market leadership for our router, gateway and set-top box customers, as well as an optimal user experience for end-use commercial and residential customers."

The 802.11ac specification provides multi-station WLAN throughput of at least 1 gigabit per second and a single link throughput of at least 500 megabits per second. In a comparison of antennas on a common system and chipset, SkyCross' 802.11ac 5GHz antennas for WiFi (News - Alert) considerably surpassed this specification and alternative antenna solutions.

"While testing next generation 802.11ac gateways that leverage SkyCross' 5GHz antennas, Allion USA observed throughput speeds of ~750 Mbps. SkyCross' antennas easily outperform currently available, off the shelf, 802.11ac solutions such as those incorporated into the NETGEAR R6300," said Chad Meyer, vice president of Engineering at Allion Labs.

To date, 750 megabits per second is the highest recorded data rate on the WiFi chipset utilized, coming closest to the theoretical maximum rate that an 802.11ac product can offer. By comparison, other antenna solutions have achieved closer to 500-600 Mbps data rates in rate versus range testing. Furthermore, SkyCross solutions outperformed at range as well, highlighting superior design on all fronts.

SkyCross will be attending the Antenna Systems 2013 conference in Las Vegas held December 11-13, 2013. SkyCross will also be attending the 2014 International CES (News - Alert) event in Las Vegas from January 7-10, 2014.

To schedule a meeting during these conferences or in advance, or hold a call with SkyCross to learn more about SkyCross antenna solutions, please e-mail the company at

About SkyCross

SkyCross is a leading global designer and manufacturer of advanced antenna and RF solutions. SkyCross offers complete consultative RF design services and antenna solutions ranging from integrated modules, to traditional and advanced antenna solutions, to reference designs for advanced antenna and integrated RFFE solutions. Its consultative RF design process combines industry-leading technology expertise with highly-experienced engineering to enable next-generation wireless solutions for mobile and connectivity applications.

The company is headquartered in Fremont, California, with full-service manufacturing facilities in South Korea and Greater China. Additional information is available on the company's website at

About Allion

Allion is a global IT testing and verification consulting firm conducting standard certification, interoperability, performance and compatibility testing services for companies all over the world. Established in 1991, Allion has been in the forefront of technology standards and sophisticated test methodology development. Aiming at each stage throughout new product development, Allion is able to generate highly efficient, fully customizable test plans and automation solutions with exceptional technical expertise. For more information about Allion, please visit us at

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