Season’s Greeting from Smarteq Wireless 2020

We are sending our warmest Season Greetings from Smarteq Wireless AB for a 2021 filled with healthy customers, safe business, and well-being for you all. The rest…prosperity, joy, successful business, growth, and happiness.

We will fix all that together, as long as we keep all of us safe, healthy, and with proper distancing.

2020 has been an unusual year for everybody, no exception. We want to share with you the Smarteq’s unusual happenings from this challenging year.

 

Smart Metering Roll-outs: Keep the essentials running

Smarteq succeeded in enhancing its strong position within the energy sector even during this crisis, further reinforcing this position by gaining new business with new customers, providing high performing, robust antenna solutions to an essential sector in a world in crisis.

Our key product LP701 is instrumental in delivering the highest demands in performance to our customers, given the outstanding performance and robustness delivered within, making the LP701 the Smarteq-smartest choice for the 2nd ongoing Swedish roll-out, for which Smarteq has already started the first deliveries to major players in the energy industry.

 

Vehicle-to-Everything: The future in connectivity

Smarteq is also deeply involved in the development of the V2X communications- Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, which allows a vehicle to collect and share information with anything in the environment that affects it (other vehicles, road signs, traffic lights, pedestrians, energy grids, devices, networks and more.) Smarteq is the antenna partner of choice in the ChaseOn research program at Chalmers University and Ericsson, Keysight, Volvo Cars, and RISE.

Applications in V2X are, e.g. Front collision warning, Emergency brake light warning, Slippery road alert, Traffic jam assist, Vulnerable road user, Construction machines/road works, Emergency vechicles approaching.

A breakthrough launch of this technology during 2020 is the nomination of the V2X Smarteq solution to a European vechicle manufacturer, with engineering work already started.

 

Our Eyes and Ears around the World: The Partner Network.

Following outstanding growth from previous years, our distributor network around the world keeps expanding, entering established markets with new, strategic partners in specialized segments and open possibilities with prime partners in new, exotic geographical areas.

CompoTEK and Peitel in Germany, The Hartner Group in Austria, Innovelec in the UK, and Aluma in Israel have, during this period, joined our network of partners, adding value to our chain of delivery by providing local expertise, extensive knowledge in RF and proven proficiency with our product lines.

Distant locations hard to reach with conventional antennas and tough geographical and climate conditions have also opened new paths for challenging growth opportunities for the Smarteq and Kathrein Automotive Aftermarket portfolio in Australia and South America, which we aim to crystallize during the coming year.

 

LPCA 10 + GNSS : A Golden Brick

A close, dear partnership and a large hole in the market supply of rugged low-profile combination antennas for the bus segment led to developing a tailor-made LPCA in a custom-sized frequency (380-410Mhz), including GNSS coverage (GPS/Glonass/Galileo).

Trail and validation phase completed, the LPCA10 + GNSS will be ready for serial production by early Q1 2021.

Development of additional exciting variations of our existing products includes an AllDisc 4x Wifi, the LPCA MiMo, and the SmartDisc Combi GNSS and GNSS+. Stay tuned for further details and the launching date after the holidays.

 

Smarteq’s New Team Member

As we welcome 2021, we would also like to welcome our new team member, Christine Valenzuela, Economy Assistant. Christine studied Entrepreneurship and Business Management, and has previously worked as Accounting Assistant and Data Coder. A big welcome to Christine!

Smarteq extends GNSS navigation support in its three leading antenna platforms

Smarteq upgrades the high runners SmartDisc Combi, AllDisc Combi, and LPCA with extended support for GNSS navigation systems – GPS, Glonass and Galileo (GPS: L1, Galileo: E1, Glonass: L1).

This enables the possibility to use multi-system navigation for higher accuracy and increase reliability in e.g. geofencing, fleet management, track and trace, navigation, load handling, and time stamp.

Used in e.g. emergency vehicles, forestry machines, construction equipment, and other Commercial vehicles – cranes, forklifts, etc.

The GNSS is Adapted to fit in the combination antenna platforms – SmartDisc Combi, AllDisc Combi, and LPCA family.

For more information or inquiry, please contact

Göran Sandström, VP Sales and Marketing

goran.sandstrom@smarteq.se
+46 (0)732 34 48 85

Information around COVID-19

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has deeply affected businesses globally. Regarding our situation at Smarteq, we currently have no disturbances in deliveries from our suppliers. Due to increased border controls and even completely closed borders, deliveries to customers may still be impacted in certain countries going forward. Smarteq closely and continuously follows up delivery status, and we would like to ensure you that we will be in close contact with you to find the best possible solution, should this situation arise.

However, many persons and businesses are in difficulties and we would therefore like to take this opportunity to send some love to all of you – we are all part of the same ecosystem. This situation will pass, so let’s collaborate – we will get through this together!

If you wish to receive your deliveries earlier than planned, please contact order@smarteq.se and we will do our utmost to meet your needs.

We will keep you updated, as the situation changes.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones, stay strong and healthy,

Your Smarteq team

Smarteq upgrades the AllDisc Combi antenna platform

Smarteq Wireless upgrades the AllDisc Combi antenna platform with one additional 2.4/5GHz WiFi antenna enabling MIMO / Diversity functionality.

This upgrade enables higher throughput and stability/coverage for WiFi applications used in load handling, material handling, industrial gateways, onboard services, remote Reading service data log file, and remote access.

This application can be used in e.g. Emergency Vehicles, Forest Machines, Construction Equipment, and other Commercial vehicles such as cranes, forklifts, buses, etc.

Do you want to read more about the upgrade on AllDisc Combi GNSS MIMO WiFi? Click here.

For more information or inquiry, please contact

Göran Sandström, VP Sales and Marketing

goran.sandstrom@smarteq.se
+46 (0)732 34 48 85

Smarteq upgrades antenna with requested functionality in a robust, low-profile antenna

Smarteq upgrades the LPCA family with two new and special versions that only support 410 to 470 MHz.

Our customers have requested the functionality in a robust, low-profile antenna that is unique on the market.

Both LPCA 8 and 9 can be used in e.g. emergency vehicles, smart metering, buses, and others.

Do you want to know more about LPCA 8? Click here.

Do you want to know more about LPCA 9? Click here.

For more information or inquiry, please contact

Göran Sandström, VP Sales and Marketing

goran.sandstrom@smarteq.se
+46 (0)732 34 48 85

Smarteq wins order from Italian Enel worth SEK 7 million

Smarteq Wireless AB, which is part of the Allgon group, announces that it has won an order from the Italian energy company Enel worth over SEK 7 million during the next two years.

Enel is one of Europe’s largest energy companies. Smarteq will deliver 169 MHz antennas for concentrator stations, that collect data from “smart” electricity meters, to Enel e-distribuzione. Smarteq will start deliveries during the first quarter of 2020.

– The order is a result of our team’s long-term work as an antenna partner to the leading players in the energy sector, and to expand our operations in Italy and Europe. We have a long and extensive experience in developing and supplying antennas to smart electricity meters since the first volume rollouts of radio-based smart electricity meters in Sweden commenced around 2005. Today we have a leading position of antennas for this segment. Our product met Enel’s needs and is another acknowledgment of our ability to deliver. With this order we are taking the next steps towards   developing our business in both the Italian market and the rest of Europe, says Smarteq’s CEO Yasemin Heper Mårtensson.

Smarteq is a leading supplier and antenna partner to companies operating in energy infrastructure, vehicles and industry. Last year, Smarteq delivered over one million antennas to customers in 43 countries.

For more information, please contact

Yasemin Heper Mårtensson, CEO Smarteq Wireless AB
Yasemin@smarteq.se
+46 73-397 70 00

Smarteq launches a new antenna family!

To meet the increasing demand for antennas supporting the 868/915 MHz band with different applications, like LORA, NB IoT, Wireless M-BUS, Sigfox etc, Smarteq is now introducing a new antenna family for LPWAN. The family includes 3 different omni radiating antennas with gains, 3 dBi, 5 dBi, and 8 dBi.

This makes them very useful as concentrator antennas and/or just high gain antennas.

You can read more about the antenna family here.

 

The antennas are available for purchase at any Smarteq distributor.

For more information, please contact

Michael Nyqvist, VP Sales and Marketing 

+46 (0) 733 85 92 61

michael.nyqvist@smarteq.se

 

 

 

 

Smarteq launches a unique antenna for RF 444 MHz and Wireless M-Bus

Smarteq has in record time developed a new, most likely unique antenna for the Swedish utility Jämtkraft.

“This antenna is a joint venture between Jämtkraft and Smarteq for collecting multi data from electricity- and water meters. The new single antenna design is more visibly appealing and cost efficient” says Morgan Gimbergsson at Jämtkraft.

This combination antenna has specificially been designed for connecting water meters by Wireless M-Bus to smart electricity meters, which in turn connects to a concentrator by RF Mesh 444 MHz. The concentration hub thereafter, connects to the central server via GSM/LTE.

The LP4487 is available for purchase at any Smarteq distributor.

For more information, please contact

Michael Nyqvist, VP Sales and Marketing

+46 (0) 733 85 92 61

michael.nyqvist@smarteq.se

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