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Airgain Introduces SmartMax(TM), a new class of chipset agnostic embedded antenna for 802.11ac systems

January 05, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/05/17 -- Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG), a leading provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking, today introduced SmartMax, a new line of chipset agnostic Antennas with dynamic spatial and polarity selection, providing optimal throughput performance and coverage for 802.11ac Wi-Fi systems.

Targeting set-top-box, gateway, and smart HDTV deployments, SmartMax improves spatial correlation among received signals, producing a significant improvement in the performance of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. Airgain's SmartMax provides up to a 25% downlink throughput improvement for Smart TV applications. SmartMax antennas require no dedicated connectivity to Wi-Fi chipset base-band circuits, minimizing the cost and complexity typically associated with Smart Antenna System integration.

Traditionally Smart Antenna's function adjunct to Wi-Fi chipsets, requiring time consuming and costly integration efforts, lengthening development cycle times and increasing project complexity for OEMs. Airgain's SmartMax antennas operate dynamically, bolstering the realizable throughput performance of Wi-Fi chipset-embedded beam forming and MIMO algorithms, while requiring minimal incremental integration effort compared to a standard antenna.

"There is no 'one size fits all' approach for smart antennas," said Airgain President and Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Myers. "Traditionally their use has been limited to a subset of high end and enterprise level Wi-Fi devices. Key reasons have included cost and complexity, such as the need for a dedicated PCB layout. Airgain's SmartMax is unique in that it works with the chipsets to provide real throughput and coverage benefits in the most cost effective way possible, while avoiding complicated and costly integration."

Airgain will be attending CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NV from 5-8 January. We invite you to join us at our Venetian Suite to view product demonstrations and discuss our latest technology offerings. Airgain's latest innovations will be on display, including our new SmartMax, IoT antennas, and automotive connectivity solutions. Contact us at to request a meeting.

About Airgain, Inc.

Airgain is a leading provider of embedded antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across a broad range of home, enterprise, and industrial devices. Our innovative antenna systems open up exciting new possibilities in wireless services requiring high speed throughput, broad coverage footprint, and carrier grade quality. Our antennas are found in devices deployed in carrier, enterprise, and residential wireless networks and systems, including set-top boxes, access points, routers, gateways, media adapters, digital televisions, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Airgain partners with and supplies the largest blue chip brands in the world, including original equipment and design manufacturers, chipset makers, and global operators. Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in San Diego, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Taipei, Taiwan, and Suzhou, China. For more information, visit

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

Forward-Looking Statements

Airgain cautions you that statements in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the company's current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the performance and cost benefits of using SmartMax. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Airgain that any of our plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risk and uncertainties inherent in our business, including, without limitation: the market for our antenna products is developing and may not develop as we expect; risks associated with our products not achieving performance and cost benefits and meeting the needs of our customers; our products are subject to intense competition, and competitive pressures from existing and new companies may harm our business, sales, growth rates and market share; and other risks described in our prior press releases and in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading "Risk Factors" in our final prospectus. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, which is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Investor Relations Contact
Matt Glover or Najim Mostamand
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+1 949 574 3860

Airgain Public Relations Contact
Jules M. Cassano
Director of Marketing
Airgain, Inc.
+1 760 444 6008

Source: Airgain, Inc.

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