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Vubiq Intelligent Articulating Antenna (IAA)

Say goodbye to costly manual alignment and ongoing “truck rolls” for realignment

The Vubiq Intelligent Articulating Antenna (IAA) is our patented technology currently being integrated into our revolutionary HaulPass Fiber radio, the industry’s first software-defined networking (SDN) millimeter wave Radio Front End (RFE). Unlike other narrow beam, point-to-point radios that require costly manual antenna alignment and periodic realignment, Vubiq HaulPass Fiber with IAA automatically makes precise and autonomous adjustments via AI-driven geolocation algorithms that utilize RSSI and SNR measurements to maintain optimal beam alignment at all times. The result is unmatched data-carrying capabilities, ensuring that the millimeter wave communication link remains rock-solid and highly reliable at all times.

Vubiq IAA features an integrated internal flat antenna or an optional 1 foot (0.3 meter) external antenna. This game-changing communications link lowers costs and enhances alignment accuracy even under challenging conditions like pole sway and adverse weather conditions. Vubiq IAA is the perfect choice for “street furniture” (light poles, utility poles, etc.) and monopole towers, providing reliable bandwidth availability at a significantly reduced cost. Whether you are a wireless telecom operator, WISP, enterprise, or part of a campus connectivity ecosystem, Vubiq IAA has been designed to meet your unique requirements.

The Challenge: Millimeter Wave Antenna Alignment

Vubiq IAA was developed specifically to meet the challenges of millimeter wave antenna alignment:

  • Narrow beamwidth: Millimeter wave signals have a narrow beamwidth due to their high frequency, which allows for high directional gain and improved signal strength. However, this also means that the alignment of the antennas must be extremely accurate to ensure the beams are properly aligned for successful communication.
  • Weather effects: Weather conditions like rain, fog, and snow can attenuate millimeter wave signals, potentially causing signal degradation. Proper alignment helps mitigate the impact of such adverse weather effects.
  • Vibration and movement: Any vibration or movement of the antennas, whether due to wind, structural instability, or other factors, can disrupt alignment and lead to signal loss.
  • Installation challenges: Precise alignment is required during the installation of millimeter wave point-to-point links. Achieving accurate alignment may involve specialized equipment and skilled technicians, which can increase installation complexity and cost.
  • Maintenance: Over time, antennas can shift due to factors like wind, structural settling, or equipment maintenance. Costly, regular maintenance and alignment checks are necessary to ensure optimal signal quality and link performance.
  • Human error: Achieving accurate alignment relies on the skill and attention of the technicians performing the installation and maintenance. Human error can lead to misalignment, which can impact signal quality and link performance.
  • Interference: In densely populated urban environments, the high frequency bands used by millimeter wave radios can be prone to interference from other wireless devices operating in the same spectrum. Precise alignment helps reduce the chances of interference.

At Vubiq Networks, our technical experts have fully researched these antenna alignment challenges, and that is why we developed Vubiq IAA. By focusing on precision, cost-effectiveness, and seamless connectivity, we have applied our patented technology to these challenges with the aim to be a market disruptor.

The Future of Millimeter Wave Connectivity Is Here Today

With Vubiq IAA, you can say goodbye to the days of laborious and costly manual alignment or the need for ongoing “truck rolls” to re-align communication links. Our intelligent antenna technology enables autonomous, AI-powered realignment in real-time. Vubiq IAA continuously learns advantageous vectors for optimal alignment between the two terminals, ensuring efficient and reliable communications at all times.

The Benefits of Our Patented IAA Technology

  • Ease of Installation: Vubiq IAA greatly simplifies the installation process. Our solution eliminates the need for specialized technicians with extensive alignment expertise, making it possible for less experienced personnel to set up the link. IAA significantly reduces the time required for installation and setup, resulting in faster deployment of point-to-point links.
  • Precision: Our advanced AI-driven algorithms and motorized mechanisms achieve extremely precise alignment. This precision ensures that the narrow millimeter wave beams are accurately directed, leading to optimal signal strength and quality.
  • Reduced human error: Manual alignment relies on human judgment and skill, which can lead to errors in positioning. IAA minimizes the risk of misalignment due to human error, enhancing overall link reliability.
  • Adaptation to environmental changes: IAA continually monitors signal quality and adjust alignment as environmental factors like wind, temperature changes, and structural settling impact antenna positioning.
  • Improved reliability in challenging conditions: IAA is particularly valuable in environments where manual alignment is difficult or hazardous, such as in high or hard-to-reach locations. Our solution ensures consistent link performance without exposing personnel to unnecessary risks.
  • Optimized link performance: The precision offered by IAA maximizes link performance and data throughput, making our solution ideal for applications that require high-speed, low-latency communication, such as 5G backhaul or wireless internet service providers.
  • Cost savings: In addition to lower upfront costs, our breakthrough solution results in fewer “truck rolls”, less manual labor, and lower overall maintenance costs – resulting in significant long-term cost savings.
  • Enhanced scalability: IAA simplifies the process of scaling up a network by reducing the complexity and skill required for installation. This makes it easier and less costly to expand point-to-point network connections as needed.