Established in 2004, Ireland-based Taoglas is a leading designer and manufacturer of communication antennas for the Global IoT (Internet of Things) market. Taoglas provides advanced antenna and RF innovation to many of the world’s leading wireless and IoT companies.
With eight world-class design, support and test centers globally, Taoglas works with its customers to provide the best solutions for their unique device challenges. The company’s in-house manufacturing capabilities enable Taoglas to deliver the highest-quality products on time, every time.
The Taoglas team provides expertise across many different wireless and IoT use cases, including transportation, metering, smart grid, medical devices, remote monitoring, and business continuity. The company’s success crosses a variety of tech applications, including cellular, Wi-Fi, GNSS, LoRa, NFC, LPWA, ISM and beyond to 5G.
“In today’s global business economy, companies must build strong, personal relationships with their clients, no matter where they are located,” said Dermot O’Shea, Joint CEO, and Co-founder, Taoglas Group. “We don’t just provide our customers with an antenna, we work to fully understand their unique challenges and applications, and the total value of their product and service.”
O’Shea explained that only when they completely understand what problem they are trying to solve can they help come up with a better solution. Quiet often a deep dive into a project is required to achieve this understanding, and when the customer has better device performance they will be more successful — and so will Taoglas.
The Taoglas team works closely with customers to specify and integrate the best antenna and RF products to deliver reliably and consistently throughout the device lifecycle. The company’s US customers often need assistance with carrier approvals and cellular certification, and the antenna is a critical part of meeting those requirements.
“We are about to help launch a new generation of eScooters with CalAmp at 2019’s CES show,” said O’Shea. “CalAmp has been a great customer and partner for over 10 years, and we’ve scaled our business right along with their growth in this fast-paced, competitive new market.”
Powered by CalAmp’s intelligent telematics devices and cloud services from PWS, the vehicle-sharing model delivers on-demand access to environmentally-friendly vehicle alternatives. CalAmp telematics devices send data to the cloud platform that analyzes valuable utilization data and displays real-time location on the ride-sharing application. With this information, riders can locate a nearby scooter and access mileage, usage and payment information. Undoubtedly, antenna performance and reliability are key concerns for such a connected product and service.
The Taoglas Irish advantage
Irish companies have a unique approach to partnering with global customers. The Irish workforce is one of the most flexible and educated in the world and a forward-looking mindset means that product, service and process innovation is a key driving factor. Coupled with a proven track record of meeting global market leader needs, the Irish Advantage is obvious.
“I think Irish companies are seen as world class because of our open and friendly culture, our determination to succeed, and a dedication to quality and customer service,” said O’Shea. “We’re very good at understanding different cultures and are comfortable no matter what the location or situation.”
Ireland, in fact, has been ranked first in the world for these attributes by IMD in their 2017 Global Competitiveness Yearbook. This adaptability is a key factor in Irish companies’ success in overseas markets – enabling them to approach problems from the customer’s perspective and offer custom solutions to their specific requirements.
“The flexibility of Irish firms is helped by a young, motivated workforce,” added O’Shea. “We’ve relied on the talents, education, and adaptability of our Irish-based workforce for many years. I’m very proud of what we have achieved, and the successes we’ve been able to deliver for our many clients.”