The NEW CaptiFi Ultra, Ethernet WiFi antenna not only has the high power and long range our customers have learned to enjoy from all RadioLabs antennas, but is now 10x faster, easier to use, and no software to install on any device, ever. Our CaptiFi Ultra, is a fully weatherproof high power design, with integrated Ethernet design, allowing for the maximum throughput of 150 MBPS, simple Power Over Ethernet and full 12 VDC or 110 VAC compatibility.
RV / Marine WiFi Antennas – Our History of Innovation
Way back in 2001, RadioLabs was the first company to develop a wifi antenna, specifically for RV and Marine customers. As a family owned corporation, we have been RVers and Boaters for decades, and knew instantly that a dire need for staying in touch, uploading photos, checking emails, or doing work on the road was not only a necessity, but in today’s technology filled lifestyle, being without broadband on the water or the road is simply not an option.
The History and Development of RV – Marine WiFi Antennas
In 2001, no USB Wifi adapters even existed, and the term “WiFi”, was a brand new word to everyone. People knew about it, but didn’t know what it was called. Well, we already had a foothold in the market at that time and were selling old style WiFi PCMCIA or PCI cards to our traveling customers. Our customers however, were ordering simple omni, or
directional antennas, then we’d get the tech call asking “Hi, I just ordered one of your antennas, but where do I plug it into my computer?”
At that time, no USB Wifi cards existed, and we would have to teach our customers about WiFi. No laptops or Desktop computer on the market, has a wifi antenna connector, so, we’d either have an angry customer, or we would have to sell them the best technology available at the time, to enable their computer for WiFi. So, in an ironic twist of fate in an after-hours meeting, RadioLabs CEO said “What do our customers think they can do? Plug the coax into the USB Port?”…
So, off to the old design bench, and the CNC machine, to develop the very first USB WiFi/Marine antenna (The Original WaveRV Gen1). Sure, it wasn’t the best design at the time, but it was the first. No, it wasn’t the fine-tuned product we have today, but it was something, and it worked. It actually worked very well, and our customers were happy to say the least. They had a simple, plug into USB port design, that was old 802.11B technology only, but it was the very first USB WiFi, direct plugin card ever invented. We were proud, and with excellent customer feedback, customers willing to work with us, and some amazing beta testers giving us some amazing feedback, we listened, we adapted, we fine-tuned our USB Antennas, adding more speed, more power, more sensitivity, better mounting methods and we continuously strive to make a better product with more robust features, improved durability and high quality product we make and sell today.
RadioLabs R&D, aims to always improve our design, with better weatherproofing, better technology, better mounting styles, better cable, and now, on the 4th Generation of products, we still proudly design, manufacture and sell our high power, USB WiFi Antennas for RV and Marine with the best travel accessories available. Sure, we’ve been copied, we’ve been imitated and we’ve had people come in withe similar concepts, but they don’t work like the original.
The CaptiFi – The Single best RV / Marine WiFi Solution available
RadioLabs has taken long range wifi RV / Marine WiFi and put it in the smallest package yet. The CaptiFi is everything you need to extend your wifi antenna range in a unit you could almost put in your pocket.
RadioLabs’ new USB WiFi Directional Antenna, O2Connect is designed to be a fixed mount, long range wifi panel antenna with high speed B/G/N, 150 Mbps, USB module built in. RadioLabs’ new chipset gives 2x the power and twice the receive sensitivity for very long range connections and point to point bridging up to 5+ miles – Line of Sight.
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