Antennas for special applications
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We offer a wide range of antennas suited to all branches of performance critical application. 2G GPRS/3G UMTE/4G LTE, VHF and UHF radio data transmission, Wi-Fi and GNSS/GPS antennas, are available in various shapes and sizes and suited to various applications. Our antenna portfolio covers a wide range of frequencies between 68 MHz and 6000 MHz as well as models for indoor and outdoor applications. This also includes MIMO technology as well as models for operating temperatures range of -40 °C up to +85 °C for the use in hostile environments.
Tailor-made solutions for antennas and cables based on individual customer requirements are also available. These include, among others, the making of special cables, special adapters and development of special antennas.
For the smart meter rollout, there are smart metering antennas for LTE, CDMA 450 and wireless M-Bus suitable for mounting on the meter cabinet. Directly with FAKRA connector for connection to all Smart Meter Gateways (SMGW).
Choosing the right antenna
The use of the correct LTE antenna is important for the availability and performance of the connected devices. Mobile networks are subject to constant dismantling and expansion and therefore reception may vary at different points. The selection of the right antenna is of decisive importance here.
Since LTE networks in Germany are extended from 700 - 2600 MHz, only multiband antennas covering the entire frequency range should be used for LTE. These are also downward compatible. If the reception is good enough, an omnidirectional antenna should be sufficient. If reception conditions are problematic, a directional antenna can also be used, as this has a higher antenna gain due to the principle.
LTE supports MIMO technology for the use of two antennas to transmit and receive signals. In 4G networks, MIMO increases data throughput and improves both transmit and receive characteristics. LTE MIMO rod antennas and LTE MIMO directional antennas are available for simple and uncomplicated installation. Two matched antennas are housed in a single housing. For the combination of WiFi and LTE as well as GPS in one housing there are special multiband antennas with up to 5 connections.
All antennas are available with SMA, TNC, N, BNC, FAKRA or FME connectors. Further individual connections are available on request.
LTE Antennas for Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW)
Antennas with a suitable FAKRA connection can be connected directly to the Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW) and mounted on the meter cabinet. The antennas are therefore compatible with all Smart Meter Gateways.
Basically there are different types of WiFi antennas, so they can support 2.4 Ghz and/or 5 Ghz. We also distinguish between directional antennas, omnidirectional antennas and sector antennas. Since most WLAN access points support both 2.4 GHz according to the IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard and 5 GHz according to the IEEE 802.11a/n/ac standard, most antennas are suitable for both frequency bands and for all Wi-Fi standards.
WiFi Directional Antennas for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
If large distances are to be bridged with a WiFi directional connection, directional antennas for the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band can be used. By bundling the antenna radiation, a directional antenna can amplify the WiFi signal in one direction. With WiFi, there should be a line of sight between the two antennas and the Fresnel zone should be free of obstacles. In addition, the Wi-Fi antenna should be correctly aligned and the connection tested.
Connectors, cables and adapters
All antennas are available with different connectors and cable lengths. WiFi often uses SMA Reverse, TNC Reverse and the N standard for the antenna connections. If an antenna or an antenna cable does not fit, it can be freely assembled on request or antenna adapters can be used.