Wednesday, 3 December 2014

EAD introduces a new 4G/LTE/Multiband Compact Outdoor Omni Antenna

EAD has introduced a new 4G/LTE/Multiband compact outdoor omni antenna. Covering the bands from 698-960/1710-2170/2500-2700 MHz, the LCO7270 antenna is a compact, discreet and robust omni antenna solution for continuous outdoor deployment. Ideal for systems such as mobile CCTV, security, broadband access and telemetry, the LCO270 antenna is available in a number of configurations to suit multiple applications.

LCO7270 Wall-Mount Antenna

With a consistent gain across the bands of 2-3 dBi, this antenna does not need a metal groundplane for optimal operations which is very useful for plastic or non-metal enclosures.

The LCO7270-WMB is a wall-mount version supplied on a stainless steel L-bracket. Terminated in a N-Female connector to accommodate a varierty of low loss jumper cable configurations, this solution is effective for mounting outdoors away from the router, terminal or radio.

A number of options are available for the connectorised version including N-Male, N-Female and TNC-Male. The N-Male and TNC-Male can be directly mounted to panel mount connectors on enclosures, cabinets etc. The N-Female connector is used as a through-hole (permanent-mount) with a nut and washer tightening from underneath to lock the antenna in place.

LCO7270 antenna - N-Female version
For more information, visit the EAD website or contact us at

Friday, 17 October 2014

Inbuilding PIM-optimized ceiling mount antenna covers 700 MHz -6 GHz

The new OLTE7027S-I antenna from PCTEL is a PIM (passive-intermodulation) optimized ceiling mount omni antenna covering a frequency range from 698-6 GHz. Housed in an aesthetic radome, this antenna is ideal for cellular 3G/4G in-building DAS (distributed antenna systems) applications, public safety networks, WiFi hotspots and more.

OLTE7027S-I Ceiling mount antenna

With gain figures as follows:

698-850 MHz - 1.5 dBi
850-960 MHz - 2 dBi
1710-2170 MHz - 4 dBi
2300-2700 MHz - 5 dBi
3400-3700 MHz - 5 dBi
4900-6000 MHz - 6 dBi

the OLTE7027S-I offers unrivalled performance in a small package.

For more information on this antenna, please contact us or visit the product page on the SAS website. We will be stocking this antenna very shortly.

Friday, 3 October 2014

What is the difference betweeen SMA and RP-SMA or reverse SMA? A summary.

We get asked all the time about SMA and RP-SMA. We often have customers asking for SMA-Female connectors when they really mean RP-SMA. So what is the difference?? Here is a little guide with images to help you out!!

A RP-SMA connector is effectively where the pin on the connector is reversed to the standard SMA connector. Its hard to explain in words rather best shown in pictures:

SMA-Male Plug
The SMA-Male Plug typically has a Hex barrel, is threaded on the inside and a pin.


The RP-SMA Plug has a Hex barrel, is threaded on the inside and no pin (note - this is not SMA-Female!!).

SMA-Female Jack
The SMA-Female (jack) is threaded on the outside of the barrel and does not have a pin. This mates to the SMA-Plug.

RP-SMA Jack (this is a panel mount version)
The RP-SMA Jack is threaded on the outside of the barrel and has a pin. The RP-SMA plug mates to this.

So now we all should be clear about what SMA and RP-SMA connectors look like!!!!

If you need adapter cables, jumper cables or single piece adapters from SMA to SMA or RP-SMA or any other coaxial connector including U.FL, N-Male, N-Female,  TNC,  RP-TNC, MMCX, CRC9, TS9, MCX etc. please contact us as we have a wide range of solutions and can custom build cables to specification. Please feel free to contact us with any requests

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New wideband VHF low profile antenna for transportation applications

Specialist Antenna Solutions (SAS) is pleased to introduce a new VLP300 VHF low profile antenna for bus applications.

The VLP300 is a market-leading, proven VHF low profile antenna designed to be mounted on vehicles such as buses, trucks, coaches and vans operating under very severe height restrictions.. Until now, there have been three versions available:  a single band antenna, a field-tunable antenna and a dual band (dual resonance) antenna.

The single band antenna has now been enhanced to become a wideband antenna offering 10 MHz of bandwidth at -10 dB return loss or better. This means that it is effectively widebanded enough to cover the spread of both Rx and Tx bands in many VHF transportation applications.

VLP300 VHF Low Profile Antenna
The VLP300 antenna uses an innovative design to give an omnidirectional pattern with vertical polarisation.
This antenna is wide band and does not need tuning in the field. It is housed in a tough ABS enclosure. The unit is supplied, fully assembled, sealed and ready to be fitted on its intended mounting surface.

The specification is as follows:

Frequency Band:   (Mobile) 160 MHz - 210 MHz ( Selected Centre Frequency in the band)
Bandwidth:           ~ Wide Band 10 MHz (See Figure 1)
Gain:                     Unity Gain
Radiation Pattern:  Omnidirectional
Nominal Impedance: 50 Ohm
VSWR:                  2.0:1.0 (~ 10 MHz Bandwidth)
Maximum Input Power: 100 W

RF Interface
Output Connectors: BNC male Connector (Plug)
Feeder Cable:         BWL 195 cable (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)

Size (W x D x H):    460 mm x 460 mm x 60 mm
Weight:                    2.5 Kg
Operating Temperature: -40o C to + 70o C
Weather Proof Sealed Unit

UV stabilised ABS plastic / Polypropylene (Radome)
Aluminium Base Plate
Colour Finish: White
Mounting Method: Base plate fixing through screws or rivets to
vehicle roof.

For more information, please contact us at Specialist Antennas.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

EAD introduces new LTE/4G multiband outdoor omni antenna

The new LCO7270 antenna from EAD is a LTE/4G multiband (also includes 3G, GSM and cellular bands) omni antenna addressing frequencies from 690-2700 MHz in a compact form factor and is designed for continuous outdoor deployment.

Housed in a weatherproof Luran sheath, with a passivated aluminium base, the LCO7270 is groundplane independent therefore it doesn’t need a metal surface to operate effectively.  With gain of 2 dBi across the bands, the radiation pattern is omni-directional making it suitable for both fixed and mobile applications.

LCO7270 LTE/4G Multiband Antenna

Unlike other compact omni antennas that require a groundplane, the LCO7270's ability to mounted in free space, or on non-metal surfaces and enclosures is a tangible advantage. The antenna can be fitted with a number of connectors including N-Female Bulkhead (for stud-mounting, TNC-Female bulkhead (for stud mounting where a smaller mounting hole is required or where there is less real estate inside the enclosure), N-Male, TNC-Male, RP-TNC, SMA and RP-SMA.

There is also an option for a wall-mount version using a stainless steel L-Bracket.

This antenna will be shipping by mid-October. For more information, please contact us.

Friday, 5 September 2014

New 4G/Multiband Marine Antenna

The new UHF4G marine antenna manufactured by SCAN and distributed by Specialist Antennas is now available. Designed for marine applications and designed to mount onto 1" threaded pole, this new antenna offers 4G/3G and GSM access for offshore applications.

UHF4G 4G/Multiband Marine Antenna
With a full omni-directional radiation pattern across 790-960/1710-2170/2500-2690 MHz and offering 3 dB gain, the UHF4G antenna does not require a groundplane (i.e. need mounting on a metal surface) and supplied with a revolving locking nut will mate on pole and deck mounts with the standard 1 inch threaded end. The antenna is approximately 435mm long and is terminated in a N-Female connector.

The antenna can be purchased via the Connex webshop from approximately 22nd September. We will also be offering the antenna bundled with cables and mounts to address specific customer requirements, please contact us for more information.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

High Gain 3G marine antenna from new partner SCAN Antenna

Specialist Antenna Solutions is pleased to announce a new partnership with SCAN Antenna of Denmark and is promoting their line of antennas for Marine, Satcom and communications applications. We believe that the SCAN antenna range complements our existing line of antennas especially adding a portfolio of Marine and Satcom antennas where previously we have had small voids in our offering. This helps us achieve our aim of being truly a specialist antenna supplier offering a comprehensive antenna solution for each and every professional antenna application between 100 MHz and 6 GHz.

One particular antenna of already of interest to our customers is a 9 dB 3G Marine Omni, the UHF219 antenna. Covering the 2100 MHz band for 3G, the UHF219 is at truly high gain marine antenna with a heavy duty 18mm diameter glass-fibre tube and chrome plated brass. The antenna is terminated in a N-Female connector.

UHF219 3G High Gain Omni Antenna
The UHF219 is white in colour and measures approx. 840mm in overall length. It is ground plane independent and does not need to mounted on a metal ground plane.

Scan has a full line of Marine antennas from VHF through to WLAN including a GSM/3G 3 dB Marine Omni, a 800/2600 MHz only LTE Omni as well as a range of Marine satcom antennas for Thuraya and Iridium systems including the 65900 deck mount antenna.

The SCAN Antennas catalogue can be found at Please contact us with any antenna requirements you may have. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

SMP 4G Mini MIMO Panel now in stock

The SMP-4G Mini MIMO panel antenna is now in stock. It can be purchased via the Connex webshop here.

Designed for dual antenna port equipped routers and access devices, the SMP 4G MIMO panel offers a high gain directional antenna solution for improved signal strength and download speeds.


For more information on this antenna, please contact us.

Monday, 11 August 2014

4G on the move - a simple guide for optimal reception!

Everybody knows that the 4G networks can bring huge advantages in terms of download speed over and above 3G and 2G networks, but users of 4G networks are just as likely to experience network coverage issues with varying levels of reception and signal strength depending on where they are. So what do we need to consider to ensure we get optimal reception when out and about or when we do not have access to fixed line infrastructure?

Typically, when using 2G and 3G networks, external antennas have been used to deliver increases in signal
strength to wireless devices in fringe areas of coverage. Active repeaters, amplifiers and boosters have licensing issues in quite a number of countries meaning that it can be illegal to use them without network operator consent notwithstanding the cost of the repeater, antennas, accessories etc. Using a passive (and this doesn't necessarily exclude high gain) antenna connected to the router, modem, donge or access point can provide tangible improvements in signal strength, but, depending on the type of antenna deployed, can come at a cost, so let's review the options.

There are a wide number of choices for mobile antennas depending on how or where you locate the antenna - antennas can be window-mounted via adhesive or suction cup, terminal-mounted i.e. fitting the antenna directly onto the router, modem or dongle, alternatively they can be magnetic-mounted on for example a vehicle roof. Two other slightly more permanent ways of mounting mobile antennas can be rail-mounting i.e. on a rail of a boat or screw/stud mounting where the antenna is mounted by way of an integrated stud through a hole in a flat surface (vehicle roof, product enclosure, narrowboat deck etc.).

The performance of such antennas can vary greatly. In most cases size does matter and as a rule of thumb the larger the antenna, the better performance (higher gain) that is on offer. Some antenna solutions such as magnetic antennas can be quite small, but pack quite a punch in terms of performance because they use the metal surface they mount on in order to radiate optimally (do a web search for the LTE-HIGAIN-MAG mag antenna as an example of a high gain, but smallish 4G magnetic antenna). But generally speaking, if you are deploying a very small antenna it is highly likely you will be compromising performance. Obviously though, when you are out and about the last thing you want to do is be lugging round a huge base station antenna on your back, but on the other hand you don't want to use something that is going to make little difference to your signal strength!

When using 4G services, many devices are now MIMO i.e. they have two antenna ports to maximise performance, therefore it might be prudent to consider using a 4G MIMO antennas. It must be noted, however, that most 4G MIMO antennas are not that small or portable so this may prove to be a disadvantage of this technology. The WA700_2700 window-mounted MIMO antenna from Pulse is one exception to the rule and can be suction cup mounted to a vehicle window.

Moving the signal is also an important concept. In a lot of cases it doesn't make sense to locate the 3G/4G antenna right next to the router/modem/dongle. Depending on your location, it might make sense to locate the antenna outside your vehicle, caravan, boat, narrowboat, yacht, cruiser etc and run low loss cable to the device - this means that the antenna picks up the optimal signal and whilst you may suffer a couple of dB signal loss across the cable, the net effect at the device is that the signal is stronger than if the antenna were located at the device. An example in a narrowboat is that a high gain magnetic antenna is located above deck on a metal surface (roof) where the signal is stronger and the router/modem/dongle is located below deck near the user. The much stronger signal above deck is then moved below (minus a couple of dB loss across the cable) to device meaning a net improvement in received signal strength, stability of signal and more often than not improved download speeds.

Another consideration is to locate the antenna and router/modem/dongle in an area of good signal and then use WiFi  (or even Ethernet cable) to distribute the internet access to other areas. Thereby the 4G reception is optimal and users elsewhere in the vehicle/on the boat/in the caravan use WiFI to connect.

It is also wise to check (if possible) what frequency your 4G is operating at - across Europe 4G services are being offered at a variety of frequencies including 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz - so it is vital to make sure that the antenna you select does indeed support the 4G frequency you are using. For example, some 4G antennas do not operate at 800 MHz which means that in some locations you will not pick up 4G reception at all.

For further advice on your mobile 4G antenna selection, please feel free to visit our websites for a full portfolio of antenna products and RF accessories.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Mounting your Aruba or Cisco Access Point outside? Here's a neat, secure, weatherproof solution.

Outdoor wireless deployments can be challenging. Once the network design is done, integrators need to consider how install the Access Point securely, but also protect it in all types of weather. PCTEL has a range of NEMA-rated, weatherpoof, outdoor acccess point enclosures tailored to Aruba and Cisco APs.

PCTEL Weatherproof Access Point Enclosure
 A fully weatherproof polycarbonate enclosure, this is a robust solution for outdoor environments including hot, wet and/or dusty installations. There are a range of models depending on the type of access point being installed and each enclosure has a suitable mounting footprint for a specific AP.

For more information, availability, demo units and pricing, please contact us.

SMP MIMO 4G/Multiband Panel antenna from Sirio

Sirio has announced the pending arrival of a  4G/Multiband MIMO version of its popular SMP-918-9 GSM/3G high-gain directional panel antenna. With a gain of ~ 5 dBi on the 790-960 MHz band and ~ 8 dBi on the 1710-2700 MHz band, the SMP-MIMO offers a compact antenna solution where a directional aerial is required.

It is anticipated that this antenna will be available for production orders by the end of Q3 2014.

For more information, please contact us.

What is Passive Intermodulation (PIM) and are there low PIM antennas for 4G in-building wireless networks?

In 4G/LTE, 3G and GSM networks, RF perfomance can be significantly affected by PIM (Passive Intermodulation) issues. In simple terms, PIM is a RF interference problem where 2 or high power signals mix across a passive component such as an antenna, connector, RF cable or duplexer. The presence of PIM in the transmission path may result in lower data throughputs, in calls being disconnected or dropped or limit the overall capacity/performance of the network.

Especially in new wireless in-building environments, we are seeing the advent of specific low PIM antennas which combat the problems of PIM and help to ensure that network performance is optimised.

The first low PIM 4G/Multiband antenna available through SAS in the UK is the Laird CMD69273P - a low PIM ceiling mount antenna covered worldwide 4G/cellular frequencies from 700-2700 MHz. Housed in a discrete radome, the CMD69273P is an effective performer for multi-band in-building deployments. Small quantities can be purchased via our webshop.


For a directional 4G/Multiband MIMO antenna with low PIM capability, the Laird PAS69278P has been announced. It is a wide-band dual-port panel antenna with slant 45 polarization that covers the domestic LTE700/Cellular/PCS/AWS/MDS and global GSM900/GSM1800/UMTS/LTE2600 bands.

PAS69278P MIMO Low Pim Directional antenna
This directional antenna offers a minimum of 8 dBi gain on both antenna elements and is terminated in N-Female connectors.

COMING SOON! PIM-rated 3G/4G In-Building Antennas
PCTEL announces a number of in-building low PIM solutions pending.

PCTEL has also announced a number of new Low PIM antennas pending release so please contact us with your low PIM antenna requirements.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Introducing a new 4G/LTE Wideband Terminal Antenna

EAD has introduced a new 4G/LTE wideband terminal antenna. Covering frequencies fom 698-960 and 1710-2700 MHz, the WTR7270 covers all 4G, LTE, 3G, GSM and cellular bands in one antenna. From the same family as the popular PTR2100 antenna, the WTR7270 is terminated in a SMA-Male connector.

WTR7270 4G Wideband Antenna

The specification can be downloaded at

For more information, please contact us.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Weighing up antenna options for 915 MHz? Here are some considerations..

If you are designing or developing wireless applications using the 915 MHz ISM band, choosing the correct antenna for your application can be critical is ensuring your RF perforamnce is optimal. I thought it might be interesting for people working on 915 MHz (or the 900 MHz band more generally) projects, if I listed out a number of diverse external antenna products to aid the developer's understanding of available solutions on the market.

1/4 Wave Whip Antenna

A terminal-mount short 1/4 wave moulded whip antenna (requires a groundplane to mount on) with RP-SMA or SMA connectors typically (TNC, BNC are also possible). Suitable for fixed and portable terminals.

915 MHz Whip Antenna RP-SMA

 1/4 Wave Whip Antenna with Flying Lead

Similar to the antenna above, this 915 MHz 1/4 Wave whip antenna has stud at the bottom for permanent mounting and a RG174 flying lead to connect the antenna to terminal. This antenna can be used for both fixed and portable applications.
915 Mhz Whip with Flying Lead

Stub Antenna

A 1/4 wave helical stubby antenna with a sheath length of approximately 55mm. This is again suitable for fixed and portable applications. The connector at the bottom can be SMA or RP-SMA and either straight or right angle. This antenna should be mounted onto a groundplane.

915 MHz Stubby Antenna

Swivel Dipole Antenna

A 1/2 wave dipole antenna for 915 MHz with either SMA or RP-SMA. The antenna can lock in vertical or horiztonal positions or at 45 degrees if required.  This antenna is groundplane indepenent so can be mounted onto non-metal (i.e. ABC, PC etc.) terminals.
915 MHz Swivel Dipole

Waterproof Compact Omni Antenna

For outdoor applications, a compact waterproof 915 MHz omni antenna might be the solution. Where a robust, weatherpoof dipole-like antenna is required, this antenna is discrete yet durable and flexible to accomodate a range of applications.

915 MHz Waterproof Compact Omni Antennas
Available with a variety of connectors including SMA, RP-SMA, N-Type, TNC,  RP-TNC with straight and some right angle versions, these antennas a Flame retardent, UV-resistant sheath and there are versions at 915 MHz for mounting onto metal or non-metal surfaces. A through hole (stud mount) version is also available based on a N-Female Panel mount connector (with O-Ring for a watertight seal plus washer and nut for locking in place onto the enclosure.

Outdoor Wall-Mount Omni Antenna

For small, wall-mounted antennas, then the wall-mounted version of the above compact omni might be well worth taking a look at. This antenna is supplied with the flame retardent and UV-resistant sheath terminated in N-Female connector and mounted on a stainless steel bracket. Jumper cables can be specified to order depending on the grade of cable required for the length of cable run required - the jumper cable requires a N-Male Plug to connect to the antenna.

915 MHz Compact Wall-Mount Omni
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Directional Panel Antenna

A 10 dBi directional 915 MHz panel antenna for wall-mount and pole mount applications. Terminated in either a low loss cable or simply a N-Female connector, this antenna measures approximately 200x200x40mm and is housed in a weatherproof LURAN enclosure.
915 MHz Directional High Gain Panel Antenna
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These are standard off-the-shelf 915 MHz products. This listing is not exhaustive, but is designed to give you some food for thought. For further information and for other 915 MHz antenna requirements, please contact us at

Friday, 16 May 2014

4G/LTE MIMO Ceiling Mount Antenna with LOW PIM for Indoor Wireless and DAS

A new 4G/LTE ceiling mount MIMO omni antenna designed for indoor wireless deployments has been released. The low PIM (passive intermodulation) CMD69273P is ideal for multiband indoor and DAS applications requiring a single antenna to cover 4G, 3G and 2G cellular bands.

CMD69273P Low PIM ceiling mount antenna

This new antenna is aesthetically neutral, is low profile and covers all European cellular frequency bands from 790-2700 MHz as well as having 2 antenna radiating elements to optimize RF performance.

For more information and availability (this product can now be purchased online at the Connex webshop), please call +44 1280 824055 or e-mail us at

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

BWL400 low loss 50 Ohm coaxial cable specification overview

For longer low loss antenna cable runs, EAD/Specialist Antennas often turns to BWL400 cable manufactured by Italian cable specialist Beta Cavi. With a choice of connectors, BWL400 has excellent RF properties characterised by low loss per metre properties, is an interesting choice for applications up to 3 GHz and an excellent alternative to LMR400.

BWL400 cable

The attenutation figures are as follows:

BWL400 attenuation figures

We can custom build BWL400 cables to length with N-Male, N-Female, TNC-Male, TNC-Female, SMA-Male, SMA-Female, BNC-Male, BNC-Female, RP-TNC and RP-SMA connectors. For more information, please contact us. We also offer N-Male compression connectors for applications requiring high pull strength and robust N-Male plug terminations.

For those of you more technical minded, please see the technical specification below:

For more information please contact us at

Popular LTE-HIGAIN antenna now offered with integrated mounting stud.

A new low profile, permanent mount LTE/4G Multiband antenna is now in stock. The LTE-HIGAIN-STUD antenna is rugged and robust through-hole mount omni antenna that is mounted via a N-Female connector. Similar to the market-leading LTE-HIGAIN-MAG antennas, this antenna is based on the same radiating technology, but an integrated stud is an alternative to a magnetic mount.

This antenna should be mounted on a metal surface such as a vehicle or narrowboat roof and does require a jumper cable terminated in N-Male to mate with the antenna.


The performance specs are as follows:

Frequency Range:  700-2700 MHz
Impedance     50 Ohms
Antenna Gain (Peak)

            698-960MHz: 3.5dBi
            1575.42MHz: 5.1dBi
            1710-1990MHz: 5.5dBi
            2100-2700MHz: 4.6dBi

This antenna is manufactured by Laird Technologies under part number:  TRA6927M3PW.

This antenna can be purchased online at 

Friday, 28 February 2014

Upgraded 4G/LTE Multiband MIMO panel antenna released

EAD is pleased to introduce an upgraded LPM8270 4G Multiband MIMO outdoor directional panel which is now shipping.

With a new, very durable Luran-based radome, the LPM8270 is even more robust than before whilst still offering exception RF performance from 790-2700 MHz. As standard, it is supplied with 2 x N-Female connector on the back of the panel. Jumper cables can be specified as required with the desired cable length and choice of connector.

LPM8270 4G/Multiband MIMO Panel Antenna

For more information, please contact us or purchase online at

For dealer/trade inquiries, please contact us via e-mail at

Thursday, 27 February 2014

New 700-2700 MHz 4 Way Power Divider now available

A new 4-Way 700-2700 MHz  splitter / power divider is now in stock. Supplied with SMA-Female connectors, the PD-4G-4WAY-SF covers all 4G/LTE, 3G and GSM frequency bands. This unit complements the existing GSM and 3G 2-Way, 4-Way and 8-Way power dividers.

PD-4G-4WAY-SF power divider

The electrical specifications are as follows:

Electrical Specifications:

Frequency Range: 700 - 2700 MHz
Insertion Loss:       7.0dB Max
VSWR:                      1.3:1 Max
Isolation:                  20 db Min
Input Power:            1W CW Max
Impedance:             50 Ohm

The PD-4G-4WAY-SF can purchased online at the Connex Webshop.

For trade/dealer pricing, please contact us at EAD / Specialist Antennas via e-mail at

Monday, 17 February 2014

4G/Multiband MIMO GPS and WiFi antenna from PCTEL

Specialist Antennas is pleased to introduce the PCTEL GPSHPDLTEMIMO-SF - a new transit antenna for 4G/LTE multiband applications also requiring WiFi and GPS support.

With 2 x 4G/LTE/Multiband ports offering a MIMO function, this antenna offers high performance in, for its features, a low profile package.

This antenna can also be configured with 2 x WiFi ports if required.

4G MIMO /WiFi/GPS antenna from PCTEL.

The features of the GPSHPDLTEMIMO antenna are as follows:

• No tune, multi-band coverage: dual 4G LTE, dual 802.11n WiFi and GPS L1 frequencies
• Metal 3/4-inch stud mount with slotted jam nut provides single cable exit for easier installation and/or antenna replacement
• Attractive low profile housing for added overhead clearance
• IP67 compliant design provides maximum protection against water or dust ingress under severe environmental conditions
• High performance, low loss cable and high quality connectors for maximum RF system efficiency
• UV resistant black or white housing options complement most vehicular aesthetic requirements

For information, pricing and lead times on this antenna, please contact us at Further 4G and LTE antenna product information can be found at on our website or sister sites at EAD and Connex.

Monday, 27 January 2014

M1575HCT-22P-MR and M1575HCT-22P-SMA now in stock!

The two new Maxtena GPS passive helical antennas, the M1575HCT-22P-MR and the M1575-HCT-22P-SMA are now in stock in our webshop at

The Maxtena antennas offer a compact, effective GPS L1 antenna solution for portable and handheld devices and are compatible with Sarantel SL1203A mounting interface.

Both antennas' dimensions are 41.65 mm x 19.30 mm and the antennas weigh just 10 grams.

Per Maxtena specifications, both antennas are IP-67 both mounted and unmounted.

The GPS helical internal antenna tuning kit from Maxtena, the M1575HCT-22P-TK, is also in stock.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

EAD's LMO7270 4G/Multiband MIMO Omni Antenna now shipping

Embedded Antenna Design Ltd (EAD) is now shipping its innovative 4G Multiband (4G/LTE/3G/GSM/Cellular) outdoor MIMO omni antenna for enclosure, wall or pole-mount. The LMO7270 antenna has been designed for both indoor and outdoor deployments including leisure marine environments to improve reception of 4G (LTE), 3G and GSM signals.

LMO7270 MIMO 4G/Multiband Omni Antenna

The frequencies supported are 700, 800, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 and 2600 MHz covering all major 4G, LTE, GSM and 3G frequency bands.

The LMO7270 measures approximately 187mm in height and 106mm at the base. It is available with or without the wall/pole mount bracket and fed by two short pigtail cables, allowing for longer jumper cables to be connected for specific cable runs. The peak gain on each element is as follows:

Antenna Element 1
 Frequency     Peak Gain
 700-800 MHz     1.4 dBi
 800-960 MHz     2.0 dBi
 1710-2170 MHz     3.0 dBi
 2500-2700 MHz     3.3 dBi

Antenna Element 2
 Frequency     Peak Gain
 700-800 MHz     2.8 dBi
 800-960 MHz     3.0 dBi
 1710-2170 MHz     3.9 dBi
 2500-2700 MHz     3.9 dBi

For more information or to purchase the LMO7270 antenna, please contact EAD or buy here.