New South African-developed 5-in-1 antenna here soon

Poynting’s new 5-in-1 antenna provides a connection to Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and 4G LTE.

By - March 16, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Poynting 5-in-1 antenna

Poynting has developed a new 5-in-1 antenna, which provides a connection to Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and 4G LTE.

The antenna forms part of Poynting’s first implementation of in-vehicle network solutions in South Africa.

In-vehicle network solutions can change the way people work, and are set to become more important in the future.

With mobile Internet connections, commuters can work on the way to the office, for example.

The value of mobile connectivity extends to industrial projects, and connectivity for the government, police, and medical emergency services.

Poynting said transportation presents connectivity challenges when compared to a traditional work environment.

“You already understand the frustration of no or weak signal and how it affects the speed of your Internet connection while travelling,” said Poynting.

The antenna has:

  • 2 LTE antennas – 2×2 MIMO cross-polarisation for LTE 4G, 3G, and 2G.
  • 2 Wi-Fi antennas – 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi frequencies.
  • 1 GPS antenna.

Poynting vehicle antenna

Poynting’s 5-in-1 antenna

“The challenge of having 5 antennas in one enclosure required extensive research and development at Poynting’s labs in Johannesburg,” said the company.

Achieving sufficient decoupling between the two cross-polarised LTE antennas, while maintaining superior gain at low elevation, means that the performance of the connection between the vehicle and the 4G wireless network is reliable and produces good data speeds.

Poynting also incorporated its wideband technology, allowing the antenna to be used for other applications at other frequencies.

Its low profile design makes its easy for vehicle mounting, and the company said it will withstand harsh environments, bumpy roads, high temperatures, and moisture.

The antenna is expected to launch in Q2 2016.

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