Poynting’s OMNI 291 – a high-gain, multi-band, omnidirectional marine and coastal antenna – will be used by the German sailing team at this year’s Olympics.
The antenna covers all current and several new data frequencies in all bands, from 450MHz to 2,700MHz.
The antenna is ideal for sea-to-land communications between the competition yacht, the coach’s motorboat, and land-based operations, said the company.
The OMNI 291 was designed and tested in South Africa, where Poynting Antennas’ head office is based.
The antenna offers GSM, UMTS, WCDMA, Wi-Fi, and 4G/LTE bands, and is future-proof thanks to its inclusion of the new 450MHz ranges.
The ultra-wide range is possible thanks to Poynting technologies that use multiple dipoles and a unique data feed network.
The antenna has also been designed for simultaneous dual communications, with a Wi-Fi modem and signal repeater, using a two-way splitter.