Dual sector antennas reduce tower space while providing higher gain
KP Performance Antennas has announced a line of high-gain, dual-band sector antennas for use in wireless networks. KP’s line of dual sector antennas is made up of seven models, each consisting of two or more sector antennas inside a single, rugged radome. The single mounting point of these antennas reduces inches on the tower, halves the tower rental costs and lowers wind resistance.
They also provide a rapid upgrade path to add frequency bands without installing more infrastructure. These antennas are offered with four or eight ports and support 2x2, 4x4 and 8x8 MIMO, depending on the model.
The straight-on models in this line provide two forward-facing, high-gain, 65° or 90° sector antennas in a single radome, one for each frequency band and come in frequency combinations of 2GHz/3GHz, 2GHz/5GHz, 3GHz/5GHz or 5GHz/5GHz. They have clean patterns and provide complete 360° coverage while minimising interference.
They come with mounting space for two ePMP radios, have four N-Type female connectors and hot dip galvanised steel sector brackets. These antennas are suitable for point-to-multi-point applications using many of the popular radios in the WISP market.
The side-angle models combine two 65° sector antennas in a single radome and mounted 60° apart - two ports are angled at -60° and the other two ports at +60°, for a total of 120° of coverage utilising two 2x2 MIMO radios on a single antenna.
These antennas achieve complete 360° coverage while minimising interference with only three side-angle sectors connected to six 2x2 MIMO radios around a tower in frequency reuse ABCABC.
“This line of four and eight-port dual sector antennas combines multiple antennas inside a single radome, reducing tower rental and installation costs at no expense in performance,” explained Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer at KP Performance Antennas.
“Furthermore, these antennas support MIMO, carrier aggregation and provide exceptional wireless coverage.”