Sector antennas cover Federal Law Enforcement C-Bands

5th August 2016
Daisy Stapley-Bunten

The release of four high gain 90° sector antenna designs specifically for use with 2X2 and 4X4 MIMO radio systems have been announced by Southwest Antennas. These high gain 90° sector antenna designs are available in both 2X2 and 4X4 MIMO input options covering the 2.2-2.5GHz Federal Law Enforcement and ISM Broadcast S-Bands or the 4.4-5.0GHz Federal Law Enforcement C-Band.

The SWA product offering gives the Federal Law Enforcement community and the 2.4GHz ISM Broadcast Band end-users MIMO system design tools and antenna deployment options for their MIMO radio systems.

The S-Band 90° Sector Antennas offer 15dBi peak gain and the C-Band versions offer 16dBi peak gain. All products cover 90° Azimuth and 8° Elevation beamwidth for a complete 90° sectorial radiation pattern coverage.

The 2X2 and 4X4 90° MIMO Sector Antennas utilise a proprietary alternating slant left/slant right antenna polarisation that offer end-users maximum orthogonal antenna polarisation diversity as well as optimised spatial diversity between the alternating antenna element polarisations inside the antenna, giving end-users superior MIMO antenna performance within a single ruggedised outdoor rated enclosure. The product’s rugged Kydex radome housing is white in colour (other colours available) and offers an outdoor rated UV stable, weather sealed, low-visibility product that will blend in well in urban environments and looks very similar to commonly used commercial cellular base station sectorial coverage antennas.

“Our new high gain 90° MIMO sector antenna offerings give our end-users of MIMO radio products a ruggedised antenna solution that is ideal for 90° sectorial high-gain coverage and high data rate system throughput that are prefect for long range video, voice and data applications operation in both complex RF multipath urban environments as well as obstruction free long range RF line of site scenarios.” Said Benjamin Culver, President of Southwest Antennas. “With these new sectorial antenna products added to our existing line of MIMO Omni antenna products, Southwest Antennas now offers our Customers a complete line of MIMO antenna solutions from the mobile individual end-user level all the way up to wide-area sectorial infrastructure / fixed site coverage level. By utilising our MIMO antennas on hand-held tactical radios, mobile vehicle radios, and fixed site infrastructure, teams are able to stay in constant contact over much longer distances and in RF-unfriendly urban environments during even the most demanding situations.”

Each MIMO 90° sector antenna comes standard with a pole mounting kit which features a user-adjustable 0° to -15° down tilt, giving the installer precise control over the area covered by each MIMO sector antenna. The antenna mounting kit is suitable for both rapid deploy temporary installations or long-term fixed site infrastructure use. Other mounting kit options can also be made available for specific installation requirements.

Integrated RF Filters can also be added inside or outside the antenna for crowded RF environments, giving end-users much better control over RF co-site interference from adjacent frequency bands and co-located transmitters. Contact Southwest Antennas to discuss specific RF Filter options for your application.

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