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Compact Omni Antenna UHF

Waterproof Compact Omni Antenna UHF options

The Waterproof Compact Omni Antenna UHF range from EAD is based on a modular platform of components. This modular approach allows us to build a full range of antennas at various frequencies and connectors.

The main standard components are an injection-moulded UV-resistant Luran sheath, a connector barrel and an antenna element.

UHF frequencies that we can address with the WCO UHF include:

380 MHz
430 MHz
433 MHz
450 MHz
459 MHz
868 MHz

Please contact us if you need a different frequency between 300 and 900 MHz and we’ll do our best to assist you.

The common connector options are:

N-Male Plug
N-Female Panel-Mount w/O-Ring – for through-hole mount
TNC-Male Plug Straight
TNC-Female Panel-Mount w/O-Ring for through-hole mount
TNC-Male Plug Right Angle
SMA and RP-SMA options are also available.

 

The WCO antennas are usually terminal or metal enclosure mount. However there are two other mounting options:

WCO with Magnetic Mount

Compact Omni Antenna UHF

WCO with L-Bracket for wall-mounting

The Waterproof Compact Omni Antenna UHF products offer excellent build quality, durability and RF performance and can be tailored to your application. At UHF frequencies, they do require a ground plane to radiate effectively.

Applications for these antennas include:

Outdoor Telemetry
Wireless Security
TETRA communications
LTE access (using LTE 450 services where available)

For more information, availability and quotations. Please contact us or your local representative.

The WCO-433-WMB can be purchased via the Connex Website.

LTE Multiband puck

CMx range has LTE multiband puck applications covered

EAD’s range of LTE multiband puck products is addressing a number of applications that required multi-element antennas for external intallations. Based on our proven permanent mount puck antenna platform, there are a number of configurations to suit a variety of requirements.

The standard and most common solution is 2 x LTE (MIMO) in a single permanent mount puck antenna. Fed by 2 coaxial cables, the CMO antenna offers MIMO connectivty to LTE-WiFi routers for fixed and mobile applications.

Adding an active GNSS element to the 2 x LTE is also possible. This model is called the CMG antenna and is fed by 3 coaxial cables enabling a positioning functional to the MIMO LTE connectivity.

Removing 1 x LTE element from the CMG is possible thereby leaving 1 x LTE and 1 x active GNSS. This variant is called the CLG antenna and can be deployed where the download speeds from 2 x LTE is not required.

Alternatively, the puck antenna can be supplied with 1 x LTE, 1 x WiFi and 1 x GNSS which offers innovative multi-band functionality in a compact platform. This antenna is called the CLWG.

All of these variants are available as a Magnetic version too. Based on the MP-2L as a 2 x LTE magnetic antenna.

For interesting projects, we are open to make modifications to our LTE multiband puck range to provide functionality for 868 MHz or 915 MHz or indeed offer a passive GNSS element instead of an active one.

For European customers, the CMO is available to purchase in small quantities via the Connex webshop.

For more information, please contact us.

Market leading quality antennas

Market leading quality antennas from SAS

A range of market-leading quality antennas from a world-leading antenna manufacturers are available via EAD’s sister companies, Specialist Antennas and Connex Technologies Ltd.

Specialist Antenna Solutions is a trading division of EAD which works with quality RF manufacturers including PCTEL, SIRIO, SMARTEQ, LAIRD, SCAN and others.

Connex Technologies Ltd is a dedicated webshop for European customers to purchase antennas and RF cables from these manufacturers.

The most popular PCTEL antennas is the BMLPVMB/LTE which is also sold with a magnetic mount as a bundle called the LTE-RUGGED-HIGAIN-MAG. In addition, the GPS and GNSS Timing antennas – GPS-TMG-40NMS are also very popular.

The Laird TRA6927M3 antennas are also very popular solutions. Again bundled with a magnetic mount and called the LTE-HIGAIN-MAG, they are a robust and effective 4G LTE magnetic mount antenna. Alternatively a permanent mount version the TRA6927M3PW-001 is available for purchase where a through-hole mount antenna is required.

From Sirio Antenna based in Italy, there are a number of excellent 4G external antennas available including the SMP-4G-MIMO panel antenna, the HGO-4G-LTE High gain omni and the SMP-4G-LTE.

The AllDisc and SmartDisc from Smarteq offer excellent RF performance for low profile dome and puck antennas respectively. The 710211 antenna from Smarteq is particularly popular.

In addition to the above market leading quality antennas, the most popular EAD LTE antennas can be ordered in small quantities via Connex including the LMO and CMO MIMO antennas as well as RF400 cables.

 

 

Magnetic Low Profile UHF Antenna

New Magnetic Low Profile UHF Antenna arrives at EAD

A new magnetic low profile UHF antenna, the LP-MAG-450, has been introduced by EAD. Based on our WCO (waterproof compact omni) platform, this antenna offers a robust, durable solution for fixed and mobile applications.

Supplied with a solid magnetic mount and a UV-Resistant Luran sheath, this antenna is low profile which helps to reduce impacts and knocks associated with long UHF whip antennas. The connector at the end of the cable of this magnetic low profile UHF antenna can be customised to allow connectivity to a wide range of radios. Connector types on offer include SMA, N, BNC, TNC, RP-SMA and FME.

The modular nature of this product means we can offer a similar solution at 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz. Other frequencies in the VHF and UHF band are also possible.

For more information, please visit the product page or contact EAD or a local EAD distributor.

Low Loss RF coaxial cable assemblies

Low Loss RF coaxial cable assemblies RF240 and RF400

Low Loss RF coaxial cable assemblies based on RF240 and RF400 low loss cable products are available from EAD.

You can download our RF240 and RF400 overview brochures here:

RF240 Low Loss coaxial cables

RF400 Low Loss coaxial cables

These low loss RF cables can be customer specified with the parameters of length and connector type configurable. Both cable types complement LTE, IoT, GNSS and UHF outdoor antenna installations. Typical products that marry with these cables are the LMO7270, FGO, and HIGAIN-RTK antennas.

Popular RF400 part numbers include RF400-SF-SM-10M and RF400-NM-SM-10M

For more information on EAD’s low loss RF coaxial cable assemblies, please contact EAD or your local distributor.

 

high gain multi constellation GNSS antenna

New high gain multi constellation GNSS antenna

The new HIGAIN-RTK antenna from EAD is a high gain multi constellation GNSS antenna is designed for outdoor pipe-mounted positioning applications receiving signals from GPS L1, L2, L5, GLONASS G1, G2, Galileo and Beidou systems. With a typical effective gain of around 39-40 dB with LNA, the HIGAIN-RTK offers excellent performance in a discreet IP67 waterproof enclosure.

With a 1-14 UNF thread in the base of the antenna, it can be mounted onto threaded pipes and mounting poles or alternatively can be clamped to a mast. Used in conjunction with RF240 or RF400 cables, this antenna can be located some distance away from the receiver for maximum installation flexibility.

For more information on the HIGAIN-RTK, please visit the product page here or contact EAD or your local distributor for availability and pricing.

LTE waterproof vertical blade antenna

LTE waterproof vertical blade antenna introduced

EAD is pleased to announce the arrive of the WTS7270 LTE waterproof vertical blade antenna. Designed primarily to mount directly onto terminals, modems and routers for fixed and mobile outdoor applications, the WTS7270 is a IP66 rated facilitating long term outdoor deployment.

With an overall length of 191mm, the WTS7270 is relatively compact with a superior, robust build quality and a tough, ruggedized SMA-Male connector. This lends itself well to harsher environments than standard LTE stub or blade-style antennas.

The WTS7270 LTE waterproof vertical blade antenna is shipping now. Please contact EAD or your local EAD distributor for pricing and availability.

For a MIMO LTE non-metal mount blade antenna, check out our MIMO-Blade.

ISM band terminal antennas overview

ISM band terminal antennas overview

When selecting ISM-band and LoRa terminal antennas, there are many options for your application. Download our ISM band terminal antennas overview here:

ISM Antennas

If you are mounting antennas directly onto a terminal or enclosure using 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz or 915 MHz, then the flyer has some suggestions for antenna choices. Our portfolio is not limited to these antennas and we have a full range for terminal antennas through to high gain omni antennas like the DMO8684 or the WMO8685.

The 169 MHz antennas are used for the European licence-free metering band at 169 MHz and we can offer terminal or wall-mount antennas at this frequency.

LPO antenna enhanced supporting 450 MHz

LPO antenna enhanced supporting 450 MHz

The EAD LPO antenna enhanced supporting 450 MHz for LTE 450 applications is now available. With 2 x LTE elements and 2 x WiFi elements, the LPO45727 is ideal for running 700-2700 MHz LTE alongside LTE 450 services.

EAD has used the modular LPO platform to bring this new offering to market. It is a compact design for a multiband antenna solution and is through-hole mount for permanent installation. The LPO has a gasket underneath for an IP67 waterproof deployment and is fed by 4 cables from underneath.

An alternative 450 MHz antenna is our VLP4.

For more information on the LPO45727, please contact us.

If you require a variation of the LPO antenna, please contact us to see if we can develop it for you.