L-com introduced a cross-polarised, directional wall mount MIMO panel antenna that is specifically designed for in-building wireless networks including Distributed antenna system (DAS) applications which are used to distribute Cellular and WiFi signals throughout a building or area. Providing coverage ranging from 700 MHz to 2700 MHz in a single antenna package, the HG72708XWPPR-NF can support various networks including cellular 4G/LTE, Personal Communication Services (PCS), and 802.11b/g/n wireless networks.
The Multi-Band design of this antenna combines many frequencies into one unit which eliminates the need to purchase different antennas for each frequency. This simplifies installations and reduces deployment costs since the same antenna can be used for a wide array of in-building wireless applications where wide coverage is desired, claims the company.
“Cross-polarization and simple installation make this DAS antenna ideal for providing wireless coverage in large, open areas such as indoor courtyards, indoor sporting venues, convention centers and shopping malls,” said Ken Burgner, Product Manager.
The HG72708XWPPR-NF features two independent antennas with cross-polarization, which doubles the wireless capacity over the same channels. The antenna is fed via two plenum-rated antenna leads terminated with N-female connectors. One antenna is +45° polarized and the other is -45° polarised, making this antenna ideal for polarization diversity systems.
The key to providing the best performance in a DAS application is to ensure the components used are low PIM rated. This helps meet the increasing demand for higher data rates and the ability to provide streaming video for mobile devices. With a low PIM rating of <-150 dBc, the antenna helps meets the most demanding PIM requirements for LTE/4G bands.
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