Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

WiFi box with integrated antenna simplifies design considerations

27 July 2005 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Poynting Antennas has developed a new injection-moulded WiFi enclosure with an integrated antenna to simplify the installation of wireless equipment.

RF cabling is often the bane of the wireless networking equipment installer. Connecting an antenna on a mast to a radio located somewhere else that is dry and safe typically requires several metres of expensive 'low-loss cable' that somehow still manages to eat away at the expensive gain purchased in the antenna. Even only 5 m of a high quality cable can lose as much as half the power, claims Poynting. Such power loss is expensive when it has to be made up for by higher performance antennas and radios.

To solve this dilemma, Poynting has integrated the antenna and electronics in the same enclosure. With the antenna close to the electronics, there is negligible RF cable loss. And because there is no power loss over Ethernet, one may safely link to an integrated enclosure using inexpensive CAT5 cable.

Poyntings new multipurpose WiFi/WiFi5/WiMax enclosures allow the integration of a wide range of electronics through the ingenious use of user-configurable mounting pillars. The design of the enclosure ensures ample space the electronics, and the rugged and watertight (IP66) design is also sleek and aesthetically-pleasing. Mounting is simplified with a new universal bracket design, offering both horizontal or vertical mounting for RF polarisation, and tilt capability is up to 30°.

The new BridgePoynt range launches with 13 and 16 dBi 2,45 GHz integrated antennas with 5 to 6 GHz versions to be released soon.

For more information contact Poynting Antennas, 0800 443 443.


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