Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Outdoor 5,8 GHz antenna can be reconfigured as need arises

12 July 2006 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

A reconfigurable quad sector antenna was recently designed by Poynting Antennas. Called the HighPoynt, it comprises a single enclosure containing four sector antennas and space for four radio boards.

One of its unique features is that it can be configured into a single omni, and later, into two or four sectors as more capacity is required.

This quad sector antenna (with enclosure for electronics) operates in the 5700-5850 MHz band. The antenna is suited for any situation where one needs the capacity to handle a large number of users and needs to cover long distances. It allows for adjustable coverage in each quadrant due to the independent tilting of each sector.

The gain depends on the configuration selected: 16 dBi for each 90° sectors antennas; 14 dBi for each 180° sector - configured by combining two 90° sectors; 10 dBi when all four antennas are configured to form an omni.

It is constructed of aluminium, steel and PVC plastic and has a UV-treated PVC radome. The antennas are made from Rogers 4003 microwave board and stainless steel reflector plates. The product includes an integrated combiner that allows the four 90° sector antennas to be reconfigured to two 180° sectors or one omni-directional antenna.

The following are some of the main features:

* Elevation half power beamwidth of 10° for all configurations.

* Adjustable independent tilt for each of the four sector antennas up to 8° downtilt.

* Four electronics bays of maximum footprint 15 x 17 cm. Electronics is fitted by means of self-adhesive mounting pillars that allow for a range of electronics options.

* A universal cable port at the base of the unit allows multiple variable gauge cables to pass into the unit to service the electronics power and data requirements and provides IP65 protection.

* High strength stainless steel mounting bracket for either wall- or mast-mounting up to 90 mm in diameter.

* Safety screws secure radome to unit to provide tamper-proof protection.

For more information contact Poynting Antennas, 0800 443 443, sales@poynting.co.za



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