The number of IoT and M2M devices used in various industries has grown exponentially over the past years. Whether it is the location of a fleet of trucks, controlling the course of a combine harvester on a farm or connecting a network of smart water and electricity meters in a city; each of these units requires an antenna that provides optimum connectivity to the network.
Poynting’s new PUCK antenna range, named after the hockey puck, is a small profile antenna for use in the IoT/M2M, Smart Meter, Smart Utilities and Transportation markets. This antenna range offers a variety of options for MIMO LTE, MIMO Wi-Fi and GPS/GLONASS within the same enclosure while keeping the implementation as simple as possible with its variety of mounting options ‘in the box’. Due to superior engineering and a solid design, this antenna provides exceptional electrical performance for its small size.
The flagship 5-in-1 antenna boasts 2×2 MIMO LTE, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi (Dualband 2.4GHz + 5GHz) and GPS/GLONASS antennas within one enclosure. Other variants offer a subset of this configuration. The PUCK range includes a Wi-Fi only variant and a GPS/GLONASS only variant, namely the GPS-1-V2.
The 2x Cellular MIMO antennas (for 2G/3G/4G) cover the 698MHz to 2700MHz band, which includes the most popular international LTE bands. This antenna is designed to cover the 3200MHz to 3800MHz CBRS bands, which will also be used in 5G cellular networks in various international markets, making this antenna 5G Ready! The PUCK’s 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi antennas are both dual-band Wi-Fi antennas, providing concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz on each antenna, making them capable of 802.11n, 802.11ac and the more recent 802.11ax specification. The fifth antenna is a high-performance active GPS/GLONASS system operating at temperatures as low as -40ºC.
“The radiation patterns of all elements provide an excellent balance between omnidirectionality, pattern diversity and good radiation abilities at the desired elevation, which is often overlooked in such a small size antenna.” – Stephen Froneman, Product Manager at Poynting Group
This antenna exceeds the performance of many competitor products of similar size, especially at the higher frequency bands, where performance is critical for LTE throughput and connection stability.
Many Mounting Possibilities are included as standard
Poynting’s new PUCK antenna range provides easy installation with the multiple mounting options. This includes as standard:
- Spigot Mount – two different lengths included (40mm & 80mm)
- Vertical Pole mount (inner & outer mounting for smaller and larger poles)
- Horizontal Pole Mount (e.g. marine rails)
- Magnetic Mount
- Surface Mount (Double Sided Tape)
- Wall Mount
The Poynting PUCK is rugged – we drove over it with a Jeep.