From WLAN in warehouses to WiFi Hotspots in coffee houses to real-time video feeds from police vehicles, the nature of Commercial WiFi networks has changed over the years.
At Mobile Mark, we understand that different WiFi antenna networks are needed to satisfy these evolving networks, and we are preparing for the future.
In April 2020, the FCC adopted rules to make 1,200 Megahertz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band (5.925-7.125 GHz) available for unlicensed use. These new rules will usher in WiFi 6e, the next generation of WiFi and allow more users to see higher data rates.
WiFi 6 and WiFi 6e build on the current WiFi 5 standard known as IEEE 802.11ac. WiFi 6 adds MU-MIMO at 5GHz which allows up to 8 data streams to service 1 to 8 users directly and many more through time division techniques.
WiFi 6e adds a third frequency band: 5.9125-7.125 GHz in addition to the 2400-2485 MHz and 5.1-5.8 GHz. WiFi 6e will use MU-MIMO on all three bands instead of on the previously approved 5 GHz band.
WiFi Hotspot deployments may benefit from supplemental antennas to extend coverage area beyond the range provided by the default access point antennas. Solutions may include outdoor WiFi site antennas for campus-wide deployments or a network of ceiling-mount and wall-mount antennas for In-building WiFi deployments. Specialized antennas, such as narrow-beamwidth antennas, may be required for targeted coverage.
Fleet management encompasses a wide umbrella from long distance haulers, to local service vans, to police and emergency vehicles, to public transit buses. Increasingly, WiFi is playing an important part in fleet managements and smart transportation management systems. WiFi connections are used to offload data at a transport terminal or used to connect with stations along a route. WiFi Hotspots are even being installed for passenger use in buses and trains.
Some WiFi connections are made in limited space or in unusual settings. When this is the case, Mobile Mark can help with off-the-shelf or custom designed embedded antennas. These antenna solutions could include the antenna board itself, an over molded radome for the antenna board, or a custom-shaped radome. Our engineers can provide solutions for smart meters, digital signage, ATMs and vending machines.
Mobile Mark offers the wireless industry’s most extensive line of antennas for fleet management tracking systems, such as those used in public safety networks; whether you need a simple GPS-only antenna for navigation or a Multiband antenna that combines multiple applications (such as Vehicle Telematics, WiFi Hotspots, Trunking or Orbcomm) in the same package, we have what you are looking for. We even offer LTE MIMO and WiFi MIMO in a surface mount mobile antenna.
WiFi intelligent transportation systems are playing an increasingly important role in Public Safety LTE network antenna design, from reliable connectivity in government buildings, to quick deployment of military networks, to fixed site remote monitoring. New applications are emerging, such as WiFi Hotspots on police vehicles that connect to video cameras worn on uniforms. Streaming video is transmitted from officer.
Mobile Mark antennas cover many commercially available wireless networks (Cellular, LTE, ISM, WiFi, GPS, RFID, and VHF/UHF) as well as specialized networks. Installers will like the fact that our antennas are easy to install and service free.
If you need something special, Mobile Mark has the facilities and the experience to take a project from initial conception through to final production. We provide a quick response for both engineering advice and sales support for commercial WiFi antenna design. Give us a call toll-free at 800-648-2800 or send an email to email@example.com.