Itasca, IL, May 20, 2014 – Mobile Mark, Inc. announced that its complete line of Fleet Management antennas can now be supplied with both an external GPS antenna and an external GLONASS antenna combined in the same unit.
The antennas with the combined GPS/GLONASS option operate at 1575 MHz for GPS and at 1602 MHz for the GLONASS L1 band. The antenna module contains an active amplifier. These multiband antennas are typically mounted externally on the vehicles’ roof or auto-body.
With the current GPS and GLONASS satellites, these Fleet Management Antennas can offer 1.5 times better precision. As the GLONASS program expands to include GLONASS M, K1 & K2 satellites the positioning accuracy is projected to go from the current 2.8 meters to 0.6 meters.
Mobile Mark’s combined GPS & GLONASS option is available for all of the commonly used Mobile Mark fleet management antennas including the SMW, LTM, DM and LMW Series.
The multiband antennas will combine GPS & GLONASS with other wireless systems such as WiFi, 3G Cellular and 4G LTE for efficient data acquisition and transmission. These surface-mounted external antennas take the signals out of the vehicle for more effective connections on all the wireless protocols.
According to Michael Berry, President of Mobile Mark, Inc., “Combined GPS & GLONASS operation is particularly important in mountainous terrain or in urban landscapes where tall buildings can block satellites.”
The GLONASS option fits into the current antenna assemblies so there are no changes in the overall dimensions of the antennas.
About Mobile Mark, Inc.
Mobile Mark, Inc. designs and manufactures site, mobile, device, embedded and covert antennas for 600 MHz – 9 GHz. Applications include GPS Tracking & Fleet Management, Cellular GSM/CDMA, LTE, WiMAX, WiFi, RFID, Public Safety, Military and Machine-to-Machine (M2M). Engineering and custom design services available. Mobile Mark’s global headquarters, which include research facilities and manufacturing plant, are located near Chicago, IL. An additional manufacturing and sales facility is located near Birmingham, UK. Further information on the GPS & GLONASS Antennas can be found on the website: www.mobilemark.com.