Itasca, IL, June 26, 2014 – Mobile Mark, Inc. has introduced a new 6×6 MIMO Panel Antenna for 802.11ac networks. The new antenna featured six separate connection ports in order to provide optimum MIMO (multiple-input-multiple-output) performance for the new WiFi 802.11ac modems.
The antenna provides coverage on both 2.4-2.5 & 4.9-6.0 GHz. This allows the antenna to operate on the 5 GHz band for 802.11ac, but also be backwards compatible for 802.11n and 802.11b/g modems.
The PND10-W-AC6-GRY panel antenna achieves MIMO performance by using multiple polarizations for the six elements housed within the antenna. Jerry Posluszny, Director of Engineering, explained that, “This new 6X MIMO antenna features quad-polarization: vertical, horizontal, slant -45°, and slant +45° for state-of-the-art MIMO technology.”
According to Michael Berry, President of Mobile Mark, Inc., “The new 802-11ac networks are designed for high density, high capacity usage. To perform as they are intended to perform, the antennas need to match the capabilities of the modems and provide the same 6×6 MIMO coverage. We are excited that our new Panel Antenna provides that kind of operation for a 6x MIMO WiFi system.
The antenna offers 8 dBi gain on the 2.4 GHz band and 10 dBi gain on the 5 GHz band. These gain levels provide wireless coverage over a longer distance while still providing adequate beamwidth coverage for easy installation and alignment. The antenna covers 100° azimuth x 60° elevation at 2.4 GHz and 40° azimuth x 45° elevation at 5 GHz. Alignment is also aided by the swivel tilt mount that comes with the antenna.
The antenna gets high marks for its efficiency with a minimum front-to-back ratio of 20 dB and an antenna isolation figure of greater than 20 dB. It is designed to handle up to 20 watts of power.
Compact and attractive, this antenna will fit in well with any 802.11ac WiFi MIMO installation.
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 Mobile Mark’s Network Antennas can be found on the website: www.mobilemark.com.