WiFi MIMO Surface Mount Antenna
Surface Mount Antenna for Dependable WiFi MIMO Mobile Hotspot Applications
Itasca, IL, February 10, 2015 – When Mobile WiFi Hotspots are needed for Police vehicles
or for Passenger Buses, installers are turning to Mobile Mark for the SMD Series WiFi
MIMO Surface Mount Antenna. This compact antenna features three separate connection
ports for optimum MIMO (multiple-input-multiple-output) performance with 3-port WiFi
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
The SMD Series mobile antenna achieves MIMO performance with the three antenna
elements housed within the radome. Jerry Posluszny, Director of Engineering, explained that,
“This 3-port WiFi MIMO antenna features spatial diversity in which the three antenna
elements resonate on identical frequency bands but slightly different data is transmitted on
each of the antenna elements. This particular antenna model is very efficient and offers
greater than 20 dB isolation among the elements.”
According to Michael Berry, President of Mobile Mark, Inc., “Several of our Public Transit
customers are using the SMD antenna to provide in-bus WiFi service for their customers. The
3-element WiFi MIMO configuration allows for rapid and dependable internet connection.
The antenna profile is small and attractive, so our customers are happy with the way the
antenna blends into the background.”
The antenna offers 4 dBi gain on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band. At this gain, wireless
coverage is provided over a fairly large distance while still providing adequate vertical beamwidth
coverage for hard to reach areas.
When paired with Mobile Mark’s LTM Series LTE Antenna and an appropriate modem, a
perfect LTE connected WiFi hotspot can be achieved.
The SMD Antenna can be mount outside the vehicle (e.g. for Police Vehicle mobile hotspots)
or inside the vehicle (e.g. for bus passenger internet service). When mounted externally, the
antenna will stand up to harsh environments. It has a water ingress rating of IPx7 and meets
Industry & Military standards for shock and vibration.
A magnet-mount version of the SMD Series antenna is available for short-term applications or
for vehicles where a permanent installation is not possible. The mag-mount option can be
useful for demoing the network or for providing temporary WiFi Hotspot coverage from a
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, 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 full range of WiFi MIMO Antennas can be found on
the website: www.mobilemark.com.