Persistent Systems has unveiled an L-Band Integrated Sector Antenna to support high-bandwidth network users deployed on forward operating bases, test ranges, and other remote or sprawling military sites.
The easy-to-mount L-Band unit incorporates the same highly scalable Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) as the company’s MPU5 tactical networking device.
The antenna is a part of the integrated antenna series line of products, providing affordable and extended coverage networking in remote areas.
It encompasses a 10W L-Band RF module within a 12 dBi sector antenna to provide 90° beamwidth of unprecedented range and performance.
Military operators have the capability to share voice, video, text, location and sensor data while on the move with the help of the MPU5 tactical device.
Persistent Systems Business Development vice-president Louis Sutherland said: “The L-Band sector antenna, working in conjunction with a fixed directional antenna, as part of our Integrated Antenna Series, extends the reach of these MPU5 users, so they can connect all the way back to the enterprise network.”
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This provides access to additional sensors and software, increasing the efficiency of operators in the field.
The L-Band sector antenna is weather-protected and can be mounted on a pole, tower or building. It has the capacity to blanket large areas.
The antenna and the network in one device are combined with a simple mounting bracket and single cable for power and data on the other. This makes the device extremely fast and easily deployable.
Sutherland added: “When covering hundreds of miles, speed and simplicity of installation become the limiting factor. These antennas were purpose-built to reduce this time, cost, and complexity.”