This low profile multi-function MIMO antenna (left) from Sure Antennas features three separate wideband LTE/cellular elements and has been designed for future emergency services vehicles.
Sure Antennas collaborated with Vauxhall Motors at the NAPFM 2016 event in June where its ESN multi-function antenna was shown on Vauxhall’s new Astra Sports Tourer.
Vauxhall used the antenna to transmit video from the car on the stand at the show in Telford, via the ESN antenna, to a separate show in Glasgow, demonstrating the possibilities of the latest video technology and how it could be used by the emergency services.
The antenna is encased in a tough IP66 housing in white or black with a single nut fitting and, as no ground plane is needed, it can be mounted to a non-metallic surface. In addition, the unit also includes dual GPS/GLONASS receiving elements with a gain of 26dBi, and two separate dual band WiFi antennas.
This antenna can be purchased with many different functions. To allow easy migration from Tetra this antenna can be purchased with an optional whip element if required that can be fitted to the rear of the antenna.
Future plans to modify the antenna include adding a satellite antenna for emergency vehicles in areas with limited or no 4G coverage.