Low-profile waterproof indoor/outdoor omnidirectional antennas

16-10-2023 | L-com | Passives

L-com has introduced a line of low-profile, weatherproof omnidirectional antennas that cover a wide frequency range from 650MHz to 5.85GHz. They also have linear polarisation and provide exceptional power transfer and low loss for improved coverage, better broadcast control, and faster speed.

More than half of the 19 new low-profile, waterproof omnidirectional antennas cover either 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz or 2.4GHz to 5.85GHz. This makes them perfect for Wi-Fi and ISM, WLAN, Bluetooth, IoT, wireless audio systems, home automation, telemetry, remote monitoring, wireless data acquisition, wireless hotspots and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax.

The other antennas cover one of the following spectrums: 860-870MHz, 900-935MHz, 2.4-5.85GHz, 3.3-3.8GHz, 650MHz to 3.31GHz or 800MHz to 2.7GHz. Applications for these models include public safety, security, construction, wireless communication, IoT sensors and trackers, wireless microphones, remote control, amateur radio, industrial monitoring and data transmission, and more.

The new monopole and dipole antennas deliver high gain for increased signal strength and range, enhanced signal quality, better reception and precise directional coverage. There are gain options from 1dBi up to 5.47dBi. They have an impedance of 50-Ohms.

The company's new low-profile omni antennas are created to thrive indoors and outdoors. These rubber duck antennas are waterproof; most have an IP65 or IPX7 ingress rating and an operating temperature range of -40C to +65C (-40F to +165F). Most of them are an unobtrusive 2" to 3" long, and six are classified as stubby antennas. Such smaller designs fit well in space-limited installations, are at less risk of damage than longer antennas and do not disrupt visual aesthetics. All these new antennas can be positioned vertically, at a right angle or anywhere in between.

Contributing to the low profile of these linear polarisation antennas are their connectors, which are either SMA (subminiature version A) or RP-SMA (reverse polarity SMA). The threaded outer shell of these popular designs makes for a secure and stable connection, even with vibrations or movements.

"These indoor and outdoor antennas offer a lot in a small package," said product line manager Dustin Guttadauro. "Along with having a low profile, they are weatherproof and sturdy, and they have high power handling capacities and a plug-and-play design."

By Seb Springall