Mobile Mark offers 5G fleet management antenna for GNSS, Wi-Fi

October 11, 2019  - By
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The new Mobile Mark nine-cable LTMG944 multiband antenna is designed for 5G-ready routers and gateways covering dual-carrier LTE MIMO, Wi-Fi MIMO and GNSS.

LTM508 antenna. (Photo: Mobile Mark)

The LTM508 antenna. (Photo: Mobile Mark)

The 9-in-1 dual-carrier antenna expands Mobile Mark’s LTM series, used for public transit communications, public safety and vehicle fleet management. It contains nine separate antenna elements housed within a single antenna radome. The antenna has:

  • four cellular/LTE elements
  • four Wi-Fi elements
  • one GNSS element covering GPS, GLONASS and Galileo.

The LTM900 series can also be configured with fewer elements — for example, the LTMG942 contains four LTE, two Wi-Fi and one GNSS element.

The LTMG944 model can be paired with multi-connection 5G-ready routers and gateways already on the market. The cellular/LTE elements are designed to accommodate dual-carrier MIMO coverage (i.e. 2xMIMO on two different cellular carriers) or 4xMIMO for 5G.

Complete cellular coverage is offered from 694-960 and 1710-3700 MHz, with GNSS coverage on GPS and Galileo (1575 MHz) and GLONASS (1612 MHz), and dual-band Wi-Fi coverage on 2.4 and 5 GHz.

“Our new dual-carrier antenna solution series is compatible with the latest fleet management modems and routers offering dual-carrier coverage,” said Michael Berry, Mobile Mark president and CEO. “A single antenna provides MIMO coverage for each carrier.”

The antenna also provides broadband coverage. “We are happy to report that Mobile Mark’s new 9-cable 5G-ready antennas are in production today with efficient, 5 dBi gain on the FCC allocated 5G mid-bands of 3550-3700 MHz as well as being backwards compatible for other cellular frequencies,” Berry said.

The antenna is housed in the attractive, recognizable LTM radome in a choice of black or white. It is sold as a kit with 1-foot pigtails (LMR-100 except RG174 on GPS) and 14-foot jumper cables. The antenna elements fit in a compact radome that measures 5.5-inches in diameter by 2.38 inches high (140 mm x 60 mm). The LTMG944 series antennas are available as surface mounted antennas, but not as mag-mounts.

For high-vibration applications such as mining or large earth-moving equipment, Mobile Mark has developed a proprietary construction technique with superior shock and vibration test results. This option is available for the LTM944 series antennas.

The dual-carrier antenna is made in the USA, in Mobile Mark’s Itasca, Illinois, factory.”

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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