Herisau, Switzerland. 21 November, 2016: HUBER+SUHNER, leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity products, is extending its proven portfolio of roof-top antennas with the new five port SENCITY® Rail MIMO. Accompanying its established SENCITY® Rail antenna portfolio, the new robust five port MIMO roof-top antenna enables system integrators and rail vehicle manufacturers to upgrade their vehicles to 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi MIMO with minimal installation effort required.
The platform provides five antenna elements in one housing. The new product features two antenna elements to connect to a cellular 2×2 MIMO modem and two additional Wi-Fi antenna elements. This allows the direct connection to a Wi-Fi radio without using an RF diplexer to split the 2 different signals from a broadband antenna. It also saves the cost of the diplexer and the installation of it.
“The five ports allow system integrators to upgrade vehicles to MIMO technology even more efficiently and easily than before,” said Bernd Heidtmann, Product Manager RF at HUBER+SUHNER. “Our customers who have already installed the proven SENCITY® Rail antenna have seen the benefits of such an intelligent solution and so we are excited to be able to offer an upgraded product.”
This omni-directional antenna works on non-metallic surfaces. It supports the frequency range from 698 MHz to 6 GHz for all mobile communication networks worldwide.
“The product is particularly interesting for system integrators and rail vehicle manufacturers who are seeking to establish high-data-rate applications, such as on-board internet, CCTV or repeater systems in the train,” added Heidtmann. “Thanks to the new SENCITY® Rail MIMO, they can achieve a far higher data rate compared to standard antennas.”
The rugged design of the SENCITY® Rail MIMO antenna ensures it is fire retardant, meeting the railway standards for environmental requirements. The antenna RF ports are protected against high voltage and high current impacts, so if a broken catenary line destroys the antenna, a high voltage is connected to the radiator which will in turn short-cut the current to the ground.
All antennas can be purchased as kits with RF cable assemblies from HUBER+SUHNER. HUBER+SUHNER application engineers are on hand to help customers worldwide select the right product and position the antenna, thus ensuring successful deployment of the products.
HUBER+SUHNER, based in Switzerland, is a globally active developer and supplier of components and system solutions for electrical and optical connectivity. Through its production of cables, connectors and systems in the three key technologies of radio frequency, fiber optics and low frequency, the company serves three markets: Communications, Transportation and Industrial. Its products are set apart by their excellent performance, quality, reliability and durability, even under challenging conditions. HUBER+SUHNER has a global production network and provides local customer support via branch offices and representatives in over 60 countries. For more information on the company, visit www.hubersuhner.com.
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