Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pulse IP67-Rated Penta-Band + GPS Antenna for Telematics

Pulse Electronics, a worldwide leader in electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturing, introduces its W4120  Series of multi-band active GPS antennas that combines compact size with the capability to support most major wireless services globally.  This low-cost antenna features a low-profile housing that complies with Ingress Protection 67, making it suitable for outdoor use.  The active GPS antenna provides accurate location-based information that can be communicated back to the tracking location via commonly used wireless frequencies around the world, enabling fleet management, pay-as-you-drive insurance, navigation, locating, and other telematics applications.

The W4120 series antennas operate over 5 frequency bands -- 824 to 894 MHz, 880 to 960 MHz, 1710 to 1880 MHz, 1850 to 1990 MHz, and 1920 to 2170 MHz -- plus GPS.  The amplifier input voltage of 3 or 5 volts DC provides 26dBic of gain and compatibility with most commercially available receivers.  The compact 136x38x14mm antennas come individually packaged with separate double-sided tape for easy installation in any environment.  Various cable lengths and connector options are available.

“As telematics are increasingly used in commercial and industrial as well as consumer electronics applications, demand for compact, high-performance multi-band antennas that also provide GPS capabilities continues to grow,” said Beatrice Colbeau, Pulse wireless device product manager.  “Pulse will continue supporting customers with a broad range of antenna products to meet their emerging needs.”

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