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KP Performance Unveils 2 GHz Sector Antennas for LTE Networks

KP Performance Antennas, a manufacturer of WISP antennas, has released a line of high-performance, 2 GHz sector antennas for use in WISP networks.

KP’s new line of LTE 2 GHz sector antennas consists of three new models: KP-2DP120S-45, a 14 dBi sector with 120° azimuth beamwidth, the KPPA-2GHZDP60S-17-45, a 15.1 dBi sector with a 60° azimuth beamwidth, and the KPPA-2GHZDP90S-45 which provides 17 dBi of gain with a 90° azimuth beamwidth.

These 2 GHz sector antennas utilize a ±45-degree slant dual polarization scheme and are specially designed with optimized front to back and side lobes that allow for frequency reuse. These antennas feature heavy-duty weatherized sector brackets, select models also include jumper cables and radio brackets. These LTE sector antennas also deliver high-gain in a compact shell for ease of deployment. All models in this line operate in the popular 2.3 GHz to 2.7 GHz frequency range and deliver VSWR from 1.3:1 to 2.1.

“Our new 2 GHz sectors are engineered to provide vastly improved coverage and spectral efficiency in LTE deployments through their high-gain, fixed electrical downtilt and optimized patterns with sharp roll-off past their 3 dB beamwidths and superior front-to-back,” explains Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer at KP Performance Antennas.

These new LTE 2 GHz sector antennas are in-stock and can be ordered directly from the KP Performance Antennas website.

For inquiries, please call 1-855-276-5772.

DoubleRadius Appointed as North American Distributor for KP Performance Antennas

KP Performance Antennas, a manufacturer of wireless internet service provider (WISP) antennas and accessories, announces the appointment of North Carolina-based DoubleRadius, Inc. as a new distributor covering the North American territory.

DoubleRadius joins KP’s growing distributor network, partnering to expand the company’s sales channels in North America, while also providing value-added services and technical resources for customers. As a new stocking distributor of KP products, DoubleRadius can now offer their customers a larger portfolio of high performance WISP antennas and accessories throughout the U.S.

“Our new partnership with DoubleRadius is an exciting development for our growing business,” says Ken Caird, Vice President & GM at KP Performance Antennas. “As a trusted and respected distributor in the wireless network industry, DoubleRadius will help KP’s products reach a much wider audience through their established customer base.”

DoubleRadius President, Gerry Ford, explains, “Here at DoubleRadius, our mission is to be our customer’s partner for building better networks. We continually scan the horizon for products that improve every part of the wireless ecosystem. Our new reseller partnership with KP Performance Antennas reflects our confidence in how their wide variety of innovative, quality antennas and accessories continue to perform at a high level, giving our customers the reliability they need in their networks.”


LTE MIMO Antenna

Galtronics has added the D5503i to its EXTENT outdoor antenna line. The directional panel antenna provides EXTENT™ D5778iLTE MIMO broadband wireless coverage in high-capacity venues such as campuses and stadiums. It supports MIMO from 698 -2700 MHz, with a 60°/60° beam width and 8 dBi gain at 698-960 MHz and a 30°/60° beam width and 11.5dBi gain at 1710-2700 MHz. This product completes Galtronics high-capacity antenna portfolio, which includes a full range of EXTENT options with 20°/60°, 30°/60°, 30°/30° and 60°/60° beam antennas, which support flexible DAS system designs with the highest possible amount of sectorization. www.galtronics.com

Low-profile 4G LTE Wideband Antenna

The BMLPVMB/LTE low-profile vertical antenna from PCTEL provides multiband pattern coverage for mobile or fixed applications operating in the 698-MHz to 2700-MHz band to cover of LTE frequencies with minimum loss and no tuning required. The antenna features a compact housing that makes it suitable for indoor or outdoor applications requiring minimum visibility. A high-efficiency permanent mount is recommended to obtain the most efficient performance. The antenna is environmentally tested to MIL-STD-810F. www.antenna.pctel.com

For DAS Antennas, it’s a SISO/MIMO World

The buzz surrounding MIMO has settled down a bit, and sales have not matched the hype surrounding the technology, according Ephraim Ulmer, president and CEO of Galtronics, who spoke to DAS Bulletin at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas. Whether MIMO is the proper choice depends on the density of the users, the quality of the venue and what the operators are ready to spend, he noted.

“Because of the cost operators are not just automatically deploying MIMO because they might need it in a few years. There is the recognition that a new technology may come out before then,” Ulmer said.

Galtronics’ response has been to expand the number of both SISO and MIMO models in its DAS antenna portfolio. The manufacturer now offers five SISO antennas and has added a full-MIMO omni and a full MIMO directional. “We need to give solutions on the antenna level for all scenarios,” he said.

Operators’ concern over passive intermodulation is having a direct impact on the antenna industry; for any manufacturer to be competitive, they must offer PIM-compliant antennas, Ulmer said.

“If there is a non-PIM-compliant antenna in the system, it could potentially disturb the proper function of the entire system,” he said. “The operators have come to us with the PIM requirement, so our entire portfolio is now PIM compliant.”

Galtronics is also active in the small cell space where it works with OEMs, such as SpiderCloud, to integrate its antennas into their product, in contrast with marketing its antennas directly to carriers and integrators in the DAS market. Ulmer echoed the general industry puzzlement over the definition of small cells.

“No one really knows where the small cell market is going,” he said. “People are trying different areas with different coverages to see how we can optimize the spectrum usage and efficiencies.”