Laird's Phantom Fin Multiband Antenna Enables Multiple On-Board Technologies for Mobile Workforces

Phantom Fin Antenna
28 Mar 2017

Rugged, aerodynamic single-hole mount design delivers superior performance and reliability

The industry’s most rugged 4-port, single-hole mount multiband mobile antenna, which enables multiple on-board technologies and maximizes mobile voice, data and FirstNet broadband coverage, was announced today by global technology leader Laird (LRD: London).

Laird’s new Phantom Fin single-hole mount multiband mobile antenna is ideal for today’s hi-tech public safety and  fleet environments, which can best be described as mobile operation centers.

First responders are increasingly relying on networks like FirstNet, which is developing a national, interoperable LTE public safety broadband network to provide thousands of police officers and firefighters across the nation with advanced communication and collaboration technologies to help them do their jobs safely and efficiently, and better protect the public.

Likewise,  public works, urban transportation, and commercial and industrial fleets also depend on  reliable mobile connectivity to better serve the public, improve customer service, and increase operational efficiencies.

Laird’s new Phantom Fin multiband antenna integrates 3G/4G LTE, UHF, Wi-Fi, GPS, and WLAN frequency operation into one IP67-rated aerodynamic, water-proof housing for highly reliable operation, even in the harshest of environments.

“Phantom Fin eliminates the need for multiple dedicated antenna installations, improves signal radiation and reduces material and installation cost,” said Scott Lordo, senior vice president of Laird. “These antennas are compact, aerodynamic and ruggedly reliable, delivering next-gen performance for high-quality, mobile communications and connectivity.”

Industry experts forecast that mobile access will represent 20 percent of total IP traffic by 2021, and global mobile data traffic will increase seven fold between 2016 and 2021. Additionally,  mobile data traffic is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47 percent from 2016 to 2021, driven by an increasingly mobile workforce that makes every vehicle a mobile operations center.

The need for immediate push-to-talk voice and network access for real-time data communications is critical for these mobile workers, and Laird’s Phantom Fin mobile antenna provides the ideal platform for that connectivity.

The new Phantom Fin 4-port multiband roof mount antenna provides pattern coverage optimized for mobile wireless requirements at 380-430MHz, 698-960/1710-2700MHz, 2400-2500/4900-5875MHz and 1575.42 MHz(GPS).

 Go to: Phantom Fin for more information.

About Laird

Laird is a global technology company that enables mission-critical mobile connectivity through wireless applications and antenna systems, and components and solutions that protect electronics from electromagnetic interference and heat.

Products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including Connected Transport, Connected Industry, Connected Medical, Telecom/ Computing, and Mobile Device markets. Laird, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 9,000 employees in more than 50 facilities located in 19 countries.

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Mar 28 2017