KP Performance Antennas has announced a line of high-gain, dual-band sector antennas for use in wireless networks.
KP’s line of dual sector antennas is made up of seven models, each consisting of two or more sector antennas inside a single, rugged radome. The single mounting point of these antennas reduces inches on the tower, halves the tower rental costs and lowers wind resistance. They also provide a rapid upgrade path to add frequency bands without installing more infrastructure. These antennas are offered with four or eight ports and support 2×2, 4×4 and 8×8 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), depending on the model.
The straight-on models in this line provide two forward-facing, high-gain, 65 degree or 90 degree sector antennas in a single radome, one for each frequency band and come in frequency combinations of 2GHz/3GHz, 2GHz/5GHz, 3GHz/5GHz or 5GHz/5GHz. They have clean patterns and provide complete 360 degree coverage while minimizing interference. Plus, they come with mounting space for two ePMP radios, have four N-Type female connectors and hot dip galvanized steel sector brackets. These antennas are ideal for point-to-multi-point applications using many of the popular radios in the WISP market.
The side-angle models combine two 65 degree sector antennas in a single radome and are mounted 60 degrees apart. Two ports are angled at -60 degrees and the other two ports are angled at +60 degrees, for a total of 120 degrees of coverage utilizing two 2×2 MIMO radios on a single antenna. These antennas achieve complete 360 degree coverage while minimizing interference with only three side-angle sectors connected to six 2×2 MIMO radios around a tower in frequency reuse ABCABC.
“This line of four and eight-port dual sector antennas combines multiple antennas inside a single radome, reducing tower rental and installation costs at no expense in performance,” stated Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer at KP Performance Antennas. “Furthermore, these antennas support MIMO, carrier aggregation and provide exceptional wireless coverage.”