Poynting's OMNI-292 is a high performance omnidirectional antenna designed for 4G LTE. With a wideband collinear design the antenna covers the full 700 to 2700 MHz cellular frequency range at an idealised 6 to 8 dBi gain across the bands.
The antenna's large collinear radiators provide an exceptional degree of radiation stability, with near-perfect 360° patterns.
In addition to three 4G / 5G bands between 698 to 960 MHz, 1695 to 2200 MHz, 2300 to 2700 MHz, the antenna also covers 2.4 GHz making it ideal as a WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy base station.
The antenna has an integrated N Female connector at its base so that a feeder cable can be attached without any additional losses.
Omnidirectional 4G antennas remain popular even in LTE-A Pro 2x2 and 4x4 MIMO applications as nominal MIMO can be achieved with V-V-V-V polarisation configurations, provided spatial diversity rules are observed.
While the antenna can be operated as a 915 MHz LPWA or 2.4 GHz base station, it's important to recognise wideband antennas achieve their wide operating frequency ranges through a detuning process which results in lower TRP efficiency in each individual band. Single-band or dual-band collinear antennas still remain the best choice for non-cellular applications.
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Poynting is a top global provider of integrated antenna solutions, responsible for the innovation, design and manufacture of its market-leading products. Established as a consultancy in 1990, Poynting evolved into an official PTY in 1997 and in 2001 established Poynting Antennas. It caters antenna solutions for primarily wireless high speed data applications, including residential 4G LTE as well as GSM, M2M (Machine to Machine), DTV (Digital Television) and customer premise equipment applications across consumer, broadcast and telecommunication markets.