FirstNet LTE and GNSS Antenna

The FMA253 Sentinel Response 2in1 is a FirstNet LTE and GNSS antenna. It is an omnidirectional, fully IP67 waterproof external M2M antenna for use in telematics, transportation, and remote monitoring applications worldwide. It is designed to be mounted directly on glass or plastic in the interior of vehicles.

It is the smallest high-performance solution in the market, 50% smaller than the previous generation, with higher efficiency and wider bandwidth to cover emerging LTE bands. Its performance is comparable with much larger permanent roof mount antennas and now offers a convenient and economical alternative in-cabin mounting solution.

Typical applications include
  • HD video over LTE First Responder and Emergency Services Automotive vehicle tracking Telematics

FirstNet is a dedicated communications tool for First Responders in the US. It is an isolated network to provide faster critical information and data-sharing between First Responders and their agencies. It is mounted via high quality, first-tier automotive approved, 3M adhesive.

In-house world-leading dielectric ceramic antenna technology inside allows for smaller size antennas without loss inefficiency. It delivers powerful performance for the FirstNet band 14 plus GPS-GLONASS-GALILEO-BeiDou for next-generation location accuracy.

4G wireless applications demand high-speed data uplink and downlink. High efficiency is necessary to achieve the required signal to noise ratio and throughput required to solve these challenges. Taoglas also takes care to have high isolation between the two MIMO antennas to prevent self-interference. Low loss cables are used to keep efficiency high over long cable lengths.

The IP67 waterproof housing measures just 139*76*14mm with 3M foam adhesive. The antenna can be mounted internally or externally on a vehicle. The FirstNet coaxial cable is 2m low loss TGC-200 with SMA(M) connectors. The GPS-GLONASS-GALILEO-BeiDou cable is RG-174 with SMA(M) connector.

Customized cable and connector versions are also available. Contact your regional Taoglas sales office for support.