The Storm MA450 antenna is a world first, a 5in1 low profile, heavy-duty, fully IP67 waterproof external antenna for use in worldwide telematics and IoT applications which require best in class LTE, GNSS, and Wi-Fi performance. Until the arrival of the Storm, to achieve high efficiency in LTE and Wi-Fi required the use of large dome antennas typically 80mm+ in height. However, this unique product, at only 31mm high, delivers powerful worldwide 4G LTE MIMO antenna technology, plus GPS-GLONASS-GALILEO-BeiDou for next-generation location accuracy. The antenna also covers legacy 2G and 3G bands for devices that fallback where 4G is unavailable and the dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi antennas enable high throughput Wi-Fi speeds.
Typical applications include:
- Internet of Things (IoT) Gateways and Routers
- Remote Asset and Pipeline Monitoring
- HD Video over LTE
- First Responder and Emergency Services
- Automotive Vehicle Tracking and Telematics
LTE 4G applications demand high-speed data uplink and downlink. High efficiency and high gain MIMO antennas are 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. The MA450 does not require a ground plane. Low loss cables are used to keep efficiency high over long cable lengths. In contrast, smaller MIMO antennas with poorer quality thinner cables will have much-reduced efficiency and isolation, which would lead to a large drop in system throughput or drops, and may not make a system connection at all. The GPS-GLONASS-GALILEO-BeiDou active antenna has been carefully designed for excellent performance across all L1 bands, leading to higher location accuracy and stability of tracking in urban environments. Cable length and connector types are customizable