MIMO sector antenna operates in 5GHz band

6th March 2018
Posted By : Alice Matthews

KP Performance Antennas has introduced a new 34" tall MIMO sector antenna operating in the popular 5GHz band that features eight inputs and HV-polarisation. KP’s new KP-5HVX8-65 sector antenna features dual-horizontal/vertical-polarization with a 65° azimuth beamwidth and eight ports, all within a single 34" radome.

It delivers high gain over a wide bandwidth of 4.9-6.4GHz with up to 17.5dBi gain at 5.9GHz. The antenna is supplied with a robust, universal adjustable bracket with wide U-bolts for mounting on poles or tower legs up to 3.5" in diameter.

This new sector antenna from KP Performance has eight 5GHz ports with collocated patterns all facing in the same direction. Connecting two four-port radios provides additional redundancy and can be leveraged to increase capacity by using separate channels on each radio.

Pairing the sector with two of Mimosa’s A5C radios (four ports each) provides an additional +2dBi beamforming gain, which allows for long shots with Mimosa’s high client speeds. Four of these antennas mounted to a tower provides complete 360° coverage which can be increased to six antennas for more dense applications.

“This new generation of multi-port antennas delivers true MIMO speed while being able to support twice as many customers with just one single sector,” explained Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer at KP Performance Antennas. “With only one mounting point on a tower, this single sector lowers infrastructure and installation costs in comparison to using two or four single-band sectors, making this a very attractive cost saving product for many of our WISP clients.”

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