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Laird Connectivity Announces Six New GNSS-Ready External Antennas

Laird Connectivity, a global provider in wireless technology, brings forth six new GNSS-ready external antennas suitable for a range of applications including vehicle mount. Designed for vertical industry use cases such as public safety, in-building connectivity, fleet management, and tracking of physical assets, vehicles and personnel, the products expand Laird’s portfolio of single- and multi-port antennas

The GNS1559MPF or Mini GNSS is a small form-factor, rugged, high-performance, cost-effective solution for most GNSS or asset tracking applications.

The five multi-port variants offer coverage for cellular, Wi-Fi, GNSS, FirstNet, and Emergency Services Network (ESN) frequencies and allow for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and/or navigation/location opportunities within the same antenna.

“As demand for connectivity and tracking of assets increases, so does the need for additional frequencies or antennas on board that asset,” said Bill Steinike, Laird Connectivity’s VP of Strategic Business Development. “Our new multi-port GNSS antennas are simple to install and only require a single antenna installation for out-of-the-box MIMO operations in addition to location or tracking.”

The low profile and rugged range of antennas can be used for single-input single-output (SISO) or multi-port MIMO applications and are available with a range of port and connector options:

  • GNS1559MPF – 1 port (GNSS)
  • VHP69273x22J – 5 ports (3G/4G LTE x 2, Wi-Fi x 2, GNSS x 1)
  • VLQ69273x21J – 4 ports (3G/4G LTE x 2, Wi-Fi x 1, GNSS x 1)
  • VLT69273x2NJ – 3 ports (3G/4G LTE x 2, GNSS x 1)
  • VMJ24493x – 3 ports (Wi-Fi x 2, GNSS x 1)
  • VLT69273x11J – 3 ports: (3G/4G LTE x 1, Wi-Fi x 1, GNSS x 1)

All are IP67 rated, low profile, high performance and designed for a single hole mount. With a five-year product warranty, they offer reliable performance for the harshest of environments.