Airgain (NASDAQ: AIRG), a provider of advanced antenna technologies used to enable high performance wireless networking across applications including consumer, enterprise, and automotive, this week announced the release of its 5G and Wi-Fi 6E Multimax Next 6-in-1 and 5-in-1 antennas for fleet vehicles.
The Multimax Next series is designed to deliver 5G performance as well as support for next generation Wi-Fi 6E transmission in the 6 GHz band. Antennas are available in a range of configurations, including ground plane independent and external whip options.
Airgain says the Multimax Next 6-in-1 and 5-in-1 antennas support dual MIMO LTE and 5G (includes Band 14, CBRS, LAA, and Band 71) applications, as well as 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, multi-constellation GNSS, and external whip connector configurations for applications including LMR and Tetra, all in a sleek and compact enclosure.
With a smaller footprint than competing products and a strong, bolt-mount aluminum base, Airgain notes its Multimax Next antenna fits securely to the roof of modern service vehicles such as the Ford Explorer, while providing greater protection against natural hazards threatening vehicles, including vibration, ice, salt, car washes, and tree sweeps.
In addition, the unit's low profile design allows fleet owners to add style to their vehicles without compromising performance, says the company. The Multimax Next series includes high-gain antennas that deliver a larger 5G cellular footprint alongside high rejection GNSS technology with coverage for multiple satellite systems including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou (BDS).
“Multimax Next checks all the boxes for public safety organizations wanting to invest in a 5G antenna designed to address the next generation of cellular and Wi-Fi technology,” said Kevin Thill, Airgain’s Senior Vice President of Engineering. “Now with the integrated option for an external whip antenna, the Multimax Next 6-in-1 and 5-in-1 antennas can provide support for LMR radios in addition to LTE and 5G cellular, Wi-Fi, and GNSS. With our pedigree in leading edge high performance wireless solutions, customers and partners can rely on Airgain’s technological superiority and depth of design experience to deliver optimal connectivity for their fleets. Support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6E makes this antenna future-proof for the next generation of vehicular technology coming to the market soon.”
The Multimax Next 6-in-1 and 5-in-1 antennas come in either black or white and are available in custom configurations and with optional accessories, supporting North American and international market applications.
Airgain’s latest 5G and Wi-Fi 6E innovations were showcased at the all-digital CES 2021, held January 11-14, 2021. To learn more about Airgain’s fleet, M2M, and industrial IoT antennas, visit https://www.airgain.com/products/antenna-plus/.