High-density antennas optimize Wi-Fi for large venues

Oct. 21, 2013
The TerraWave high-density antennas are designed to offer a narrower, more focused beam of coverage.

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of Tessco Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS), has introduced its line of TerraWave Solutions High-Density Antennas, designed to reliably addresses the increasing challenges of Wi-Fi deployments in stadiums, convention centers, campuses, city centers, airports, manufacturing facilities, and other locales with high densities of wireless clients. The company says the new antennas increase capacity and optimize coverage for Wi-Fi users in large public and private venues, whether indoor or outdoor.

Wi-Fi-capable devices such as smartphones and tablets are creating a dramatic acceleration in data traffic and pushing networks to their limits, especially in the case of large concentrations of simultaneous users, notes Ventev. The company says its TerraWave high-density antennas offer a narrower, focused beam of coverage that enables stronger, more reliable Wi-Fi signals, reduces channel-to-channel interference, and increases capacity in such environments.

The highest-performing TerraWave High-Density 2.4/5 GHz patch antenna is suitable for a range of both indoor and outdoor deployments. It uses a narrow 35-degree beamwidth (compared with the traditional 50-80 degrees) and features higher gain (14 dBi versus 6-10 dBi) than competitive products, which enables a greater distance between the antenna and users.

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The 2.4/5 GHz 10/11 dBi narrow-bandwidth TerraWave ceiling-mount high-density antenna for indoor applications features an inconspicuous in-ceiling tile mount that camouflages the Wi-Fi access point for improved aesthetics and increased security. It is the only ceiling-mount high-density antenna currently available specifically designed for indoor applications such as convention centers, auditoriums, large warehouses and factories, according to the company.

The new line of antennas supports a range access points, including Aruba Networks, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Meru Networks, and Motorola Solutions, among others. The antennas feature a broad range of technical specifications (gain, beamwidth, number of ports) and offer a variety of mounting options (ceiling, wall, mast/pole, under the seat).

“Ventev’s TerraWave line of high-density antennas are being deployed in high-profile, high-density locations throughout North America,” comments Jeff Lime, vice president of Ventev Wireless Infrastructure. “As Wi-Fi continues to move beyond carpeted environments, including outdoors into stadiums and on campuses, the ability to provide stronger, reliable Wi-Fi signals to large numbers of simultaneous users, while mitigating interference, is a huge benefit.”

For detailed product information, visit www.terrawave.com/hdantennas.

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