L-com Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has added new HyperLink® brand omnidirectional antennas for the 4.9 to 5.8 GHz band that are small, lightweight, and indoor/outdoor rated, yet cost as little as $25.00US each. The new HGV series antennas are economical but maintain the high performance standards that the HyperLink® brand is known for.

Omnidirectional antennas in the 4.9 and 5.8 GHz band are used in point-to-multipoint setups for a variety of applications, including wireless LAN (WiFi), WiMAX, and homeland security and public safety applications. L-com's new series uses sealed collinear brass elements inside a durable UV-stable machine gray fiberglass radome. A vented end cap and drain holes in the base help prevent moisture build-up inside the antenna. These features allow the antenna to be mounted in up or down positions. Each antenna comes with a mast mounting kit for masts up to 2.0" in diameter.

"We're continuing to innovate in wireless hardware to bring increased value to our customers," said Patrick Pesa, Director of Product Development. "The new HGV series antennas are perfect for large-scale installations where multiple omnidirectional antennas will need to be installed over an area that may include indoor or outdoor locations."

The new antennas are expected to be stocked at L-com's HyperLink® facility in Boca Raton, FL, USA, for same-day shipment. Datasheets, diagrams, 2D engineering drawings and 3D CAD models are all available for free download from L-com's website.