Richardson RFPD Inc. announces availability and full design support capabilities for an omni-directional heavy-duty, fully IP67 waterproof external M2M antenna from Taoglas USA Inc. (Taoglas).

The Pantheon MA760 is the first antenna on the market  to combine two LTE multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) elements, one 2.4 GHz/5 GHz antenna and GPS in one high efficiency, peak gain device. This unique outdoor antenna delivers powerful MIMO antenna technology for LTE and is also fully compatible with legacy 2G and 3G networks worldwide, plus GPS for next generation high bandwidth telematics systems. This 4-in-1 cellular antenna is also suited for transportation and remote monitoring applications.

Key features of the MA760include:

·         Two cellular (2G/3G/4G) MIMO antennas (698~960 MHz, 1710~2170 MHz, 2300~2700 MHz, 2900-3500 MHz)

·         One GPS 1575.42 MHz active antenna

·         One Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz/5 GHz antenna

·         IP67 waterproof

·         High efficiency

·         Peak gain

The MA760 is specifically designed for multi-function gateways with Wi-Fi, such as the Sierra Wireless AirLink GX440 intelligent gateway for 4G LTE networks. Powered by ALEOS embedded intelligence, and designed with versatility and flexibility in mind, the GX440's small, rugged form factor, multiple interfaces and standard GPS provide high-value versatility for any location-aware application.

Utilizing the expansion slot in the AirLink GX platform of intelligent gateways, the Wi-Fi Expansion Card (Wi-Fi X-Card) dramatically increases the capability of the device by providing 802.11b/g/n Access Point (hotspot) or Client Mode functionality. This enables applications for mobile office, temporary office locations, mission critical environments and more.

The AirLink GX440 is in stock and available for immediate delivery. Samples of the MA760 are available now; production units will be available for delivery in June, 2013. To find more information, or to purchase these products today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the AirLink GX440 and MA760 webpage. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn more about additional products from Taoglas, please visit the Taoglas storefront webpage. To learn more about additional products from Sierra Wireless, please visit the Sierra Wireless storefront webpage.