The Antenna Company announced customer sampling and availability of its AC97002 multiband cellular antenna designed for ease of installation with indoor smart meter gateways and other IoT applications.

The AC97002 antenna highlights the following benefits:

  • Reliable radio coverage over frequency bands of 698 to 960 MHz and 1700 to 2690  MHz, with efficiencies up to 75 percent in sub-GHz bands
  • Flexible in-cabinet installation enabled by compact size of 45 x 170 x 35 mm
  • Simple and fast install with smart meter gateways using variable length, detachable cable with Fakra D connector.

In addition, the AC97002 supports the following features:

  • Omni-directional radiation pattern
  • Horizontal or vertical mounting on metal or non-conductive surfaces
  • ROHS and REACH compliant

As countries, such as Germany, mandate the rollout of smart meter gateways, reliable connectivity is essential to provide secure data communication between the premise equipment and the wide area network.  

“The AC97002 antenna is an ideal choice for grid operators deploying infrastructure for smart metering. Installation is greatly simplified through the use of a smart detachable cable, to streamline cable routing and reduce installation time,” said company CEO David Favreau.