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Accelerate your deployment with always-on, end-to-end connectivity provided by our portfolio of high performance antennas.

Tested and certified for use, we offer an extensive portfolio of antennas–designed to connect a wide range of mobile and fixed applications in public safety, utilities, industrial, distributed enterprises and many more situations. From active GPS antennas to GNSS passive antennas, our range is designed with your needs in mind.

For many IoT applications, the choice of M2M antenna is paramount, and can be a balancing act. In the case of cellular networks in particular, the choice on which antenna you deploy becomes more complex with each generation (i.e. 3G, 4G, 5G) as do the compliance needs.

Simply doubling the power output of a transceiver will provide a mere 3db gain while doubling the power draw, so getting it wrong can be costly. The right antenna can mean a more efficient operating system, with lower input power levels and a better signal-to-noise ratio and range.

M2M Antennas are mostly used for machine-to-machine communication which allows the automation of processes in order to improve efficiency. These machine antennas, by nature, support multiple radio frequency bands, which simplifies the logistics because you’re able to use them in any location regardless of which networks may be available.

Types of antennas

Whether you’re seeking an antenna for a single channel application, or MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) application, M2M Connectivity has the right antenna for your needs.

Perhaps the most common consumer-based antenna is a WiFi antenna, and we offer a wide range of antennas designed for WiFi. For applications with the need for a combination antenna, we offer a range of cellular/GPS/WiFi antennas for mobile and maritime use to aid in uninterrupted connectivity.

If a low profile antenna is what you’re after for telematic applications, then our range of Iridium antennas will be ideal. There are many more options available, and we recommend talking to one of our experts to determine precisely which antenna suits your applications best.

GPS Antennas: FAQs

What is a GPS antenna?

A GPS antenna is a device that provides connectivity with the GPS – or Global Positioning System – network. The antenna receives signals from the GPS, enabling accurate positioning and location data processing.

What is an active vs passive antenna?

An active GPS antenna is almost identical to a passive antenna. Both receive signals from the GPS network, which are used for gaining an understanding of orientation, position, and location. A passive antenna will receive this signal, which will then need to be amplified and passed on to a processing unit – no power source is required for a passive antenna. An active GPS antenna has an amplifier built-in and will need an external power source to operate.

What are GNSS antennas?

A GNSS antenna works with the Global Navigation Satellite System to process location and positioning data. While the GPS network is generally used in North America, GNSS brings together GPS and other networks around the world to achieve seamless positioning in different locations. For GNSS applications, both passive and active antennas are available.

How do antennas work?

Antennas work by picking up electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere. These waves make electrons within the antenna vibrate at specific frequencies, which are then converted into electrical signals for processing.

Why M2M Connectivity?

Our Expertise

Our Expertise

We specialise in IoT connectivity for Smart Cities, Smart Utilities, Asset Tracking, Agriculture, Security and emergency applications.. and more.

Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

From hardware to solutions – we help businesses to design, deploy and manage their connectivity requirements.

Our People

Our People

We have deep engineering expertise in IoT – who ensure you have the best fit soluton for your business.

Our Partnerships

Our Partnerships

We partner with worlds best carrier and technology vendors, to meet a broad range of industry use cases.

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