Antennas for Specialty Networks
Some networks are simple. You plug in a few key pieces, and everything works just fine. Other networks are specialized. They serve precise functions and require specific hardware. When you find yourself working with a specialty network, your only hope is to get the right tools for the job.
What Makes a Network Special?
What separates a specialty network from any other network? It comes down to use cases. The most common wireless networking applications are Wi-Fi, cellular, and radio which adhere to industry standards and protocols. Anything that exists outside of these domains could reasonably be called a specialty network. These wireless networks include military applications, Iridium communications, ISM networking, and more.
Military communications use diverse equipment for equally diverse applications. Certain areas of the spectrum are explicitly reserved for government and defense uses.
Working in that space requires access to antennas that serve those frequency bands and applications.
The full scope of military communication is vast, but there are reasonable expectations for the average military antenna. Looking at the Mobile Mark PM-1350 antenna as an example, military equipment often needs high levels of durability and utility. This particular antenna is small enough to embed into troop clothing. The TMA-24-2CT tactical mesh antenna, on the other hand, is rugged enough to mount on the exterior of a military vehicle.
The Iridium satellite constellation provides global coverage for voice communications and other applications. Mobile and fixed networks that expand beyond the traditional line of sight benefit from satellite coverage. This lack of coverage makes Iridium networking ideal for mobile fleets and remote operations lacking access to standard communication infrastructure.
The LTM503 from Mobile Mark demonstrates how a single antenna can provide multiple functions without driving up costs or complications. This antenna works with GPS, LTE MIMO, and Wi-Fi MIMO, granting access to all three of these forms of communication simultaneously. Because it works with Iridium, it connects anywhere in the world.
ISM stands for Industrial, Scientific, Medical. It is the list of frequency bands that fall under the purview of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its ISM designations. In truth, ISM covers just about everything. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and RFID all use ISM bands. So do microwave ovens, near-field communications, and garage door openers.
Considering the scope of ISM, it might be hard to consider it a specialty network, but within this grouping are highly specialized functions and the antennas that make them work. For example, consider the HD3-915. This heavy-duty antenna connects LoRaWAN devices. It allows large numbers of devices to communicate across considerable distances on unlicensed bands while using minimal power. Ultimately, LoraWAN is one of many specialty applications under the ISM umbrella.
Find An Antenna for Your Needs
Specialty networks come in all shapes, sizes, and functions. When you have specific requirements, you need equipment that fills niche roles. For that, Westward Sales is your invaluable resource. Our expert sales engineers hold a deep understanding of networking topics. We won’t just suggest a few items to get you on your way. Instead, we take the time to understand what you are trying to build and guide you to optimal hardware that does what you need. Contact us today to find the right tools for your network.
Mobile Mark YAG12-5900 Directional Yagi Antenna for DSRC Networks with 12 dBi GainThe YAG12-5900..
Mobile Mark TMA-14-2VT Tactical Mesh Antenna for Military Applications, 1.4 GHzThe TMA-14-2VT Ta..
Mobile Mark TMA-24-2CT Tactical Mesh Antenna for Military Applications, 2.4 GHzThe TMA-24-2CT Ta..
Mobile Mark TMA-24A-302CT Tactical Mesh Antenna for Military Applications, 2.4 GHzThe TMA-24A-30..
Mobile Mark TMA-44-5VT Tactical Mesh Antenna for Military Applications, 4.4 GHzThe TMA-44-5VT Ta..
Mobile Mark TMA-44A-305VT Military Tactical Mesh Antenna, 4.8 GHz, 5 dBi GainThe TMA-44A-305VT T..
Mobile Mark TMA-49-5VT Tactical Mesh Antenna, 4.4 - 5.0 GHz, Military ApplicationsThe TMA-49-5VT..
Mobile Mark TMA-5X-4VT Tactical Mesh Antenna, 5.4 - 5.85 GHz, Military ApplicationsThe TMA-5X-4V..
Mobile Mark TMA-5XA-304VT High Performance Tactical Mesh Antenna, Military ApplicationsThe TMA-5..
Mobile Mark TMA-5XS-7VT Tactical Mesh Antenna, 5.4 - 5.85 GHz, Military ApplicationsThe TMA-5XS-..
Mobile Mark TMA-5XSA-307VT High Performance Tactical Mesh Antenna, Military ApplicationsThe TMA-..
A1211 Classic Mobile AntennaThese A1211 Series Antennas provide unity gain in a flexib..
Mobile Mark BD-5900 Bi-Directional DSRC Blade Antenna, IPx7 Water Ingress RatingThe BD-5900 ante..
BS800UWB Wideband Base Station Antenna with 250 W Power Input and Unity GainThe BS800UWB antenna..
Mobile Mark ECO5-915 Omnidirectional Antenna, ISM and LoRaWANThe ECO-915 omnidirectional site an..
Mobile Mark ECO6-5900 Omnidirectional Infrastructure AntennaThe ECO6-5900 antenna is designed fo..
Mobile Mark ECO9-4700 Omnidirectional Site Antenna, Military, Public SafetyThe ECO9-4700 omnidir..
Mobile Mark ECO9-4900 Omnidirectional Antenna, Public Safety 4.9 GHz SystemsThe ECO9-4900 omnidi..
Mobile Mark ECO9-5900 Omnidirectional Antenna, 6 dBi Gain, ITS ApplicationsThe ECO6-5900 antenna..
Mobile Mark ECOM6-5900 Magnet Mount Antenna, ITS/Smart HighwayThe ECOM6-5900 antenna operates on..
Mobile Mark ECOM6-5900 Magnet Mount Antenna, ITS/Smart HighwayThe ECOM9-5900 antenna operates on..
Mobile Mark ECOS9-4700DN Spring-Loaded Echo Omnidirectional Antenna, 9 dBi GainThe ECOS9-4700DN ..
Mobile Mark ECOS9-5900DN Spring Mount Mobile Antenna, DSRCThe ECOS9-5900DN is an elevated feed O..
Mobile Mark EDN330-100 Bi-Directional Rod Antenna, Smart Roadway ApplicationsThe EDN330-100 ante..
Mobile Mark EM-900/2400 Flexible Dual-Feed Embedded Antenna for ISM and WiFi NetworksThe EM-900/..
Mobile Mark HD3-915 Low Profile Heavy Duty ISM and LoRa WAN AntennaThe HD3-915 is a low-profile ..
Mobile Mark HD7-915RCP Heavy Duty, High Vibration Panel AntennaThe HD7-915 is an extremely rugge..
Mobile Mark IW-5900 Inside Window Mount DSRC Antenna, 5.85-5.93 GHzThe IW-5900 is a window mount..
Mobile Mark IW-5900/1575 DSRC Inside Window Mount Antenna, 5.85-5.93 GHz, 1575 MHzThe IW-5900/15..
Mobile Mark LTM503 Multiband Diversity/MIMO Antenna, (2xLTE, WiFi, GNSS, Iridium®)The LTM503 ant..
Mobile Mark LTM507 5-in-1 Multiband Diversity/MIMO Antenna, GNSSThe LTM507 multiband Diversity/M..
Mobile Mark MAG6-5900/1575 Magnet Mount Antenna, High Gain, DSRC with GPSThe MAG6-5900/1575 is d..
Mobile Mark OD5-5900MOD2 Heavy Duty Vibration Resistant Site Antenna, DSRC, 5 dBi GainThe OD5-59..
Mobile Mark OD7-1350 Site Antenna, Military (UAV Control, Video Feeds, FixedTelemetry)The OD7-13..
Mobile Mark PL8-915 RFID RHCP Patch AntennaThe PL8-915 military RFID Antenna is for mid-range or..
Mobile Mark PM-1350 Patch Antenna for Embedded ApplicationsDesigned for military applications th..
Mobile Mark PN18-5900 Panel Antenna, DSRC, Pole or Wall MountThe PN18-5900 antenna is designed t..
Mobile Mark PN6-915 RFID Panel Antenna for RFID and ISM Bands, 902 - 928 MHzThe PN6-915 RFID rea..
Mobile Mark PN7-915 RFID Panel Antenna for RFID and ISM Bands, Forklift ApplicationsThe PN7-915 ..
Mobile Mark PS-5900 Broadband Directional Sector Panel Antenna Series, M2M, WiFiThe PS-5900..
Mobile Mark PSGN-2000S Device Antenna, M2M, Portable Rubber Duck StyleThe PSGN-2000S antenna is ..
Mobile Mark PSKN3-925 Handheld Device Antenna with 2.3 dBi Gain, 870 - 960 MHzThe PSKN3-925 devi..
Mobile Mark PSKN3-925/1800 Broadband Device Antenna, EU GSM & ISM 915 BandsThe PSKN3-925/180..
Mobile Mark PSN3-925 Handheld Device Antenna with 2.3 dBi Gain, 870 - 960 MHzThe PSN3-925 device..
Mobile Mark PSTG-915S ISM Band Quarterwave Device Antenna, Unity GainThe PSTG-915S antenna opera..
Mobile Mark PSTG0-1350SE Quarterwave Device Antenna, 1350-1390 MHzThe PSTG0-1350SE antenna is de..
Mobile Mark PSTG0-1350SF Quarterwave Device Antenna, 1350-1390 MHzThe PSTG0-1350SF is a uni..
Mobile Mark PSTG0-1650SF Quarterwave Device Antenna, 1625-1725 MHzThe PSTG0-1650SF is a unity ga..
Mobile Makr PSTG0-868SF Quarterwave Unity Gain UAV AntennaThe PSTG0-868SF is a unity gain antenn..
Mobile Mark PSTG0-915SF Quarterwave Device Antenna for UAV ApplicationsThe PSTG0-915SF is a unit..
PSTG0-925SF Quarterwave Unity Gain UAV AntennaThe PSTG0-925SF is a unity gain antenna used for U..
Mobile Mark PSTG2-433T Device Antenna for WirelessTransmitters and Receivers, UHFThe PSTG2-433T ..
Mobile Mark RM-433 Wideband Surface Mount Antenna, Unity GainThe RM-433 surface antenna was desi..
Mobile Mark RMM-1400 Rugged Surface Mount Antenna, Military or Energy ApplicationsThe RMM-1400 a..
Mobile Mark SCR11-1800 Corner Reflector Antenna for High Frequency Applications, 11 dBi GainThe ..
Mobile Mark SM-1620/1575 Iridium® & GPS Combination Antenna, 1616 - 1626.5 MHzThe SM-1620/15..
Mobile Mark SM-220/1575 Combination PTC & GPS Antenna, High Efficiency Whip, Surface MountTh..
Mobile Mark SM6-5900/1575 DSRC & GPS Surface or Magnet Mount Antenna, High GainThe SM6-5900/..
Mobile Mark SMW-303 Multiband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-303 ante..
Mobile Mark SMW-305 Super Wideband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-305..
Mobile Mark SMW-306 WiFi, GPS Antenna (DSRC, Military Applications), Surface or Magnet MountThe ..
Mobile Mark SMW-307 Multiband 3 Cable Antenna, (Cellular, WiFi, GPS), Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW..
Mobile Mark SMW-311 Multiband Antenna (Public Safety, Military, DSRC Applications), Magnet Opti..
Mobile Mark SMW-312 Super Wideband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-312..
Mobile Mark SMW-313 Multiband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-313 ante..
Mobile Mark SMW-314 Multiband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-314 ante..
Mobile Mark SMW-402 Multiband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-402 ante..
Mobile Mark SMW-404 Multiband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-404 feat..
Mobile Mark SMW-406 Multiband Antenna, 5dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-406 ant..
Mobile Mark SMW-410 Multiband Antenna, High Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-410 ante..
Mobile Mark SMW-412 Multiband Antenna (4G LTE, MIMO WiFi, and GPS), Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-4..
Mobile Mark SMW-413 Multiband Antenna, 5 dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-413 ant..
Mobile Mark SMW-414 Multiband Antenna, 5 dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-414 ant..
Mobile Mark SMW-415 Multiband Antenna, 5 dBi Gain, Surface or Magnet Mount OptionThe SMW-415 ant..
Mobile Mark SMW-PTC Multiband PTC 220 MHz, WiFi & GPS Surface Mount AntennaThe SMW-PTC (GPS)..
Mobile Mark SMW-UMB Multiband 3 Cable Antenna, (Cellular, WiFi & GPS), Magnet Mount OptionTh..
Mobile Mark WA-3X3X2X Wayside Rail Antenna, Cellular LTE and GPS, 5 dBi GainThe WA-3X3X2X antenn..
Mobile Mark XW-4XO-FP14 Circular Polarized Panel Antenna, Public Safety & Military Applications
Mobile Mark Y33810 10-Element Yagi Antenna with Choice of UHF BandThe Y33810 high-performance di..
Mobile Mark Y3385 5-Element Yagi Antenna with Choice of UHF BandThe Y3385 high-performance direc..
Mobile Mark Y3387 7-Element Yagi Antenna with 900 to 930 MHz UHF Frequency BandThe Y3387 high-pe..
Mobile Mark Y6623D 3-Element Yagi Antenna with 200 to 245 MHz VHF Frequency BandWireless connect..
Mobile Mark Y6625D 5-Element Yagi Antenna with 200 to 245 MHz VHF FrequencyGrowing wireless conn..
Mobile Mark Y6687D 7-Element Yagi Antenna with 698 to 930 MHz UHF FrequencyThe demand for wirele..
Mobile Mark YAG8-925N 5-Element Yagi Antenna with 866 to 960 MHz UHF FrequencyThe demand for wir..