Categories: NewsPublished On: 12th March 2019

Small but Powerful antenna for Farming and Agricultural M2M and IoT

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Poynting Puck Antenna used in FarmingApplications

The number of installed wireless devices for applications in agricultural production is growing rapidly. There is a broad range of wireless technologies used on farms from remote monitoring of irrigation, smart farm equipment or precision guidance and automated steering systems.

These applications make use of IoT and M2M units which requires an antenna that provides optimum connectivity to the network. Due to the remote nature of agricultural and farming applications the quality of the antenna is crucial for the systems operation.

Poynting’s new PUCK antenna range, named after the hockey puck, is a small profile antenna for use in the farming and agricultural IoT/M2M market. This antenna range offers a variety of options for MIMO LTE, MIMO Wi-Fi and GPS/GLONASS within the same enclosure, while keeping implementation as simple as possible with its variety of mounting options ‘in the box’. Due to superior engineering and a solid design, this antenna provides exceptional electrical performance for its small size.

The flagship 5-in-1 antenna boasts 2×2 MIMO LTE, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi (Dualband 2.4GHz + 5GHz) and GPS/GLONASS antennas within one enclosure. Other variants offer a subset of this configuration. The PUCK range includes a Wi-Fi only variant and a GPS/GLONASS only variant, namely the GPS-1-V2. The 2x Cellular MIMO antennas (for 2G/3G/4G) cover the 698MHz to 2700MHz band, which includes the most popular international LTE bands. This antenna is designed to cover the 3200MHz to 3800MHz CBRS bands, which will also be used in 5G cellular networks in various international markets, making this antenna 5G Ready! The PUCK’s 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi antennas are both dual-band Wi-Fi antennas, providing concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz on each antenna, making them capable of 802.11n, 802.11ac and the more recent 802.11ax specification. The fifth antenna is a high-performance active GPS/GLONASS system operating at temperatures as low as -40ºC.

 “The radiation patterns of all elements provide an excellent balance between omnidirectionality, pattern diversity and good radiation abilities at the desired elevation, which is often overlooked in such a small size antenna.” says Stephen Froneman – Product Manager at Poynting Group

This antenna exceeds the performance of many competitor products of similar size, especially at the higher frequency bands, where performance is critical for LTE throughput and connection stability.

Many Mounting Possibilities are included as standard

Poynting’s new PUCK antenna range provides easy installation with the multiple mounting options. This includes as standard:

  • Spigot Mount – two different lengths included (40mm & 80mm)
  • Vertical Pole mount (inner & outer mounting for smaller and larger poles)
  • Horizontal Pole Mount (e.g. marine rails)
  • Magnetic Mount
  • Surface Mount (Double Sided Tape)
  • Wall Mount

Please contact us at for more information. You can also have a look at the technical specifications on our website here: Puck Series.Have a look at our Puck Product Video.

Source: Poynting Group

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