Centurion Wireless Technologies Unveils First 3G Antenna For In-Building Wireless Systems

7/8/2002 - Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., the leading manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications, today announced the availability of the Multi-Band MicrosphereT. The Multi-Band Microsphere is designed to enhance mobile phone connectivity inside buildings. It is the first antenna to provide simultaneous, omnidirectional coverage in all major global mobile communications frequency bands including AMPS, GSM, DCS, PCS and UMTS.

"As carriers begin to deploy 3G coupled with existing wireless services, there is a growing need to support all wireless communications standards via a single antenna," said Monty Rohde, VP of Engineering for Centurion. "The Multi-Band Microsphere is available today to support all the major traditional frequencies as well as those beginning to be put into use."

The Multi-Band Microsphere offers the broadest range of indoor coverage for five frequency bands covering Cellular at 806-894 MHz, GSM at 880-960 MHz, PCS at 1850-1990 MHz, DCS at 1710-1880 MHz and UMTS at 1990-2170 MHz erasing the need for multiple in-building antenna installations. The antenna offers peak gains of 2.7 to 4.5 dBi. The antenna can be mounted directly on any ceiling and its extremely small form factor ensures that once installed it is practically invisible.

The Multi-Band Microsphere provides carriers with an upgradeable path to 3G in advance of new services. In the interim, it will allow wireless carriers operating on a single frequency band to create multi-carrier networks with other service providers that will accommodate the full range of disparate services in use by mobile subscribers. By deploying the Multi-Band Microsphere, carriers can share the costs of providing in-building wireless services while enhancing their network efficiency.

"As the number of wireless subscribers, applications, and the demand for wireless services in buildings continue to increase, carriers are racing to accommodate these demands by rapidly building indoor systems," said Dax Craig, Vice President Business Development for Centurion. "Without the Multi-Band Microsphere carriers are left with a collage of disparate systems all with antennas. The Multi-Band Microsphere provides a cost effective solution to these problems, dramatically reducing the number of antennas carriers will need inside a building"

The Multi-Band Microsphere is now available from Centurion direct or through the company's authorized distributors. For a complete listing, please visit www.centurion.com

About Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Centurion is the leading designer and manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications. Industry leading manufacturers of automobiles, mobile phones, handheld devices, PDA's, and professional business radios have relied on the quality and reliability of Centurion's products for almost 25 years. Centurion offers in-house custom design, tooling, mold fitting and production to provide a complete turnkey solution to fit any customer-specific need. With 80 design engineers in five design centers around the globe, Centurion has one of the largest and most talented R&D teams in the industry. For more information, please visit www.centurion.com

Contact: Centurion
Gretchen Dirks
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