Centurion Targets In-Vehicle Data Communications with Dualband Antennas

10/27/2003 - Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications, today unveiled the Dualband MicroBladeTM antenna for automotive data over voice communications systems. Available in dualband AMPS & PCS and GSM & DCS, the MicroBlade can be easily customized to fulfill the antenna requirements for resellers in the global aftermarket or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

The slim, flexible design of the MicroBlade features a durable polyolefin housing for a long lifespan. The MicroBlade is specially designed for easy integration into vehicles using a variety of mounting methods chosen according to the installer's needs. It can be mounted with Velcro or two-way tape on various locations within the vehicle including on the windshield pillar, under the dashboard, in a seat or on the back deck.

"As telematics systems increase in functionality and decrease in cost, consumer and commercial demand for in-vehicle data applications such as Internet access and messaging continues to rise," said Monty Rohde, Sr. Vice President of Engineering for Centurion. "The MicroBlade offers OEM's and the aftermarket a customized antenna solution to support data systems that operate over several global wireless standards."

The MicroBlade operates at GSM 880 - 960 MHZ and DCS 1710 - 1880 MHZ with a peak gain of 3.2 dBi and 2.4 dBi, respectively, or at AMPS 824 - 896 MHZ and PCS 1850 - 1990 MHZ with peak gains of 2.5 dBi and 3.6 dBi. Both antennas feature linear polarization, an impedance of 50 ohms and maximum input power at 10 watts. The MicroBlade is available with an SMA Male connector and 3m RG-174 coaxial cable.

Centurion is QS9000 certified, guaranteeing that its vehicular antennas have been judged by the automotive industry to be the highest quality in design, materials, production and performance.

The Dualband MicroBlade 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 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 eight locations worldwide, Centurion has one of the largest and most talented R&D and sales teams in the industry. For more information, please visit www.centurion.com.

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