Centurion Rolls Out Omnidirectional MegaSphere Wi-Fi Antenna

7/21/2003 - Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications, announced the availability of the MegaSphereTM antenna for in-building wireless local area networks (WLAN), featuring a patent pending design. The high-performance, omnidirectional MegaSphere is designed to enhance WLAN applications that are typically performed in manufacturing and warehousing environments.

"Today, more and more manufacturing facilities and warehouses are relying on wireless systems to perform vital daily operations, requiring them to have a durable communications system with the power to cover expansive areas," said Tom Trexler, Director of Wireless Product Development for Centurion. "The MegaSphere offers a single, cost effective and high performing antenna solution for a range of industrial Wireless LAN applications, from inventory control to security."

The MegaSphere provides coverage for 802.11b and 802.11g voice over IP and data communications running in the 2400 - 2500 MHz frequency range. It is ideal for wireless applications performed on warehouse or manufacturing floors used for shipping and receiving, inventory control and logistics management. With a cylindrical form factor and high gain, the antenna can be installed in open-air or high ceiling environments. The MegaSphere comes with multiple mounting options, including a beam clamp mount and a ceiling grid clip mount.

Offering a maximum input power of 50 watts, the MegaSphere features vertical polarization with a peak gain of 6 dBi and an impedance of 50 ohms. It operates and stores at a temperature range of -40 to 70 degrees Celsius, and is housed in a durable, impact resistant PVC housing material. The MegaSphere includes a 36 inch, plenum-rated pigtail cable and a choice of connectors including RP-TNC, N-Female, SMA Male and RP-BNC.

The MegaSphere 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 six 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.

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