Centurion Rolls Out Antenna for Outdoor/Indoor Wireless Communications

2/2/2004 - Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of antennas and power products for wireless communications, announced the availability of the Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphereTM antenna for outdoor and in-building wireless local area networks (WLAN). The Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphere is the first WLAN antenna that is completely waterproof and water resistant, enabling it to withstand the environmental conditions imposed by outdoor and indoor open-air installation while supporting applications used in shipping, manufacturing and warehouse environments.

"The Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphere is the first antenna to offer system integrators and commercial property managers a single solution for all of their wireless voice and data applications," said Blaine Bateman, Director of Engineering for Centurion. "Industries of all types can rely on our durable, high performance antenna to provide consistent coverage for applications like wireless Internet, inventory control and asset tracking, regardless of installation location or environment."

The Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphere provides coverage for 802.11b and 802.11g data communications running in the 2.4 - 2.5 GHz frequency range, and is specially designed for open-air installation to support wireless applications typically used in parking lots, storage yards, manufacturing floors and warehouses. Housed in a fully sealed radome, the weather resistant and waterproof Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphere can withstand wind speeds of up to 120 mph, operating at temperatures ranging from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius. It offers a maximum input power of 50 watts, and a vertical polarization with a peak gain of 5dBi and an impedance of 50 ohms. The antenna is available with a 12-inch, plenum-rated pigtail cable and either a RP-TNC or N-Female connector.

Each Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphere is supplied with three versatile mounting kits to offer system integrators one antenna solution for all of their WLAN installation needs. An adjustable pole-clamp mount kit is provided for outdoor or indoor installation to a post, a ceiling grid clip allows easy attachment to existing suspended ceiling systems, and an adjustable beam-clamp is offered for attachment to I-beams in an open-air ceiling environment. The antenna also ships with a threaded stand-off/spacer to minimize any cable bend-radius issues.

The Outdoor/Indoor MegaSphere will be available from Centurion direct or through the company's authorized distributors in March. 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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