dbSpectra rolls out radio combiner
dbSpectra has introduced the DBS-HC114 450 MHz Trunked Mobile Radio Combiner and Multicoupler.”
This product can be used as a console radio combiner or in mobile vehicle applications where rack space is king and multiple antennas just cause interference.
It has 8 bidirectional Tx/Rx ports that can be connected to 8 mobile radios for use with two external antennas (one if duplexer is used).
The DBS-HC114 can eliminate up to 6 antennas per site if all 8 channels are used.
This combiner occupies only three rack units to minimize space and incorporates thermally switched fans which operate only when needed.
ZK Celltest unveils network monitor
ZK Celltest Inc. has introduced the ZK-SAM a wireless system call monitor and display that permits Cell Techs and Network Supervisors to safely and conveniently log and view their wireless call parameters on a vehicular mounted heads up screen display.
Viewers can watch RSSI, Band, Channel numbers, Hopping sequence, FER/BER, Handoffs, Interference, Actives and Candidates, plus more all in real time on this small display with large, easy to read characters. Dead spots, dropped and blocked calls, and areas with bad audio quality can be identified and logged automatically on the ZK-SAM’s Compact Flash card. System Performance Engineers can then analyze it with MapInfo right down to the decoding of the Layer 3 messages
Starting at $7,995, the ZK-SAM is designed for safety, simplicity and ruggedness. The display mounts directly on the dashboard of the vehicle and does not interfere with the operation of airbags or compromise the safety of the occupants. Designed for vehicular environment, the ZK-SAM is not affected by shock or vibration. It has no moving parts and operates from -20C to +60C. Easy to see, the transflective display is not diminished by direct sunlight and operates flawlessly at temperatures as high as 160F.
With no laptop or cables to connect, the ZK-SAM runs by itself and boots up in seconds each time the ignition is turned on. Its Autodial feature provides for programmable calling of test numbers for either continuous or timed call durations on selected wireless air technologies.
Interfacing with a variety of industry standard phones, the ZK-SAM is available for displaying calls on EAMPS, CDMA, TDMA, GSM, 1xRTT, GPRS/EDGE and combinations of these technologies. It is capable of supporting up to three handsets which allows the simultaneous logging and viewing of multiple frequency bands and technologies
Centurion rolls out dualband antennna
Centurion Wireless Technologies Inc. unveiled the Dualband MicroBlade antenna for automotive data over voice communications systems. Available in dualband AMPS and 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.
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.
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 plenum rated 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.