The Puck series of low-profile combination antennas by Poynting offer MIMO cellular and dual-band WiFi support as well as GPS/GLONASS coverage in a small form-factor. This style of antenna is a dome antenna with the cables routed through the base of the antenna. More information on installing these antennas can be found in the Antenna Installation - Low Profile Roof Mounts.
The series comes in several variants but the Puck 5 (5-in-1) appears to be the only model easily available in North America.
All options come in the same low-profile housing designed for transportation and IoT. The antenna comes with a wide variety of mounting options:
- Spigot Mount
- Vertical Pole mount
- Horizontal Pole Mount
- Magnetic Mount
- Surface Mount (Double Sided Tape)
- Wall Mount
Poynting is a South African-based manufacturer of antennas for wireless high-speed data applications for a variety of uses. They offer a diverse product lineup focusing on residential 4G LTE, GSM, IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) use cases. Some of the antennas can be used for mobile applications.
- Model: Puck 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12
- Type: Omnidirectional
- Impedance: 50 Ohms
- Configuration Options:
- Cable Type & Length:
- Cellular: RTK-031, 2m (~6ft)
- WiFi: RTK-031, 2m (~6ft)
- GPS: RTK-031, 2m (~6ft)
- Cable Extender Available
- Connector: SMA Male (all connectors), includes RP-SMA adaptors
- Frequency / Gain:
- LTE: 690- 960 MHz: -1dBi, 1710 - 2170 MHz & 3200-3800MHz: 6dBi
- W-iFi: 2.4-2.5 & 50-6.0 GHz, 7.5 dBi
- GPS: 1575.42MHz/1600MHz, 21 +/- 2dBi
- Internal Ground Plane: Yes
- Dimensions: 4" (round) by 1.4"
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Retail Price: $78-$140
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