The line offers several different form-factors which can combine MIMO cellular, GPS, and Wi-Fi antennas into a single low-profile design. The Airlink line also includes directional and paddle antennas.
Although the line is specifically designed to be matched to Sierra Wireless routers, they can be used with other routers as well.
The antennas are named after their form-factor and come in a variety of combinations from 2-in-1 up to 8-in-1. Unfortunately, the line only offers one 4x4 MIMO cellular option, most of the antennas have 2x2 MIMO.
Here is a sampling of available antennas that may be of interest to mobile users:
- 8-in-1 Dome: 4x4 MIMO sub-6GHz Cellular, including Band 71, GPS, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi
- 6-in-1 Dome: 2x2 MIMO sub-6GHz Cellular, including Band 71, GPS, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi
- 5-in-1 Dome: 2x2 MIMO sub-6GHz Cellular, including Band 71, GPS, 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi
- Paddle 5G: sub-6GHz Cellular, including Band 71
- 2-in-1 Dome: 2x2 MIMO sub-6GHz Cellular (band 71 not supported)
- 3-in-1 SharkFin: 2x2 MIMO cellular, GPS
- Model: Varies
- # of Antennas: 1-8
- Direction: Omnidirectional and Directional available
- Frequency Range:
- Most models support 698-3800MHz
- Some support 698-6000MHz
- The 8-in1 Dome, 6-in-1 Dome, 5-in-1 Dome, and Paddle 5G all support 617-6000MHz
- Impedance: 50ohm
- Cable Type & Length: Most come with 5m (16ft) cables using either CS29 or CS32 cabling.
- Connector: SMA-Male
- Internal Ground Plane: Varies
- Dimensions: Varies
- Weight: Varies
- Mounting: Bolt mount
- Outdoor Rated: Most are outdoor rated
- Frequency / Gain: Varies by model and frequency
- Retail Price: $95-$550
News, Videos, & Status
We have not tested any Sierra Wireless antennas.
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