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Airgain Announces the9-in-1 5G Fleet Antenna with Full Wi-Fi 6 Support
Airgain, Inc. has released its CENTURION Next 9-in-1 5G antenna platform. The CENTURION Next delivers industry leading 5G performance and is the first in its class to provide full support for the next generation of Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6.
The CENTURION Next is designed to provide a future-proof and high performance 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity solution for fleet and public safety vehicles and assets. Equipped with nine ports, it connects to almost any vehicular router or modem. Delivering powerful MIMO technology, this configurable antenna offers up to four high gain Cellular/5G (600 MHz to 6 GHz) antennas including support for LTE Band 14 for FirstNet™, Band 71 for T-Mobile, CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) OnGo, LAA (License Assisted Access), and with backwards compatibility for most global 2G, 3G, and 4G frequency bands. The CENTURION Next provides broadband support with four high gain tri-band Wi-Fi antennas, including support for future 6 GHz ISM band spectrum (5.925 GHz to 7.125 GHz) in addition to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to be utilized by Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and a GNSS element inside with coverage for multiple satellite systems including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BDS (BeiDou Navigation Satellite System).
The CENTURION Next has been designed to outperform competing 9-in-1 antenna platforms by providing additional coverage and enabling services in low-signal locations. It supports the next generation of vehicular routers with 5G modem capabilities and multiple carrier switching, while providing next generation Wi-Fi support with four integrated high gain Wi-Fi 6 antennas for full HD streaming video and other high-bandwidth applications with maximum range.
“We are excited to launch this flagship 5G product in our Antenna Plus product portfolio, complete with wideband and multiband antennas that support the next generation of routers and modems,” said Kevin Thill, Airgain’s Senior Vice President of Engineering. “With over 15 years of providing cutting edge wireless solutions to the market, our customers and partners can rely on Airgain’s technological superiority and depth of design experience. Support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 make this antenna future-proof for the next generation of vehicular modems coming into the market soon, which means our customers can deploy with the confidence that the antenna asset will endure the life of the vehicle, likely outlasting generations of vehicular routers.”