Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of antennas and power products for wirelesscommunications, unveiled on Mar. 4 the Quad-Band Mercury Antenna for automotivecommunications systems. According to the company, the antenna enhances Centurion's current line of telematics solutions, combining GPS, data communicationsand two cellular capabilities onto one antenna to create an option for automotive applications.
"By offering four frequencies on one antenna, we have created a flexiblesolution to fit a diverse set of automotive communications needs," said GaryKuck, CEO of Centurion. "The new Mercury antenna demonstrates Centurion'sposition as one of the leading innovators in the fast growing field oftelematics."
The Quad-Band Mercury Antenna combines two frequency bands for cellular andPCS phones at 824-986 MHz and 1850-1990 MHz, a GPS antenna at 1575 MHz anddata communications capability. Service providers will benefit from a 3 dBicellular gain, enhanced performance and extended service availability, according to Centurion.
Centurion says that their telematics antennas preserve the aesthetic integrity of theautomobile's design. Unlike other telematics antennas, their telematics antennas do not detract from thevehicle's design. The Quad-Band Mercury Antenna is covered in a compact injection-mold housing. "Our new antenna for telematics provides many benefits to both themanufacturer and end-user, including low cost, high-performance and stealthmounting," said Monty Rohde, VP of engineering for Centurion. "Add the factthat Centurion recently announced QS9000 certification, and telematicssystems manufacturers can be sure that the Quad-Band Mercury Antenna is thehighest quality, versatile antenna solution available."Centurion recently received Quality System Requirements QS9000certification. QS9000 is a system ofquality standards set forth by the automotive industry to qualify internaland external suppliers of components, services and materials.About Centurion Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Centurion is a designer and manufacturer of antennas and powerproducts for wireless communications. Manufacturers ofautomobiles, mobile phones, handheld devices, PDA's, and professionalbusiness radios have relied on Centurion'sproducts for almost 25 years. Centurion offers in-house custom design,tooling, mold fitting and production to provide a solutionto fit any customer-specific need. With 80 design engineers in five designcenters around the globe, Centurion has one of the largestR&D teams in the industry.For more information, please visit www.centurion.com.