Airgain launches first antenna-modem solution

Airgain announced the launch of AirgainConnect AC-HPUE, the first antenna-modem from its AirgainConnect platform.
AirgainConnect AC-HPUEAirgainConnect AC-HPUE includes an integrated FirstNet Ready LTE modem supporting the 3GPP Band 14 High Power UE output power functionality.

Band 14 spectrum is set aside by the U.S. government specifically for FirstNet. This rugged vehicle antenna-modem solution tightly couples essential LTE radio components to meet the most needs of public safety and fleet vehicles.

AC-HPUE ensures transmission of the maximum allowable radiated power directly to the LTE antenna elements. AirgainConnect’s technology eliminates the signal loss over coax cables that run from mobile routers mounted in vehicle compartments to roof-mounted antennas.

HPUE capability provides up to ten times the transmit power at the antenna when compared to the router’s conventional modem and antenna. The result is a dramatic increase in the coverage area and higher data rates.

Airgain has joined hands with Assured Wireless to utilize the industry’s first FirstNet Ready certified Band 14 HPUE modem module in the AirgainConnect platform. FirstNet, built with AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is bringing advanced capabilities to first responders across the country.

“AirgainConnect is a breakthrough new platform that integrates high-power mobile modem technology with an antenna into the same package, enabling superior performance for 4G and 5G communications,” said Jacob Suen, president and CEO of Airgain.

“Integrated with Assured’s FirstNet Ready HPUE modem module, this technology will provide critical connectivity. It will provide better range in underserved rural areas and addresses an increase in coverage and higher data rates for deeper in-building penetration and other fringe areas,” Tom Bilotta, CEO of Assured Wireless, said.

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