LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES PHANTOM ELITE® ANTENNA FOR MOBILE, FIXED APPLICATIONS

May 17, 2006, 1:00 am

Product Targets Public Safety, Taxi and Utility Vehicles

ST. LOUIS — (May 17, 2006) — Antenex (a unit of Laird Technologies), a designer and manufacturer of premier wireless communication antennas, introduced its Phantom Elite® mobile antenna for mobile and fixed applications.

The indoor and outdoor antenna features patented True Field Diversity technology that provides both vertical and horizontal polarization in a low-profile, sleek design. The devices are utilized in public safety, taxi and utility vehicles as well as WiFi applications. Moreover, the patented circuit board design ensures uninterrupted video and data transmissions in urban canyons and rural drop-off areas where traditional antennas fail.

“The Phantom Elite complements our well-established line of Phantom products,” said Bill Bowman, marketing director, Antenex. “Customers experience the same superior performance of the original Phantom technology now packaged in a more dynamic, stealth housing.”

Phantom
antennas are specified by public safety, military, utility and transportation providers. As a vital component of the friend/foe identification system, Phantom antennas have been installed on Apache, Black Hawk, and Chinook helicopters as well as Humvee and Bradley military vehicles around the world.

The product is available currently in volume production and is obtainable in VHF, UHF, 2.4GHz and dual-band cell/PCS versions. Most Phantom Elite mobile antennas also provide users with a 3 db-MEG gain. All models are produced with field-proven ABS injection molded material. Combined with the low-profile, aerodynamic housing, Phantom Elite antennas are less susceptible to damage and vandalism. The antennas can be mounted with a NMO or permanent N female mount. Pricing is dependent on frequency and mounting styles.

About Laird Technologies

Laird Technologies is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference [EMI] shielding, telematics, thermal management and wireless antenna solutions for the telecommunications, data-communications, computer, general electronics, network equipment, aerospace, defense, automotive and medical equipment industries.

For additional information or the name of your nearest Laird Technologies’ representative:

Laird Technologies
Phone 1 + (800) 843-4556, 1 + (314) 344-9300
Fax 1 + (314) 344-9333
Internet www.lairdtech.com
E-mail sales@lairdtech.com