HELI-8is HELI-8is N Type socket




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Poynting 2.4GHz Intrinsically Safe 14dBi Tunnel Antenna

  • Circular polarised helical antenna
  • Bi-directional
  • Intrinsically Safe with high resistivity non static radome
  • Proven antenna performance giving maximum range in all directions
  • Versatile installation mounting options
  • High gain over the 2400 MHz Wi-Fi band

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Poynting has fifteen years’ experience in designing and manufacturing antennas for underground mining data networks.  The HELI-3is is an Intrinsically Safe antenna with high resistivity non static radome. In tests, both the data rate and range achieved with this antenna was greater than obtained when using linearly polarized panel antennas of the same gain. The hardy construction of this antenna makes it ideal for the mining environment. The HELI-8is is an Intrinsically Safe antenna with high resistivity non static radome. This antenna is also suitable for oil/gas chemical environments where IS equipment is required. The HELI-8is is a bi-directional antenna. This antenna gives you a low cost network infrastructure for current voice and data needs in mines and tunnels.

Application Areas:

• Supplementing fibre/cable networks by providing wireless “Hotspots” to areas to enhance mobility or extend networks to inaccessible areas such as mines and tunnels
• Underground telemetry
• Creation of complete in tunnel/mine wide data networks and or internet connectivity
• Seamless connection to personnel using VOIP phones, smart devices and tablets
• M2M applications
• Extension/deployment of wireless connectivity on oil rigs, refinery, factories where intrinsically safe equipment is required.

Download Specification Datasheet including radiation patterns
Frequency 2400 - 2500 MHz
Gain 14dBi
VSWR <2.0:1
Feed Power Handling 30W
Input impedance 50 Ohm (nominal)
Polarisation Circular
Connector N-type solder Jack, panel mount
The connector is factory mounted to the antenna
Environmental conditions Indoor/Outdoor
Temperature Range (Operating) -20°C to +70°C
Flammability rating UL  94 -HB
Product Dimensions (L x W x D) 2050 mm x 140 mm x 140 mm
Weight 5.1kG
Water ingress protection ratio/standard IP 65 (NEMA 4X)
Impact resistance IK 08
Salt spray MIL-STD 810F /ASTM B117
Product safety Complies with UL, CE, EN,
CSA and IEC standards
Package Contents Antenna
Mounting Bracket -  four eyebolts for ceiling mount
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