AX Antennas – The Recipe for Success
Unsurprisingly, during these testing times, we’re seeing a lot of webinars being launched by companies across the marine technology sector. Generally they’re all of a high standard and are both informative and thought provoking, particularly when it comes to LTE antennas. We’ve heard a lot about the pros and cons of LTE cellular installations – CAT ratings of routers, the benefits of balances and switches and bonding vs. load balancing, but when it comes to antennas the detail becomes fairly thin on the ground. Sure, short cable runs and quality cabling will certainly help, correct positioning and grounding also, but very little emphasis is placed on the actual quality of the antennas themselves.
We think the antenna is more than just a basic ingredient, and that’s why when we developed our AX range of high gain omni-directional antennas back in 2015 we did so with a focus on bringing an antenna to the market that surpassed anything we’d previously worked with. For years we’d had to make do with products that did the job, but we always felt that there was a better way. So, after amassing storage unit full of antenna brands and models, which we’d basically taken apart to understand why they worked and how they could be improved, the AX range was created.
The AX range of antennas is custom made in the USA, all electrical connections are hand soldered maximizing reliability, minimizing loss and preventing corrosion. The internal architecture is proprietary in design, and uniquely developed for the marine industry by technologists who design and build antennas for the US space program. Extensive research and performance testing has resulted in a range of antennas with game changing performance like no other. They say the proof is in the pudding, and we’re now seeing how true that is. Feedback from across the maritime sector, from both private yachting and commercial marine, tells the story. And they say a picture is worth a thousand words, well maintaining an LTE connection at 85Km from shore speaks volumes for the performance of this cutting edge range of products. We like to think of our AX range of antennas as not just a basic ingredient, more like the icing on the cake.