Antenna supplier Antenex, a unit of Laird Technologies, has released tri-band internal and external Mercury GPS antennas with low-profile designs. The tri-band capability combines AMPS, PCS and GPS frequencies and features 3.5 dBi gain on the AMPS and PCS bands. The combination of voice, data and location communications is suitable for fleet tracking, theft protection and self-diagnostic systems.

The internal Mercury antenna measures approximately 0.5 in. x 5.0 in. x 2.5 in., making it suitable for interior mount on dashboards or rear decks with ease of transportability between vehicles. The housing is constructed of Cycoloy, a rugged material that enhances the life of the product.

Similarly, the external Mercury antenna is approximately 0.75 in. x 5.5 in. x 5.0 in., offering an excellent solution for taller trucks, trailers and other vehicles that need to consider the height restrictions of overpasses and other covered areas. The antenna’s PC/ABS weatherproof housing allows the product to perform well even in extreme conditions.

Both antennas can be easily installed. The low-profile design allows the internal antenna to be easily mounted in many covert in-vehicle locations with nylon or plastic screws, Velcro or double-sided tape. The external antenna is available with a magnetic or self-adhesive mount and can be installed on a ground-plane or no ground-plane surface.

Available now, the external antenna is priced at $125, while the internal antenna costs $140.