Pharad’s paintable antenna system can be easily applied to many different surfaces, including brick, wood, plastic, and dry-wall. Importantly, many antennas can be produced from a single can of the supplied paint, thereby lowering the overall cost of this unique radiator solution. The kit contents and installation instructions are simple and no special training is required to construct the antennas.
“We started looking at paintable antennas over a year ago,” said Dr. Rod Waterhouse, CTO of Pharad. “After developing our ultra-thin peel & stick appliqué antennas we wanted to consider all the alternative technologies. Once the performance of our paintable antennas was verified as being satisfactory, we developed procedures that improved their robustness and ease of installation. Our resulting paint-on antenna solution is very easy to use and allows an efficient antenna to be put on any surface, with the exception of metal of course; unfortunately we can’t break the laws of physics.”
Currently Pharad includes three different frequency ranges within their paintable antenna system kits: 350 – 450 MHz, 800 – 6000 MHz, and 1700 – 6000 MHz.