Alaris Launches New Websites

This past week, to coincide with the start of our new financial year, we have launched our new websites.

The project, which forms part of the revitalisation of our brand, has been a long, but very worthwhile process.  It started in the beginning of January with the creation of the concepts and subsequently, the implementation of a new Brand Blueprint, which delves into what Alaris as a brand, is striving to achieve.

The aim of the redesign is to make our websites more user friendly, eye-catching and professional. We have refined certain aspects of the old sites, particularly our specialised product search function on the Antennas website.  In addition, new features have been added, including a Quote Request form and an option to pay for orders by credit card.

The Alaris Antennas site is already starting to generate interest, with a number of quote requests and contact forms being received.

This gives us a glance of a very positive future for the new websites, and for the Alaris brand.

Please feel free to contact us via marketing@alaris.co.za with any feedback on the new sites.

Alaris Antennas at DSEI 2017

Alaris Antennas will be participating in the DSEI 2017 Exhibition as part of the South African Pavilion. This show takes place in London, from the 12th to 15th September 2017.

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is the world leading event that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge. DSEI represents the entire supply chain on an unrivalled scale.

Further information will be provided closer to the event.

Alaris Antennas experiences unprecedented success with the DF-A0037

Alaris Antennas has identified a current and future all-encompassing antenna solution in the DF-A0037. Since the introduction of this product into the world, Alaris has had unprecedented success with the product. The DF-A0037 is a vehicle and marine-based direction finding antenna solution.

The DF-A0037 is a wideband DF antenna suitable for rugged applications. Based on the more portable DF-A0029 product, the rugged version features upgraded mechanical and environmental features to improve performance when mounted on a vehicle.

The antenna has a loop array for good DF performance at low frequencies where the phase size of the array is small, and two pentagonal arrays for the middle and high frequency ranges. Secondary pentagonal arrays of dipoles and monopoles provide good omni-directional antennas up to 3.6 GHz when appropriately combined. A HF whip on top of the antenna provides a sensitive omni output for this band.

A decagonal cylindrical cavity inside the antenna, approximately 350 mm wide x 370 mm high, allows switching, amplification and RF processing to be integrated into the antenna, reducing cable loss and weight.

V/UHF Communications Antennas

VCF Antenna Family

The VCF Family of V/UHF Vehicular Center-fed Dipole Antennas brings efficiency and flexibility to the tactical mobile and fighting vehicle communications platforms. Encapsulated in an epoxy-glass sleeve, providing strength and protection to the radiating elements and isolation from overhead power lines, the VCF range of antennas are center-fed for maximum efficiency, and being ground independent, are ideal for use on platforms with limited or no ground plane.

All antennas utilize a common base/spring mounting assembly, available in either 4 hole US, or 6 hole NATO patterns, simplifying vehicle antenna logistics and installations, and enabling rapid ‘tool free’ antenna replacement, on a single mounting base.

Various direct to mast-mounting adapters are available for mast mounted base station or static mobile deployment.

Marine Antennas

Alaris Antennas has a range of products available which are suitable and have been qualified for marine applications. The following products are two prominent examples of products that have been optimised to withstand the harsh environments that are experienced in maritime applications.


DF-A0037

The DF-A0037 is a wideband DF antenna suitable for rugged applications. Based on the more portable DF-A0029 product, the rugged version features upgraded mechanical and environmental features to improve performance when mounted on a vehicle.

The antenna has a loop array for good DF performance at low frequencies where the phase size of the array is small, and two pentagonal arrays for the middle and high frequency ranges. Secondary pentagonal arrays of dipoles and monopoles provide good omni-directional antennas up to 3.6 GHz when appropriately combined. A HF whip on top of the antenna provides a sensitive omni output for this band.

A decagonal cylindrical cavity inside the antenna, approximately 350 mm wide x 370 mm high, allows switching, amplification and RF processing to be integrated into the antenna, reducing cable loss and weight.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Full-band correlative interferometer
  • HF capability
  • Wideband dedicated omni capability
  • Rugged radome
  • GPS antenna

APPLICATIONS:

  • Vehicle-based direction finding
  • Marine direction finding

SYST-A0005

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Two wideband LPDAs on a single mast
  • Rotator for aiming and scanning all angles
  • Internal rotary joint for 360° coverage
  • Low-loss internal cables.
  • Designed for shipboard use above deck
  • Extreme environmental specifications for wind, water and salt
  • High-wind speed capability
  • Protected cable exit system
  • High-power capability for immunity from nearby communications

APPLICATIONS:

  • Wideband monitoring
  • Hand-off monitoring from DF receiver

Wideband OMNI-Directional, High Power Antennas

OMNI-A0046-01

The OMNI-A0046-01 is high-power omni-directional antenna. The frequency range covered is 20 MHz to 500 MHz with a VSWR of less than 2.5:1 with the whips attached. The whips improve the performance in the 20 MHz to 50 MHz band. The antenna’s profile can be reduced by removing the tactical whips where required.

ELECTRICAL FEATURES:

  • Wideband
  • Omni-directional azimuth pattern
  • High-power handling
  • Optimised distributed loading is used to prevent elevation radiation pattern break up
  • 1200 W CW Power handling capability

MECHANICAL FEATURES:

  • Spring loaded elements
  • Waterproof
  • Quick assembly

OMNI-A0281

The OMNI-A0281 is a high-powered wideband antenna designed for mounting on vehicles as well as masts. The wideband design provides it the capability to also be used for spectrum monitoring.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • 300 to 3000 MHz frequency range
  • Rugged
  • Suited for vehicle and mast-mount applications
  • 500 W CW Power handling capability

APPLICATIONS:

  • High-power transmission
  • UHF monitoring