API Technologies Releases High Gain L-Band Antenna Array for Inmarsat Services

ORLANDO, FL  — August 16, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced today a new high gain, circularly polarized antenna array developed for Inmarsat services. This antenna array is designed to be used in a variety of applications including satellite networks, two-way voice and data communications and broadband portable terminals. It is available from the Company’s Spectrum Microwave product line.

“This antenna array meets Inmarsat class II BGAN certification and features high performance in a compact design,” said Tracy Shaffer, Senior Vice President/Business Manager, RF/Microwave & Microelectronics, API Technologies. “Circular polarization, 50 ohm impedance and low VSWR combine to produce an L-band antenna array ideal for military and commercial applications requiring satellite communications.” It has a minimum gain of 11dBic across the operating band of 1518MHz-1676MHz and an axial ration less than 5 dB across the band and a low VSWR of less than 1.5:1.

The antenna features a radome for environmental protection and an SMA connector for easy installation. The small size of 8.5 in x 8.5 in x 0.75 in combined with the use of lightweight materials make it ideal for portable broadband data terminals.

API’s new high gain L-band antenna array is available for order as part number RPA11593135CAAF. Other connector types and cable lengths are available. GPS and WiFi capabilities can also be integrated. 

For more information about this and other antenna solutions and RF/microwave products, please visit www.apitech.com/microwave, or contact +1 (888) 553-7531 or sales@apitech.com.

API Technologies has an outstanding heritage in the development and manufacturing of RF, microwave, and microelectronic components and systems for military, space and commercial applications. Product offerings include: filters, high power amplifiers, switched filter banks, advanced ceramics, Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs), and hybrid and space-grade microelectronics. The company also offers thin film, thick film and built-to-print manufacturing capabilities. For more information, please visit www.apitech.com/microwave.

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About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitech.com. 

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