Poynting A-DIGIANT-0001 Antenna

Poynting A-DIGI-0001 - DigiAnt, Digital Terrestrial Antenna

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The DigiAnt's name refers to the six legs of an ant; but ant is also short for antenna; it was developed for new TV digital migration (DVB-T, DVB-T2 and digital standards).

This antenna was invented to allow for easy deployment while fitting in a very small package for transport. The antenna employs 6 curved elements tapering from a small base to a large aperture when mounted. This antenna, which can technically be described as a skeletal Vivaldi type antenna, provides a large signal capturing aperture while its visual and mechanical structure seems minimal. The 6 tapered legs which curve away from each other in pairs allow good gain and reception pattern over the full UHF TV band – something which was difficult to achieve with Yagi and Bowtie grid antennas which are currently often used.

DigiAnt achieves the required signal capture area (or size) when erected, but collapses to a very small package for transport and storage. The innovative hinged mechanism allows it to be taken from the package and transformed into the full size antenna without any loose parts in an operation as simple as opening an umbrella, using a similar principle as used by umbrellas.

The antenna consists mainly of pre-cast aluminium components which have very good corrosion resistance. The parts are also very repeatably produced from moulds ensuring consistent quality. The moulded elements were designed to taper from thicker at the base to thinner at the tips which is ideal in terms of reducing the force of wind and mechanical vibration while minimising the over cost and weight of the antenna.


  • Covers TV channels 14 to 83 (470 MHz to 890 MHz)
  • Very reliable gain over band (10 dBi)
  • Mainly die cast Aluminum, recyclable and weather resistant
  • Weighs only 406 g
  • Integrated pole mount
  • Vertically and horizontally polarised mounting options
  • Integrated F-type connector for RG6 cable


Application areas

  • Domestic UHF TV reception (digital and analogue)
  • (DVB-T, DVB-T2 and digital standards)
  • PAL/NTSC and other analogue TV reception
  • TV whitespace internet devices



Electrical Specifications

  • Frequency bands: 470 - 854 MHz
  • Gain (max.): 10 dBi
  • VSWR: <3.0:1
  • Front-to-back: 10 dB
  • Input impedance: 75 Ohm
  • Polarisation: Horizontal or vertical linear


Environmental Specifications

  • Wind survival: 160 km/h
  • Drag force with 45 m/s wind speed: 57.30 N
  • Drag force with 35 m/s wind speed: 34.66 N
  • Drag force with 30 m/s wind speed: 25.47 N
  • Temperature range (operating): -20°C to +70°C
  • Environmental conditions: Outdoor
  • Operating relative humidity: Up to 98%
  • Storage humidity: 5% to 95% non condensing
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to +70°C


Mechanical Specifications

  • Product dimensions (L x W x D): 585 x 345 x 485 mm
  • Packaged dimensions: 385 x 315 x 155 mm
  • Weight: 406 g
  • Packaged weight: 2.3 kg
  • Radome material: Passivated ADC12
  • Radome colour in Pantone: Aluminium grey
  • Radome colour in RAL: Aluminium grey


Product Box Contents

  • Antenna: A-DIGIANT-0001-V1
  • Mounting bracket: Pole
  • Cable length: 10 m
  • Cable type: RG6
  • Connector: F-type female, 9.5 mm IEC

Certification Approvals and Standards

  • Flammability rating: UL 94-V0; EN 13823
  • Water ingress protection ratio/standard: IP 65(NEMA 4x)
  • Impact resistance: IK 07
  • Salt spray: MIL-STD 810F/ASTM B117
  • Product safety: Complies with UL, CE, EN, CSA and IEC standards