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New Laird Phantom Antenna Guide Now Available

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

This handy ordering guide includes a part # key for Laird's legacy Phantom Antennas. These antennas are designed for mobile and fixed applications with 450MHz/UHF, 900MHz ISM and 2G/3G cellular. These antennas are available with NMO or permanent N female mounting options in either black or white finish. 

Arcadian/Laird Phantom Antenna Guide (PDF)

RFMAX and RFmini RFID meters now available at Arcadian...

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Arcadian's new line of RFID meters including the RFMAX Power Mapper and RFmini RFID Indicator are now available exclusively from Arcadian, Inc.

The RFMAX RFID POWER MAPPER Power Mapper accurately maps RFID field patterns with a range of up to 15 meters It shows nulls and deadspots, tests polarization, can detect which antenna is transmitting, and can be used to detect cable faults, bad connections and more. It requires no battery, features a 9db attenuation switch and easily fits in your pocket. It's a must-have for any RFID pro.

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The RFIDmini RFID INDICATOR can perform a variety of RFID tests and has a range of approximately 4 meters. It also requires no battery and easily fits in your pocket.

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2014 iDAS EZ Order Brochure Now Available Here...

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

DAS-antennasThe all-new Arcadian iDAS EZ Order Brochure for 2014 is here! It's a handy reference guide to our most popular indoor DAS antennas and cabling from Laird, Pulse and RFS. Most antennas are in stock and available for shipment today! Use it to help plan your next project, and be sure to check our website at for the latest pricing and availability...



Arcadian, Inc. Opens New Offices in Tempe, AZ - Hires Marketing and Operations Managers

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Re-posted from PRNewswire:

Tempe, Arizona, June 3, 2014 - Arcadian, Inc., a New Jersey based distributor of commercial antennas and wireless gear for the DAS, M2M and RFID markets has opened its second office/warehouse location in Tempe Arizona. The company has also hired two new employees in the Tempe location to head up their marketing and operations departments. The new offices and warehouse are located at 2219 S. 48th Street in the Tempe Buttes business park. The business will also continue to operate from its Little Falls, NJ headquarters.

Henry Perlmutter was hired as Marketing and E-Commerce Manager, filling a new position for the firm. Mr. Perlmutter arrives at the company from his previous roles as a principal at AdCenter and, where he directed web design, development and marketing programs for both firms, and brings over 20 years of experience in online and offline marketing management to the company.

Chris Wheeler was also recently hired as the firms new Operations Manager, coming from his previous position as Business Systems Analyst at Savant WMS, a Phoenix based software company. Mr. Wheeler possess over 14 years experience in operations, warehousing and supply chain management technology.

Perlmutter and Wheeler join Marc Crudele, the firm’s Western US and Asia Sales Manager. Crudele has been with the firm for 10 years, and recently moved from California to help open the Tempe office. According to Arcadian President Mike Crudele, the move is a strategic one for the firm: “Our business has been experiencing tremendous growth for the past several years now, and this is an important move for us. Locating our new facility in Arizona offers a number of key advantages that will allow us to take even better care our west coast customers, while it also provides for later shipping times and improved operating efficiencies in other key areas. We’ve put together a great team here and are couldn’t be more excited about the business going forward.”

About Arcadian, Inc.

Arcadian, Inc. is an industry-leading distributor of antennas and wireless components for the DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), M2M (Machine to Machine) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) markets. The firm is a Master Stocking Distributor for Laird Technologies, Pulse/Larsen Electronics, Times-7, MTI Wireless Edge and others. The business was established in 2000 by Michael Crudele, is based in Little Falls, NJ, and is privately held.

Media Contact: Henry Perlmutter, Arcadian, Inc., (973) 890-2324,

East Coast Office | 11 Muller Place Little Falls, NJ 07424 USA

West Coast Office | 2219 S. 48th Street, Bldg. A, Tempe, AZ  85282 USA

Antenna Ground Plane Calculation

Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Q) I would like to know the difference between TRA6927M3PW-001 and TRA6927M3PWN-001, that makes the gains so much different. For the first one, peak gain at 698-960 is 3.5dB and the second one is 0dB.


A) The only difference between the two is that the TRA6927M3PWN-001 does not require a metallic ground plane.  That being said, that would be the answer to the gain loss as well, as you will lose a substantial amount of gain when the antenna is not mounted on a metal base.    


The amount/size of the “ground-plane” required for optimal performance of a monopole antenna is determined by the frequency you are transmitting / receiving at. In this case, it’s a multi-band antenna the customer is using (it can be used from 700 MHz – 2700 MHz) so the ground plane required could be anywhere from 4-64 square inches.


At 700 Mhz: 8x8 inches

At 2700 Mhz: 2x2 inches


You can calculate this by using the free Ground Plane Antenna Calculator tool at type the frequency into the field labeled “Desired Frequency” and click “Calculate” The minimum ground plane size required for optimal performance will be displayed below as “radial length” 


For example, if the ideal radial length is calculated at 4 inches, that means that the ground plane must extend out at least 4” in each direction from the antenna in the center, for a ground plane size of 8x8 inches (64 square inches.) Keep in mind that the ground plane does NOT need to be perfectly shaped, the antenna simply needs to be in contact with a total of 64 square inches of metallic surface area.

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