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Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of TESSCO Technologies Inc., has announced its Wireless Solutions Saddle Bracket. The company says the new mount was engineered for, and field tested by, major utilities for deployments of radios used in smart meter upgrades across the U.S.

The Saddle Bracket's adjustable "saddle" design fits over existing poles with diameters up to 2 3/4 inches to colocate components such as a battery and antenna with the radio. The bracket is also available to purchase with the pole included.

Ventev says the Saddle Bracket was originally custom-designed for a major utility company performing smart meter upgrades throughout the Northeast U.S.

“We received excellent feedback from that deployment,” says Jeff Lime, vice president of Ventev Wireless Infrastructure. “The ability to colocate all the components needed with the radio facilitated efficient, cost-saving and uniform deployments. As a result, we developed a universal, off-the-shelf Saddle Bracket for use by all utility companies.”





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