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ZCG’s New 4GX Range

With the introduction of the new 4GX or 4G LTE mobile phone network, ZCG has created a range of 4GX/ 4G LTE specific antennas in a marine, vehicle mount and fixed position availability.

The new 4GX/ 4G LTE frequency works within the 700-788MHz and allows for an improved mobile phone coverage, in both CBD and rural areas, as well as a faster wireless data speed with Telstra quoting:  

 “up to six times as fast as our original 4G” – Telstra website (https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/telstra-4gx)

This results in faster streaming/downloading and access to a wider mobile phone network. ZCG has matched our antennas specifications to help boost the 4GX/ 4G LTE mobile phone network to ensure you are always connected, whether in the car, at home or on your marine vessel, ZCG has a 4GX/ 4G LTE antenna solution to suit your needs.

ZM18-4GX – Vessel Mount

Omni-directional Marine 4GX/ 4G LTE collinear, 700-788MHz, FME connector, 20 Watts, 8.1dBi – 1.8m.

CM1600-4GX – Structure/Tower

Omni-directional 4GX/ 4G LTE collinear, 700-788MHz, N-type female in mount section, 20 Watts, 8.1dBi – 2.4m

SG700-4GX – Vehicle Mount

Super gain vehicle mount 4GX/4G LTE and 3G collinear, 718-788MHz and 820-890 MHz, FME female, 5.1dBi – 1.1m

ZD8Z-XP-MIMO – Wireless Data Improvement

Telstra, Optus & Vodafone 4GX/ 4G LTE, 4G, 3G multiband panel, 698-960 & 1710-2700MHz, +/- 45 deg polarised,  2 x N-type females, 100 Watts, 8dBi – 310mm

 

Check your Telstra 4G LTE (4GX) availability:

https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage#content_accordion

Check your Optus 4G LTE (4G PLUS) availability:

https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobile/network/coverage?sid=mobilecoverage:from:4gplus:fy2018

Check your Vodafone 4G LTE availability:

https://www.vodafone.com.au/network/coverage-checker

To find your local ZCG dealer – click here

For more information on any ZCG 4GX/ 4G LTE products or our wider range of mobile phone and wireless data improvement solutions. Please contact your local ZCG sales consultant.

The long awaited ALL-BLACK Range Is finally here!

Do you want an all black vehicle mount to keep the stealth and aesthetically pleasing appearance of your vehicle?

Well ZCG’s all black range is now available!

With our sleek, stylish and stealthy all black design, combining black chrome and a black radome matched with our  already proven antenna designs and Australian manufacturing. ZCG’s all black range is your ideal all-black antenna solution.

Find your local ZCG dealer or contact ZCG for pricing and availability. 

ZCG All-Black antenna solutions available:

Mobile Phone Network Improvement:

SGDB-BLKR 

All-black super gain, Telstra, Optus & Vodafone 4G, 3G & GSM mobile phone spring base antenna – 825-960MHz & 1710-2190MHz – 900mm

SGLDB-BLKR
All-black lightweight super gain, Telstra, Optus & Vodafone 4G, 3G & GSM mobile phone spring base antenna –825-960MHz & 1710-2190MHz – 750mm

UHF CB Radio Communications:

 SG477-BLKR 

All-black UHF CB Radio, ground independent, spring base antenna, 477MHz, 2.1dBi, UHF Male – 900mm

SGL477-BLKR

All-black lightweight UHF CB Radio, ground independent, spring base antenna, 477MHz, 2.1dBi, UHF Male – 750mm

AM/FM Radio Improvement:

SG1100-BLKR

All-black AM/FM radio receive spring base antenna – 900mm

SGL1100-BLKR

All-black AM/FM radio receive lightweight spring base antenna – 750mm

ZCG also have a matching range of the above antennas in white or black fibreglass radome with a electro-polished spring base.

Find your local ZCG dealer or contact ZCG for pricing and availability. 

“Home introduction”

ZCG is an Australian owned business operating since 1970. We manufacture hundreds of antenna models to suit your RF communication and broadcasting requirements.

Our product range includes: Filters and Multicoupling, Coaxial cableConnectorsBase Station, Radio and TV Broadcast, Vehicle mount and Mobile Phone, VHFUHF CB  Radio, MarineWireless Data and Hand Portable antennas. We manufacture specific to customers needs and can give any technical advice needed to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

The design and development of new products is always an ongoing process for our Technical Services Department.

Our Head Office and manufacturing plant is located in Lindenow, Victoria, Australia. We also have Branch Offices and Warehouse facilities in Browns Plains, Queensland and Canning Vale, Western Australia. Contact Us

ZCG assisting in keeping troops safe from I.E.D. threats

ZCG supply antennas to protect soldiers from the on-going threat from I.E.D.S.

ZCG along with other Australian based industries were one of many collaborative partners in a new technological advancement titled ‘REDWING’ in a life-saving, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) protection system. In a first-of-its-kind technological protection upgrade, ZCG antennas have been implemented in both personnel mounted and vehicle mounted IED protection.

Two systems have been developed to counter radio controlled IEDs: GREENGUM (for use by dismounted elements) and GREYGUM (for fitting to light vehicles).

The Defences ‘REDWING’ program was initiated to find a low-cost, robust yet lightweight force protection system for soldiers/vehicles in high IED conflict zones around the world. The new technology titled Greengum (for dismounted personnel mounted units) and Greygum (for light vehicles) is designed for use by Police or military forces in high IED threat locations.

Australian Army Major Christian Van Den Bosch (right) demonstrates theAustralian-made ‘Greengum’ systemto Afghan National Army Sergeants Abdullah (centre) and Ahtram Shimwary (left) form the 205 Hero Corps.

The Greengum and Greygum systems are currently being utilised by the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in the current conflict season, their first without significant coalition support. The design and manufacture of the Greengum and Greygum systems allows for minimal operator training and limited logistic support.

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky(right) demonstrates the new counter improvised explosive device(IED) equipment to (from L-R) Federal Member for Bass, th Hon Andrew Nikolic MP and the Minister for Defence the Hon Kevin Andrews at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The $50 million investment by the Australian government will ensure both safety to troops and civilians as well as a domestic investment into creating local employment for Australia.

Close collaboration between all of the Australian industries evolved, led to an accelerated production schedule which led to implementation for the Afghanistan defence forces within 5 months of the pre-production design.

ZCG are an Australian based antenna and RF solutions company based in East Gippsland Victoria. ZCG has collaborated with other Australian Industries to produce high quality RF solutions and our technical RF knowledge on time and on budget, to ensure the safety of troops in conflict zones.

 

Read DSTO article here:

http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/news/2015/06/17/dsto-expertise-addresses-ied-threats

 

ZCG Invests in Renewable Energy for the Future

 

Production Roof Solar Panel Array

With energy costs rising and the cost of manufacturing on the increase, ZCG decided to reduce our reliance on greenhouse emission energy and move to renewable energy in the form of a solar panel array.

ZCG understands that a stance on climate change needs to be undertaken by all businesses to take whatever measures we can to ensure the environment is here for future generations. ZCG has always strived to be environmentally friendly, changing our CNC cutting fluid to environmentally friendly liquids, so no harm is done to our fauna and flora. We have reduced our energy needs by replacing outdated fluorescent lighting with modern low powered LED lighting throughout our manufacturing facility and office. We strive to reduce our waste into landfill by using all available recycling processes for our waste. We hope that all these small steps and steps in the future will reduce our impact on the local and wider environment.

ZCG Roof with Solar Array

ZCG Roof with Solar Array

With ZCG manufacturing happening between the hours of 7.30am – 3.30pm we understood that this is when the sun is shining and at its strongest, so why not use this to our advantage and use a free source of energy to power our facility during these hours THE SUN! During these hours ZCG will not be reliant on outdated technology of burning fossil fuels to power our facility, but our solar array on the roof of our facility covers all our energy needs from our CNC machines, lighting down to our administration computers.

Being a business, the government incentives to install a renewable source of energy and reduce our reliance on fossil fuel is minimal. ZCG took it upon itself to invest in renewable energy and assist in protecting the environment and the air we breathe. With the added benefit for you our customers in allowing ZCG to halt price increases due to rising energy costs.

ZCG believes that with little steps within all Australian businesses, we can reduce our Carbon Footprint as a nation and ensure that this wonderful country of ours stays beautiful for future generations.

ZCG visit CommunicAsia 2015 & BroadcastAsia 2015

CommunicAsia2015 and BroadcastAsia2015 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has come and gone.

ZCG visited this vast exhibition from the 1-3 June 2015, to not only visit and expand our current relationships with both suppliers and customers but also introduce and expand our ever growing partnerships throughout Australia, Asia and the rest of the world.

ZCG did not present a stand within the last two years CommunicAsia2015 or BroadcastAsia2015, but maybe In 2018 you might see a friendly ZCG stand, watch this space.

The CommunicAsia2015 and BroadcastAsia2015 exhibitions gave an insight into global movements on broadcast technologies, wireless data transfer and satellite communications capabilities currently available, and where it is heading.

As a company, we use these exhibitions to broaden both our technical and product range for the ever expanding communications market. We also use them to ensure ZCG produces or supplies the best products available. Ensuring ZCG stays on the forefront of communications technology for our world’s ever expanding communications needs.

ZCG as a company would like to thank all current customers and suppliers who took some time out of a very successful exhibition to allow us to connect with them. And a big thank you to all new and future customers and suppliers for insight into your business and products and allowing us to introduce ourselves and our business.

Introducing the full range of RF MAX Products

ZCG would like to introduce the full range of RF MAX products.

The RF MAXbrand prides itself in supplying high quality components with robust, reliable construction in mind. RF MAX understands that installation should only happen once and maintenance kept to a minimum.

“Install once, maintenance at a minimum”

All components that have to face the harsh conditions of the Australian weather are designed and manufactured to resist the harsh UV environment Australia is well known for.

When looking for performance and reliability orientated installation accessories and antennas, RF MAX is the brand you will be wanting and requesting next time you have to install/upgrade your antenna or installation hardware.

RF MAX products are put under strict scrutiny by ZCG to ensure only the best for you the customer, to assist in hassle free installation, maintenance and service life.

ZCG offers the following RF MAX products, with the range growing so keep an eye out for new additions.

– Connectors & fittings

– Coaxial Cable

– On-Glass Antennas

– Low Profile AVL management antennas

– Data/Modem Antennas

– M.I.M.O. Panels

– Installation Accessories

The newest addition to the RF MAX catalogue are the ZD8Z-XP-716-MIMO & ZD8Z-XP-MIMO, which are purposely built for MIMO applications within the GSM, NextG, 4G and 3G frequency range with the added benefit of future proofing for the up-and-coming 700MHz addition to the cellular band.

The RF MAX brand, prides itself in supplying high quality, reliable products for all applications.