TMCNet:  PCTEL Showcases Next Generation MIMO Panel Antenna for High Capacity Stadium Deployments

[June 25, 2013]

PCTEL Showcases Next Generation MIMO Panel Antenna for High Capacity Stadium Deployments

ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced the launch of its next generation 802.11n MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) directional antenna for cellular data offloading applications in stadiums and large entertainment venues. The antenna will be showcased at the Cisco (News - Alert) Live 2013 event and exhibition being held in Orlando this week.

Smartphone users increasingly like to share their experiences live from stadiums and other entertainment venues, but photo and video uploads can strain wireless network capacity. Carriers need antenna solutions that allow them to deploy robust wireless networks with densely placed access points to support a large number of data users. However, coverage from each wireless access point needs to be contained to individual seating sections to overcome interference problems and achieve the data capacity gains that will satisfy users.

PCTEL's new FP2458-DP3X3 6-port MIMO panel antenna addresses these challenges with focused coverage patterns and consistent port to port performance. The antenna provides multiband coverage with 3 ports covering 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz and 3 ports covering 5.1 GHz to 5.9 GHz in a single unit. The platform's next generation RF design features enhanced gain and multiple polarizations for each port. These enhancements allow for optimal data throughput in high interference areas. The mechanical design includes fully integrated cable jumpers with various connector options to adapt to the leading radio manufacturers' MIMO configurations. It also provides a fully adjustable mounting solution for wall or pipe mount configurations to address difficult installation requirements at various venues.

"PCTEL's antenna solutions have been successfully deployed in multiple stadiums and high profile entertainment venues," said Jeff Miller, President of PCTEL Connected Solutions. "We continue to work with leading radio OEMs and carriers to develop high performance products to support the evolving requirements for high data rate applications," added Miller.

PCTEL will display ts new antenna and other broadband wireless antenna options June 23-27, 2013 at Cisco Live, Booth # 312. All variations of the new antenna are available for sale. Further details about PCTEL's antenna and accessory products are available on PCTEL's website at www.antenna.com.


About PCTEL

PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks. PCTEL RF Solutions specializes in the design, optimization and testing of today's wireless communication networks. The company's SeeGull® scanning receivers, SeeHawk® visualization tool, and Clarify® system measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment, and optimization. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE (News - Alert), TD-LTE, EV-DO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX networks.

PCTEL Connected Solutions™ simplifies network deployment for wireless, data and communications applications for private network, public safety, and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi (News - Alert), GPS, In-Tunnel, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its MAXRAD®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys™ product lines. PCTEL also designs specialized towers, enclosures, fiber optic panels, and fiber jumper cables to deliver custom engineered site solutions. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company's web sites www.pctel.com, www.antenna.com, www.rfsolutions.pctel.com, or www.towerworx.com.

PCTEL SAFE HARBOR

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these forward-looking statements include statements regarding the potential benefits from using PCTEL's new MIMO panel antenna that addresses the challenges of interference problems to meet the needs of a large number of data users, with focused coverage patterns and consistent port to port performance, with 3 ports covering 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz and 3 ports covering 5.1 GHz to 5.9 GHz. These statements are based on PCTEL's current expectations. Anticipated customer benefits and product capabilities may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in PCTEL's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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