TMCNet:  PCTEL Launches Dual 4G LTE MIMO & GPS Multiband Antenna at IWCE

[March 26, 2014]

PCTEL Launches Dual 4G LTE MIMO & GPS Multiband Antenna at IWCE

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--

PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced today at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) the launch of its newest multiband antenna for fleet management, asset tracking, and public safety applications. The new dual 4G LTE (News - Alert) antenna incorporates MIMO technology to support high data rates for wireless communications. It also includes high rejection GPS and dual-band MIMO WiFi (News - Alert) (802.11n) in a single compact housing.

Commercial and public safety fleets increasingly rely on applications that are powered by high-speed mobile networks. LTE MIMO technology supports high mobile data rates. It uses multiple, spatially-differentiated antennas to maximize throughput. However, the need for spatial differentiation makes it difficult to achieve the desired performance in a low-profile antenna.

PCTEL's new antenna (GPSHPDLTEMIMO-SF) addresses the LTE MIMO challenge through advanced RF engineering design and adds WiFi and GPS L1 support. A high rejection GPS LNA assembly enables reliable location tracking services while mitigating interference from nearby RF radiating sources. The antenna's low profile, single-housing design simplifies installation and streamlines the product footprint to address space and aesthetic requirements.

"Rising demand for high-speed mobile data has increased the complexity of vehicular antenna systems," said Jeff Miller, President of PCTEL Connected Solutions. "With this new dual LTE model, we can provide our customers with a single easy-to-install solution for verything from commuter rail WiFi to real time data and video streaming for emergency response communications and other commercial fleet applications," added Miller.


PCTEL will be displaying its new multiband fleet management antenna along with other antenna products and site solutions at Booth #5071 at IWCE in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 26-27.

About PCTEL

PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks. PCTEL RF Solutions enables superior utilization of wireless spectrum for cellular and WiFi networks. The RF Solutions services team specializes in the design, testing, and optimization of in-building, small cell, and traditional wireless networks. PCTEL RF Solutions develops and supports specialized network test equipment for LTE FDD, TD-LTE, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA, and WiFi networks. The company's SeeGull® scanning receivers and SeeHawk® visualization tool measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment, and optimization. Its IBflex™ simplifies in-building wireless network testing and SeeWave™ identifies and locates interference sources that impair network throughput.

PCTEL Connected Solutions™ simplifies network and site deployment for wireless data and communications applications for private and public networks, public safety, and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi, GPS, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its MAXRAD®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys (News - Alert)™ product lines. PCTEL also designs specialized towers, enclosures, and cable assemblies for custom engineered site solutions. PCTEL delivers site solutions composed of PCTEL and third party sourced material to allow customers to cost effectively deploy and upgrade networks. 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, or www.rfsolutions.pctel.com.


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