PCTEL Announces 2.4/5 GHz 4×4 MIMO Antenna for Utilities, IIoT, and DSRC
February 05, 2019
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2019--
PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical
TELecom solutions, announced at DistribuTECH a new dual band
802.11ac/p MIMO antenna that helps boost data rates and reliability for
utility networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and other
Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. PCTEL’s Coach™ 4x4 Wi-Fi/DSRC GNSS
multi-band antenna is designed for both mobile and fixed deployments,
enabling smart grids, mobile workforce communications, and advanced
automation technologies across a variety of industries. It also supports
Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), a common interoperable
safety standard for vehicles.
“PCTEL’s latest antenna will enable the future of the IIoT. For example,
advanced smart grids utilizing Coach antennas could reduce outages and
efficiently manage alternative energy sources. Coach antennas also
provide mobile connectivity for applications such as DSRC, which has the
potential to revolutionize road safety,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s
COO. “Those are just some of the possibilities. PCTEL’s advanced RF
design and environmental testing capabilities enable us to deliver
superior 4x4 MIMO performance and exceptional durability for the most
demanding applications,” added Bharadwaj.
This new low-profile antenna features 4-port 2.4/5 GHz coverage along
with PCTEL’s unique high rejection GPS/GLONASS technology for network
timing and tracking, all in a single IP67-rated housing. It supports a
variety of wireless technologies, including broadband mesh networks,
802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 802.11p DSRC Wireless Access in Vehicular Networks
(WAVE) standards for direct vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and
vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.
This is the latest in PCTEL’s field-proven Coach antenna series. Coach
antennas have been deployed in a variety of mobile and IIoT applications
around the world. Their UV-stable design facilitates maximum
installation flexibility without antenna orientation restrictions.
PCTEL will display its Coach ™ 4x4 Wi-Fi/DSRC GNSS multi-band antenna
February 5-7 at DistribuTECH booth 11750 in New Orleans. It is available
now to order using part #GL4X4MIMO-SF.
PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom
technology solutions. We are a leading global supplier of antennas and
wireless network testing solutions. Our precision
antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access
points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and
devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house
design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for
our customers. PCTEL’s test
and measurement tools improve the performance of wireless networks
globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G
technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment
manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to
analyze, design, and optimize their networks.