Integrated Design, Testing, and Production for Industrial IoT and
AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2018--
PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical
TELecom solutions, opened its Wireless Product Development Center
at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Akron today. The Wireless Product
Development Center is dedicated to the development of devices for the
Industrial IoT and other enterprise-class applications. It provides
comprehensive integration, design, and planning of complete products
such as access points and routers, including radios, computing hardware,
sensors, and antenna systems. In addition, the Center will provide
in-house testing, regulatory certification assistance, and manufacturing
capabilities to PCTEL’s customers.
“Wireless connectivity is crucial for the Industrial IoT. Applications
such as smart utilities, industrial process automation, and intelligent
transportation systems require custom devices with seamless integration
of antennas with radios, computing hardware and sensors,” said Rishi
Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and GM, Connected Solutions.
“Our world class engineering team combines turnkey connectivity hardware
design capabilities with extensive knowledge of software implementation.
Leveraging PCTEL’s expertise in developing connectivity hardware will
enable our customers to drive deeper focus on their vertical market
specific applications development,” added Bharadwaj.
The Wireless Product Development Center is led by Dr. Steve Saliga.
Steve joined PCTEL from Cisco, where he was responsible for antenna
products and wireless hardware design for their Wireless Networking
Business Unit. “We see great opportunities for connectivity hardware
development with PCTEL customers,” said Saliga, VP of Advanced
Technology for PCTEL’s Connected Solutions group. “I’m excited to work
with a talented team of experienced engineers and help our customers
implement the next generation of wireless technologies,” added Saliga.
Each member of Saliga’s team has at least 15 years of experience
developing innovative wireless products for leading radio equipment
manufacturers. Their design work focuses on the latest wireless
technologies, including evolving 802.11 Wi-Fi standards, 802.11ad,
Bluetooth/BLE, WiHart, 4G LTE, and 5G-NR. Recent projects include
PCTEL’s reference 802.11ax Wi-Fi antenna system design, produced for a
major chipset manufacturer.
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 antenna 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.