January 31, 2017

PCTEL Demonstrates Utility Antenna Innovations at DistribuTECH

Company Showcases Broad Portfolio of Purpose-Built and General Market Antenna Solutions

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCTEL, Inc.¬†(NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical¬†Telecom solutions, will highlight its latest utility antenna innovations featuring Sentient Energy's MM3™ line monitor at DistribuTECH 2017. PCTEL developed purpose-built embedded antennas and provided integration expertise to assist Sentient Energy, Inc. in obtaining cellular certification for their wireless devices.

The utility industry is undergoing a major transformation as providers seek to improve power quality and reliability, reduce energy waste, and minimize customer costs. These new challenges require new solutions. PCTEL is working with OEMs and solution providers to enhance the intelligence of the grid.

"Sentient Energy is a leader in intelligent line sensor and analytics technology," said Mark Sloan, Sentient Energy, Inc.'s Senior VP Engineering/Product Design & Development. "We developed Sentient's MM3™ line monitor to be a powerful sensor that will serve as the basis of a diverse set of distributed applications deployed across the grid. Sentient Energy is very pleased that PCTEL collaborated with us to develop an advanced LTE communication solution for our line sensors," added Sloan.

"PCTEL is proud to have contributed to this advanced energy-saving initiative. Effective wireless communications are key to solving business and environmental problems," said Rishi Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL's Connected Solutions group. "Our ability to break through difficult RF problems by designing optimal antenna solutions and integrating radio hardware has made us the leading antenna provider for many energy and industrial IoT applications. We welcome the opportunity to join together with Sentient Energy in tackling these emerging issues," added Bharadwaj.

PCTEL will demonstrate its portfolio of industrial wireless and utility antennas, featuring the MM3, at DistribuTECH booth #1441, January 31 - February 2 in San Diego, California.

About PCTEL

PCTEL, a global provider of RF expertise, delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions to the wireless industry. PCTEL benchmarks and optimizes wireless networks with its data tools, engineering services, and RF products. PCTEL's antennas and site solutions are vital elements for networks serving SCADA, fleet management, health care, public safety, and education.

PCTEL's RF Solutions products and services improve the performance of wireless networks globally. PCTEL's performance critical products include its SeeGull MXflex®, IBflex®, and EXflex® scanning receivers. PCTEL tools also include CW transmitters, signal analyzers, and the SeeWave® interference locating system. PCTEL's SeeHawk® software portfolio includes SeeHawk® Touch, SeeHawk® Collect, SeeHawk Engage™, SeeHawk Engage+™, SeeHawk Engage™ Lite, SeeHawk™ Studio, and SeeHawk™ Analytics. PCTEL provides interference management and performance critical RF engineering services for wireless networks.

PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for public and private wireless networks globally. PCTEL's performance critical antenna solutions include high rejection and high performance GNSS products and innovative broadband LTE and Wi-Fi solutions for fixed and mobile applications, including transit, in-building, and small cell networks. In addition, PCTEL provides a broad portfolio of LMR and Yagi antennas. We leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical antenna and site solutions into carrier, railroad, utility applications, oil and gas, and other vertical markets.

PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company's web sites: pctel.com, antenna.com, or rfsolutions.pctel.com

PCTEL, Inc.
Michael Rosenberg
Director of Marketing
(301) 444-2046
public.relations@pctel.com

Source: PCTEL, Inc.

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