New GNSS Multi-Band Antenna Provides Dual-Carrier LTE and 802.11ac
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 7, 2018--
PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical
TELecom solutions, announced its Coach™ II antenna today at the
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). Designed to support
the latest multi-network routers for intelligent transportation systems,
public safety communications, and the Industrial Internet of Things
(IIoT), the Coach II enables simultaneous dual-carrier LTE Advanced and
4x4 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. The antenna also features PCTEL’s
proprietary multi-GNSS technology for location tracking and timing.
“Autonomous vehicles and connected fleet management applications require
extremely complex antenna systems to provide high data rate and failsafe
connectivity over several wireless networks,” said Rishi Bharadwaj,
PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and GM, Connected Solutions. “The Coach II
antennas demonstrate PCTEL’s advanced RF design capabilities in
developing optimized multi-technology antenna systems with compact and
robust form factors.”
The new Coach II antenna is equipped with nine antenna ports, including
four multi-band LTE ports for dual-carrier operation and four dual-band
Wi-Fi connections. It also features PCTEL’s proprietary high rejection
GNSS technology for reliable, precision tracking and timing over GPS,
GLONASS, QZSS, Galileo, and BeiDou satellite systems. With a 33% lower
profile than its first-generation version, the new Coach II is ideal for
mounting on vehicles with low overhead clearance, or on IIoT locations
with limited installation height allowances. Its IP67 rated design
provides water and dust ingress protection under severe environmental
conditions, when installed according to PCTEL’s installation
PCTEL is displaying Coach II among its portfolio of multi-band public
safety and fleet management antenna products at IWCE 2018 in Orlando,
Florida. The company is also featuring its latest test and measurement
solutions at booth #1951, March 7-8, 2018.
The Coach II antenna can be ordered now using part number GL9X1AX-SF.
Shipments are expected in May 2018.
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.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.pctel.com/.
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Source: PCTEL, Inc.
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