PCTEL Unveils New In-Building MIMO WiFi Antenna at Aruba Airheads Conference 2014

Company Also Promotes Miniature Ceiling Mount Dual-Band WiFi Antenna

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--()--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced the launch of its new dual-band WiFi antennas for in-building wireless networks at the Aruba Networks® Airheads Conference 2014. PCTEL’s new MIMO flat panel antenna maximizes data throughput. The MIMO antenna’s pattern control achieves excellent indoor performance with minimal interference. PCTEL will also be featuring a dual-band miniature ceiling mount WiFi antenna at the conference.

PCTEL’s new 802.11n MIMO WiFi panel antenna provides four-port diversity coverage of 2.4-2.5 GHz WiFi and 4.9-5.9 GHz broadband wireless frequencies in an attractive, compact package. It is designed with UL 94-V0 listed plastic and PC boards to address strict building safety codes for indoor installations. Multi-port MIMO functionality and optimized radiation pattern design enables high data throughput levels for data-intensive applications. It is ideal for enclosure, wall, or mast mount installations in classrooms, hospitals, office buildings, or retail establishments.

The miniature ceiling mount omnidirectional antenna (MCMI2458 series) provides high performance wideband coverage of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands without tuning. The antenna’s housing is only 2 mm thick, 42 mm tall, and 31 mm wide. This tiny footprint provides minimum visibility on a ceiling tile installation.

“Education, healthcare, enterprise, and other sectors place great emphasis on both the performance and aesthetics of their WiFi networks,” said Jeff Miller, President of PCTEL Connected Solutions. "PCTEL’s latest carrier-grade WiFi antennas fill important gaps in the market for attractive, high performance antennas. We will continue to develop solutions that are technologically market relevant, while meeting the demanding requirements of in-building wireless installations,” added Miller.

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™ 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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Contacts

PCTEL, Inc.
Jack Seller, (630) 339-2116
Public Relations
jack.seller@pctel.com

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Contacts

PCTEL, Inc.
Jack Seller, (630) 339-2116
Public Relations
jack.seller@pctel.com