BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in performance critical telecom solutions, announced today the launch of its VenU™ brand with a portfolio of antennas that improve wireless network capacity in stadiums, concert venues, train stations, airports, and other crowded areas. PCTEL’s VenU antennas combine high-speed MIMO coverage over LTE and Wi-Fi technologies while limiting capacity-draining interference.
Capacity, rather than coverage, is today’s key network engineering challenge. In crowded spaces, the voice and data demands strain network capacity, while increased network density can lead to capacity-killing interference. A high-quality customer experience requires complex, high-density, heterogeneous networks (HetNets) that support multiple wireless carriers. VenU antennas support LTE and Wi-Fi networks and minimize interference while delivering MIMO-based throughput enhancements.
“Spectators are often frustrated with wireless coverage in crowded spaces with transient increases in traffic density. This is true for convention centers, malls, and other venues,” said Marty Singer, PCTEL’s Chairman and CEO. “PCTEL’s VenU antennas optimize the use of existing spectrum and provide infrastructure OEMs with flexibility and performance in HetNet environments,” added Singer.
PCTEL’s VenU antennas have been successfully deployed at major venues through our key infrastructure OEM customers, including Extreme Networks, Inc., which was recently named the first Official Wi-Fi Solutions Provider for the NFL.
VenU antennas meet the rigorous performance requirements of major OEM radio manufacturers, as well as the requirements of major cellular carriers. PCTEL’s VenU antennas achieve their optimized MIMO performance by utilizing high isolation, orthogonal elements. One antenna supports multiple LTE bands and dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi.
VenU antennas are available with a variety of flexible mounting solutions for stadiums and transportation hubs such as train stations and airports. PCTEL currently offers the VenU antenna in flat panel configurations. PCTEL will begin shipping additional models during the first quarter of 2015.
PCTEL delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions. RF Solutions develops and provides test equipment, software, and engineering services for wireless networks. Engineers rely upon PCTEL to visualize, benchmark, and optimize wireless networks. Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for wireless networks globally. Our antennas support evolving wireless standards for cellular, private, and broadband networks. PCTEL antennas and site solutions support networks worldwide, including SCADA for oil, gas and utilities, fleet management, industrial operations, health care, small cell and network timing deployment, defense, public safety, education, and broadband access.
PCTEL's performance critical products include its SeeGull® scanning receivers and CW Transmitter, SeeHawk® and SeeHawk® Touch™ analytic software, and its SeeWave™ interference locating system. PCTEL is recognized globally for its industry leading-edge IBflex™, EXflex®, and MX scanning receivers and its sophisticated in-building Network Engineering Services (NES).
PCTEL's performance critical MAXRAD® and Bluewave™ antenna solutions include high rejection and high performance GPS and GNSS products, the industry leading Yagi portfolio, mobile and indoor LTE, broadband, and LMR antennas and PIM-rated antennas for transit, in-building, and small cell applications. We provide performance critical mobile towers for demanding emergency and oil and gas network applications and leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical site solutions into carrier, railroad, and utility applications.