PCTEL Tests Networks for Major Airline World Wide

PCTEL Engineers Recommend Best Wireless Carriers for RFID-based Luggage Tracking System

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--()--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced the successful completion of network testing at more than 300 domestic and international airports in support of a major airline’s baggage tracking initiative. The initiative uses RFID scanners, which require a reliable connection to a wireless network.

To help the airline choose the best networks for their tracking system, PCTEL compared multiple tier 1 carriers at each airport. PCTEL’s test engineers followed a bag’s journey through the system from check-in, through various holding rooms, to the tarmac. Along the way, they collected RF measurements on both 3G and 4G technologies for each carrier’s network. PCTEL engineers analyzed the data and filed concise reports for the airline. The results determined the best carrier and technology to program the RFID scanners at each airport.

“PCTEL’s combination of specialized test equipment and experienced engineers gives our customers the most accurate possible information on network quality, coverage, and reliability,” said Bob Joslin, Vice President and General Manager of Network Engineering Services. “In the past, when we have conducted network testing at airports, the goal has been to improve service for travelers in terminals, restaurants, and other public spaces. But network reliability is even more important for an RFID-based luggage tracking system. Our data gave the airline critical information to make its system as reliable and efficient as possible.”

In addition to the recommendations for the airline, PCTEL has offered its reports to the wireless carriers at each site. When carriers receive specific testing data for their network, they can identify problem areas and allocate resources to optimize their networks to further increase the connection reliability of the airline’s luggage scanners.

For more information, visit http://rfsolutions.pctel.com, email services@pctel.com, or contact your regional sales representative.

About PCTEL

PCTEL delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions. The industry relies upon PCTEL to benchmark network performance, analyze trends, and optimize wireless networks. PCTEL's antennas and site solutions are vital elements for SCADA, oil and gas, utilities, fleet management, health care, public safety, education, small cell, and network timing.

PCTEL's RF Solutions products and services improve the performance of wireless networks globally. PCTEL's performance critical products include its MXflex®, IBflex®, and EXflex® SeeGull® scanning receivers and related SeeHawk® and SeeWave™ tools. PCTEL's sophisticated engineering services utilize these products as well as the Meridian™ network analytics portfolio (Map IQ™, Network IQ™, and Subscriber IQ™).

PCTEL Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for wireless networks globally. 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 leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical site solutions into carrier, railroad, and utility applications.

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.

Contacts

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

Contacts

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