Major Utility Deploys PCTEL Yagi Antenna for LTE MIMO Backhaul

New Dual Polarized Yagi Antenna Also Supports Smart Grids and Other Industrial Wireless Applications

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.--()--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced today that its new Yagi antenna will provide backhaul on a major utility’s private wireless communications network. The new dual polarized Yagi antenna supports LTE MIMO and other high throughput wireless technologies in private wireless bands. This rugged, carrier-grade platform is also adaptable for smart grids and other advanced M2M (Machine-to-Machine) applications.

"We designed this latest Yagi antenna to meet the exacting performance and durability requirements of a particular customer, but we believe that it will become the standard for a wide variety of outdoor and industrial wireless applications," said Rishi Bharadwaj, Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL's Connected Solutions group. “Our commitment to quality and innovation has made PCTEL the leader in performance critical antennas for private wireless networks," added Bharadwaj.

PCTEL’s dual polarized Yagi antenna achieves high throughput rates through its excellent pattern isolation between its two ports. It has also been optimized to provide high gain for robust connections over long distances. The initial model covers frequencies from 814-863 MHz, but it can also be configured for wider frequency ranges including the 900 MHz band. The antenna is hard-anodized to resist both harsh conditions and vandalism. It will be available commercially by July 2016 and is backed by a five-year warranty.

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 specialized staffing, 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

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