NUREMBERG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in performance critical telecom solutions, launched the M2M Wi-Fi MIMO Antenna today at SPS IPC Drives 2014. This rugged omnidirectional antenna is designed for exceptional reliability in machine-to-machine (M2M) industrial wireless applications. It represents a significant improvement in data throughput performance over the single-output and diversity antennas that are common in the industrial wireless market.
The Internet of Things (IoT), composed of physical devices connected to the internet, is transforming modern industry. M2M Communications forecasts that the IoT and M2M market will grow at almost 30 percent per year over the next five years to nearly $1 trillion in 2019. From 195 million connected devices in 2013, McKinsey predicts that we could reach over a trillion in 2025. All of these connected devices are already resulting higher demand for data throughput. Network reliability is still essential, but functions such as process automation and video monitoring also require high levels of data throughput. That means more access points and rapid adoption of MIMO technology.
"PCTEL’s new antenna will keep the M2M environment from becoming an Internet of Slow Things," said Marty Singer, PCTEL’s Chairman and CEO. "We will continue to develop rugged, reliable antenna designs that support the next generation of industrial wireless networks," added Singer.
The M2M Wi-Fi MIMO Antenna is optimized for intelligent data acquisition and other industrial wireless applications. It supports dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi with coverage optimized for data throughput. Its IP67-rated housing includes a single cable exit for easier installation.
PCTEL will be demonstrating its antennas and site solutions for M2M wireless networks at SPS IPC Drives, Hall 10, Booth 322-A, Nov. 25-27.
PCTEL is currently accepting orders for the M2M Wi-Fi MIMO Antenna for delivery in January 2015. Order using product number DIV2458PTRAMMCX.
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.