PCTEL RF Solutions Launches SeeGull MXflex™ at Mobile World Congress

PCTEL’s Flagship Scanning Receiver Offered as Part of Ascom Network Testing’s TEMS™ Solutions

Mobile World Congress 2015

BARCELONA, Spain--()--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced the launch of its flagship SeeGull® MXflex scanning receiver at Mobile World Congress. Ascom Network Testing, a leader in mobile network testing, optimization, and benchmarking solutions, will feature the SeeGull MXflex in booth 6L26 at MWC along with Ascom’s TEMS™ mobile network drive, walk, and analysis products. The MXflex features a flexible, multi-core processor that makes testing complex mobile networks more efficient.

Industry trends such as small cells, spectrum auctions, and in-building networks are driving increased network complexity. As network complexity grows, carriers need more powerful data collection platforms to manage their networks efficiently. The MXflex core can process data on concurrent technologies independently. This significantly increases the amount of data collected, giving operators a more complete picture of their most complex networks. Concurrency is also effective for regulators, neutral host providers, and other stakeholders who wish to benchmark multiple networks across multiple technologies.

“SeeGull MXflex stands alone in its ability to collect high-density, accurate data without restrictions on technology or band,” said David Neumann, PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions. “Other scanning receivers on the market may tout parallel measurements, while actually capturing data sequentially. This can lead to inefficient network configurations and costly repeated testing. MXflex users will be able to collect the data they need with one scanning receiver, in a single test.”

“Ascom provides complete solutions that allow our customers to solve any challenge associated with testing complex networks,” said Rikard Lundqvist, General Manager, Ascom Network Testing. “The MXflex combines high power and speed with fewer restraints on technologies or bands, making it an important component of the TEMS line of solutions.”

Backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty, PCTEL’s MXflex is designed to support the present and future of wireless network testing. The scanner’s field-upgradeable software supports any cellular band from 130 MHz to 6 GHz. As LTE networks evolve, the MXflex will move beyond current dual-port scanning to support true MIMO measurements in 4x4 configurations.

The MXflex is also compatible with PCTEL’s innovative portfolio of network test tools. These include the SeeGull CW transmitter for design-phase propagation testing and the SeeWave™ interference locating system for spectrum clearing and throughput optimization.

For more information, visit http://rfsolutions.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 tool.

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 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.

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.

About Ascom

Ascom Network Testing offers the TEMS™ Portfolio, the world’s most widely used network testing, monitoring, and optimization platform. Ascom Network Testing is a division of Ascom, a global solutions provider with comprehensive technological know-how in mission-critical wireless communication. The company focuses on the Wireless Solutions (an international market leader for high-value, customer-specific on-site communication solutions and workflow optimization) and Network Testing (a global market leader in testing, monitoring, post processing, and performance optimization for mobile networks) divisions. The Ascom Group is headquartered in Switzerland, has subsidiaries in 17 countries, business activities in more than 130 countries, and employs around 1,600 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

For more information, visit http://www.Ascom.com/nt.

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