AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical TELecom solutions, opened its Wireless Product Development Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Akron today. The Wireless Product Development Center is dedicated to the development of devices for the Industrial IoT and other enterprise-class applications. It provides comprehensive integration, design, and planning of complete products such as access points and routers, including radios, computing hardware, sensors, and antenna systems. In addition, the Center will provide in-house testing, regulatory certification assistance, and manufacturing capabilities to PCTEL’s customers.
“Wireless connectivity is crucial for the Industrial IoT. Applications such as smart utilities, industrial process automation, and intelligent transportation systems require custom devices with seamless integration of antennas with radios, computing hardware and sensors,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s Senior Vice President and GM, Connected Solutions. “Our world class engineering team combines turnkey connectivity hardware design capabilities with extensive knowledge of software implementation. Leveraging PCTEL’s expertise in developing connectivity hardware will enable our customers to drive deeper focus on their vertical market specific applications development,” added Bharadwaj.
The Wireless Product Development Center is led by Dr. Steve Saliga. Steve joined PCTEL from Cisco, where he was responsible for antenna products and wireless hardware design for their Wireless Networking Business Unit. “We see great opportunities for connectivity hardware development with PCTEL customers,” said Saliga, VP of Advanced Technology for PCTEL’s Connected Solutions group. “I’m excited to work with a talented team of experienced engineers and help our customers implement the next generation of wireless technologies,” added Saliga.
Each member of Saliga’s team has at least 15 years of experience developing innovative wireless products for leading radio equipment manufacturers. Their design work focuses on the latest wireless technologies, including evolving 802.11 Wi-Fi standards, 802.11ad, Bluetooth/BLE, WiHart, 4G LTE, and 5G-NR. Recent projects include PCTEL’s reference 802.11ax Wi-Fi antenna system design, produced for a major chipset manufacturer.
PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions. We are a leading global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. Our precision antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for our antenna customers. PCTEL’s test and measurement tools improve the performance of wireless networks globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to analyze, design, and optimize their networks.
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