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PCTEL Offers New Multi-Band Antenna with Sub-Inch Profile

By | August 14, 2017
      A user and a PCTEL device. Photo: PCTEL.

      A user and a PCTEL device. Photo: PCTEL.

      PCTEL has launched its new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile, which combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision timing and location tracking with multi-band data connectivity. According to PCTEL, the antenna’s rugged design also makes it ideal for covert public safety operations, precision agriculture, and the industrial Internet of Things (IOT).

      PCTEL’s new antenna supports multi-band LTE Multiple Input/Multiple Output (MIMO) and dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi for data connectivity, as well as GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo GNSS satellite technologies. All GNSS elements feature PCTEL’s high rejection technology to ensure reliable satellite connectivity in the presence of LTE signals or other interference. The antenna has been fully tested for use in extreme environments and on heavy agricultural equipment, PCTEL stated.

      “Complex, high performance antennas are critical for modern public safety communications, as well as for commercial applications such as mobile asset management. However, vehicles and autonomous systems have limited space for antenna installation. PCTEL’s sub-inch antenna addresses these space limitations while delivering high performance multi-band coverage,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, senior vice president and general manager of PCTEL’s connected solutions group.