PCTEL antenna provides dual-carrier LTE and 802.11ac MIMO connectivity

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has announced its Coachâ„¢ II antenna, the company said.

Designed to support the latest multi-network routers for intelligent transportation systems, public safety communications, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the Coach II enables simultaneous dual-carrier LTE Advanced and 4×4 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. The antenna also features PCTEL´s proprietary multi-GNSS technology for location tracking and timing.

The new Coach II antenna is equipped with nine antenna ports, including four multi-band LTE ports for dual-carrier operation and four dual-band Wi-Fi connections. It also features PCTEL´s proprietary high rejection GNSS technology for reliable, precision tracking and timing over GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, Galileo, and BeiDou satellite systems. With a 33% lower profile than its first-generation version, the new Coach II is ideal for mounting on vehicles with low overhead clearance, or on IIoT locations with limited installation height allowances. Its IP67 rated design provides water and dust ingress protection under severe environmental conditions, when installed according to PCTEL´s installation instructions.

PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions. We are a 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.