PCTEL Launches Bi-Directional Train Top Antenna

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has announced its new 5 GHz bi-directional train top antenna, <>.

Wi-Fi on passenger and metro rail systems is evolving from a competitive advantage to a basic service expectation. PCTEL´s new bi-directional antenna communicates with wayside equipment in either direction from the train, providing reliable passenger Wi-Fi while minimizing installation and maintenance costs.

PCTEL´s train top is ruggedized for high-vibration environments and meets EN50155 and AAR certification requirements for use in Europe and North America. It is designed for metallic or non-metallic roof mounting on crowded train tops with no available ground plane. The antenna´s high port-to-port performance correlation and symmetrical patterns minimize interference between signals, maximizing data throughput performance and reliability.

PCTEL delivers Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions to the wireless industry. We are a global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and manufactures precision antennas. PCTEL 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). PCTEL RF Solutions provides test tools that improve the performance of wireless networks globally. Mobile operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on PCTEL´s scanning receivers and testing solutions to analyze, design, and optimize next generation wireless networks.