PCTEL launches Wi-Fi-boosting antennas

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has launched a series of 802.11ac antennas designed to boost Wi-Fi data rates for outdoor venues and public spaces, the company said.

Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi access points leverage dual-band 802.11ac MIMO technology to deliver high-speed data to large crowds of users. MIMO delivers the best data rates when antennas are cross polarized. PCTEL´s new BOAH line of horizontally polarized base station omnidirectional antennas forms a cross-polarized, dual-band antenna system when paired with PCTEL´s existing line of vertically polarized BOA antennas.

Together, PCTEL´s horizontally and vertically polarized omnidirectional antennas optimize MIMO performance and improve data throughput rates for 802.11ac access points on both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

PCTEL´s 802.11ac BOAH antennas are designed to meet stringent OEM performance, installation, and durability requirements. They are compact, yet provide 5 dBi gain for the greater coverage needs of outdoor environments. N-female and NC-male configurations offer installation flexibility. The antennas are IP67-rated, and they are constructed of fiberglass for long-lasting performance in harsh outdoor environments.

PCTEL delivers Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions to the wireless industry. It is a global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions.