LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 6, 2018--PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leader in P erformance C ritical TEL ecom solutions, announced at APCO 2018 the next generation of its Trooper™ antenna, the company’s flagship multi-band platform for public safety fleets. The new Trooper™ II provides optimal wireless communications performance through the antenna’s 4-port 4G LTE connections and 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIMO capability. It also incorporates PCTEL’s newest high rejection multi-GNSS technology for high precision tracking and asset management.

“The Trooper II antenna enhances PCTEL’s successful Trooper platform, with expanded multi-band RF and GNSS capability in a robust, aerodynamic housing. Its slender new design with a single cable exit accommodates installation restrictions often encountered on modern public safety vehicles,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL's Connected Solutions group. “Our Trooper antennas have been broadly deployed on public safety fleets, notably in support of the leading FirstNet public safety broadband network systems. The Trooper II is also ideal for many Industrial IoT deployments,” added Bharadwaj.

The rugged Trooper II is exceptionally versatile and easy to install. The antenna features PCTEL’s new proprietary high rejection multi-band technology, which supports GPS L1, GLONASS, and Galileo for high precision tracking. In addition to public safety applications, this antenna is also excellent for tracking and communications support for industrial IoT and other fleet management applications, including farming tractors for precision agriculture, utility service fleets, and railway positive train control systems.

PCTEL will display the Trooper II antenna August 6-7 at APCO 2018, Booth 1719 along with its portfolio of antennas for the public safety industry and grid testing solution for in-building public safety networks.

The Trooper II antenna is available for pre-order now. First shipments are expected in early fall. Order using part #GL9X1AX-TRB.

About PCTEL

PCTEL, Inc. provides P erformance C ritical TEL ecom 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 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.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.pctel.com/.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS NEVADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE MOBILE/WIRELESS

SOURCE: PCTEL, Inc.

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