LAS VEGAS--PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced the launch of its SkyCompass™ Trooper multiband antennas today at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The new platform delivers exceptional RF performance for voice, data, and asset tracking applications in an ultra-compact footprint. The SkyCompass Trooper will equip the next generation of public safety fleets with high-speed, interoperable wireless communications.
The SkyCompass Trooper’s small footprint enables installation on the ridged rooftops of the newest public safety sports utility vehicles, such as the Ford Police Interceptor. This feature, along with the antenna’s superior design and construction, has made the Trooper the fleet management antenna of choice for many of the leading public safety agencies. The platform is also ideal for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) installations with limited surface space.
“A major U.S. public safety agency recently selected PCTEL’s SkyCompass Trooper for its entire fleet of public safety vehicles and fire trucks. Our product was selected based on its superior performance and reliability in a smaller footprint,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL's Connected Solutions. “We will continue to leverage our innovative design capabilities and performance excellence to meet our customers’ unique challenges,” added Bharadwaj.
SkyCompass Trooper antennas combine multiband LTE MIMO and 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIMO connectivity for high-speed voice and data communications. The platform also incorporates PCTEL’s proprietary SkyLink™ GNSS high rejection technology that enables reliable GPS and GLONASS location and timing information, despite the presence of strong signals from nearby cellular network towers.
PCTEL will demonstrate the SkyCompass Trooper platform at IWCE, booth #2156, March 23-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first SkyCompass Trooper models will be available for general sales in late April 2016. The antennas are fully configurable, with multiple connector options. The platform will offer models with up to six (6) antenna ports for compatibility with the newest OEM routers on the market.
PCTEL, a global provider of RF expertise, delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions to the wireless industry. PCTEL benchmarks and optimizes wireless networks with its data tools, engineering services, and RF products. PCTEL's antennas and site solutions are vital elements for networks serving SCADA, fleet management, health care, public safety, and education.
PCTEL's RF Solutions products and services improve the performance of wireless networks globally. PCTEL's performance critical products include its MXflex®, IBflex®, and EXflex® SeeGull® scanning receivers and related SeeHawk® Touch, SeeHawk® Collect, and SeeWave® tools. PCTEL's sophisticated engineering services utilize these products as well as SeeHawk™ Analytics.
PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for public and private wireless networks globally. PCTEL's performance critical antenna solutions include high rejection and high performance GPS and GNSS products, the industry leading Yagi portfolio, mobile and indoor LTE, broadband, and LMR antennas and PIM-rated antennas for transit, in-building, and small cell applications. We leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical antenna and site solutions into carrier, railroad, utility applications, oil and gas, and other vertical markets.