PCTEL launches new member of GNSS antenna portfolio

January 4, 2016  - By

PCTEL SkyCompass Dual MIMO LTE AntennaPCTEL Inc. has launched a new antenna for high-speed rail, fleet and other transportation modes. The new SkyCompass Dual multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) Long Term Evolution (LTE) antenna is designed for high data-rate applications such as direct video feeds and broadband connectivity for commuters.

The SkyCompass series comprises six new configurable antenna platforms, including single-band and multiband GNSS options that address the majority of rail and fleet management installation needs. The antenna features new ultra-ruggedized design and housing, outstanding electrical efficiency performance, high isolation between elements and pattern consistency.

In addition, as wireless routers adopt MIMO, the antenna’s inherent MIMO capabilities protect a network’s investment in cellular and — more specifically — LTE installations.

“MIMO and efficiency with optimized patterns enable high throughput in performance critical mobile applications for public safety, fleet and rail markets,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, vice president and general manager of PCTEL’s Connected Solutions. “PCTEL’s innovations continue to deliver high performance antennas in robust, easy-to-install housings.”

The series is currently available to select OEM customers and will be generally available at the end of January 2016.

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