PCTEL showcases 4×4 LTE multi-GNSS antennas at InnoTrans

September 19, 2018  - By

PCTEL Inc. will demonstrate its next generation of multi-band, multi-network 4G LTE antennas at InnoTrans 2018 for the transit and rail industries, which takes place Sept. 18-21 in Berlin.

PCTEL’s new Trooper II and Coach II dual-carrier antenna platforms are designed to meet the requirements of increasingly complex RF communication systems in transportation applications.

The Trooper II antenna. (Photo: PCTEL)

The Trooper II antenna. (Photo: PCTEL)

Both Trooper II and Coach II antennas feature four 4G LTE antenna elements, and four 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIMO elements compatible with the world’s leading multi-network cellular routers.

The antennas support carrier aggregation for high-speed data transmissions in dense RF environments, such as transit depots and rail stations.

They also incorporate PCTEL’s proprietary high-rejection multi-GNSS technology for high precision tracking and asset management. Both platforms are housed in attractive low-profile housings and can be easily installed on all types of mass transit vehicles, or even fixed surfaces, the company said.

“PCTEL has a strong portfolio of products for rail and mass transit applications,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s COO. “Our products have been qualified and deployed by major railroad equipment manufacturers and operators for over a decade. We are excited to showcase our industry-leading technology and capabilities at InnoTrans.

“High-performance antennas play a crucial role in the implementation of wireless technologies to improve safety and operational efficiency,” Bharadwaj said. “PCTEL’s innovative MIMO antenna technology also enables transit operators to deliver a better passenger experience through more reliable high-speed internet access.”

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