PCTEL unveils GNSS L1/L2/L5 combo antenna at RSSI

September 23, 2019  - By
Photo: PCTEL

Photo: PCTEL

PCTEL Inc. has released an antenna that combines precision multi-constellation GNSS with high-performance LTE, sub-6 GHz 5G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Coach II antenna with GNSS L1/L2/L5 is designed to provide greater precision and reliability for advanced rail communications systems, enabling everything from next-generation positive train control (PTC) to passenger Wi-Fi.

“Precise timing and tracking information is critical not just for rail, but for a variety of fleet, public safety, and industrial IoT [internet of things] applications,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s chief operating officer. “PCTEL’s antenna technology enables our customers to deploy new technologies with confidence,” added Bharadwaj.

The new antenna features:

  • Global multi-GNSS compatibility: 1150-290 MHz (GPS L2/L5; Galileo E5A/E5B/E6; GLONASS L2/L3; BEIDOU B2/B3); 1500-615 MHz (GPS L1; Galileo E1; GLONASS L1; BEIDOU B1/B1-2)
  • Dual-port 4G LTE / sub-6 GHz 5G NR
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connectivity
  • AAR compliant for railway applications
  • IP67-rated design

PCTEL is displaying its Coach II antenna with GNSS L1/L2/L5 on Sept. 22-24 at RSSI C&S Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minn. It is available to order now for shipment in early November using part #GL125-DLTEMIMO.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.