Equipment providers for carrier network timing, precision agriculture, and global asset tracking applications need a single antenna solution for global deployment. Compatibility with the Global Positioning System (GPS), which is owned and operated by the United States government, remains a standard requirement on equipment for timing and precision navigation information. However, given the growing number of satellite location systems being deployed around the world, many governments and agencies are requiring compatibility with nationally or regionally adopted systems. Russia has developed the GLONASS satellite, China has launched the BEIDOU constellation, and the European Union is developing its own satellite navigation system called GALILEO. Global GNSS compatibility will become more challenging in the years ahead.
PCTEL’s new GNSS1-TMG-26N and GPS-LB12GL-MAG antennas address global compatibility issues for two of the industry’s most crucial applications. For critical timing applications for macro and small cell deployments, PCTEL has developed the GNSS1-TMG-26N antenna. The GNSS1-TMG-26N is a fixed mount network timing antenna covering GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, and GALILEO system frequencies in one single unit, making it a true global solution. For global precision navigation applications, PCTEL has developed the GPS-LB12GL-MAG to cover GPS L1, GPS L2, GLONASS, and L-BAND constellations. The GPS-LB12GL-MAG’s multi-band coverage addresses the precision market in the USA as well as differential correction signals needed across Europe and Asia.
“PCTEL will meet the GNSS market requirements for our global customers while maintaining PCTEL’s high standards for quality and performance,” said Jeff Miller, President of PCTEL Connected Solutions. “We understand that our products need global compatibility to support our customers around the world. We are proud to showcase our design excellence in this highly technical area,” added Miller.
PCTEL will display its new GNSS antennas and other mobile and GPS antennas September 18-19, 2013 at ION GNSS, Booth #318/320. All models of the new antennas are available for sale. Further details about PCTEL’s antenna and ancillary products are available on PCTEL’s website at www.antenna.com.
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks. PCTEL RF Solutions specializes in the design, optimization, and testing of today’s wireless communication networks. The company’s SeeGull(R) scanning receivers, SeeHawk(R) visualization tool, and Clarify(R) system measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment, and optimization. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE, TD-LTE, EV-DO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX networks.
PCTEL Connected Solutions(TM) simplifies network deployment for wireless, data, and communications applications for private network, public safety, and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and delivers high-value Yagi, land mobile radio, WiFi, GPS, in-tunnel, subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its MAXRAD(R), Bluewave(TM), and Wi-Sys(TM) product lines. PCTEL also designs specialized towers, enclosures, fiber optic panels, and fiber jumper cables to deliver custom engineered site solutions. The company’s vertical markets include SCADA, health care, smart grid, positive train control, precision agriculture, indoor wireless, telemetry, offloading, and wireless backhaul. PCTEL’s products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company’s web sites www.pctel.com, www.antenna.com, or rfsolutions.pctel.com.