|[November 14, 2012]
PCTEL Announces LTE MIMO, LTE Layer 3, and Blind Scan Features for SeeGull® MX at LTE North America
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI),
a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and
public networks, announced today at the LTE (News - Alert) North America Conference,
the release of new LTE MIMO, LTE Layer 3, and Blind Scan features for
its SeeGull MX scanning receiver. These features, which are fully
supported by PCTEL's SeeHawk® Drive Test Suite, will help operators
maximize spectral efficiency on 4G LTE networks while simplifying the
testing of all network technologies. Wireless networks are evolving in
order to meet growing demand for high-speed data. The SeeGull MX
continues to evolve as well, leading the field with scanner-based
testing solutions that make network operations more efficient.
PCTEL's LTE MIMO and Layer 3 measurements are designed to help operators
meet growing demand for high-speed data in an era of limited spectrum.
As LTE networks become more congested, simple performance measurements
such as signal quality and throughput at the user device may not be
enough to maximize network efficiency. PCTEL's MIMO parameters,
including radio-link throughput calculated for multiple MIMO
transmission modes, allow operators to isolate specific RF
characteristics that limit end-user throughput. Scanner-based Layer 3
reporting, which does not require a test mobile, provides mobile
operators the information they need to manage increasingly complicated
network settings. This is especially beneficial for TD-LTE networks with
limited mobile device availability.
SeeGull's multi-technology Blind Scan is designed to enhance the
efficiency of network testing operations. Blind Scan enables automatic
detection of active channels, saving time and effort of field engineers.
It is especially useful for benchmarking applications, where the user
may not have easy access to channel information for all network
operators. When combined with PCTEL's SeeHawk software and a PCTEL
Indoor Kit, the SeeGull MX with Blind Scan is also a time-saving
solution for in-building baseline testing of multiple operators'
networks. Blind Scan is now available for all network technologies,
including LTE FDD, TD-LTE, UMTS, GSM, CDMA, and EV-DO.
"LTE networks are the key to meeting the growing demand for
high-bandwidth mobile data," said David Neumann, PCTEL's Vice President
of Global Sales and Marketing for RF Solutions. "With these latest
enhancements, SeeGull MX provides mobile operators the comprehensive
data they require to optimize and troubleshoot their LTE networks while
minimizing the need for repeateddrive tests," Neumann added.
PCTEL will demonstrate new features of the SeeGull MX scanner along with
its entire portfolio of scanning receiver products in booth #35 at the
LTE North America 2012 Conference, November 14-15, 2012 in Dallas,
Texas. The SeeGull MX is fully compliant with 3GPP and 3GPP2
specifications and is currently available directly from PCTEL or through
its OEM resellers. A free SeeHawk trial license can be downloaded from http://rfsolutions.pctel.com/content.cgi id_num=1338.
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and
engineered site solutions for public and private networks. The company's
SeeGull® scanning receivers, SeeHawk® visualization tool, and Clarify®
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's MAXRAD®, Bluewave™ and Wi-Sys (News - Alert)™ antenna solutions address private
network, public safety, and government applications. PCTEL develops and
delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi (News - Alert), GPS, In-Tunnel,
Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel). The company's
vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Precision
Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless
Backhaul. PCTEL Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers Site Solutions
for private and public wireless, data, and communication applications.
PCTEL Connected Solutions™ utilizes specialized towers, enclosures,
fiber optic panels, fiber jumper cables and a wide array of its
TowerWorx™ and TelWorx™ products to deliver engineered site solutions.
PCTEL Secure focuses on Android (News - Alert) mobile platform security. PCTEL's
products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For
more information, please visit the company's web sites www.pctel.com,
PCTEL SAFE HARBOR
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these
forward-looking statements include statements regarding the potential
benefits from using PCTEL's new features for its SeeGull MX scanning
receiver that maximize spectral efficiency on 4G LTE networks while
simplifying testing of all network technologies, and with the use of
Blind Scan, enables the automatic detection of active channels - a time
saving solution for in-building baseline testing. These statements are
based on PCTEL's current expectations. Anticipated customer benefits and
product capabilities may differ materially from those projected as a
result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to
those detailed from time to time in PCTEL's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of
the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise
the information contained in any forward-looking statements, whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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