|[February 24, 2014]
PCTEL Launches SeeGull® IBflex™ In-Building Scanning Receiver at Mobile World Congress
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site
solutions for private and public networks, announced the launch of the
SeeGull® IBflex™ scanning receiver at the Mobile World Congress.
The IBflex increases the ease and efficiency of in-building
wireless network testing and scans all major cellular technologies,
bands, and WiFi (News - Alert) in a single walk test. The flexible design and its
unique "hot swap battery system" reduces total testing time and unwanted
Concurrently, PCTEL announced that Ascom Network Testing, the leader in
mobile network testing, optimization, and benchmarking solutions, will
be featuring the SeeGull IBflex with its industry-leading TEMS™
mobile network drive test and walk test products at its MWC booth.
Designed for the complex in-building environment, the IBflex
boasts a small form factor and is lightweight for easy carrying. Its low
power consumption and hot swap batteries extend walk testing duration.
For added convenience during and after data collection, the IBflex supports
both wired and wireless connectivity to a laptop or tablet. Users can
also store data directly to a USB flash drive or SD card.
"Mobile device users consume 90 percent of their data indoors and they
expect a seamless in-building experience on both cellular and WiFi
networks," said David Neumann, PCTEL's Vice President and General
Manager, RF Solutions. "Thanks to its innovative feature set, the IBflex
has the potential to increase the efficiency of both in-building
wireless network testing and the networks themselves. The IBflex has
the measurement accuracy, dynamic range, and scanning speed for
traditional drive testing as well," added Neumann.
The scanner's field-upgradeable software configuration suppors any
cellular band from 570 MHz to 3.8 GHz, while WiFi support covers both
the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Currently supported cellular technologies
include LTE (News - Alert) FDD, TD-LTE, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, EV-DO, and GSM. The IBflex
is also Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO) ready, featuring
dual-port scanning for advanced LTE optimization.
"Ascom is pleased to highlight the SeeGull IBflex as an
important option within the TEMS™ line of product solutions," said
Rikard Lundqvist (News - Alert), CEO, Ascom Network Testing. "As leaders in the testing
field, we understand that indoor environments present unique challenges
for network coverage and capacity, which need to be addressed with a
solution geared towards their specific requirements. The combination of
TEMS and the IBflex will make it easier for our customers to
overcome those issues, and provide a superior network experience."
For more information, visit http://rfsolutions.pctel.com
or contact your regional sales representative.
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®
scanning receivers and SeeHawk® visualization tool 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, WiMAX, and WiFi networks.
PCTEL Connected Solutions™ 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®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys (News - Alert)™ 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, Off-loading,
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,
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