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PCTEL Opens New Office to Meet Rising Demand for Engineering Services
[December 05, 2013]

PCTEL Opens New Office to Meet Rising Demand for Engineering Services

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--

PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced the expansion of PCTEL RF Solutions' engineering services with the opening of a new facility in Melbourne, Florida. The move will see the group triple in size to keep pace with rapid increase in demand for in-building testing and commissioning services, as operators look for solutions to lower costs and improve network experience.

With indoor traffic accounting for about 80 percent of all mobile data, traditional outdoor macro cell sites frequently struggle to deliver users' expected Quality of Service to high-density indoor locations. To compensate, operators are adopting in-building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cell architectures. This approach creates network design challenges which PCTEL's engineering services meets with specialized technology and expertise in the design and commissioning of wireless networks for indoor settings.

"Multiple technologies, multi-carrier requirements, and limited property access can create complex testing environments, while interference between macro and in-building networks can complicate deployments," said Bob Joslin, PCTEL's Vice President of Engineering Services. "Operators are increasingly turning to outside specialists with extensive expertise and the right testing tools as a cost-effective solution to identify and overcome these difficulties."

Quickly identifying interference problems and maximizing the effectiveness of a network's design and configuration can lower overall project costs and improve network performance, including both network capacity and LTE (News - Alert) throughput. PCTEL's engineering services provide customers with immediate access to the benefits of industry-leading knowledge and toos. The engineering services team brings advanced understanding of all major radio frequency technologies, scanning receivers, transmitters, in-building design, and post-processing tools, with a proven success record.

Joslin continued, "This marks a significant step in the development of the services business for PCTEL. The new office in Melbourne is a foundation to evolve as we further establish our engineering services as a premier method to facilitate improved in-building network performance."

For more information, visit or PCTEL's new engineering services facility is located at 6769 N. Wickham Rd., Suite B101, Melbourne, FL 32940.


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, and WiMAX (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert), GPS, In-Tunnel, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its MAXRAD®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys™ 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,,

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