PCTEL Inc. announced at APCO 2018 next generation of its Trooper antenna, the company’s multi-band platform for public safety fleets. The Trooper II provides optimal wireless communications performance through the antenna’s 4-port 4G LTE connections and 4×4 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIMO capability.
It also incorporates PCTEL’s newest high rejection multi-GNSS technology for high precision tracking and asset management.
PCTEL provides Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions, and is a global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. Its precision antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The company offers in-house design, testing, radio integration and manufacturing capabilities for customers. PCTEL’s test and measurement tools improve performance of wireless networks globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G technologies.
Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on scanning receivers and testing solutions to analyze, design and optimize their networks.
The rugged Trooper II is exceptionally versatile and easy to install. The antenna features PCTEL’s new proprietary high rejection multi-band technology, which supports GPS L1, GLONASS, and Galileo for high precision tracking. In addition to public safety applications, this antenna is also excellent for tracking and communications support for industrial IoT and other fleet management applications, including farming tractors for precision agriculture, utility service fleets, and railway positive train control systems.
“The Trooper II antenna enhances PCTEL’s successful Trooper platform, with expanded multi-band RF and GNSS capability in a robust, aerodynamic housing. Its slender new design with a single cable exit accommodates installation restrictions often encountered on modern public safety vehicles,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL’s Connected Solutions group.
“Our Trooper antennas have been broadly deployed on public safety fleets, notably in support of the leading FirstNet public safety broadband network systems. The Trooper II is also ideal for many Industrial IoT deployments,” added Bharadwaj.