PCTEL Unveils Ceiling Mount Universal WiFi Enclosure with MIMO Antenna Business Wire

PCTEL Unveils Ceiling Mount Universal WiFi Enclosure with MIMO Antenna

Enclosure Supports Most WiFi Access Points with 6-Port MIMO Diversity Coverage on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bands

August 27, 2014 08:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill.—( BUSINESS WIRE )—PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in performance critical telecom solutions, announced today its latest solution for in-building wireless networks. The Ceiling Mount Universal WiFi Enclosure with MIMO Antenna simplifies installation and maximizes the performance of WiFi access points. It is compatible with most access points from major manufacturers, including Aruba Networks®, Cisco®, Extreme Networks®, and MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS®.

In-building WiFi has become an essential service. However, it can be challenging to quickly install or upgrade indoor WiFi networks, particularly given aesthetic, height, and building code requirements. PCTEL’s enclosures for critical network elements address these challenges. The Ceiling Mount Universal WiFi Enclosure (SP-RCT-004-SWA6) eliminates most compatibility issues between access points, antennas, enclosures, and ceiling tiles. The enclosure’s four-inch pocket fits almost any OEM radio, with ample room for antenna clearance. The pre-installed PCTEL antenna is compatible with the latest WiFi technologies. With a 2’x2’ (600 cm x 600 cm) form factor, the enclosure fits all standard sized ceiling tiles in North America and the European Union.

“As office buildings, hotels, conference centers, and other venues work to improve the quality of their WiFi coverage, ease of installation is a key concern,” said Jeff Miller, President of PCTEL Connected Solutions. “PCTEL’s Universal WiFi Enclosure makes it easier than ever to install a network featuring the latest MIMO technology without sacrificing performance,” added Miller.

The enclosure’s Dual-Band, Ceiling Mount MIMO Omnidirectional Antenna (PCTCMI2458-6) provides great dual-band coverage for high-speed 802.11ac and 802.11n WiFi networks. With 6-port MIMO diversity coverage on both the 2.4-2.5 GHz and 4.9-5.9 GHz bands, the antenna maximizes data rates and network capacity. PCTEL’s performance critical antenna design enables consistent, high performance omnidirectional coverage from every enclosure that is installed.


PCTEL delivers P erformance C ritical Tel ecom solutions. RF Solutions develops and provides test equipment, software and engineering services for wireless networks. Engineers rely upon PCTEL to optimize, visualize, and benchmark wireless networks. Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for wireless networks globally. Our antennas support evolving wireless standards for cellular, private, and broadband networks. PCTEL antennas and site solutions support networks worldwide, including SCADA for oil, gas and utilities, fleet management, industrial operations, health care, small cell and network timing deployment, defense, public safety, education, and broadband access.

PCTEL Unveils Ceiling Mount Universal WiFi Enclosure with MIMO Antenna Business Wire

PCTEL’s performance critical products include its SeeGull® scanning receivers and CW Transmitter, SeeHawk® analytic software, and its SeeWave™ interference locating systems. PCTEL is recognized globally for its industry leading-edge IBflex ™, EXflex ™, and MX scanning receivers and its sophisticated in-building Network Engineering Services (NES).

PCTEL’s performance critical MAXRAD® and Bluewave™ antenna solutions include high rejection and high performance GPS and GNSS products, the industry leading Yagi portfolio, mobile and indoor LTE, broadband, and LMR antennas and PIM-rated antennas for transit, in-building, and small cell applications. We provide performance critical mobile towers for demanding emergency and oil and gas network applications and leverage our design, logistics, and support capabilities to deliver performance critical site solutions into carrier, railroad, and utility applications.

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 www.rfsolutions.pctel.com .

Aruba Networks®, Cisco®, Extreme Networks®, and MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS® are registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

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