PCTEL has launched its new Coach II antenna at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Orlando, Florida. Designed to support the latest multi-network routers for intelligent transportation systems, public safety communications, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the Coach II enables simultaneous dual-carrier LTE Advanced and 4x4 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. The antenna also features PCTEL’s proprietary multi-GNSS technology for location tracking and timing.
Autonomous vehicles and connected fleet management applications require extremely complex antenna systems to provide high data rate and failsafe connectivity over several wireless networks. The Coach II antennas demonstrate PCTEL’s advanced RF design capabilities in developing optimized multi-technology antenna systems with compact and robust form factors.
The new antenna is equipped with nine antenna ports, including four multi-band LTE ports for dual-carrier operation and four dual-band Wi-Fi connections. It also features PCTEL’s proprietary high rejection GNSS technology for reliable, precision tracking and timing over GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, Galileo, and BeiDou satellite systems. With a 33% lower profile than its first-generation version; the new Coach II is ideal for mounting on vehicles with low overhead clearance, or on IIoT locations with limited installation height allowances. Its IP67 rated design provides water and dust ingress protection under severe environmental conditions, when installed according to PCTEL’s installation instructions.
PCTEL is displaying Coach II among its portfolio of multi-band public safety and fleet management antenna products at IWCE 2018 in Orlando, Florida on March 7-8, 2018. The antenna can be ordered now using part number GL9X1AX-SF. Shipments are expected in May 2018.
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