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PCTEL’s New VenU™ Compact MIMO Panel Antennas Optimize Wireless Capacity and Throughput in Public Venues

September 9, 2015
By Business Wire News


PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in Performance Critical Telecom solutions, announced today the addition of a 3-Port and 4-Port compact MIMO Panel antenna to its VenU™ broadband wireless access products. PCTEL’s VenU antenna products enable high data rate connectivity and improve wireless network capacity in stadiums, transportation hubs, and other crowded areas. These new, compact VenU antennas solve installation and aesthetic challenges without sacrificing data throughput.

PCTEL’s compact MIMO panel antennas provide excellent dual-band coverage for high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks covering both 2.4-2.5 GHz and 4.9-5.9 GHz on each port. Their low profile form factor allows installation on ceilings and handrails, and under seats.

“Venue capacity, rather than coverage, poses today’s key network engineering challenge,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL Connected Solutions. “Users expect uninterrupted, high-quality data throughput everywhere. Our broadband antenna products support high-capacity networks that utilize beamforming features and high efficiency characteristics to optimize data transmission,” added Bharadwaj.

PCTEL’s VenU antennas meet the rigorous performance requirements of major OEM radio manufacturers and latest enhancements of the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard. These enhancements include Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) transmit beamforming and wider RF channel bandwidth.

PCTEL’s VenU compact flat panel antennas will be available by mid-September with a variety of mounting solutions for shipment worldwide.


PCTEL delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions. The industry relies upon PCTEL to benchmark network performance, analyze trends, and optimize wireless networks. PCTEL’s antennas and site solutions are vital elements for SCADA, oil and gas, utilities, fleet management, health care, public safety, education, small cell, and network timing.

PCTEL’s RF Solutions products and services improve the performance of wireless networks globally. PCTEL’s performance critical products include its MXflex®, IBflex®, and EXflex® SeeGull® scanning receivers and related SeeHawk® and SeeWave™ tools. PCTEL’s sophisticated engineering services utilize these products as well as the Meridian™ network analytics portfolio (Map IQ™, Network IQ™, and Subscriber IQ™).

PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and delivers performance critical antennas and site solutions for wireless networks globally. 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 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:,, or

Jack Seller
Public Relations
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