PCTEL Launches SkyCompass Trooper with Compact Footprint

By CIOReview | Friday, March 25, 2016

FREMONT, CA: PCTEL, a global provider of RF expertise, delivering Performance Critical Telecom solutions to the wireless industry announced the launch of its SkyCompass Trooper multiband antennas, at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE). The new platform in an ultra-compact footprint extends remarkable RF performance for voice, data, and asset tracking applications. The SkyCompass Trooper is designed to equip the next generation of public safety fleets with high-speed, interoperable wireless communications.

To deliver high speed voice and data communications, the SkyCompass Trooper antennas combine multiband LTE MIMO and 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIMO connectivity. The platform’s small footprints enables installation on the ridged rooftops of the newest public safety sports utility vehicles. Many leading public safety agencies are choosing the Trooper as the fleet management antenna for this feature as well as for the antenna’s superior design and construction. The SkyCompass Trooper is optimal for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) installations with limited surface space.

PCTEL’s proprietary SkyLink GNSS high rejection technology is also integrated in the platform. This delivers reliable GPS and GLONASS location and timing information, despite the presence of strong signals from nearby cellular network towers.

“A major U.S. public safety agency recently selected PCTEL’s SkyCompass Trooper for its entire fleet of public safety vehicles and fire trucks. Our product was selected based on its superior performance and reliability in a smaller footprint,” says Rishi Bharadwaj, Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL's Connected Solutions. “We will continue to leverage our innovative design capabilities and performance excellence to meet our customers’ unique challenges,” adds Bharadwaj.