PCTEL adds 3- and 4-port MIMO antennas to VenU line

PCTEL recently introduced new compact panel antennas to its VenU line of broadcast access products. The new antennas offer 3-port and 4-port MIMO options, which support "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."

The VenU line is designed for high data rate situations to improve wireless network capacity in crowded areas, such as stadiums, transport stations and more. According to PCTEL, the antennas also meet the performance requirements of OEM radio manufacturers, as well as recent enhancements to the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard, including Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) transmit beamforming and wider RF channel bandwidth.

The new antennas' compactness allows for more flexible installation options, according to the company. In a release, PCTEL suggested installment on handrails, underneath seats or on ceilings, which can be accomplished through the variety of mountain solutions that the company offers with shipment. Release

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