Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

PCTel antenna portfolio suits asset tracking in heavy RF traffic

Steve Rogerson
November 3, 2015
 
Telecoms company PCTel has launched a GNSS multi-satellite antenna portfolio for mobile and base station timing applications. The SkyLink antenna technology is claimed to have unmatched out-of-band rejection characteristics, which provide GPS, Galileo and Glonass L1 support and performance in heavy RF traffic environments for fixed and mobile timing and asset tracking applications.
 
There are two product lines: SkyCompass for fleet management and asset tracking applications; and SkyStamp base station antennas for timing and synchronisation of 4G LTE cellular networks.
 
SkyCompass comprises six configurable antenna platforms, including single band or multiband GNSS options that address most fleet management installation needs. SkyStamp provides two timing reference and synchronisation antenna models that mitigate the effects from nearby LTE interference sources.
 
“Over the last decade, PCTel has been the industry’s technology leader in high rejection GPS products,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, vice president at Illinois-based PCTel. “These antennas are deployed worldwide by OEM customers in aviation, defence and fleet management public safety projects. True to our commitment to support global communications and evolving requirements, PCTel’s SkyLink technology provides global multi-satellite GNSS coverage and precision tracking by rejecting RF noise or interference that can negatively affect communications in performance critical situations.”
 
SkyCompass and SkyStamp antennas will be available for shipment this month.