PCTEL, Inc. has announced a new MIMO Yagi antenna supporting licensed Upper 700 MHz A Block spectrum. This spectrum is increasingly sought after by the energy, utility and water industries for the next generation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. PCTEL’s advanced MIMO antenna technology enhances network reliability and improves data throughput, enabling greater levels of automation as well as data-intensive applications such as video monitoring.
“New SCADA systems can simultaneously improve efficiency and security, but only if the networks that support them are reliable. To meet network reliability requirements for next-generation automation and monitoring systems, critical infrastructure industries need to combine licensed spectrum with high performing, durable antennas that have been optimized for that spectrum,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager of PCTEL’s Connected Solutions group. “PCTEL has over a decade of experience delivering antennas that meet the stringent performance and durability requirements of the energy industry,” added Bharadwaj.
The MIMO Yagi antenna is a high gain, dual polarized antenna, designed to provide point-to-point, field area, and point-to-multipoint connectivity over long distances and in harsh conditions. It joins PCTEL’s growing portfolio of solutions for licensed 700 MHz spectrum, supporting a wide variety of industrial, utility, and public safety applications.