PCTEL, Inc. has released an innovative new antenna that combines precision multi-constellation GNSS with high performance LTE, sub-6 GHz 5G, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity. The Coach II antenna with GNSS L1/L2/L5 is designed to provide greater precision and reliability for advanced rail communications systems, enabling everything from next-generation Positive Train Control (PTC) to passenger WiFi.
“Precise timing and tracking information is critical not just for rail, but for a variety of fleet, public safety, and industrial IoT applications,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s Chief Operating Officer. “PCTEL’s antenna technology enables our customers to deploy new technologies with confidence,” added Bharadwaj.
The new antenna features:
- Global multi-GNSS compatibility: 1150-290 MHz (GPS L2/L5; GALILEO E5A/E5B/E6; GLONASS L2/L3; BEIDOU B2/B3); 1500-615 MHz (GPS L1; GALILEO E1; GLONASS L1; BEIDOU B1/B1-2)
- Dual port 4G LTE / sub-6 GHz 5G NR
- 802.11ac WiFi / Bluetooth connectivity
- AAR compliant for railway applications
- IP67 rated design