PCTEL announced at DistribuTECH a new dual band 802.11ac/p MIMO antenna that helps boost data rates and reliability for utility networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and other Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. PCTEL’s Coach 4×4 Wi-Fi/DSRC GNSS multi-band antenna is designed for both mobile and fixed deployments, enabling smart grids, mobile workforce communications, and advanced automation technologies across a variety of industries. It also supports Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), a common interoperable safety standard for vehicles.

This new low-profile antenna features 4-port 2.4/5 GHz coverage along with PCTEL’s unique high rejection GPS/GLONASS technology for network timing and tracking, all in a single IP67-rated housing. It supports a variety of wireless technologies, including broadband mesh networks, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 802.11p DSRC Wireless Access in Vehicular Networks (WAVE) standards for direct vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.