Press release

PCTEL Enhances In-Building Public Safety Testing for FirstNet, LTE and P25

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PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI) today announced it is adding public safety
LTE grid testing and enhanced P25 signal quality measurements to its
award-winning public
safety network testing solution
today at the In-Building Wireless
Congress. The new testing capabilities support two growing trends in
public safety communications across the United States: strict code-based
grid testing requirements to ensure in-building coverage for first
responders, and the adoption of FirstNet and other LTE-based broadband
networks for enhanced public safety communications.

“PCTEL’s public safety testing solution reduces testing time by 50% or
more, making it easy to ensure that first responders have reliable
in-building communications in an emergency. We’re excited to enable
efficient in-building testing for the next generation of public safety
communications technologies,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s COO. “In
addition to providing interoperable communications, broadband networks
such as FirstNet can enable new life-saving technologies, such as
enhanced location services and video and photo sharing.”

PCTEL’s public safety testing solution streamlines the grid-based
testing and reporting process, enabling building owners to comply with
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Fire Code
(IFC), and local standards. New capabilities in this latest release

  • Grid-based signal power and quality testing for LTE and UMTS/WCDMA
    public safety and cellular networks
  • P25 BER (Bit Error Rate) measurements for out-of-service testing
  • P25 Network ID for easier channel setup

In addition to P25, LTE, and UMTS signal decoding, PCTEL’s public safety
network testing solution supports grid-based coverage testing of channel
power for all public safety radio technologies, such as TETRA, DMR, and

PCTEL will demonstrate its public safety network testing solution with
LTE grid testing June 11-12 at the In-Building Wireless Congress in Las
Vegas, booth 205 and June 17-18 at the NFPA Conference & Expo in San
Antonio, booth 347.


PCTEL, Inc. is a leading global supplier of antennas and wireless
network testing solutions. Founded in 1994, we are currently celebrating
our 25th anniversary. PCTEL’s precision
are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access
points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and
devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house
design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for
our customers. PCTEL’s test
and measurement tools
improve the performance of wireless networks
globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G
technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment
manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to
analyze, design, and optimize their networks.

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