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TMCNet:  PCTEL Announces LTE MIMO, LTE Layer 3, and Blind Scan Features for SeeGull® MX at LTE North America

[November 14, 2012]

PCTEL Announces LTE MIMO, LTE Layer 3, and Blind Scan Features for SeeGull® MX at LTE North America

DALLAS --(Business Wire)--

PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced today at the LTE (News - Alert) North America Conference, the release of new LTE MIMO, LTE Layer 3, and Blind Scan features for its SeeGull MX scanning receiver. These features, which are fully supported by PCTEL's SeeHawk® Drive Test Suite, will help operators maximize spectral efficiency on 4G LTE networks while simplifying the testing of all network technologies. Wireless networks are evolving in order to meet growing demand for high-speed data. The SeeGull MX continues to evolve as well, leading the field with scanner-based testing solutions that make network operations more efficient.

PCTEL's LTE MIMO and Layer 3 measurements are designed to help operators meet growing demand for high-speed data in an era of limited spectrum. As LTE networks become more congested, simple performance measurements such as signal quality and throughput at the user device may not be enough to maximize network efficiency. PCTEL's MIMO parameters, including radio-link throughput calculated for multiple MIMO transmission modes, allow operators to isolate specific RF characteristics that limit end-user throughput. Scanner-based Layer 3 reporting, which does not require a test mobile, provides mobile operators the information they need to manage increasingly complicated network settings. This is especially beneficial for TD-LTE networks with limited mobile device availability.

SeeGull's multi-technology Blind Scan is designed to enhance the efficiency of network testing operations. Blind Scan enables automatic detection of active channels, saving time and effort of field engineers. It is especially useful for benchmarking applications, where the user may not have easy access to channel information for all network operators. When combined with PCTEL's SeeHawk software and a PCTEL Indoor Kit, the SeeGull MX with Blind Scan is also a time-saving solution for in-building baseline testing of multiple operators' networks. Blind Scan is now available for all network technologies, including LTE FDD, TD-LTE, UMTS, GSM, CDMA, and EV-DO.

"LTE networks are the key to meeting the growing demand for high-bandwidth mobile data," said David Neumann, PCTEL's Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for RF Solutions. "With these latest enhancements, SeeGull MX provides mobile operators the comprehensive data they require to optimize and troubleshoot their LTE networks while minimizing the need for repeateddrive tests," Neumann added.

PCTEL will demonstrate new features of the SeeGull MX scanner along with its entire portfolio of scanning receiver products in booth #35 at the LTE North America 2012 Conference, November 14-15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. The SeeGull MX is fully compliant with 3GPP and 3GPP2 specifications and is currently available directly from PCTEL or through its OEM resellers. A free SeeHawk trial license can be downloaded from http://rfsolutions.pctel.com/content.cgi id_num=1338.

About PCTEL

PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions for public and private networks. The company's SeeGull® scanning receivers, SeeHawk® visualization tool, and Clarify® system measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment, and optimization. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE, TD-LTE, EV-DO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX networks.

PCTEL's MAXRAD®, Bluewave™ and Wi-Sys (News - Alert)™ antenna solutions address private network, public safety, and government applications. PCTEL develops and delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi (News - Alert), GPS, In-Tunnel, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel). The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers Site Solutions for private and public wireless, data, and communication applications. PCTEL Connected Solutions™ utilizes specialized towers, enclosures, fiber optic panels, fiber jumper cables and a wide array of its TowerWorx™ and TelWorx™ products to deliver engineered site solutions. PCTEL Secure focuses on Android (News - Alert) mobile platform security. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the company's web sites www.pctel.com, www.antenna.com, www.antenna.pctel.com, www.rfsolutions.pctel.com, www.connectedsolutions.pctel.com, www.towerworx.com, www.wirelesstesting.com or www.pctelsecure.com.

PCTEL SAFE HARBOR

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these forward-looking statements include statements regarding the potential benefits from using PCTEL's new features for its SeeGull MX scanning receiver that maximize spectral efficiency on 4G LTE networks while simplifying testing of all network technologies, and with the use of Blind Scan, enables the automatic detection of active channels - a time saving solution for in-building baseline testing. These statements are based on PCTEL's current expectations. Anticipated customer benefits and product capabilities may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in PCTEL's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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