Enclosure supports most Wi-Fi access points with 6-Port MIMO diversity coverage on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands
PCTEL (Bloomingdal, IL) has announced its latest solution for in-building wireless networks. The Ceiling Mount Universal Wi-Fi Enclosure with MIMO Antenna simplifies installation and maximizes the performance of Wi-Fi access points. It is compatible with most access points from major manufacturers, including Aruba Networks, Cisco, Extreme Networks, and Motorola Solutions. In-building Wi-Fi has become an essential service. However, it can be challenging to quickly install or upgrade indoor Wi-Fi networks, particularly given aesthetic, height, and building code requirements. PCTEL's enclosures for critical network elements address these challenges. The Ceiling Mount Universal Wi-Fi Enclosure (SP-RCT-004-SWA6) eliminates most compatibility issues between access points, antennas, enclosures, and ceiling tiles. The enclosure's four-inch pocket fits almost any OEM radio, with ample room for antenna clearance. The pre-installed PCTEL antenna is compatible with the latest Wi-Fi technologies. With a 2'x2' (600 x 600 cm) form factor, the enclosure fits all standard sized ceiling tiles in North America and the European Union. "As office buildings, hotels, conference centers, and other venues work to improve the quality of their Wi-Fi coverage, ease of installation is a key concern," said Jeff Miller, President of PCTEL Connected Solutions. "PCTEL's Universal Wi-Fi Enclosure makes it easier than ever to install a network featuring the latest MIMO technology without sacrificing performance," added Miller. The enclosure's Dual-Band, Ceiling Mount MIMO Omnidirectional Antenna (PCTCMI2458-6) provides great dual-band coverage for high-speed 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi networks. With 6-port MIMO diversity coverage on both the 2.4-2.5 GHz and 4.9-5.9 GHz bands, the antenna maximizes data rates and network capacity. PCTEL's performance critical antenna design enables consistent, high performance omnidirectional coverage from every enclosure that is installed.