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TMCNet:  PCTEL Expands TESSCO Relationship to Encompass PCTEL RF Solutions Products

[June 19, 2014]

PCTEL Expands TESSCO Relationship to Encompass PCTEL RF Solutions Products

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--

PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced an expanded relationship with TESSCO Technologies Inc. Select new PCTEL RF Solutions products are now available through TESSCO (NASDAQ: TESS). These products will help meet the wireless industry's rising demand for comprehensive in-building testing and interference management.

PCTEL RF Solutions specializes in products and services for the design, testing, and optimization of today's wireless communication networks. Recently, PCTEL has focused on developing leading-edge products that address in-building network testing and hunting throughput-robbing interference. This expanded distribution relationship strengthens TESSCO's solution offerings for these two major wireless industry trends.

TESSCO is adding in-building testing and interference locating tools to a portfolio which already includes a variety of PCTEL Connected Solutions™ products. Connected Solutions has supplied TESSCO with antennas, towers, and other assemblies for custom engineered site solutions since 2008.

"PCTEL and TESSCO have a strong working relationship," said Faye Vorick, PCTEL's Vice President of Business Development, Connected Solutions. "Our RF Solutions provide valuable testing tools that help TESSCO enable best-in-class in-building coverage for its customers," added Vorick.

TESSCO will offer three PCTEL in-building test products: the SeeGull® IBflex™ scanning receiver combined with SeeHawk® data collection tool, and the SeeGull CW Transmitter. These products are designed for Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell network optimization. TESSCO will also offer SeeWave™, PCTEL's interference locating system. SeeWave is a cost-effective solution that addresses the growing need to maintain network quality by quickly finding and eliminating sources of interference.

"We are excited about expanding our relationship with PCTEL by offering this innovative in-building focused testing solution," said Jerry Garland, TESSCO's Senior Vice President of Solutions Development and Product Management. "This is a fast growing market as customers continue to expect enhanced coverage and capacity. PCTEL RF Solutions' produc line further strengthens TESSCO's position as a go-to supplier for complete DAS solutions, covering all infrastructure and testing needs."

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PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks. PCTEL RF Solutions enables superior utilization of wireless spectrum for cellular and WiFi (News - Alert) networks. The RF Solutions services team specializes in the design, testing, and optimization of in-building, small cell, and traditional wireless networks. PCTEL RF Solutions develops and supports specialized network test equipment for LTE (News - Alert) FDD, TD-LTE, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, EV-DO, TD-SCDMA, and WiFi networks. The company's SeeGull® scanning receivers and SeeHawk® visualization tool measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment, and optimization. Its IBflex™ simplifies in-building wireless network testing and SeeWave™ identifies and locates interference sources that impair network throughput.

PCTEL Connected Solutions™ simplifies network and site deployment for wireless data and communications applications for private and public networks, public safety, and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi, GPS, Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its MAXRAD®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys (News - Alert)™ product lines. PCTEL also designs specialized towers, enclosures, and cable assemblies for custom engineered site solutions. PCTEL delivers site solutions composed of PCTEL and third party sourced material to allow customers to cost effectively deploy and upgrade networks. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For Great Reception, please visit the company's web sites, or


TESSCO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS), Hunt Valley, Maryland, is Your Total Source (News - Alert)® for making wireless work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. New systems and applications are creating opportunities and challenges at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there, thinking in new ways for exceptional outcomes. TESSCO ( architects and delivers, with innovation, productivity and speed, the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, using and maintaining wireless broadband systems. The Company is a component of the Russell 2000® index.

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