PCTEL Licenses Its Wi-Fi Analyzer to Comarco
CHICAGO –(Business Wire)– PCTEL, Inc. a leader in simplifying mobility, announced that Comarco Wireless Test Solutions will be distributing PCTEL’s Wi-Fi Analyzer. The Analyzer, which operates on PocketPC platforms, permits IT managers and others to optimize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks, to detect “rogue” access points, and to manage various problems associated with interference. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“Our focus is to develop technology that simplifies mobility,” said Marty Singer, PCTEL’s Chairman and CEO. “In order for our technology to reach all of the potential markets, we need the market access that Comarco, an established player in test and measurement tools, can provide. We are delighted to be working with Comarco to open up additional markets for the Analyzer,” added Singer.
“We surveyed the industry and we concluded that PCTEL’s Wi-Fi Analyzer represents the best product in the Wi-Fi test and measurement space,” said Greg Maton, Comarco’s senior vice president. “We are confident that the Analyzer, under the Comarco brand, will be an effective product in our market,” added Maton.
Designed as a handheld test and security verification tool for Wi-Fi networks, the Analyzer helps to optimize installations of 2.4GHz networks. This highly precise device monitors traffic, identifies regions and sources of interference, detects unwanted access points, reports throughput, and measures network and radio parameters.
Based in Irvine, Calif., Comarco is a leading provider of wireless test solutions for field test applications, ChargeSource(R) universal mobile power products and wireless emergency call box systems. Comarco’s industry-leading Seven.Five(TM) wireless test system for field test applications allows cellular telephone system operators to improve the quality of their cellular phone service through voice, video and data benchmarking and system optimization using advanced QoS algorithms and a unique multi-technology RF scanner. Seven.Five’s open architecture supports both current cellular operating system technologies and the new 3G systems being implemented in international markets.
Based on reported year-to-date sales data, ChargeSource is the largest selling line of products able to recharge and power a variety of mobile devices, including laptop computers, cellular telephones, digital cameras, PDAs and other handheld devices, through a single power source.
In addition, Comarco’s call box systems are in place on most major highway systems throughout the United States and are used by motorists to contact local authorities for rapid assistance. More information about Comarco’s product lines can be found at http://www.comarco.com and http://www.chargesource.com.
PCTEL (NASDAQ: PCTI), founded in March 1994, is a leading provider of mobility software solutions, software-defined radio products and access technology. PCTEL’s mobility solutions simplify installation, roaming, Internet access and billing. PCTEL’s RF solutions portfolio of OEM receivers and receiver-based products, measure and monitor cellular networks. PCTEL’s MAXRAD product group designs, distributes, and supports innovative antenna solutions that facilitate and simplify wireless communications. PCTEL protects its leadership position with a portfolio of more than 130 analog and broadband communications and wireless patents, issued or pending, including key and essential patents for modem technology. The company’s products are sold or licensed to PC manufacturers, PC card and board manufacturers, wireless carriers, wireless ISPs, distributors, wireless test and measurement companies, and system integrators. PCTEL headquarters are located at 8725 West Higgins Road, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60631. Telephone: 773-243-3000. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.pctel.com.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, the statement regarding the benefits resulting from the use of PCTEL’s Analyzer that permits IT managers and others to optimize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks, to detect “rogue” access points, and to manage various problems associated with interference. These statements are based on PCTEL’s current expectations and anticipated marketing efforts and actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, the success of marketing, licensing, selling and supporting these products and whether such products achieve market acceptance. These risks and uncertainties and others that relate to PCTEL’s business, financial condition and future operating results, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in PCTEL’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, can affect actual results. 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 statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
John Schoen, 773-243-3000
Jack Seller (Public Relations), 773-243-3016