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[October 25, 2012]

PCTEL Unveils Next-Generation Interference Management System for Wireless Networks

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

PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced today the next-generation drive test tool for its innovative Clarify Interference Management System, the Clarify NGx. The Clarify Interference Management System, featuring patented PCTEL algorithms, provides superior insight into network interference issues on UMTS and GSM networks. Operators around the world have used the Clarify system to solve their interference problems, lower costs, and deliver improved Quality of Service (QoS) to their users.

The Clarify NGx represents a leap forward in speed, accuracy, price, and portability for the Clarify system, while improving on its industry-leading measurement performance. Users can now conduct enhanced-performance Clarify measurements of UMTS and GSM networks simultaneously with traditional scanning receiver measurements of any technology, including LTE (News - Alert) FDD, TD-LTE, CDMA, and EV-DO. Clarify measurements are also available on PCTEL's SeeGull® MX and EX scanners, allowing existing SeeGull users to add Clarify capabilities to current scanners.

When combined with PCTEL's patented Clarify Analyzer algorithms, the Clarify NGx provides superior dynamic range for UMTS and GSM, technologies which will remain the backbone of many of the world's wireless networks for years to come. The spectrum crunch may require operators to install more cell sites, particularly small cells. However, each additional cell site increases the risk of interference, which can result in more dropped calls and reduced data throughput. Clarify NGx helps operators detect and manage sources of interference, even on very weak-powered small cells. By reducing interference, operators create more efficient networks that can handle growing traffic loads.

"With new spectrum scarce and revenue growth slowing, now is the time for operators to look at how they can best maximize the return on their existing cellular networks," said David Neumann, PCTEL's Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for F Solutions. "The Clarify NGx gives operators just what they need: a price-competitive, state-of-the-art test tool that provides unique data they can use to improve network efficiency."

The Clarify NGx is fully compliant with 3GPP and 3GPP2 specifications and is currently available directly from PCTEL.

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 (News - Alert) networks.

PCTEL's MAXRAD®, Bluewave™ and Wi-Sys™ 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.telworx.net, www.connectedsolutions.pctel.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 impact of Clarify NGx in solving its customers' interference problems, lowering costs, and improving QoS, and statements regarding the future of the UMTS and GSM technologies. 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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