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Ventev Introduces Heated Wi-Fi Access Point Enclosure

Easy to Deploy PoE-Powered Enclosure Protects Access Point Performance in Freezers and Cold Storage

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2014-- Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a unit of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), today introduced a unique access point enclosure that can ensure crucial Wi-Fi/WLAN connectivity in freezer rooms that are common in the food, hospitality, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Wi-Fi coverage is needed in every kind of workplace; cold storage warehouses, freezers and refrigerated rooms are no exception. Yet these cold environments present unique network challenges. Sensitive indoor wireless access points must be protected from cold, condensation, and frost. Thick walls and heavy insulation make wiring for AC power expensive and time-consuming.

The Ventev® Freezer Room Enclosure is a simple solution for these challenges. The heated enclosure is designed specifically for use in continuously cold environments. A single PoE (Power over Ethernet) cable powers both the access point and the heater. Since no AC is needed, installation is easier and less expensive. The NEMA 4X-rated, waterproof 12”x10”x 6” polycarbonate enclosure features latch locks, clear door, surge protectors, and an optional integrated or external antenna to increase network coverage.

“When encased in Ventev weatherproof, NEMA-rated enclosures, indoor access points can reliably be used under almost any condition, even in freezer rooms,” said Jeff Lime, Vice President of Ventev. “Our turnkey systems enable data networks and WLANs to be extended where customers need them.”

The new Freezer Room Enclosure is added to Ventev’s extensive lineup of creative solutions for delivering Wi-Fi indoors and outdoors where there are challenging interference, environmental or other coverage/capacity issues. As a unit of TESSCO, Ventev ensures availability of complete end-to-end solutions supporting the newest voice, data and video wireless systems with the delivery of “kitted” solutions where and when required.

For more information about Ventev enclosures, visit www.ventev.com/freezer-enclosure.com. Ventev products are available exclusively through TESSCO (www.tessco.com).

About Ventev Wireless Infrastructure

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a unit of TESSCO Technologies Inc., designs and manufactures solutions that deploy, protect, power, and improve the performance of indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, DAS (distributed antenna systems), cellular, mesh and two-way networks. Ventev Wireless Infrastructure's (www.ventev.com/infra) three product lines are: TerraWave Solutions® (Wi-Fi enclosures, antennas and cable assemblies); Ventev® (integrated power and outdoor enclosure solutions); and Wireless Solutions® (base station infrastructure including towers, site hardware and grounding).

About TESSCO

TESSCO (NASDAQ: TESS) makes wireless work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is creating opportunities for new applications that revolutionize the way we live, work and play. TESSCO Technologies enables organizations to capitalize on these opportunities while providing an extraordinary business experience. We deliver the knowledge, product and supply-chain solutions required to build, use, and resell wireless voice, data and video systems.

Source: TESSCO Technologies Incorporated

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