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Ventev Introduces Revolutionary Concealed Wi-Fi Antennas for Aesthetically Pleasing, High-Performance Wi-Fi Deployments

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2016-- Ventev, a manufacturing division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), today announced the release of two antennas uniquely designed for today’s enterprise environments where aesthetics and high-performance Wi-Fi are equally important.

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Raised Access Floor Wi-Fi Antenna installed and after carpeting is replaced 1500 panels- TESSCO No. 554572 1250 panels- TESSCO No. 519224 (Photo: Business Wire)

Today’s hospitality, education and public venues require more than basic Wi-Fi coverage to handle the increasing demands of their workforce. Enterprise network administrators need the network infrastructure to provide the capacity needed for large groups of Wi-Fi users and their organizations want them to “blend” inconspicuously into their workplace environments. Ventev Wireless Infrastructure has developed two new products that solve both.

Raised Access Floor Wi-Fi Antenna

Ventev’s new Raised Access Floor Wi-Fi Antenna offers first-to-market, ‘bottom up’ connectivity to the Wi-Fi network in raised-floor environments. The Raised Access Floor Wi-Fi Antenna combines Ventev’s TerraWave proprietary patent pending antenna technology within Haworth® TecCrete® Access Flooring. The dual-band, 3/6 dBi gain, omnidirectional antenna is embedded within a 24” x 24” concrete flooring panel, and when installed under carpeting and flooring finishes, provides out of sight connectivity with excellent performance.

In addition to improving aesthetics, the antenna offers flexible placement anywhere within the floor grid, allowing precise positioning to achieve optimum Wi-Fi coverage and capacity. It can also be relocated or replaced without requiring major construction if space or technology needs change in the future.

Junction Box Wi-Fi Antenna

Ventev’s patent-pending Junction Box Wi-Fi Antenna also enables concealed, high-performance Wi-Fi. The Junction Box Wi-Fi Antenna is a directional antenna housed within a standard three-gang electrical box. Once installed into the drywall, it looks like any standard junction box cover. It can even be painted with non-metallic paint to match the wall.

The Junction Box Wi-Fi Antenna includes extra-long, 6’ leads to connect to a nearby access point. The antenna within the junction box articulates 0-45 degrees for optimum coverage and capacity from any location in the drywall.

As with most Ventev products, the new, aesthetically pleasing Wi-Fi antennas are available for popular access points.

“Access to Wi-Fi used to be a nice-to-have amenity; now it is a requirement in every environment,” said Ventev Vice President Jeff Lime. “Building engineers, developers and architects are challenged to provide aesthetically pleasing installations that ensure the coverage needed for Wi-Fi users. Ventev is pleased to introduce these innovative new Wi-Fi antennas to meet their challenges.”

Ventev offers a portfolio of aesthetically pleasing Wi-Fi products and solutions for indoor and outdoor environments. Products include Small Form Factor antennas that are half the size of typical antennas, and specially designed mounts and enclosures that can conceal and camouflage Wi-Fi. To view Ventev’s entire portfolio, visit www.ventev.com/infra/aesthetics.

About Ventev

Ventev, a unit of TESSCO Technologies Inc., designs and manufactures product-solutions that fulfill consumers’ unmet needs to deploy, protect, power, and improve the performance of indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, DAS, cellular, mesh and two-way networks. Ventev’s industry-leading products, including TerraWave and Wireless Solutions, simplify installation and ensure fast, reliable wireless performance. For more information, visit ventev.com/infra or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

About TESSCO

The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. New systems and applications are creating challenges and opportunities at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there ‒ enabling organizations to capitalize on the opportunities in wireless by providing Your Total Source® of end-to-end solutions. TESSCO delivers the knowledge, and product and supply chain solutions required to build, use, maintain, and resell Cellular, Mobile Communications, Wi-Fi, Machine-to-Machine, Internet of Things, Wireless Backhaul, and Monitoring & Control systems. For more information, visit TESSCO.com or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Source: TESSCO Technologies Incorporated

Ventev
Ginny Gullett-Tawes, 410-773-3657
gulletttawes@ventev.com