PCTEL Adds More Options for Testing P25 Network Quality
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI) announced at IWCE new testing capabilities to
support the latest P25 networks and indoor coverage standards. IBflex®
and HBflex™ scanning receivers now provide SINR
(signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio) and Frame BER (bit error rate)
measurements for P25 Phase 1 and 2 networks. SINR and Frame BER are
highly accurate, repeatable measures of signal quality. These
measurements enable local jurisdictions to efficiently roll out new
radio systems and enforce rigorous indoor coverage requirements that
keep first responders safe.
Many local jurisdictions require certain commercial building owners to
verify public safety network coverage and voice quality in order to
obtain an occupancy permit. However, traditional DAQ (delivered audio
quality) measurements for voice quality are subjective and
time-consuming to collect. Following the inclusion of SINR in the
International Fire Code (IFC), local jurisdictions are increasingly
adopting SINR and BER as alternatives to DAQ.
PCTEL’s SINR and Frame BER measurements accurately and objectively
verify signal quality for any P25 network in a fraction of the time it
takes to conduct traditional voice testing. PCTEL’s test tools also
support the installation of public safety DAS (distributed antenna
systems) for indoor or outdoor coverage.
“In order to be truly successful and fully engaged in providing the best
DAS service to our customers, we had to invest in the best tools and
software,” said Scott Umemoto, Director of Strategic Technologies at Day
Wireless Systems. “We did our research and partnered with PCTEL. It was
the best decision we made. PCTEL solutions for DAS testing and the
customer support has been awesome! We can’t be happier with our
partnership with PCTEL.”
safety testing solution significantly reduces the time it takes to
test a building and submit a report to local jurisdictions,” said Rishi
Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our test tools also support
the transition to FirstNet and other LTE-based public safety broadband
networks,” added Bharadwaj.
PCTEL will be showing its network testing solutions and high performance
antennas for public safety and other critical communications
applications March 6-7 at the International Wireless Communications Expo
in Las Vegas, booth 1024. On March 5 at 1:15 p.m. in Room N252, PCTEL’s
David Adams will give a talk
on indoor public safety coverage requirements.
PCTEL, Inc. is a leading global supplier of antennas and wireless
network testing solutions. Founded in 1994, we are currently celebrating
our 25th anniversary. PCTEL’s precision
antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access
points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and
devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We offer in-house
design, testing, radio integration, and manufacturing capabilities for
our customers. PCTEL’s test
and measurement tools improve the performance of wireless networks
globally, with a focus on LTE, public safety, and emerging 5G
technologies. Network operators, neutral hosts, and equipment
manufacturers rely on our scanning receivers and testing solutions to
analyze, design, and optimize their networks.
For more information, please visit our website at https://www.pctel.com/.
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