PCTEL Announces Spectrum Monitoring and Uplink Testing Solution for Critical Communications Networks | VanillaMore


New Orleans, USA – PCTEL, Inc.., a global provider of wireless technology solutions, announced the launch of SeeHawk Monitor, an automated spectrum monitoring system for P25 public safety radio and other critical communication networks. SeeHawk Monitor also automatically tests the uplink signal, which is the signal from a handset to the radio site, to determine if the coverage inside the building meets fire code standards.

First responders rely on radio communications to protect their teams and the communities they support. Interference on the radio network can have life-threatening consequences if public safety personnel cannot communicate with incident command or each other. The SeeHawk Monitor system automatically detects and helps users identify interference from sources such as other communication networks, two-way amplifiers (BDAs), and high-power industrial systems, so that radio network managers can mitigate these sources of interference to ensure reliable critical communications for the first time. responders.

SeeHawk Monitor users can:

  • Continuous spectrum monitoring at multiple radio sites
  • Quickly detect and characterize service-impacting noise and interference
  • Investigate spectrum analysis issues in real-time or event replay modes
  • Automatically test the uplink signal during in-building coverage tests

“SeeHawk Monitor addresses key issues mentioned repeatedly in our conversations with public safety industry professionals,” said James Zik, PCTEL Vice President, Test and Measurement Product Management. “It’s not just about public safety, as public and private wireless networks can also benefit from quick and efficient identification of service-impacting issues, such as interference and poor coverage in buildings. .

The SeeHawk Monitor system is easy to install and adaptable to the needs of any network. It is made up of several Remote Test Units (RTUs), which monitor the spectrum and measure radio signals at each radio site, and the SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager, which monitors and configures all RTUs in the system.

SeeHawk Monitor’s uplink test feature makes it easy to ensure high-quality indoor coverage that complies with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the International Fire Code (IFC). The SeeHawk Monitor platform manager remotely manages the automated collection of uplink data on RTUs across the network. This allows a tester using a single PCTEL public safety network test solution to automatically collect uplink and downlink measurements in a building survey.

Customers can contact PCTEL now to place an order for SeeHawk Monitor, which is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2022.

PCTEL will showcase SeeHawk Monitor and its other solutions for the critical communications industry at National Association of State Fire Marshals‘ NASFM Symposium on Fire Prevention and Safety in Las Vegas, August 2 at Booth #303.

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