A reliable uplink signal, or the signal from a handset to the network, is crucial during an emergency in order for first responders to be able to communicate from inside a building. PCTEL’s solution is the first to enable accurate, repeatable indoor uplink testing while eliminating the need for a second technician to receive test calls. The initial release supports uplink signal quality measurements on P25 public safety radio networks in addition to uplink channel power measurements for other Land Mobile Radio (LMR) technologies.
“Automated uplink testing is the most commonly requested feature by our public safety testing customers, including radio solutions providers for private critical communications networks,” said
Uplink testing is included in NFPA (
Whereas DAQ testing requires two testers who subjectively grade voice quality, a single person can use PCTEL’s solution to quickly and objectively measure both the uplink and downlink signals throughout a building. With PCTEL’s solution, a second public safety testing solution kit is placed at the radio site prior to testing and operates without a technician being present. After the walk test of the building is complete, PCTEL’s SeeHawk® Touch software automatically synchronizes uplink measurements from this second public safety testing solution to produce a single report that includes both uplink and downlink test results.
With the recent additions of both uplink and commissioning tests,
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