Public Safety Network Testing Solution

Verify and Document Critical Communications Coverage

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Automated testing saves time & money

Replace manual processes and ensure critical communications radio coverage with the PCTEL® Public Safety Network Testing Solution.

Our streamlined grid-based testing tool simultaneously tests signal quality on multiple P25, DMR, LTE/FirstNet, and UMTS networks, plus channel power for TETRA and other LMR or cellular technologies. The simple pass/fail grading and reporting system makes it easy to meet or enforce local building codes for Emergency Radio Responder Coverage (ERRC) and ensure coverage for life safety and business critical communications.

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"We did the coverage testing in about 25% of the time planned. It really has changed the way we do business.”

—Jason Chambers, Service Manager – Day Wireless Systems

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Floor Reports

Floor Reports with pass/fail results can be generated real-time during walk testing.

Building Reports

Building Reports summarize results over all floors for a single channel or all channels. PCTEL’s Solution offers pre-configured report formats for common public safety coverage and signal quality requirements, as specified by NFPA and IFC standards.

Published Reports

Reports can be formatted in Microsoft Word, which may reduce the time it takes to gain approval of building occupancy permits.

"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. We did our research and it was the best decision we made. We can’t be happier.”

—Scott Umemoto, Director of Strategic Technologies – Day Wireless Systems

Solution Components

PCTEL’s Public Safety Network Testing Solution kits include the following:

  • SeeHawk® Touch data collection software
    • Grid test channel power for any technology
    • Grid test P25 signal quality
    • Optional: Grid test DMR, FirstNet/LTE and UMTS/WCDMA signal quality
    • Indoor walk test
    • Signal Analyzer
    • Optional: Outdoor Drive Test and Antenna Verification modes
  • IBflex® scanning receiver
    • Measures all frequencies (140-990 MHz)
    • P25 Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR), Frame and out-of-service Bit Error Rate (BER), and Network ID (NID)
    • Optional: DMR SINR and Frame BER
    • Optional: cellular signal decode
    • Optional: additional bands and frequencies
  • Accessories:
    • Android™ tablet
    • Battery pack
    • Back or side pack
    • Walk test antennas
    • Carrying case
    • A/C charger
    • Optional: Vehicular rooftop antennas and car charger

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Want to learn how to automate your public safety testing for in-building communications?

We’ll show you how to replace manual testing processes with an efficient, automated method for verifying building compliance with public safety network coverage requirements.

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