Test & Measurement

Handheld RAN analysis solution saves investment costs

17th October 2014
Mick Elliott

Keeping investment to a minimum is the attractive feature of JDSU’s RANAdvisor Handheld multi-technology radio access network (RAN) analysis solution available from test sourcing specialist Livingston. It can maximise the optimisation and troubleshooting possibilities when deploying next generation wireless networks.

Complementing the backpack and vehicle based RANAdvisor products from JDSU, this new test product has a highly intuitive and simple to operative graphic user interface (GUI), plus a unique parallel sequencer, which makes it very straightforward to carry out tests and capture data. The real-time key performance indictor (KPI) engine incorporated into the unit provides the operative with feedback regarding any problems as they occur. 

In addition to this product offering, Livingston can now provide its customers with RANAdvisor TrueSite - an ultra-portable discrete Android-based solution optimised for testing within indoor environments.

Controlled using Bluetooth, this solution eliminates the need for cabling, thus making it easy for operatives to configure and to run tests on. Supporting LTE, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA and EV-DO technologies, TrueSite is targeted at testing small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) in indoor settings (like airports, sports stadiums and shopping centres).

The solution can be used as a single device held (such as Samsung’s Galaxy S3/S4) in the palm of the operative’s hand, or used in conjunction with a control tablet so that up to 6 devices can be utilised. Location data can be taken directly from the device's built-in GPS. The remote start/stop function means that this solution can be activated/deactivated via SMS.

 

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