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DAS and Small Cell Testing Kit

PCTELSeeHawkPCTEL’s RAN mobile testing suite consists of one or more SeeGull scanning receivers and transmitter, SeeHawk and SeeHawk Touch data-collection software and the SeeWave interference locating system. These parts combine into a solution that provides reliable, accurate data collection for multiple bands and technologies for DAS and small-cell testing. The SeeGull IBflex scanning receiver is designed for testing heterogeneous DAS and small cell networks. Its field-upgradeable software configuration supports all major cellular technologies, plus Wi-Fi, and bands from 570 MHz to 3.8 GHz. The IBflex can be combined with SeeHawk, PCTEL’s software tool, to efficiently visualize and analyze data collected by the scanner. IBflex can also serve as a spectrum analyzer for PCTEL’s SeeWave interference locating system. SeeWave is a comprehensive tool to detect interfering frequencies and locate its exact source. SeeWave utilizes the IBflex’s advanced spectrum analyzer, a directional antenna and a tablet-optimized software program. This allows a single user to identify and eliminate interference, an essential step to maintain network quality of service. www.pctel.com

DAS and Small Cell Testing Kit

PCTELSeeHawkPHOTOfor1214Showcase (2)PCTEL’s RAN mobile testing suite consists of one or more SeeGull scanning receivers and transmitter, SeeHawk and SeeHawk Touch data-collection software and the SeeWave interference locating system. These parts combine into a solution that provides reliable, accurate data collection for multiple bands and technologies for DAS and small-cell testing. The SeeGull IBflex scanning receiver is designed for testing heterogeneous DAS and small cell networks. Its field-upgradeable software configuration supports all major cellular technologies, plus Wi-Fi, and bands from 570 MHz to 3.8 GHz. The IBflex can be combined with SeeHawk, PCTEL’s software tool, to efficiently visualize and analyze data collected by the scanner. IBflex can also serve as a spectrum analyzer for PCTEL’s SeeWave interference locating system. SeeWave is a comprehensive tool to detect interfering frequencies and locate its exact source. SeeWave utilizes the IBflex’s advanced spectrum analyzer, a directional antenna and a tablet-optimized software program. This allows a single user to identify and eliminate interference, an essential step to maintain network quality of service. www.pctel.com

Low-profile 4G LTE Wideband Antenna

The BMLPVMB/LTE low-profile vertical antenna from PCTEL provides multiband pattern coverage for mobile or fixed applications operating in the 698-MHz to 2700-MHz band to cover of LTE frequencies with minimum loss and no tuning required. The antenna features a compact housing that makes it suitable for indoor or outdoor applications requiring minimum visibility. A high-efficiency permanent mount is recommended to obtain the most efficient performance. The antenna is environmentally tested to MIL-STD-810F. www.antenna.pctel.com

Positive Train Control Requires Towers Coast to Coast

New wireless infrastructure is becoming available as railroads roll toward the December 2015 deadline to implement positive train control (PTC), which is the multi-billion-dollar communications-based, accident-prevention system mandated by the government.

Ventev True Positive Stop Articulating Tower

Ventev True Positive Stop Articulating Tower

PTC involves outfitting locomotives with cellular and satellite communications equipment. Communications equipment and towers are also required at all non-monitored switch locations, also known as dark territories, all across the country, so the trains will know the position of each switch.

PTC is a perfect opportunity for wireless integrators to subcontract the deployment in dark territories, according to Jeff Lime, vice president, Ventev Wireless Infrastructure.

“Dark territories will be the last areas to receive PTC because they represent the least risk of an accident,” Lime said. “Intelligence is currently being built into the system to track the railroads’ assets, but we are waiting for the railroads to go full bore into deployment in the dark territories.”

The Ventev True Positive Stop Articulating Tower can be a 20-foot, 40-foot or 60-foot tower that sits on a precast concrete base, which is articulated with an 18-volt power drill to bring the top of the tower down to ground level giving convenient access to the equipment on the tower,” Lime said. “There is no need for a boom truck or a tower climber. It is safer, and the foundation and tower can be deployed in about an hour.”

PCTEL Demonstrates Mobile Tower at PTC World Congress

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PCT Lattice Series mobile tower

Just last month, PCTEL demonstrated its PCT Lattice Series Mobile Tower at the PTC World Congress in Orlando, Fla. The tower is available in heights of up to 106 feet. It can be used for cellular network expansion, disaster recovery and remote communications. The company also displayed its expanded product portfolio of wayside, locomotive and fleet management antennas and site solutions.

PCTEL’s PCT Lattice Series mobile towers are designed to deploy payloads of up to 1,200 pounds in the field in less than 45 minutes.