Interference Locating System Unveiled at Mobile World Congress
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site
solutions for private and public networks, announced the launch of
SeeWave™, an interference detection and location system, at Mobile World
Congress today. Interference severely impacts network performance. On 4G
LTE network deployments, the effects of interference may include
significantly reduced data throughput rates and Quality of Service.
SeeWave streamlines the expensive and time consuming task of detecting
and locating interfering signals, a crucial step in restoring network
performance. SeeWave uses advanced spectrum analysis and proprietary
algorithms to identify interference and locate its source.
SeeWave utilizes PCTEL's leading edge SeeGull® scanning receiver. A host
platform links the scanner to both a direction-finding antenna and a
touchscreen tablet. The platform can be held comfortably in one hand
while the user operates SeeWave’s intuitive software application.
Scanning receiver, platform, antenna, and tablet combine to create an
economical, easy-to-use, and highly effective interference hunting
system. SeeWave capabilities can be layered onto deployed EX and MX
scanning receivers. A custom, purpose built PCTEL antenna enables
accurate interference location.
“As spectrum allocations evolve and frequency bands are re-farmed,
interference becomes increasingly disruptive to mobile networks,” said
David Neumann, PCTEL’s Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions.
“SeeWave helps operators eliminate quality robbing interferers and
optimize network performance. Customers can use SeeWave with current
scanning receivers, thus leveraging their initial PCTEL investment in
SeeGull scanners,” added Neumann.
SeeWave marks PCTEL’s second new product announcement at Mobile World
Congress. Yesterday, it introduced the SeeGull IBflex™ scanning
receiver. The portable scanneris designed especially for
in-building walk testing. It features hot swappable batteries, and it
can be used to test WiFi along with all major wireless technologies. IBflex
is one of many PCTEL scanner models which will be fully compatible with
For more information on SeeWave, IBflex, and additional testing
equipment and services, visit http://rfsolutions.pctel.com
or contact a regional sales representative.
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and
engineered site solutions and services for public and private networks.
PCTEL RF Solutions specializes in the design, optimization, and testing
of today's wireless communication networks. The company's SeeGull®
scanning receivers and SeeHawk® visualization tool measure and analyze
wireless signals for efficient cellular network planning, deployment,
and optimization. PCTEL develops and supports scanning receivers for LTE
FDD, TD-LTE, EV-DO, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, WiMAX, and WiFi networks.
PCTEL Connected Solutions™ simplifies network deployment for wireless,
data and communications applications for private network, public safety,
and government customers. PCTEL Connected Solutions develops and
delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi, GPS, In-Tunnel,
Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel) through its
MAXRAD®, Bluewave™, and Wi-Sys™ product lines. PCTEL also designs
specialized towers, enclosures, fiber optic panels, and fiber jumper
cables to deliver custom engineered site solutions. The company's
vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train
Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading,
and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide through
direct and indirect channels. For more information, please visit the
company's web sites www.pctel.com,
Jack Seller, (630) 339-2116
Source: PCTEL, Inc.