PCTEL Enhances In-Building Public Safety Testing for FirstNet, LTE & P25

At the In-Building Wireless Congress, PCTEL added public safety LTE grid testing and enhanced P25 signal quality measurements to its award-winning public safety network testing solution.

PCTEL’s public safety testing solution reduces testing time by 50% or more, making it easy to ensure that first responders have reliable in-building communications in an emergency. In addition to providing interoperable communications, broadband networks such as FirstNet can enable new life-saving technologies, such as enhanced location services and video and photo sharing.

PCTEL’s public safety testing solution streamlines the grid-based testing and reporting process, enabling building owners to comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Fire Code (IFC), and local standards. New capabilities in this latest release include:

  • Grid-based signal power and quality testing for LTE and UMTS/WCDMA public safety and cellular networks
  • P25 BER (Bit Error Rate) measurements for out-of-service testing
  • P25 Network ID for easier channel setup

In addition to P25, LTE, and UMTS signal decoding, PCTEL’s public safety network testing solution supports grid-based coverage testing of channel power for all public safety radio technologies, such as TETRA, DMR, and EDACS.

PCTEL demonstrated its public safety network testing solution with LTE grid testing on June 11 and 12 at the In-Building Wireless Congress in Las Vegas and will also be at the NFPA Conference & Expo in San Antonio on 17-18 June.


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