Epiq Solutions announced the introduction of the PRiSM handheld network scanner and spectrum analyzer that easily connects to mobile devices to provide real-time, deep insight into coverage, interference and benchmarking. PRiSM brings the power of large, expensive engineering tools to cost-effective handheld devices that can readily head into the field.
PRiSM is a self-contained, pocket-sized scanner and spectrum analyzer that is based on Epiq’s smallest RF transceiver/processor, the Sidekiq Z2. It connects to a commercial smartphone or tablet via USB-C, making it a conveniently transportable, complete cellular network scanner and spectrum analyzer. The PRiSM enables viewing of RF energy in cellular bands from 70 MHz to 6 GHz and supports multiple cellular technologies to convert mobile devices into 5G, 4G and P25 network scanners. The analyzer scans all carriers and bands - not just the network associated with the host phone or tablet and decodes cell broadcast messages containing system information. It features full-band blind scan which finds all cells without having to know the EARFCN or center frequency.
The PRiSM network scanner and spectrum analyzer is easy to setup and requires no extra software to install. It weighs less than 6 ounces, includes a magnetic mounting plate and uses USB-C to seamlessly connect to supported Android and iOS phones and tablets. PRiSM is powered from the host device, so no batteries are required. The PRiSM application is web-based and loads from PRiSM device into standard browser.
PRiSM sensor, antenna and magnetic mount for smartphone
Testing in-building public safety network coverage is crucial to ensuring first responders can rely on their communications in times of crisis. For communications officers, BDA/DAS installers, network engineers and technicians, PRiSM has P25 and LTE measurement capabilities that perform comprehensive RF testing of public safety networks in a single handheld device. Field technicians now have a powerful, cost-effective, handheld tool for walk tests that quickly scans and analyzes coverage, interference, and anomalies within P25 and LTE networks such as FirstNet™. Based on software-defined radio (SDR) technology, PRiSM can be easily upgraded with new features and capabilities to continue to meet evolving standards and codes that keep in-building systems compliant.
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