a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks,
has upgraded its GeoLENs
Mobile Location Center (MLC) with powerful new
capabilities including a combined dual plane functionality that
helps determine the location of mobile devices in difficult-to-reach
The GeoLENs® MLC also is:
Faster, increasing processing capacity significantly;
More intelligent, offering a system level troubleshooting guide; and
More flexible, integrating with existing network or MLC routers.
“The GeoLENs MLC is already one of the most versatile multivendor mobile
location platforms, supporting both gateway and serving functions for
security, emergency, and commercial applications with handset-based,
network-based, and hybrid locating technologies,” said John Baker, vice
president and general manager, Network Solutions, CommScope. “This new
release adds more unified intelligence to these multiple capabilities
and can locate more wireless callers at one time.”
The upgraded GeoLENs MLC 10.2 offers wireless operators the following
- Higher yield and accuracy with dual plane capability: GeoLENs
MLC 10.2 can dynamically switch between control plane and secure user
plane locating solutions to provide better accuracy and yield.
- Increased capacity and lower cost: Being capable of handling
nearly twice as many transactions per second means fewer location
system elements need to be deployed to handle the growing amount of
- More deployment options and reduced latency: GeoLENs MLC 10.2
can send the IP-based SIGTRAN signals through existing network routers
or the MLC-based routers.
- Decreased expenses with enhanced troubleshooting: The newsystem-level
troubleshooting guide can help quickly diagnose location determination
issues within the network, decreasing downtime as well as maintenance
A typical scenario demonstrating the benefit of combined dual plane
functionality would be when a secure user plane enabled mobile device is
attempting to determine the user’s location. If GPS signals cannot
penetrate the building, then the typical secure user plane location
solution, assisted-GPS, will not be able to find the user accurately.
With GeoLENs MLC 10.2, the network can automatically start looking for
the user with a control plane locating technology. When an indoor
location system such as GeoLENs
Indoor or a high accuracy GeoLENs
location measurement unit (LMU) network is integrated with the
GeoLENs MLC 10.2, the caller’s location can be determined with higher
“Even if operators currently support both control and secure user plane
location, it is usually an either/or scenario,” said Baker. “The MLC
10.2 software upgrade will transform multivendor networks into being
capable of utilizing whatever technology is best and available to find
This upgrade can be tailored to meet the unique needs of network
operators for 2G or 3G technologies with the ability to add or refocus
the location system as needs change and market directions clarify.
GeoLENs MLC 10.2 is available globally.
GeoLENs is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
work, and on the go.
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information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
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