CommScope, 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 areas.

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 benefits:

  • 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 location requests.
  • 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 costs.

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 accuracy.

“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 the caller.”

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.

About CommScope:

CommScope (www.commscope.com) 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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