For network designers, system installers and other in-building wireless professionals wishing to avoid costly and time-consuming design and installation mistakes, Andrew, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, introduces the Invex.NxG™ i.Walk™ complete in-building wireless testing solution.

The Invex.NxG i.Walk system includes everything needed for confirming the proper design and placement of in-building antenna or repeater systems prior to final installation, helping ensure optimal indoor wireless coverage. The i.Walk kit includes the following:

  • Invex.NxG i.PC™ testing software with hardware key and supporting manuals on CD
  • Invex.NxG i.Scan™ digital scanning receiver
  • Invex.NxG i.Send™, the portable base station emulator that broadcasts RF signals indoors, with carrying case
  • An optional touch screen palmtop with Invex.NxG i.PC software preloaded

Other products from Andrew’s extensive test and measurement portfolio can be added to this fully customizable solution.

“Anyone familiar with the frustration of completing an installation before realizing the design is wrong and needs to be fixed will understand the usefulness of Invex.NxG i.Walk,” said Andrew’s Colin Garrett, product manager, Test and Measurement Systems, Wireless Network Solutions. “i.Walk will not only help in avoiding design and installation errors, but also in optimizing in-building wireless coverage systems by ensuring the best antenna placement.”

Network designers can use i.Walk to conduct initial surveys of a building, detecting ambient RF interference and signal weak spots, which can then be accounted for in the system design. Using the Invex.NxG i.Walk consists mainly in connecting the i.Scan to the i.PC laptop and setting it to the desired frequency bands. The designer then walks through the building taking RF readings, the results of which are then logged with the building’s floor plan for analysis and design of the in-building coverage network. The i.Send transmitter can be used for temporarily transmitting RF signals inside the building, in imitation of expected signal levels and also to help with design.

Andrew is the only company offering a complete in-building testing solution that provides mobile operators and their RF engineers all the tools needed to survey a building’s RF environment.

The i.Walk is an extension of Andrew’s Invex.NxG drive-test system, formerly called Invex3G®, which enables wireless operators to view their own and their competitors’ wireless voice and data services from the perspective of the subscriber by providing critical quality-of-service (QoS) measurements. Invex.NxG identifies failed originations, abnormal ends, call setup time, and call quality for improving voice service levels. It also performs packet data testing for analyzing upload/download throughput speeds for data services. Invex.NxG can also be used by field personnel for independently checking network signal strength and identifying base station locations and sectors, assisting them in their jobs.

The Invex.NxG i.Walk test and measurement system for in-building networks complements Andrew’s industry leading coverage and capacity solutions, such as the ION™ fiber distributed antenna system, in providing operators and enterprises with the most complete solutions to providing optimum wireless coverage indoors.

Andrew will debut Invex.NxG i.Walk at its stand (Hall C4, Booth 7547) at the International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 1 – 3, 2009.

Invex3G is a registered trademark and Invex.NxG, i.Walk, i.PC, i.Send, i.Scan, and ION are trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV)( is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew® brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.

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