Network evolution often means multiple technologies such as WCDMA or LTE
operating in frequency bands that were traditionally GSM only. To assist
network testers in such mixed signal environments, Andrew Solutions, the
CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in wireless
communication systems and products, is introducing patent-pending
functionality to its easy-to-use i.Scan™ digital scanner that makes
measuring GSM channels easier.
“We made this upgrade in response to our customers needing to improve
operational efficiency,” said John Baker, vice president and general
manager, Network Solutions, Andrew. “Testing the quality and coverage of
wireless networks especially as new technologies are introduced in mixed
frequency bands is an ongoing industry need, which the enhanced i.Scan
performs more quickly.”
Andrew has added new proprietary signal processing techniques to i.Scan,
which more rapidly filter out wideband signals and analyze GSM channels
in a mixed technology cellular environment. This enhancement means that
network testers will no longer need to know the GSM channel sets in
advance of testing since i.Scan will sort the channels automatically.
The result is faster scan rates than those that occur when traditional
scanning receivers try to decode mixed RF signals, freeing network
testers to utilize better the processing power of i.Scan.
“The easy upgrade path and multi-band testing capability of the i.Scan
was designed with cost savings in mind for the operators,” added Baker.
“The signal recognition enhancement for GSM bands is intended to make
network testing more efficient.”
The i.Scan digital scanning receiver is capable of measuring and
decoding GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, EV-DO, HSDPA and LTE technologies, as
desired. With two down converter modules that can test up to six
frequency bands simultaneously, i.Scan offers wireless operators
multi-functionality, an easy upgrade path, and a lower total cost of
ownership tool. The i.Scan unit communicates using standard Ethernet
connections, and thanks to its simplified plug-and-play design, even
non-experienced technicians can utilize it.
i.Scan is a trademark of CommScope, Inc.
Inc. (NYSE: CTV – www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew
Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem
solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
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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