PCTEL, a global provider of wireless technology, announced the launch of SeeHawk Central, a cloud-based reporting and automation platform for in-building critical communications network testing.
To ensure reliable indoor communications for first responders, local jurisdictions increasingly require building owners to verify compliance with strict radio coverage requirements using a grid-based testing method, the firm said in a release.
The PCTEL public safety network testing solution, which combines SeeHawk Touch software with an IBflex scanning receiver, replaces manual processes with an automated system. The company also noted that the users of the testing solution will be able to securely upload data to the cloud, automate workflows, expand testing operations and offer value-added reports to customers through a centralized, secure online platform.
PCTEL also said that SeeHawk Central also makes enforcement easier for fire marshals and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), who can receive instant access to standardized reports for buildings across their jurisdictions from a single platform.
“SeeHawk Central further expands our application software offering through a next generation cloud-based platform, making it easier for our customers to conduct tests and generate the reports required to meet strict local building occupancy requirements. This will enable users of PCTEL testing systems to grow their businesses by delivering more value for their customers,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s COO. “In addition, our platform will also allow building owners and local jurisdictions to easily view reports and track annual re-testing requirements,” Bharadwaj added.
SeeHawk Central supports grid-based testing of public safety, private radio, WiFi, and cellular networks. It features a map-based interface that provides instant access to historical data, along with the ability to instantly generate and securely share reports with multiple stakeholders, PCTEL said.
The firm also said that SeeHawk Central will be available mid-Q3 2021 and will be sold as a subscription service.
PCTEL is a global provider of wireless technology, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement solutions.