PCTEL, a global provider of wireless technology, announced enhancements to its in-building network testing solutions, including new WiFi and equipment room testing features.
In a release, the company said that users of PCTEL’s SeeHawk Touch software can now test WiFi, cellular, and critical communications networks simultaneously, quickly perform essential equipment room tests, and automatically incorporate the results into reports for building owners, managers, and local authorities
“These new SeeHawk Touch features improve in-building testing efficiency and expand the benefits of our public safety network testing solution. Our grid-based testing system now also verifies that buildings and campuses have the WiFi coverage they need, without the additional time investment of conducting separate tests or compiling reports,” said Rishi Bharadwaj, PCTEL’s Chief Operating Officer. “Integrators will be able to save even more time by automating equipment room tests that are essential to the commissioning process,” the executive added.
SeeHawk Touch software collects data across multiple frequencies and technologies from a PCTEL scanning receiver, automatically incorporating results in printable pass/fail reports that were developed to meet rigorous new requirements for in-building public safety radio coverage, the company said.
PCTEL’s public safety network testing solution kits include SeeHawk Touch, an IBflex scanning receiver and accessories. The new WiFi feature is available as an add-on option, while equipment room testing is included with all public safety kits.
Last month, the company announced a new automated reporting feature for its SeeHawk Collect network testing software. SeeHawk Collect makes it easy to collect and analyze data from PCTEL scanning receivers, including accurate field measurements of coverage and signal quality for 5G, LTE, 2G/3G cellular, WiFi, public safety, and private radio networks.
SeeHawk Collect users can generate printable reports with a single click within minutes of completing a drive, saving hours or even days of work post-processing and compiling data. The reports present a summary of the drive or walk test campaign, with network measurements and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) displayed on easy-to-read maps and charts.
PCTEL is a provider of wireless technology, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement solutions.