Indoor Grid Testing Automatically Generates Reports Required by Local Jurisdictions

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has announced its new indoor grid testing tool, designed to help building owners meet public safety coverage requirements, the company said.

In many jurisdictions in the United States, building owners must verify public safety network coverage with grid testing in order to acquire or maintain an occupancy permit.

PCTEL´s indoor grid testing feature for its tablet-based SeeHawk® Touch software simplifies the data collection and reporting process, automatically generating reports that conform to most local requirements.

Grid testing can be a time consuming and error prone process that requires experienced personnel. Engineers often use pen and paper to prepare test plans, execute tests, record results, and create reports. PCTEL´s solution uses tablet-based SeeHawk® Touch software and a PCTEL scanning receiver such as the IBflex® to integrate all phases of the grid testing process.

PCTEL´s indoor grid testing tool includes pre-configured reporting for the most common public safety coverage requirements, based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or International Fire Code (IFC) standards. It also supports custom reporting, including for non-public safety applications such as radio over IP.

PCTEL delivers Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions to the wireless industry. We are a global supplier of antennas and wireless network testing solutions. PCTEL Connected Solutions designs and manufactures precision antennas. PCTEL antennas are deployed in small cells, enterprise Wi-Fi access points, fleet management and transit systems, and in equipment and devices for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). PCTEL RF Solutions provides test tools that improve the performance of wireless networks globally. Mobile operators, neutral hosts, and equipment manufacturers rely on PCTEL´s scanning receivers and testing solutions to analyze, design, and optimize next generation wireless networks.