PCTEL testing grid-based P25 SINR for public safety networks

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, has announced that it has added P25 Phase 1 SINR (Signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio) measurements to its automated grid-based testing solution for in-building public safety networks, the company said.

PCTEL´s innovative public safety testing solution makes verifying public safety coverage efficient and cost effective. The addition of P25 SINR makes it even easier for local jurisdictions to adopt rigorous grid-based testing requirements to keep first responders safe during an emergency.

SINR is included in the latest International Fire Code (IFC) specifications as a measure of signal quality. The traditional method of Delivered Audio Quality (DAQ) testing is a time-consuming manual process that may lead to inconsistent results. PCTEL´s SINR measurements are significantly more efficient, reliable, objective, and repeatable than DAQ testing. This makes it easier to enhance standards to include signal quality, to more reliable communications for first responders and other public safety personnel.

PCTEL, Inc. provides Performance Critical TELecom technology solutions.