PCTEL, TRX Systems automate indoor mapping of cellular networks

PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a provider of Performance Critical TELecom solutions, and TRX Systems Inc., provider of NEON Location Solutions, have launched the first scanning receiver-based cellular network test and measurement solution with automated indoor/outdoor geo-referencing, the company said.

With the PCTEL-TRX solution, engineers will be able to easily collect and geo-locate RF (radio frequency) data where GPS signals are not available. The system´s automatic 2D and 3D mapping supports engineering activities for DAS, small cell, and heterogeneous wireless networks.

The new network testing solution integrates TRX´s NEON Signal Mapper 3D location and mapping solution with PCTEL´s SeeHawk Touch test and measurement software and IBflex scanning receivers. PCTEL´s scanning receivers exceed the capabilities of mobile devices, leveraging exceptional measurement accuracy and broad dynamic range to produce a more complete picture of the RF environment. Scanning receiver-based solutions such as SeeHawk Touch are the only reliable solutions for planning, designing, benchmarking, and troubleshooting wireless networks.

TRX Systems is the developer of the NEON Location Solutions, delivering location and mapping indoors, underground and in dense urban areas where GPS is not available or is unreliable. NEON delivers ubiquitous, low-cost, 3D indoor location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms.

PCTEL, a global provider of RF expertise, delivers Performance Critical TELecom solutions to the wireless industry. PCTEL benchmarks and optimizes wireless networks with its data tools, engineering services, and RF products. PCTEL´s antennas and site solutions are vital elements for networks serving SCADA, fleet management, health care, public safety, and education.