05 December 2022
PCTEL recently launched its SeeHawk Monitor, an automated spectrum monitoring system for P25 public safety radio and other critical communications networks. The monitor also enables automatic testing of the uplink signal to determine whether in-building coverage complies with fire code standards.
The fully scalable monitor enables continuous monitoring of spectrum across multiple radio sites; rapid detection and characterisation service impacting noise and interference; investigation of issues with spectrum analysis in real-time or event replay modes; and automatic testing of the uplink signal during in-building coverage testing.
Composed of multiple Remote Test Units (RTUs), SeeHawk monitors spectrum and radio signals at each site, while the SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager monitors and configures all RTUs. The monitor’s uplink testing feature simplifies ensuring high-quality indoor coverage that complies with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) standards. The SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager remotely manages automated uplink data collection on RTUs throughout the network.