Berkeley Varitronics Systems Inc. (BVS) unveiled an all-in-one WiMAX pre-deployment and testing kit solution for 700 MHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz networks at CTIA 2008.
BVS announces the release and availability of a complete WiMAX pre-deployment testing solution that includes a stimulus transmitter, modular receiver, handheld power meter and a complete site survey drive-study PC software package. In addition, the WiMAX Kit components all fit into one ruggedized, hard transport Pelican® case. The WiMAX kit will be demonstrated as part of BVS’ “Ready...Set...WiMAX!” campaign at booth 7127 at this year’s CTIA 2008 in Las Vegas, NV, running between April 1-3.
“With rapid build-out of WiMAX networks both domestically and internationally and the frenzied bidding on recently opened frequency blocks such as 700 MHz, BVS sees a wide opening in the market for turnkey, pre-deployment WiMAX testing and simulation solutions,” said Scott Schober, BVS President and CEO.
The WiMAX kit comes ready for engineers and installers right out of the box with a choice of three popular frequencies: 700 MHz, 2.5 GHz or 3.5 GHz. Berkeley’s popular Gator™ Class A stimulus transmitter simulates proprosed tower sites. The included YellowFrog™ 2 power meter validates precise RF output levels at the antenna end.
Drive-studies, walk-about or in-building studies may then be performed with the dual Coyote™ modular receiver. From there, geo-coded, drive-study data can be post-processed using Berkeley’s Forecaster™ site survey mapping software. By performing WiMAX pre-deployment surveys, carriers can stay ahead of the curve by visualizing and preventing problems such as overlap, interference and network holes in coverage.