Since the Wireless Remote Tools software communicates over LAN with the Anritsu handheld instruments, there are many different ways to configure the communication link. One of the simplest methods uses a USB powered Wi-Fi router attached to the instrument. This allows control of the instrument from a safe place, for instance, when the instrument is physically on a tower top connected to a remote radio head, the operator could be on the ground.
The Wireless Remote Tools software allows users to monitor instruments remotely. This can be quite useful for long term spectrum monitoring, particularly when there is an intermittent issue, or when the exact nature of the issue is unknown.
In addition to monitoring, Wireless Remote Tools software allows remote instrument control. This allows experienced users to make measurements, analyze signals, and save trace data on the instrument while the operator is at a distance from the instrument.
The Anritsu Application note "Configuring Anritsu Handheld Instruments and the ZyXEL MWR102 Portable Router", found on the library tab, details how to create a wireless connection with Anrtisu handheld RF instruments.
For many of our instruments, Wireless Remote Tools is in the process of being replaced by Web Remote Tools, an instrument based application that allows remote control through a web browser. Please see the Web Remote Tools web page for further information.
Wireless Remote Tools™ is Anritsu's remote control software, available as a free download. It works with many of our Handheld RF Instruments. The Wireless Remote Tools software allows users to wirelessly monitor and control a wide range of Anritsu handheld RF instruments. Wireless Remote Tools provides a solution for the times when it is not practical to be close to the instrument.
Wireless Remote Tools allows users to have:
- Wireless access with the addition of a wireless pocket router
- Monitor and view instrument screens from the ground or desk
- Control instruments from the ground or desk