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Anritsu Company to Display Test Solutions for Design, Manufacture, Deployment and Maintenance of Public Safety Systems at IWCE

Unique Capture & Playback Feature, Industry-leading LMR Master™ and Innovative Simulcast Site Testing Headline Anritsu’s IWCE Portfolio

Richardson, TX – March 17, 2015

Anritsu Company (booth #1034) will showcase total test solutions integrating instrumentation, software, and advanced techniques that ensure the integrity and operation of critical communications systems used by public safety, utility, and transportation organizations at IWCE 2015 in Las Vegas. The test leader will demonstrate its unique Capture & Playback feature that brings real-world signals into the laboratory or production line and the industry-leading LMR Master™ S412E field analyzer for network optimization. Anritsu will also participate in a presentation on how to conduct coverage mapping for proposed P25 simulcast sites without requiring any infrastructure.

Exclusive to the Anritsu MS2830A and MS269xA series Spectrum/Signal Analyzers, Capture & Playback allows for the easy reproduction of signals acquired in the field to produce highly consistent, repeatable, and traceable results on public safety radios. The MS2830A can be equipped with integrated vector signal generation and audio analysis, making it the only instrument to support transmitter, receiver and audio testing of analog, P25 Phase 1, P25 Phase 2, NXDN, DMR, ITC-R Positive Train Control and FirstNet LTE radios using a single solution.

Also on display in the Anritsu IWCE booth will be the LMR Master S412E, the only truly portable solution for analysis and mapping of P25 TDMA Phase 2, ITC-R Positive Train Control, and FirstNet Public Safety LTE. It will be part of a demonstration on the importance of Distance-to-Fault (DTF) and component testing in ensuring network operability. The LMR Master also will be used with the MG3740A narrowband vector signal generator to create a solution for highly accurate evaluation of proposed simulcast sites.

Simulcast Site Evaluation Presentation

The LMR Master S412E and MG3740A were part of a field study by Anritsu and Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers that will be the subject of an IWCE paper presented on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:15. Simulcast Testing Methodologies: Reality & Myth, Track W14, will examine the limitations of previous simulcast testing/prototyping methodologies. It will also explain how to test from undeveloped transmit locations without backhaul using signal generators that allow GPS to synchronize two or more transmitters. In addition, the paper will highlight how IP backbones can simplify simulcast solutions, and are used in LMR design modulations techniques.

Tom Brinkoetter of Anritsu will be part of the presentation. He will be joined by Tom Eckels, P.E., Vice President/Senior Electrical Engineer, Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC; Steve Macke, Principal of Advent C3; and Steve Kometz of Kometz Consulting. The team traveled to Yosemite National Park to conduct tests, including RSSI, BER, and modulation fidelity, using the LMR Master S412E and MG3740A to evaluate the performance of a proposed P25 simulcast system for transit, traffic monitoring, and portable roadside in a high multipath environment.

Anritsu will display other solutions in its comprehensive field test portfolio at IWCE, as well. Field optical test instruments, PIM test solutions, and interference hunting and coverage mapping tools will be shown in the booth throughout the show.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

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Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
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Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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