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Anritsu Company to Participate in Simulcast Testing Methodologies Presentation at IWCE

Short Course Session to Discuss How Advanced Features of Current Signal Generators Allow GPS Alone to Synchronize Two or More Transmitters without Backhaul

Richardson, TX – March 17, 2015

Anritsu Company (IWCE booth #1034) will be part of a presentation that examines the limitations of legacy simulcast testing/prototyping methodologies and discusses the capabilities of the latest generation of signal generators that allow GPS alone to synchronize two or more transmitters, at IWCE 2015, to be held March 18-19 in Las Vegas. The presentation, entitled Simulcast Testing Methodologies: Reality and Myth, will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at 1:15 p.m., and Tom Brinkoetter of Anritsu will be a speaker.

Attendees of the Short Course session will discover how, with no backhaul required, to test from completely undeveloped, transmit locations. In addition, the presentation will discuss how IP backbones can simplify simulcast solutions, and are used in LMR design modulation techniques. A simulcast versus multi-cast examination will also be conducted.

The presentation is based upon testing done on a CAD/AVL data system for transit, traffic monitoring, and portable roadside signs in Yosemite National Park. Brinkoetter was a member of a team that conducted a series of tests to determine the validity of simulcasting P25 with no infrastructure and evaluate P25 coverage in high multipath. The goal was to select the best transmitter locations, and measure and evaluate LSM vs. C4FM. An Anritsu MG3740A vector signal generator and LMR Master™ S412E handheld analyzer were used to conduct the tests, which included RSSI, bit error rate, and modulation fidelity.

Tom Eckels, P.E., Vice President/Senior Electrical Engineer at Hatfield & Dawson Consulting, participated in the tests at Yosemite, and will join Brinkoetter in the presentation. Other speakers include Stephen Macke, principal in Advent C3, and Steve Kometz of Kometz Consulting.

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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