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Enhanced In-Building Public Safety Testing for P25, FirstNet, and LTE

Jun 07, 2019

Enhanced In-Building Public Safety Testing for P25, FirstNet, and LTE

Following the June 11th and 12th In-Building Wireless Congress in Las Vegas and the NFPA Conference & Expo in San Antonio on June 17th and 18th,’s public safety network testing solution can be demonstrated to showcase its new and improved P25 signal quality measurements and LTE grid testing. It is offered as a public safety coverage testing service to support building builders, owners and managers.

Improved P25 signal quality measurements and public safety LTE grid testing will be added to’s public safety network testing solution to ensure in-building signal coverage for all first responders. As a worldwide supplier of wireless networking testing solutions and antennas, will be fully compliant with the stringent code-based grid testing requirements and improved public safety communications by adoption of LTE-based broadband networks, and specifically FirstNet.

The professional team at is very enthusiastic about providing efficient in-building testing for the next generation of public safety communications technologies. The public safety testing solution adopted by will reduce testing time by at least half, giving first responders dependable in-building communications during any emergency.

About FirstNet

As an independent Government authority, the FirstNet network came into being in the wake of 9/11 when the Commission called for interoperable communications for all first responders, ensuring they always have access to secure, fast, and reliable communications. Established by Congress in 2012, FirstNet is dedicated to first responders, with the mission being to develop and deploy the US's first nationwide broadband network for 1st responders. As a Public Safety Network, FirstNet has been developed to help first responders stay safe while securing large events, during their day-to-day operations, and during disaster response and recovery operations.

About P25

P25, or Project 25, was developed in North America, and today has worldwide acceptance for security, public safety, public service, and commercial applications. P25 was initiated by APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials), and it has now become the Standard for designing and producing interoperable digital two-way wireless communications products. P25 has become the ideal choice for public safety agencies because its interoperability means radios can be programmed, roaming on neighbors networks and allowing them to use your system. In times of crisis, this function is of vital importance.

When disaster strikes, help comes from many different people, agencies, and levels of government, and these first responders know only too well the danger of becoming isolated in unpredictable situations. It is imperative that first responders work together in one well-coordinated effort, and that is why the P25 radio Standard for interoperability was created. Now, radio users around the world rely on P25 for their mission critical communications, and this Standard has been adopted by industries like airports, utilities, chemical companies, petroleum, and transit companies which, in times of emergency, depend on mission-critical communications and interoperability with public safety agencies.

Improved P25 signal quality measurements and LTE grid testing will give FirstNet and other broadband networks the ability to deliver new and innovative technologies, like photo and video sharing and improved location services.’s streamlined grid-based testing and reporting process will enable building owners and managers to fully comply with all codes and standards, including local standards, the International Fire code (IFC), and the National Fire protection Association (NFPA).

This latest release includes capabilities such as the following:

  • P25 Network ID to enable easy channel setup.
  • P25 Bit Error Rate (BER) measurements for out-of-service testing.
  • Grid-based quality and signal power testing for UMTS/WCDMA and LTE cellular and public safety networks.

Grid-based coverage testing of channel power for public safety radio technologies like EDACS, DMR, and TETRA, is also supported by's public safety network testing solution, in addition to LTE, UMTS, and P25 signal decoding.'s precision antennas are used in devices and equipment for IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), small cells, transit systems, fleet management, and business Wi-Fi access points. Our manufacturer and supplier can deliver in-house design, radio integration, testing, and manufacturing capabilities for all customers; while our testing and measurement tools have been designed specifically to improve the performance of wireless networks worldwide, focusing on Public Safety, LTE, and 5G technologies.


Floor Reports

Walk testing will produce fail/pass results in real time by way of comprehensive floor reports.

Public Safety Network Test Floor Reports

Building Reports

The individual results achieved on each floor will be summarized in a building report, looking at all channels or single channels individually. The testing solution by PCTEL includes report formats that are preconfigured to meet the standards set by the IFC and the NFPA, both with respect to the required standards of signal quality and coverage for public safety.

Public Safety Network Test Building Reports

Report Publishing

With reports generated in Microsoft Word format, the process of applying for permits for building occupancy has never been easier.

Need Public Safety Network Testing Service?

Please submit Testing As A Service (TAAS) questionnaire if you require professional testing service without requiring to purchase equipment, learning how to use it, recording coverage strength in all parts of your building, and preparing the reports to present to Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for Certificate of Occupancy (acronym "COO", or simply "CO") and compliance with local codes.

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  • If you have an in-building public safety booster installed, why wouldn’t you get it tested? Sounds easy enough and worth your investment. If you’ve installed one because you have to by law, or you’re just thoughtful, why not make sure it operates as it’s supposed to.

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