X-TEL Delivers GSM/GPRS 850/1900 Drive Test Solution with AMR Capabilities and FER Measurements
LOMBARD, IL. – January 13, 2002 – X-TEL Communications, Inc., a leading provider of engineering test systems and services for the wireless industry, today announced it has begun shipping its GSM 850/1900 MHz drive test system. X-TEL is the first vendor to deliver a system based on Motorola’s popular dual band GSM T720 mobile. X-TEL’s dual band 850/1900 MHz scanner with BSIC demodulation provides scanning capabilities to complement the test mobile. X-TEL’s solution includes full AMR support and provides FER measurements and analysis. The testing devices are integrated with X-TEL’s advanced processing tool Rush Street to provide engineers a complete solution. X-TEL now supports more than 25 test mobiles and scanners across AMPS, TDMA, GSM/GPRS, CDMA and iDEN technologies.
"We believe customers migrating from TDMA to GSM will find our solution particularly attractive," said James Rahfaldt, vice president, X-TEL Communications. "Operators now have the capability to monitor, collect and analyze data on TDMA and GSM AMR networks simultaneously.”
X-TEL’s Rush Street software for GSM/TDMA testing allows users to view TDMA and GSM phone metrics on the same map during drive testing and analysis. The software also includes advanced analysis routines to pinpoint trouble spots while the engineer is still in the field. This eliminates the need for the user to return to a central office and perform traditional post processing. “Network operators are focusing on reducing costs while improving network quality. Rush Street saves valuable time and increases productivity for the engineers in the field, enabling them to diagnose and make improvements to the network in almost real time,” said Rahfaldt.
About X-TEL Communications, Inc.
As a leading provider of engineering test systems and services for the wireless industry, X-TEL Communications, Inc., has built its reputation on an unsurpassable product line and incomparable customer service. X-TEL's products and services are used by some of the largest companies in the wireless communications industry. Information about X-TEL can be found on the Web at www.x-tel.com.