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LTE Signal Strength Tester

SNYPER-LTE


Features

  • 4G/LTE, 3G/UMTS & 2G/GPRS Coverage at EU Frequencies
  • Requires SIM for Operation - see Overview Text
  • Surveys the cellular network to determine signal strength
  • LTE: Reports back strongest signal of each Mobile Network Operator(MNO)
  • UMTS(3G) & GPRS(2G) report back multiple signals from local basestations
  • Large easy to read LCD display with Intuitive Menus & User Friendly Operation
  • Long life rechargeable battery with USB Charger
  • Splash proof, rugged and durable construction with easily changed antennas
  • Summary feature for consolidated network data

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Want to enable Superfast M2M Connectivity?

LTE is the latest cellular network infrastructure providing the means for high speed data and video communication. For the machine to machine(M2M) market this means the advancement and introduction of many new and essential industrial applications. Industrial applications will require the deployment of remote assets. Remote assets need reliable connectivity, so how do you determine if you have coverage, and how strong the LTE signal is?

What will it do for You?

Want to install or service equipment that uses the cellular network? Then you need to know what the cellular signal strength is where the asset is deployed. The all-new SNYPER-LTE provides you with cellular signal strength data from surrounding base stations, enabling you to:

  • Perform site surveys
  • Save survey results 
  • Download saved results to your PC using the USB cable
  • View results on your PC in csv or stylish HTML
  • Make decisions on which Network Operator(s) will deliver the results your service needs
  • Decide on optimum antenna placement
  • Determine real time signal hotspot (SPECTRUM version)
  • Determine real time the best signal signal direction (SPECTRUM version)
  • Assess performance of deployed antenna systems

IMPORTANT: SNYPER-LTE requires a SIM for Operation

SNYPER-LTE requires a SIM for operation on all surveys, 2G, 3G and 4G, and it is highly recommended that you ensure you have the SIM or SIMs to gain results from all "local" mobile network operators(MNO's). 

Coverage

The SNYPER-LTE is a high performance cellular signal and network analyser for the LTE (4G) / UMTS(3G) and GPRS(2G) networks, with coverage for the European frequency bands. Used as an invaluable tool for the surveying and commissioning of wireless systems, the SNYPER-LTE has a host of new features, but still uses the SNYPERs same intuitive menus. Ideal for the busy engineer and installer. Building on our many years of signal tester experience, the new SNYPER-LTE range provides market leading performance and functionality, at a highly competitive price.

How easy is it to use SNYPER-LTE?

The menus and operation of the SNYPER-LTE have been designed to be as logical and intuitive as possible, making the unit very simple to use. A large high contrast LCD display ensures that all information is clearly visible, and allows for the presentation of considerable data at the same time. The SNYPER-LTE also allows for considerable customisation of settings including automatic power off, charging rate, sound, and display colour and contrast.  Once you have the results you have the opportunity to store them on the device and then transfer them to your PC. 

Supplied in its own hard carrying case, the SNYPER-LTE is designed for continuous professional use over many years, with the robust enclosure and rubber surround providing additional shock protection. A multi region power supply is also included for charging of the unit through its USB port. 

What's in the Kit?

The kit comprises of:

  • SNYPER-LTE High Performance Cellular Signal & Network Analyser
  • 2 Antennas:
  • Antenna 1(Blue) - general purpose LTE(4G), UMTS(3G) & GPRS(2G) coverage
  • Antenna 2(Silver) 2600MHz
  • Multi Region Charger with USB interface
  • Multi-purpose USB cable 
  • USB in-car charging adapter

SNYPER-LTE Antennas

LTE has many more bands of operation than the previous UMTS(3G) and GPRS(2G) networks, and whilst some are in the same area of the spectrum, others are higher, so the SNYPER-LTE is supplied with two compact antennas, a general purpose coverage antenna(blue) for the 2G, 3G and 4G frequencies, and one for use around the 2600MHz(B7) 4G band(silver). The antennas may also be removed to allow direct connection of an on-site antenna, via SMA connector. This is particularly useful in determining the performance, or optimum network operator, for an existing fixed installation.

Battery Life

The SNYPER-LTE's large rechargeable battery ensures up to 48 hours of use between charges, making the SNYPER-LTE a highly portable solution. The unit will also automatically power down after a period of inactivity, maximising battery life.

Note- auto power off can be changed in the "set up" menu if required. 

 

 

 

UMTS(3G) & GSM(2G) Surveys

UMTS(3G) and GSM(2G) surveys, the SNYPER-LTE can determine the strength of a particular network signal, or can review all available network signals in the area of use, and rank these in order of strength through its summary page

The UMTS(3G) & GSM(2G) also have access to a summary page, an incredibly powerful feature allowing network operator choice to be made based on both signal strength and number of usable cells, with all data visible concurrently. The SNYPER-LTE also has a number of signal strength thresholds within the summary page, providing a more concise view where only signals above a certain dB level are of interest.

 

 

 

 

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LTE Signal Strength Tester
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5 ways to improve 2G and 3G signal strength for M2M devices

Systems are only as reliable as their weakest link and when it comes to M2M wireless -the weakest link is poor, intermittent signal strength. Low signal levels result in poor system performance, slow response times and reliability issues. For system installers and other M2M vendors, how do you ensure the very best 2G or 3G signal strength?

1. Checking the 2G/3G signal strength
Typically most M2M cellular systems will simply not work, or the performance is substantially degraded by low signal strength. This may result in data not being transmitted, irregular polling success or complete lack of connection. Some wireless devices (routers / modems) have a signal strength indication facility but these only report on the connection available to them.

An independent check of signal strength can be performed using a 2G / 3G signal strength analyser such as the Siretta SNYPER. These testers are hand held, network independent, and analyse the signal strength for all available networks. SNYPER can be connected to the deployed antenna to check the actual signal strength of the installed system.

2. Which network SIM to use?
Depending on location you may find one cellular network has a better signal strength than the other networks. The SNYPER product checks this for you without the need to buy a SIM from each network. Once the network has been decided the next step is to optimise the antenna and RF cables routing back to the M2M device.

3. Re-positioning the antenna
Fitting the antenna in the best possible location has a significant effect on the signal levels received by your M2M equipment. This may mean moving the antenna further away from the M2M device (router, GSM modem) and/or positioning it higher up by mounting to a wall or pole. Directional antennas (e.g. Yagi) can also help improve the signal if you know the direction of the receiving station. For most applications, this information will not be easily available and due to reflections from walls, buildings and other surfaces, more often the signal is not received from the expected direction making omni-directional antennas more appropriate.

4. Go “High-Gain”
Some antennas are far better than others at specific frequencies, ensuring the right antenna is selected for an application is key. Antennas with higher gain will perform far better than low cost alternatives.

5. Reducing signal losses
Running a length of RF cable between antenna and router/GSM modem introduces further degradation of signal strength. Replacing a standard RG58 style RF cable with a low loss equivalent can solve signal strength issues and potentially mean that the antenna does not have to be repositioned. Additionally, low loss cables enable longer RF cable lengths to be used if required.

Summary
Whilst RF signal strength can appear somewhat of a ‘black art’, there exists a number of tried and tested approaches to help improve signal strength for antennas. For most applications, the starting point will be to determine the best cellular network and be able to accurately measure the 2G / 3G signal strength using a signal tester such as the SNYPER 3G.


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