TETRA Active Probe FAQs

Q: What is radio network optimisation?

A: Broadly speaking network optimisation of your radio system is the process of monitoring your current network, reporting on the data and implementing changes to correct or improve your service. An ineffective network can be expensive, frustrating for users and presents risks that go beyond budgets.

Q: How can I optimise my network?

A: By using a low-cost, automated solution such as TETRA Active you can collect data over a large area as part of normal operations. Multiple probes enable a comprehensive service picture to develop. Real-time data allows you to easily spot faults or anomalies as they happen. TETRA Active reports intermittent and hard to detect faults because it provides a 'blanket approach' to locating service affecting problems.

Q: What benefits can be gained from network optimisation?

A: Sometimes minor faults - and occasionally quite major ones - can continue undetected and unresolved. The network seems to be running well so no one examines further. This becomes a problem if the fault or anomaly remains undetected until service is called upon in a critical situation. Network Optimisation eliminates the guesswork and enables you to receive an unbiased and complete picture of your service. TETRA Active is user-friendly; each probe is autonomous in operation, providing a very cost-effective solution. All data is encrypted and captured centrally for effective day-to-day or historic reporting.

Q: Is it expensive?

A: TETRA Active has been designed to save time and money on your network. It is a fully scaleable solution; you chose the system that fits your requirements, whether you require one or one hundred devices. The probes are designed for critical communications networks. A non-effective network presents risks that go beyond budgets.

Q: What configurations are available?

A:

Mobile probes monitor service over an area and can be located in a vehicle or carried by person. Static probes monitor service at a fixed location. Remote probes consist of simple low-cost hardware or software only solutions. Data from each probe is buffered, compressed and encrypted before being sent back to a central server in near real-time over a wireless or fixed link.

Q: Is it disruptive to the current network and workforce?

A:

There is minimal disruption caused by an effective network optimisation process. TETRA Active probes are designed to be autonomous and require very little intervention once fitted and running. The process is all about reporting on your network and highlighting any current issues – not creating new ones! 

Q: How are the results of the Network Optimisation process presented?

A:

Results are reported in 2 main ways:
1. Here and now
A visual representation of when, where and how many service affecting issues have been picked up.
2. Historic reporting
This shows performance and Grade of Service (GoS) achieved by location, area, time or route.

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