BVS releases Squid for portable M2M 3G cell tower testing

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, a provider of advanced wireless solutions and security products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry, announced the release
of the Squid M2M 3G Cell Tower Tester.

Squid 3G Cell Tower Tester is a handheld receiver aimed at the booming M2M installation market. The Squid provides installers a real time display of local 3G carriers’ base stations and their respective signal strength or RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator).

Squid identifies RSSI, carrier network and type of 3G band (CDMA, GSM, etc.) providing installers with enough information to make key installation site decisions as well as optimal antenna placement all in an effort to choose the best mobile carrier for their particular site. This prevents installers and electricians from relying on consumer grade cell phones for important install

Since Squid contains multiple radios and multi-band antennae for several U.S. network carriers, no SIM activation or monthly contracts are required. Instead of installers juggling between several cell
phones to guestimate the best coverage for their M2M site, a single Squid can provide all the data needed for UMTS, CDMA, GSM and GPRS networks. In addition, Squid has an ultra-crisp OLED display, USB port and integrated GPS receiver for time-stamped and geo-located measurements for further analysis.

The Squid targets the issues faced by contractors installing ATMs, electric vehicle charging stations, vending machines and kiosks of all types. The device’s simple operation and precision signal
strength measurements allow anyone to pick the best carrier at a given location.

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