CommScope improves capabilities of GeoLENs mobile location center


CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for
communication networks, has upgraded its GeoLENs Mobile Location Center (MLC)
with new capabilities including a combined dual plane functionality that helps
determine the location of mobile devices in difficult-to-reach areas.


The GeoLENs MLC is already one of the most versatile
multivendor mobile location platforms, supporting both gateway and serving
functions for security, emergency, and commercial applications with
handset-based, network-based, and hybrid locating technologies,” said John
Baker, vice president and general manager, Network Solutions, CommScope.


This new release adds more unified intelligence to these
multiple capabilities and can locate more wireless callers at one time.


The upgraded  GeoLENs MLC 10.2 can dynamically
switch between control plane and secure user plane locating solutions to
provide better accuracy and yield.


Being capable of handling nearly twice as many
transactions per second means fewer location system elements need to be
deployed to handle the growing amount of location requests.


GeoLENs MLC 10.2 can send the IP-based SIGTRAN signals
through existing network routers or the MLC-based routers and this new system-level
troubleshooting guide can help diagnose location determination issues within
the network, decreasing downtime as well as maintenance costs.


A typical scenario demonstrating the benefit of combined
dual plane functionality would be when a secure user plane enabled mobile
device is attempting to determine the user’s location.


If GPS signals cannot penetrate the building, then the
typical secure user plane location solution, assisted-GPS, will not be able to
find the user accurately. With GeoLENs MLC 10.2, the network can automatically
start looking for the user with a control plane locating technology.


When an indoor location system such as GeoLENs Indoor or
a high accuracy GeoLENs location measurement unit (LMU) network is integrated
with the GeoLENs MLC 10.2, the caller’s location can be determined with higher


Even if operators currently support both control and
secure user plane location, it is usually an either/or scenario. The MLC 10.2
software upgrade will transform multivendor networks into being capable of
utilizing whatever technology is best and available to find the caller.


This upgrade can be tailored to meet the unique needs of
network operators for 2G or 3G technologies with the ability to add or refocus
the location system as needs change and market directions clarify.



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