Anritsu Corporation has launched the SpectraVision software, a suite of software tools that can be used to control Anritsu MS2710xA’s spectrum monitoring solutions and visualise various signal parameter measurements on a PC or tablet. The software enables users to conduct signal detection and quality analysis for terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) and satellite signals. The tools also feature a channel scanner designed to measure the power

levels in various frequency bands and standards, as well as appli­cation-specific packages. This enables SpectraVision to provide government regulators, satellite operators and TETRA operators with the necessary tools to monitor signal quality and identify signal problems as they occur in real time, before they can adversely affect network operations.

The standard version of the software includes methods for establishing a communication link to the remote spectrum monitor, and enabling various controls and settings, marker functions and other services. The spectrum monitor settings also include frequency settings, resolution bandwidth/video bandwidth, attenu­ator control and preamp control. Further, SpectraVision has record/replay capabilities integrated in it, which enable the user to capture snapshots and measurements for easily focusing on the frequency bands of interest.

Government regulators can use the channel scanner to examine occupancy usage in each frequency band. Further, users can select a frequency band to scan for TETRA signals that exceed a user-settable power threshold. To this end, a summary screen provides information on the mobile and base colour codes, network codes and location area codes. Moreover, SpectraVision’s satellite analyser option can find, demodulate and display satellite signals using the DVB-S1, DVB-S2 or IESS standards. Once a communication link is established, the software will constantly monitor the satellite signal for quality parameters. In addition, alarms can be emailed in real time for remedial action.