Published 5-2013

LTE Phone Support, Test Control Features and
Mobile-to-Mobile POLQA Functionality Highlight
TEMS™ Pocket 13.0 Release
Support for a range of new phones that run Android 4 enables TEMS Pocket 13.0 to provide testing functionality to customers who have replaced their older phones. These new phones include:
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-R530M) – CDMA/LTE MetroPCS device
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) – CDMA/LTE Sprint device
  • Sony Xperia T (LT25i) – Sony LTE device with extended control capabilities, suitable for EMEA/APAC
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE (SGH-i317) – LTE 5.5’’ phablet (i.e., phone-tablet), suitable for U.S.

This release of TEMS Pocket also supports Garmin GLO, which is a combined GPS and GLONASS receiver with wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Garmin GLO can receive positioning information from up to 24 more satellites than GPS-only receivers.

LTE Carrier Lock On Control
The Sony Xperia LT25i and LT30a models come with the capability to lock on one LTE EARFCN (also known as LTE carrier lock). This function further expands the range of market-unique capabilities, which continues to save TEMS product users untold hours in their daily work.

As operators are beginning to deploy additional carriers in their LTE networks in order to grow their capacity, LTE EARFCN lock enables them to do so more accurately, efficiently, and unobtrusively than is possible with alternative solutions.

Just like previously introduced control functions, the EARFCN lock can be applied in real time to an individual EARFCN (carrier). One initial reboot of the device is required to put the device in a state where it prevents or allows handovers, but when applying the function itself no reboot is needed – unlike other similar solutions, which require a reboot for every EARFCN change. TEMS Pocket allows the user to combine the locking capabilities with automated service tests, greatly increasing operational efficiency.

Mobile-to-Mobile POLQA
In addition, TEMS Pocket 13.0 adds convenient and cost-efficient mobile-to-mobile POLQA capabilities to Sony Xperia LT25i devices.

A mobile-to-mobile solution has a number of benefits compared with mobile-to-fixed solutions:

  • No external hardware needed, just two devices with voice subscription.
  • No need for a fixed call generator or landline, resulting in much easier setup at reduced cost.
  • The entire mobile solution can travel with the user, measuring according to local conditions.
  • Using a non-PSTN mobile call generator enables super-wideband measurements as landline calls are down-converted to narrowband speech.

Combined with the Ascom-unique capability of vocoder control, introduced in selected handsets in previous releases, the mobile-to-mobile POLQA solution becomes even more versatile, enabling efficient testing of the impact of specific voice codecs on audio quality.

Mobile-to-mobile POLQA will be added to further devices later this year, based on customer requests.

Script Triggers
Script execution can now be triggered by user-defined custom events, such as hour of the day or day of the week, or specific RF conditions.

The triggers enable TEMS Pocket to automate more testing for the user and reduce the amount of redundant data collected.

Additional Features

  • WCDMA Cell preferred (UARFCN and SC), for LT25i and LT30a
  • Ignore Cell Barred control for LT25i and LT30a
  • Access Class control for LT25i and LT30a
  • Advanced event editor for nested event triggers
  • Map legend for indoor and outdoor maps
  • Filemarks can be inserted into a logfile to highlight areas of particular interest in a file
  • Embedded Quick Guide to help new users getting started
  • Revamped menu system for convenient navigation
  • Automatic change of RAT-specific value elements in maps
  • OtterBox protection for Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2
  • TEMS Pocket 12 to 13 software upgrades
  • TEMS Pocket 12 to 13 hardware upgrades

Find out more by visiting our website or speaking with a sales representative.

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