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Cellular Network Scanner

SC5000-CNS fast multi-RAT (2/3/4G) cellular network scanner

The EXPLORE SC5000-CNS Cellular Network Scanner provides rapid parallel cell detection and system information decode of live GSM, UMTS and LTE cellular network cells.

Flexible configuration allows the scanner to sweep individual frequencies, frequency ranges, whole bands or any combination of these. Results are made available immediately as each cell is detected or decoded.

The scanner is housed in a compact enclosure with keypad and LCD screen for basic control and monitoring of scan progress. It includes a rechargeable battery for portability and convenience.

Applications include network planning and monitoring, network coverage reporting, managed access systems, rogue cell detection and base station development.

The same hardware is capable of running other software in the EXPLORE range to provide a compact and cost effective test and measurement solution.

Key Features

  • Support for GSM, UMTS and LTE (FDD/TDD)
  • Parallel cell detect phase to identify potential cells
  • Parallel cell decode phase to confirm cell presence and decode system information
  • Full system information decode
  • Real-time output of results
  • Continual scan mode with GPS tracking
  • Support for all 3GPP bands up to 6 GHz

  • Flexible configuration to balance run time against scan requirements

  • Lightweight management API
  • Linux kernel with support for running third-party software on-board
  • Type-A USB for mass storage device or WiFi/cellular dongle for remote management
  • On-board GPS receiver

APPLICATIONS

  • Cellular network planning
  • Network performance monitoring
  • Network coverage reporting
  • Security and law enforcement

  • Managed access systems

  • Rogue cell detection
  • Base station development

For further information please contact sales on +44 (0) 1223 755115 or email sales@cellxica.net

Features — GSM

  • Scan parameters
    • Frequency, RSSI (dBm) and C/I (dB)
    • List of System Information messages (SIs) to decode
  • Scan results
    • Lists of detected/decoded GSM cells
    • Frequency, ARFCN, RSSI (dBm) and C/I (db)
    • GSM band, NCC and BCC (BSIC)
    • Decoded system information
      • SI1, 2, 2bis, 2ter, 2qtr, 3, 13
      • Software upgradeable to allow decode of all SIs

Features — UMTS

  • Scan parameters
    • Any combination of single frequencies, requency ranges, UARFCNs or bands
    • List of System Information Blocks (SIBs) to decode
  • Scan results
    • Lists of detected/decoded UMTS cells
    • Frequency and Primary Scrambling Code
    • RSSI (dBm), RSCP (dBm) and Ec/N0 (dB)
    • Decoded system information
      • SIB1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5bis, 6, 7, 11, 15-2ter, 19, 20, 21, 22
      • Software upgradeable to allow decode of all SIBs

Features — LTE

  • Scan parameters
    • Any combination of single frequencies, frequency ranges, EARFCNs or bands
    • List of System Information Blocks (SIBs) to decode
  • Scan results
    • Lists of detected/decoded LTE cells
    • Frequency, FDD/TDD, bandwidth and Physical Cell ID
    • RSSI (dBm), RSRP (dBm) and RSRQ (dB)
    • CSRS configuration
    • Decoded system information
      • SIB1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
      • Software upgradeable to allow decode of all SIBs

INTERFACES

  • Command line interface (CLI) for manual configuration and control
  • Machine-friendly TCP version of CLI enables easy automation/integration
  • Web front-end and Windows/MacOS/Linux GUI
Interface example

SC5000

EXPLORE SC5000 Device tester
  • Frequency agile: 70 MHz – 6 GHz
  • RF antennas: 2 x SMA external (MIMO)
  • GPS receiver with external antenna (SMA)
  • Keypad and LCD display for basic control and scan progress monitoring
  • Lithium-Ion battery and external PSU
  • Machined aluminium
  • Dimensions: 140 mm (w) x 70 mm (h) x 140 mm (d)

Your IP address, 54.162.163.181 has been recorded and all activity on this system is actively monitored. Under US Federal Law (18 U.S.C. 1030), United Kingdom Law (Computer Misuse Act 1990) and other international law. It is a criminal offence to access or attempt to access this computer system without prior written authorisation from cellXica. Any unauthorised attempt to access this system will be reported to the appropriate authorities and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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