A new antenna alignment tool that includes a built-in camera can now provide a visual line-of-sight image for each antenna in a mobile network is proving to be extraordinarily valuable for RF engineering teams when making coverage and capacity decisions for more exacting 5G networks, and to ensure that unseen challenges will be immediately known.
3Z Telecom, Inc., a leading manufacturer of antenna alignment solutions, recently launched their latest antenna alignment tool, RF Vision, the first instrument to provide a visual line-of-sight image with its integrated camera.
3Z said it recognized that alignment alone was not enough and wanted to show RF clients where their antennas were pointing.
3Z listed the top four reasons why a built-in camera is important for RF Engineers:
- Visually identify obstacles and optimize accordingly. (Tree, building, powerlines, etc.)
- Visually verify coverage objectives for each antenna.
- Visually identify capacity challenges. (Stadiums, shopping malls, etc.)
- See what the Tower Climbers see, no need to climb.
Their effective marketing slogan for the RF Vision: If your Antenna Alignment Tool cannot take pictures, you are aligning blind.
3Z believes that cutting edge tools like RF Vision with its integrated camera will ensure that time and resources spent on network rollouts will be worth the investment.
Additional information on the RF Vision antenna alignment tool is available here.