The Expandium Unattended Probe is a probe fitted directly onto maintenance or commercial trains that uploads data automatically to the operator’s telecom engineers. It has a built-in scenario management system that allows engineers to plan for different types of traffic: specific call types, call properties and any Subset-093 parameters that need to be tested, as well as many other metrics that are provided to the end user remotely.
QATS Drive Test can list all the areas where the train operator’s coverage is below the EIRENE SRS SLA, for example. By processing scanner measurement records, it automatically detects areas where the coverage probability is in compliance with or below a given threshold (e.g. 95% for EREINE SLA), and detects areas subject to interference, such as IM3 interference.
QATS Drive Test is a flexible solution that can be used either alongside Expandium’s attended/unattended solutions or with third-party solutions, as many files can be easily imported. Compared to traditional drive test tools, QATS Drive Test displays current and highly accurate metrics while also being cost-effective, since no planning or physical attendance is required to collect the data when this solution is combined with our Unattended Probes.
QATS Drive Test includes many features which are constantly improved based on user feedback. Main features include:
As technology is constantly evolving, it’s possible that Expandium might already cover other protocols not mentioned here. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about our latest updates. Expandium is vendor-independent and uses non-intrusive passive probes (eProbes) coupled with high performance servers, allowing 24/7 real-time monitoring over ethernet, E1 or STM-1, with both copper and optical support, and all monitored by the Expand Management System (EMS) platform.