SAF and TRX Systems Partner to Streamline In-Building Public Safety Signal Mapping

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TRX's NEON® Signal Mapper integrates with SAF Tehnika Spectrum Compact to provide first responders with accurate in-building signal coverage.

NEON® Signal Mapper Integration with SAF Spectrum Compact

SAF Tehnika (RSE: SAF1R) and TRX Systems announced today the integration of TRX’s NEON® Signal Mapper application with SAF’s hand-held spectrum analyzer series (Spectrum Compact). The new SAF-TRX integrated solution uses NEON Signal Mapper to deliver real-time geo-referenced signal data that can be visualized both locally by the user and remotely on a 3D display.

This new in-building signal testing solution leverages the Spectrum Compact’s exceptional measurement accuracy and industry-leading noise floor (-128dB) to provide a complete picture of the RF environment. First responders heading anywhere in a building will have the confidence of not losing communications during an emergency response in radio signal verified buildings. A short video of the SAF-TRX Signal Mapper solution can be viewed here.

SAF’s smartphone-sized Spectrum Compact is now integrated with the TRX’s body-worn NEON® Tracking Unit to provide an economical, simple, and accurate signal mapping and verification solution called SAF Signal Mapper. RF engineers and technicians can comfortably and discreetly map the signal coverage throughout an entire building including stairwells, elevators, and difficult to access areas. With the powerful, user-friendly NEON® Command software, users can create the coverage map for buildings even when no drawings or cad files exist!

For public safety agencies with resource and budget constraints, the SAF-TRX Signal Mapper solution is the go-to solution. Public Safety agencies or certification service companies new to real-world RF testing now have the tools to quickly get up to speed verifying in-building signal coverage.

Janis Bergs, President of SAF North America, said, “Reliable signal coverage for first responders is a matter of life and death. SAF is excited to partner with TRX Systems to provide a solution to verify in-building public safety signal strength. Spectrum Compact paired with the innovative TRX Neon Signal Mapper is the smallest, most reliable, and cost-effective toolset available to public safety organizations. Our solution verifies police, fire, and EMS personnel have the signal coverage they need when it matters most.”

NEON Signal Mapper is a 3D in-building coverage mapping solution that delivers 3D mapping, tracking, and visualization where GPS is unreliable. Signal Mapper leverages TRX’s patented NEON® Location Service which uses inertial sensor fusion, user corrections, and map constraints to enable real-time 3D location and tracking within buildings, stadiums, subways, dense urban areas, and any region where GPS is unavailable.

The authority having jurisdiction has the responsibility to determine which buildings fall under NFPA Annex O and must use in-house expertise or find an outside expert. Companies such as SAF offer RF testing tools to analyze, design, and optimize wireless networks.

About SAF Tehnika

SAF Tehnika has 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing microwave point-to-point radios and field-optimized portable spectrum analyzers covering 300 MHz up to 87 GHz. Proven worldwide recognition with deployments in more than 130 countries, SAF offers high quality and high reliability products. SAF Tehnika is publicly-traded at NASDAQ Riga, Latvia with our warehouse and support in Denver, Colorado.

About TRX Systems

TRX Systems is the developer of NEON® GPS-denied location solutions, delivering location and mapping where GPS is not available or is unreliable including indoors, underground, in dense urban areas, and where GPS is jammed or erroneous. NEON® delivers ubiquitous, low-cost, GPS-denied location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms. NEON® location technology provides the foundation for a number of commercial applications, including NEON® Personnel Tracker and NEON Signal Mapper. TRX's indoor location software development has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Army, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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