Anritsu introduces cloud-based test tool for verifying DAS systems

Anritsu has introduced a new version of its SkyBridge Tools platform, a cloud-based test management tool that the company says reduces the time associated with testing and verifying distributed antenna systems (DAS) by as much as 90 percent. By automatically creating a detailed test plan based upon easily imported test criteria to greatly simplify installation and commissioning of in-building wireless systems for more timely reimbursement of completed work, SkyBridge Tools can serve as a DAS Test Management Tool.   

Because it's built on Microsoft architecture, Anritsu says the new version of SkyBridge Tools brings a more simplified test process to the DAS installation workflow. The solution accepts information from iBwave designer, Excel, and customer-supplied test criteria. It quickly and automatically processes this data to create comprehensive test plans that enable test sequencing, job progress tracking, trace judgement, and report generation. Another key feature of the SkyBridge Tools is an easyTest feature that allows a set of one-button instrument control scripts to be created from a test plan. Since it includes limit lines and required file names for the resulting traces in the script, the platform can reduce test time, miscommunications, and errors. A technician can generate reports in a variety of different formats to automate what has traditionally been a time-consuming process. Users can select PDFs, zipped files, or CSV format, with one row per test, to meet any customer requirement.

SkyBridge Tools can be used with various Anritsu field solutions to create a complete DAS test solution, including the Site Master "L" and "E" series handheld cable and antenna analyzers, PIM Master MW82119B portable PIM analyzer, Cell Master "E" series base station analyzers, and BTS Master MT8220T. It can also be used with Anritsu's fiber field solutions, including Network Master MT9090A, the ACCESS Master series, and the CMA multi-layer network test and measurement platform. Release