RF Surveys

Small Cell and wi-fi rf sURVEYS

To help customers effectively plan and design their Small Cell installations, Vortex 6 provides Desktop Predictive, On Site and Enhanced On-Site RF Surveys. Performed by our experienced engineers using specialised test equipment to detect and map radio signals generated by Wi-Fi modems, Cellular masts and other radio sources travelling through and around your building.

Desktop Predictive Survey

Performed remotely, using specialised software that simulates the propagation of radio waves in a given environment.

Standard On-Site Survey

Our standard onsite survey includes 3G and 4G technologies as standard; ensuring all basic requirements are covered. We also provide a report demonstrating the actual radio environment, potential subscriber numbers and iBwave design plots showing best AP locations on each floor.

Enhanced On-Site Survey

Our enhanced survey delivers detailed and specific information about your local radio environment. These include; carrier wave testing to demonstrate the purity of the operators signal, guidance on infrastructure design to improve communications and power management. This enhanced service is particularly useful for multi tenanted and large buildings.

Equipment Installation

Should you require equipment installation, our skilled engineers can design the network and install access points to give you indoor coverage. This service includes a post installation coverage report and site acceptance document.

sURVEYS at a glance

Desktop Survey

  • Site location and building details: physical address, building description, maps and photographs.
  • Floor plans showing the design and layout of each floor.
  • Predictive design of wireless coverage using selected Cisco Small Cell Access Points.
  • Suggested Access Points placement based on the predictive design, using technical parameters within the design tool.

Standard On-Site Survey

  • Site location and building details: physical address, building description, maps and photographs.
  • Floor plans showing the design and layout of each floor.
  • 3G and 4G Signal strength & quality surveys (Single Operator) showing the radio environment in which the equipment will be installed.
  • iBwave coverage design for each floor, showing RF signal strengths and best locations for Access Points to give best wireless coverage.
  • Report: simple write up of the possible coverage, number and suggested placement of Access Points based upon the RF environment; related to the iBwave designs.
  • Minimum backhaul and system requirements for the suggested number of Access Points. Providing installers and I.T. Managers information.

Enhanced On Site Survey Options

  • Carrier Wave test and report.
  • Detailed infrastructure design: Professional design of communications room, network, Cabling, power options and other aspects.
  • Detailed guidance on improving traffic and power management etc.
  • Access Point installation.
  • Post installation RF surveys – proof of coverage report.
  • Site acceptance document.

For more information or to book a survey please contact us at info@vortex6.com.