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Squid-PRO M2M Install Tool

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Squid-PRO™ M2M install tool is designed for M2M 2G/3G installers or electrical contractors on-the-go. This award-winning*, portable tester receives all common standards (Cellular, GPRS, GSM, PCS, CDMA, UMTS, Verizon EVDO) and identifies all 4 major (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, & T-Mobile) U.S. and European carriers. These signal strength and quality measurements allow M2M installers to make quick but informed decisions for placement of components such as antennas as well as M2M 3G modems. This realtime signal strength analysis allows critical decisions to be made before expensive deployment begins and also allows the technicians to deploy their buildout much faster. Gone are the days of relying on cheap consumer phones and their unreliable signal reception bars. Squid-PRO's simple pushbutton operation, menu navigation and super clear OLED screen make it the ideal tool for workers with any experience level.

"After purchasing a Squid-Pro M2M Install Tool, our site surveys have become much more reliable, quicker, and cost effective. We are now able to accurately determine all available carriers, signal strength, and even the location of the tower. This tool has been very beneficial. This product is a great investment for anyone performing fixed site cellular M2M installations."

Grant Mobley

Director of Operations

AMCi

* Squid-PRO™ was awarded the 2012 Connected World and 2011 M2M Evolution Product of the Year awards.

*True RSSI in dBm to signal strength bar mapping varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. This graphical representation of RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) found all most cell phones is a general guage that is neither real time nor accurate to professional standards. Squid-PRO™ compares multiple carrier network signal strength with realtime, RSSI measurements in true dBm.


Features

  • No SIM activation required
  • 4 Major wireless carriers (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, & T-Mobile) in both U.S. and Europe
  • CDMA, Cellular, PCS, GSM, GPRS, UMTS & Verizon EVDO
  • Dual multi-band antennae for enhanced sensitivity
  • True RSSI values in dBm for realtime, industry-standard 3G carrier ranking
  • Receive-only measurements
  • Integrated GPS receiver for location-based measurements
  • Ultra-sharp & bright OLED display
  • Full 8 hours of operation on a single charge
  • Handheld, simple operation
  • Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

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Technical Specifications

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Bands Supported

UMTS / HSDPA

2100 / 1900 / 850 MHz

QUADBAND GSM

850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

CDMA PCS 1930 - 1990 MHz (SPRINT US)

CDMA Verizon Cellular 868 - 896 MHz (Verizon US)

Verizon EVDO

Antenna 1 (AT&T & T-Mobile) GPRS / GSM / UMTS / WCDMA / HSPA PCS / Cellular
Antenna 2 (Sprint) PCS CDMA specific measurements: RSSI, Ec/Io, Channel # / Band (EVDO)
Antenna 3 (Verizon) Cellular CDMA specific measurements: RSSI, Ec/Io, Channel # / Band (EVDO)
Receiver Modes Passive only (does not transmit)

CDMA Measurements*

*only available on Squid CDMA model

RSSI

Ec/Io

Channel # / Band

Antenna (3) multi-band SMA 50 Ohm
Controls Single trackball / pushbutton
Warm-up Time < 1 minute
Power

Internal Li-Po battery system

12V jack for external power & 12V car adapter

Runtime 8 hours on a full charge
USB Port 12 Mbits/sec (1.5 MB/sec)
Display

OLED (yellow)

Weight

1 lb.

Dimensions 3.5" H x 6" W x 7.75" L (water resistant, high impact ABS plastic case)
GPS Integrated 12-channel / satellite GPS receiver
INCLUDES:  
Antenna  (3) omni directional antennae
Hard Travel Case  Rugged carrying case
Charger   Lithium polymer battery charger
DC Power Adapter DC power from auto adapter

Frequently Asked Questions


Why do I need a product like Squid-PRO?


RSSI to signal strength bar mapping varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. This graphical representation of RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) found all most cell phones is a general guage that is neither real time nor accurate to professional standards. Squid™ compares multiple carrier network signal strength with realtime, RSSI measurements in true dBm.

 
Does Squid-PRO communicate with the base stations?

No. Squid-PRO is a passive receiver that only receives and displays signal strength of local wireless carriers.
 

Can Squid-PRO measure Wi-Fi, WiMAX or other similar IEEE standards?

Squid-PRO measures Cellular, CDMA, PCS, GSM and GPRS.

 

Does Squid-PRO support direction finding?

Yes. Some of our customers purchase the optional DF antenna package for more focused surveys. Just be sure to first use the supplied omni-directional antenna to acquire a full list of local base stations before exchanging that for the DF antenna.

 

Does Squid-PRO measure every single carrier in the area?

Squid-PRO measures all major carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile but some Squid models do not measure every carrier. Be sure to check with your BVS sales agent before ordering.

 

Does Squid-PRO measure 2G, 3G & 4G?

The Squid-PRO measures 2G and 3G but does not currently support 4G carriers. Check back for a model supporting 4G in the near future.


       
       
       
       
       

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