What if you could tell that a two-way radio is about to fail before it actually does? Imagine being able to evaluate the frequency alignment of a radio over the air, in real time without user intervention.
The majority of radios in a network are operating within specification, but you determine that one particular radio has a frequency error of 1500 Hz. An extremely misaligned radio like this will experience issues connecting to the system and eventually fail.
You alert the first responder who uses this radio and says, “Bring your radio into the station as soon as possible for maintenance before it fails when you need it the most.” He reluctantly takes his radio to your tech bench and is surprised when you show and fix its misalignment that he did not actually notice.
Imagine his appreciation when he uses it later that evening in a life-saving emergency response. Not only is this first responder recognized as a hero, but so are you.
This is not ESP or rocket science. Well, maybe it is a little rocket science. You knew this radio was about to fail because of a patented technology–DiagnostX, an over-the-air radio waveform analyzer by LocusUSA. DiagnostX captures the inbound waveform, then extracts and analyzes the desired metrics. A statistical analysis of the radio’s past transmissions is used to verify any anomaly. The DiagnostX Viewer management console enables you to review the captured metrics and schedule poorly performing radios for maintenance and alignment.
Instead of waiting for failed radios to show up on your tech bench or trying to schedule all the radios in for annual maintenance, you could proactively identify the small percentage that need to come in for an alignment. You could be confident of keeping your radio network operationally ready 24/7 with reduced maintenance costs while focusing on the other demands of your job. You could claim it is rocket science and be a hero, too.