Anritsu Introduces Handheld Direction Finding System

March 28, 2013. Anritsu has introduced the MA2700A InterferenceHunter handheld direction finding system that enhances interference mapping and simplifies locating interference sources in wireless networks. Designed for use with Anritsu’s BTS Master, Cell Master, Site Master, and Spectrum Master handheld analyzers, the MA2700A InterferenceHunter can be used by field engineers and technicians during deployment, installation, and maintenance of wireless networks. It is suited for use in spectrum clearing and interference mitigation.

The MA2700A InterferenceHunter incorporates a GPS receiver and antenna, electronic compass, and user-selectable preamplifier. No additional power source is necessary, as the MS2700A InterferenceHunter is powered through its USB connector.

An effective tool that is compatible with Anritsu’s new easyMap Tools, the MA2700A InterferenceHunter allows users to draw a vector line to an interfering signal on a map stored in the handheld analyzer with one click. Users can pan and zoom on maps created using easyMap for more detailed analysis.

A flexible design allows the MA2700A InterferenceHunter to work with the BTS Master MT8221B/MT8222B, Cell Master MT8212E/MT8213E, Site Master S332E/S362E, and Spectrum Master MS2720T and MS2711E/MS2712E/MS2713E. All the analyzers must be equipped with the Interference Analysis option.

The MT8221B/MT8222B can be used for for installation, commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting. They feature a 2-port cable and antenna analyzer, ultra-sensitive spectrum analyzer, and a platform for transmitter and receiver testing. Cell Master combines the functionality and capability of a cable and antenna analyzer, spectrum analyzer, interference analyzer, backhaul analyzer, and power meter.

The Spectrum Master MS2720T features a touch screen and full-band tracking generators to 20 GHz. Designed to handle the most punishing field conditions, the MS2712E/MS2713E allow users to monitor, locate, identify, and analyze a range of cellular, 2G/3G/4G, land mobile radio, Wi-Fi, and broadcast signals. With an array of configuration options, the multifunctional MS2712E/MS2713E instruments eliminate the need to learn and carry multiple instruments when locating and identifying signals over wide frequency ranges.

The MS2700A InterferenceHunter has a price of $2,600.

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