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TITLE INVESTIGATION
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PARTINDUSTRY-LEADING
THE IN WHITE AIR INTERFACE
TEST TOOL
2 TEMS™ INVESTIGATION 13.0

TEMS Investigation has been the


world’s leading wireless network
testing tool for over a decade. With a
reliable history of success that serves
as a solid foundation for the
innovations and advances to come, it
is the number-one choice for operators
worldwide.

 With its wide array of features,


TEMS Investigation collects data better
than any product on the market   
TEMS™ INVESTIGATION 13.0 3

ENTRUST YOUR NETWORK WITH THE PROVEN LEADER

Mobile operators have a great deal invested in their TEMS Investigation also supports a large number of mea-
networks’ performance, from the satisfaction of their surement devices from all major vendors across multiple
customers to the revenue that fuels their business and technologies. Its presentation and reporting features can
future growth. To ensure network availability and be applied to any event or radio parameter that is mea-
quality, operators must troubleshoot and optimize the sured. The highly flexible and intuitive user interface keeps
performance of their wireless networks from rollout training costs to a minimum and allows users to take full
through expansion. For this, they need a drive-test advantage of its powerful features.
optimization and troubleshooting tool that can
continuously evolve to support today’s and tomorrow’s A COMPLETE SOLUTION
wireless network technologies while keeping total cost
TEMS Investigation offers operators one tool to collect,
of ownership (TCO) down.
analyze, and post-process the data used for monitoring,
troubleshooting, and optimization. This complete solution
Used in more than 180 countries worldwide, TEMS
eliminates the need for multiple tools, reducing costs and
Investigation is the industry-leading tool for troubleshoot-
saving time and effort.
ing, verification, optimization, and maintenance of wireless
The multi-mode functionality for system verification,
networks. Offering data collection, real-time analysis, and
troubleshooting, and optimization of radio access networks
post-processing all in one, TEMS Investigation eliminates
allows users to:
the need for multiple tools, reducing costs and saving time
ƒƒ Verify compressed mode behavior, and optimize
and effort for operations staff. TEMS Investigation supports
intersystem handover and cell reselection
all major technologies, making it the ideal testing solution
ƒƒ Verify and compare coverage and performance between
both for rolling out new networks and for ensuring seam-
different technologies
less integration with existing networks.

The tool ensures seamless integration among LTE, WCDMA/


MULTI-TECHNOLOGY, MULTI-VENDOR
HSPA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks as well as LTE, CDMA
Designed for in-vehicle, in-building, and pedestrian-area EV-DO, CDMA2000, and IS-95 networks. This multi-technol-
testing, TEMS Investigation’s powerful, versatile features are ogy, multi-vendor approach, together with flexible licensing
essential throughout the network’s lifecycle. Using TEMS and packaging, allows customization according to the op-
Investigation, operators can increase accessibility, improve erator’s individual needs and requirements. Other advan-
retainability, and achieve better service performance. tages include regional technical support, training, and
The commitment, experience, strength, and future seamless integration with other products in the TEMS
direction of Ascom Network Testing ensure that TEMS Portfolio from Ascom Network Testing. These benefits all
Investigation is constantly updated to meet the evolving contribute to efficient workflows and improved productivity,
needs of the wireless industry.  Support for LTE (FDD and allowing operators to focus on ensuring network quality.
TDD), GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA,
CDMA (IS-95 to EV-DO Rev A), and WiMAX, together with
support for a wide range of services, makes TEMS Investigation
the ideal choice for network operators.

“…operators can increase


accessibility, improve retainability,
and achieve better service
performance“
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UNRIVALLED DATA COLLECTION

CUSTOMER BENEFITS TEMS Investigation supports more than 250 smartphones, phones, scan-
Maximized return on investment – one ners, PC cards, USB modems, and fixed wireless terminals from all major
complete tool for multi-mode system vendors across multiple technologies, which can be used to collect geo-
verification, optimization, analysis, and graphically positioned data from a user’s perspective.
benchmarking An array of robust features makes data collection simple and effective.
Solutions tailored to individual needs These include automatic device detection; customizable workspaces users
– multi-technology and multi-vendor can share; device control; strong, intuitive service control to manage and
support, flexible licensing and packaging automate information gathering; event audio indicators; and real-time data
Testing from a user perspective presentation.
– geographically positioned user data In TEMS Investigation, multiple devices can be connected and can run
Early availability – new technologies simultaneously to minimize the time spent collecting data. In addition to
verified before they go live traditional RF data, L2/L3 messages, and IP information collection, TEMS
Easy user interface – short learning curve, Investigation supports testing of CS and PS services including voice, video
reduced training costs telephony, UDP, TCP, FTP, HTTP, Ping, e-mail, WAP, MMS, SMS, video streaming,
Effective work processes – quick to set up, and VoIP.
easy to use, time-saving capabilities TEMS Investigation collects data better than any product on the market.
Future-proof – scalable, adaptable, and It employs exclusive device capabilities and specially developed algorithms
constantly updated to meet evolving to perform measurements and collect information that other vendors’ tools
needs cannot. These include service quality algorithms for voice, video streaming,
video telephony, and mobile TV (SQI, VSQI, VTQI, and MTQI), unique device
control functions and the powerful GSM/WCDMA scanning capabilities in
the Sony Ericsson UEs. Equipment cases and backpacks containing battery
solutions are among the accessories used to optimize in-vehicle, in-building,
and pedestrian-area testing.
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POST-PROCESSING
AND REPORT FUNCTIONALITY

TEMS Investigation and its integrated TEMS™ Discovery Data is presented in map views, summary message views,
post-processing application can be used to process and detailed message views, time charts, table views, metric
analyze logfiles from TEMS Investigation, TEMS™ Pocket, and correlation views, histograms, reports, and drill-down point
TEMS™ Automatic. detail views. Versatile data aggregation methods as well as
TEMS Investigation supports more than 1,000 informa- time, distance, and geographical grid binning make it easy
tion elements (IEs) and 150 events can be presented in more to analyze the data from a statistical viewpoint.
than 250 predefined presentation windows. This flexibility TEMS Discovery includes a built-in reporting tool with
allows users to change presentation windows to match spe- a number of predefined reports such as the RAN-Tuning
cific requirements and optimize the analysis view for differ- report that can be used for in-depth analysis of the accessibil-
ent tasks. Events can be defined in order to locate problem ity, retainability, and performance of the radio access net-
areas. All presentation windows are synchronized and all work, spanning both circuit-switched and packet-switched
settings are saved in workspaces that can be reused or services. TEMS Discovery also supports KPI reports presenting
shared between users. statistics related to service performance.
At any stage of test execution, an HTML report can be
generated summarizing the results obtained up to that
point. TEMS Investigation supports replay of logfiles and si-
multaneous analysis of multiple logfiles with TEMS Discovery. “…allows engineers to easily assess
wireless performance and quickly
TEMS Discovery for post-processing
TEMS Discovery is a highly configurable and user-friendly pinpoint network problems“
post-processing solution for air interface measurement
data. It allows engineers to easily assess wireless perfor-
mance and quickly pinpoint network problems. From TEMS
Discovery, users can interact with all data used for trouble-
shooting a wireless network.
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KEY FEATURES

ƒƒ GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, CDMA (including EV-DO Rev A),
WiMAX, and LTE (FDD and TDD) support
ƒƒ Support for more than 250 devices from Sony Ericsson, Ericsson, Nokia,
LG, Samsung, Qualcomm TM, and Qualcomm chipset-based vendors
ƒƒ Support for Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile®-based smartphones
ƒƒ Newly supported terminals include: Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and X10,
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Nokia C7, HTC Imagio, Sierra Wireless Aircard 312U, HTC Touch Pro 2,
Huawei E398 and Pantech UML 290.
ƒƒ Newly supported scanners include: Rohde & Schwarz TSMW, PCTEL
SeeGull MX and Andrew i.Scan®
ƒƒ External scanner support: PCTEL SeeGull MX/EX/EX mini/LX, Rohde &
Schwarz TSMW, Andrew i.Scan, DRT 4301A WiMAX, DRT 4301A LTE,
Anritsu ML8720C, and Ascom SRU (Scanning Receiver Unit)
ƒƒ Support for LTE/UMTS and LTE/EV-DO dual mode measurements
ƒƒ Powerful and unique control and measurement capabilities, GSM and
WCDMA scanning and TEMS Pocket functionality in Sony Ericsson W995
ƒƒ Service testing including voice, video telephony, FTP, HTTP, UDP, TCP,
Ping, e-mail, WAP, MMS, SMS, VoIP, and video streaming
Supporting Rohde & Schwarz TSMW LTE scanner
ƒƒ Service control designer to control and automate testing
ƒƒ TEMS setting manager for sharing of service and scanner settings
ƒƒ Automatic upload of logfiles
ƒƒ Audio quality measurements, including PESQ (mobile-to-mobile and
mobile-to-fixed)
ƒƒ VoIP PESQ measurements
ƒƒ Speech Quality Index (MOS, dBQ), Video Streaming Quality Index (MOS),
Mobile TV Quality Index (MOS), and Video Telephony Quality Index (MOS)
ƒƒ Data service performance verification with generic device in any data
access network (utilize any device with drivers for Windows enabling an
IP data connection)
ƒƒ Layer 2 and 3 decoding
ƒƒ IP protocol trace capabilities
ƒƒ In-building measurements (pinpointing)
ƒƒ Real-time presentation and analysis of IEs and events
ƒƒ User-configurable presentation windows, events, and threshold values
 VoIP testing with PESQ measurement ƒƒ Predefined presentation windows including maps, line charts, bar charts,
 using the intuitive service control designer status windows, and message windows
ƒƒ User-configurable logfile export including MDM format for CDMA
ƒƒ TEMS Discovery for post-processing and reporting functionality
including Google Earth™ export, RAN tuning reports, and KPI reports for
voice, video telephony, video streaming, FTP, HTTP, e-mail, WAP, and MMS
ƒƒ Flexible packaging and licensing, including floating SW licensing solution
ƒƒ Windows® 7 and Windows® Vista compatible
TEMS™ INVESTIGATION 13.0 7

 TEMS Investigation is a complete,


 cost-effective, and convenient compact 
 solution for the active field engineer   
 www.ascom.com/tems 

LTE FEATURES ƒƒ D ecoding of Layer 2 and 3 messages CDMA FEATURES


ƒƒ LTE (FDD and TDD) measurements col- ƒƒ Serving/active set + monitored/detected ƒƒ Approximately 300 IEs
lected with Samsung, LG, and Qualcomm neighbor information ƒƒ CDMA-specific events
based devices as well as PCTEL SeeGull ƒƒ GSM neighbor measurements in WCDMA ƒƒ Predefined presentation windows
MX/EX/EX mini, R&S TSMW, Andrew ƒƒ Pilot pollution and missing neighbor ƒƒ Audio quality measurements including
i.Scan and DRT 4301A LTE scanners detection PESQ
ƒƒ LTE/UMTS and LTE/EV-DO dual mode ƒƒ Intra- and inter-frequency handover ƒƒ SQI-MOS
measurements information ƒƒ Layer 3 and mode reports decoding
ƒƒ More than 150 specific LTE IEs and events ƒƒ RLC throughput UL/DL ƒƒ General CDMA information
ƒƒ More than 30 predefined LTE presentation ƒƒ Transport channel logging ƒƒ CDMA mobile and server information
windows ƒƒ RRC state logging ƒƒ CDMA radio parameters
ƒƒ Support for FTP, HTTP, Ping, UDP, TCP, and ƒƒ RACH report ƒƒ A/C/N set information
VoIP service testing in service control ƒƒ Follow-phone functionality with scanner
designer GSM/GPRS/EDGE FEATURES
ƒƒ Serving and neighbor cell measurements ƒƒ More than 300 IEs DATA AND SERVICE TESTING
ƒƒ LTE DL and UL information ƒƒ Predefined GSM-specific presentation ƒƒ IP protocol trace

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ƒƒ Throughput and delay measurements windows ƒƒ Application throughput UL/DL
ƒƒ LTE cell load and missing neighbor ƒƒ Phone-based scanning ƒƒ Session information including current and
evaluation ƒƒ Audio quality measurements including mean throughput UL/DL
ƒƒ LTE scanning measurements include PESQ and Frequent AQM ƒƒ Delay measurements
signal scans for up to 12 EARFCNs, ƒƒ SQI and SQI-MOS ƒƒ AQM/PESQ measurements
spectrum scan, and enhanced power scan ƒƒ Serving + neighbors measurements ƒƒ VoIP measurements (PESQ)
(PCTEL only) ƒƒ C/I per timeslot and C/A measurements ƒƒ Streaming video
ƒƒ GSM channel verification ƒƒ FTP, HTTP, Ping testing
HSPA FEATURES ƒƒ Decoding of Layer 2 and 3 messages ƒƒ E-mail, MMS, SMS testing
ƒƒ Approximately 100 HSPA-specific IEs ƒƒ WCDMA neighbor measurements in GSM ƒƒ TCP and UDP testing
ƒƒ Support for dual-carrier HSPA devices ƒƒ Hopping information ƒƒ Utilize service control designer
(up to 42 Mbps) ƒƒ GPRS protocol messages
ƒƒ HSPA related events ƒƒ DTX usage
ƒƒ Predefined HSDPA and HSUPA presenta- ƒƒ GPRS and EGPRS status and timeslot
tion windows information Note: Measurement capabilities of handsets vary.
ƒƒ Application layer throughput TEMS Investigation has functionality that exceeds
ƒƒ Full decoding of HSPA messages WIMAX FEATURES that of any one supported handset.
ƒƒ HS 64 QAM, 16 QAM, and QPSK modula- ƒƒ More than 50 IEs
tion rates ƒƒ Predefined presentation windows
ƒƒ MIMO related information elements ƒƒ Preamble scan (5, 10 MHz Bandwidth)
ƒƒ HS CQI ƒƒ Continuous wave scan (10, 12.5, 15, 25,
ƒƒ DSCH BLER, retransmission rate and 30, 50, 250 KHz Bandwidth)
throughput (kb/s) ƒƒ MAC decoding (FCH, DL-/UL-MAP, DCD,
ƒƒ HS Phy requested, scheduled, and served and UCD)
throughput (kbit/s)
ƒƒ HS UL Average Serving Grant and E-TFCI TD-SCDMA FEATURES
ƒƒ HS-SCCH channelization code information ƒƒ Close to 200 IEs
ƒƒ More than 25 presentation windows
WCDMA FEATURES ƒƒ Advanced device control functionality
ƒƒ More than 300 IEs ƒƒ Support for UE and scanner measurements
ƒƒ Predefined WCDMA-specific presentation ƒƒ TD-SCDMA specific events
windows ƒƒ Layer 3 and mode reports decoding
ƒƒ Phone-based scanning: CPICH scan, SIB ƒƒ TD-SCDMA radio parameters
decoding, and NW search ƒƒ Midamble/SyncDL Top N scanning
ƒƒ Audio quality measurements including ƒƒ RSSI scanning
PESQ and Frequent AQM ƒƒ Physical channel monitor
ƒƒ SQI, SQI-MOS, VSQI, VTQI, and MTQI ƒƒ Missing neighbor detection
ƒƒ Scanning and UE-based missing neighbor ƒƒ GSM neighbor measurements in
detection TD-SCDMA

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