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TEMS Pocket 8.

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Technical Product Description

Prepared by: Diane Jacob

Date: 01 April 2010

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Contents
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Introduction ................................................................ 4
What is TEMS Pocket? .............................................................4 Overview of TEMS Pocket 8.1 ..................................................4

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2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5

Whats New in TEMS Pocket 8.1............................... 5


New Phones ..............................................................................5 Indoor Map View .......................................................................5 SMS and WAP Testing..............................................................5 Support for TEMS Investigation ..............................................5 Settings Transfer ......................................................................5

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4.1 4.2 4.3 4.3.1 4.3.2 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11

Key Features of TEMS Pocket .................................. 6 Functions in TEMS Pocket 8.1.................................. 7


TEMS Pocket Menu: Overview.................................................7 Finger Navigation .....................................................................8 Data Views.................................................................................9 Data Views CDMA/EV-DO..........................................................9 Data Views GSM/WCDMA..........................................................9 Graph View..............................................................................10 Map View .................................................................................11 Events......................................................................................12 GPS Support ...........................................................................12 Logfile Recording ...................................................................12 Logfile Upload.........................................................................13 Logfile Replay .........................................................................13 Scripts .....................................................................................13

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Interoperability with Cellular Network Equipment ................................................................ 14 Where to Learn More ............................................... 14

Appendix A: Radio Access Technology (RAT) Interoperability ......................................................... 15 Appendix B: Supported Events ............................................ 16

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1.1

Introduction
What is TEMS Pocket?

TEMS Pocket is a handheld tool for verification, maintenance, and troubleshooting of mobile networks as well as for basic cell planning tasks. Built into a commercial mobile phone, TEMS Pocket collects measurements and events and presents them on the device display. The measurements may be stored for later analysis in other products such as TEMS Discovery and TEMS Investigation. The combination of small size and powerful testing features makes TEMS Pocket a convenient tool for day-to-day monitoring of mobile networks. In addition, since the mobile station can function as the user's regular phone, TEMS Pocket provides a powerful way to find errors without explicitly searching for them. TEMS Pocket is designed as an integral part of the phones user interface. This promotes continuous use by engineers and technicians, which translates into more time for them to detect, document, and solve problems. TEMS Pocket can be integrated with other products in the Ascom Network Testing portfolio to form a complete network monitoring solution that allows reuse of information collected throughout an organization. TEMS Pocket provides its users with a solution that is efficient and offers good value.

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Overview of TEMS Pocket 8.1


A realtime view of the network quality. The ability to share captured data on the mobile network by manually uploading the data to any FTP server or moving the data from the phone using the MicroSD flash memory provided with the product. The ability to capture data and post process it directly in TEMS Pocket or using other tools in the Ascom Network Testing portfolio.

TEMS Pocket 8.1 is the ideal product for users who require:

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Whats New in TEMS Pocket 8.1


New Phones

In addition to CDMA/EVDO, TEMS Pocket 8.1 is now available for GSM/GPRS/EDGE and WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA. Additionally, band forcing support and AMR wideband support has been added. A list showing the technologies and bands applicable to each phone is provided in Appendix A. The phones supported are: HTC Touch Pro2 (CDMA/WCDMA) HTC Touch Pro2 (US) HTC Touch Pro2 (US Band IV) HTC Touch Pro2 (EU) Dopod S900c

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Indoor Map View

The Indoor Map View allows the user to view selected Information Elements and cell sites. This feature allows the user to take a photograph of a floor plan with the phone and immediately use that floor plan as measurements are collected. The Indoor Map is available during recording (when using a data script) and during replay for voice and data.

2.3

SMS and WAP Testing

SMS and WAP testing functionality has been added to TEMS Pocket 8.1. To test SMS, the device sends an SMS message to itself, and then both the send time and the receive time are provided in the test results. To test WAP, a WAP page is downloaded, and then parameters including download time and number of items on the page are provided in the test results.

2.4

Support for TEMS Investigation

An optional software and license option enables the HTC Touch Pro2 device used for TEMS Pocket 8.1 to be used with TEMS Investigation to collect data.

2.5

Settings Transfer

Settings from one TEMS Pocket 8.1 device can be easily copied to another TEMS Pocket 8.1 device.

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Key Features of TEMS Pocket

Radio bands CDMA/EVDO Rev A dual band GSM/GPRS/EDGE WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA (Refer to Appendix A for complete list of bands and technologies.) Service Testing Speech (Voice) Calls Data Calls: HTTP, Ping, FTP, WAP, and SMS Logging Similar level of detail as TEMS Investigation logfiles Logfile replay in phone display Logfile upload to FTP server (manual and automatic) Full in-phone logfile handling, enabling troubleshooting in the field Positioning Indoor and Outdoor Mapping for data elements (when in data mode) Integrated GPS or external Bluetooth (optional) Control Lock to PN and Channel alerts (audio and visual) Lock to BCCH, Scrambling Code, UARFCN alerts (audio and visual) Automation Automated service testing with scripts Presentation Data views and graph views showing essential radio and network parameters, with some real time element distribution Indoor and Outdoor Map view Events with sounds Event browser Convenience and Access Highly compact the smallest tool on the market with such advanced functionality Collects data anywhere, including places not accessible to vehicles Finger menu navigation provides easy user interface TEMS Compatibility Logfiles can be replayed in TEMS Discovery and TEMS Investigation

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4.1

Functions in TEMS Pocket 8.1


TEMS Pocket Menu: Overview

Please Note: Menus and menu items are subject to change. The TEMS Pocket menu holds a number of submenus with the following main uses: Logfile: Start/stop logfile, open/close log file for replay. Scripts: Start/stop, edit scripts for automated testing. Result Upload: Upload test results to an FTP server, configure FTP server settings. Radio Alerts: Turn radio alerts on/off. Events: View network event log, event settings, and event counters. Indoor Maps: Create and edit indoor maps. Settings: Lists general settings for TEMS Pocket. Thematics: Lists colors and ranges for Information Elements. About: Provides TEMS Pocket version information.

TEMS Pocket menu

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4.2

Finger Navigation

The finger navigation feature of TEMS Pocket allows the user to move between data views and also within the views (where applicable), navigating left and right through the views. The user can also go to any view directly by using the View Select option. The menu in each data view gives quick access to frequently used TEMS Pocket functions, such as cell control alerts. The screenshot below provides an example of the View Select screen and the accompanying graphic illustrates how finger navigation works.

Example of View Select screen

Finger Navigation

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4.3

Data Views

The wide range of data that can be collected and displayed by TEMS Pocket 8.1 is illustrated in the following paragraphs, which are organized according to supported radio access technologies. 4.3.1 Data Views CDMA/EV-DO Cell List: Combines the CDMA and EV-DO cells and provides a view of the Current Active, Candidates, and Neighbors. Data Throughput: Displays statistical and real-time graph of the application throughput. Separate views are available for uplink and downlink. Time Log: Displays the time the phone has spent in various states since last power-on. FTP Data: Displays information on an FTP session in progress, such as FTP server address, current and average throughput, transferred byte count, and session time. GPS: Displays essential GPS data, such as latitude/longitude, altitude, speed, number of satellites, and fix quality. Map: Displays Information Elements and cells (sites) (when site information is available). EV-DO Performance: Presents a snapshot view of the current EV-DO Performance, PER (Packet Error Rate), RxP, TxP, and Ec/Io for the Current Active. Packet Error: Presents a statistical Error Distribution as well as a real-time graph view. FER Graph: Presents the FER (Frame Erasure Rate) and the SUM of the Active fingers. CDMA Performance: Presents a snapshot view of the current CDMA Performance, FER (Frame Erasure Rate), RxP, TxP, and Ec/Io for the Current Active.

4.3.2

Data Views GSM/WCDMA Cell List: Combines the GSM and UMTS cells and provides a view of the Current Active, Monitored Neighbors, and Neighbors, depending on the current active technology. Data Throughput: Displays statistical and real-time graph of the application throughput. Separate views are available for uplink and downlink. Time Log: Displays the time the phone has spent in various states since last power-on.

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FTP Data: Displays information on an FTP session in progress, such as FTP server address, current and average throughput, transferred byte count, and session time. GPS: Displays essential GPS data, such as latitude/longitude, altitude, speed, number of satellites, and fix quality. Block Error Ratio (BLER): Presents a statistical Error Distribution as well as a real-time graph view. AMR Usage: Presents a statistical distribution for each CODEC rate, including AMR and AMR WB. Inter RAT Info: Presents the radio status and includes BCCH status.

4.4

Graph View

Presented in the high-resolution display of the device, the TEMS Pocket Graph View adds extra value to the investigation of network performance. The Graph View presents textual information and line charts side by side, in a format that is clear and instantly interpretable. Most of the Information Elements collected by TEMS Pocket 8.1 (e.g., FER, RxP, TxP) can be selected by the user and added to the chart.

Graph view: Selection

Graph view: Active Set PN 372

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4.5

Map View

The Map View displays the status of one Information Element at a time on either the outdoor map or the indoor map; most Information Elements can be displayed. The element being displayed can be changed at any time, and the new data will then populate the map. The Outdoor Map View uses Google Maps. It also displays cell sites (when site information is available). The Indoor Map View uses the imported floor plan. For voice, maps are only available during replay.

Outdoor Map view

Indoor Map view

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4.6

Events

TEMS Pocket 8.1 can log a wide range of network events. For the full list of supported events, see Appendix B.

Sample Event list

4.7

GPS Support

TEMS Pocket 8.1 supports positioning with the GPS device built into the handset. An included option makes it possible to connect an external Bluetooth GPS, either one provided by Ascom or a commercially available model. Supported Bluetooth GPS devices are those using Bluetooth version 1.1 (or later) and NMEA 0183 version 2.2 (or later). Bluetooth pairing is handled by the regular Bluetooth functions in the phone. Tagging TEMS Pocket logfiles with position information means that the logfiles are available for comprehensive analysis with mapping tools such as those found in TEMS Discovery and TEMS Investigation. TEMS Pocket GPS usage is configured in the settings submenu.

4.8

Logfile Recording

TEMS Pocket can record its measurements in logfiles that contain the same richness of detail as logfiles recorded with TEMS Automatic test units or with terminals connected to TEMS Investigation. The only TEMS data that cannot be obtained with TEMS Pocket is data that requires additional hardware not available with TEMS Pocket, such as an external scanner or DSP. TEMS Pocket logfiles are stored on the MicroSD card that is provided with the product. This card can accommodate several weeks of continuous logging. Every TEMS Pocket user is thus in a position to capture valuable data whenever the opportunity arises, using his or her regular handset. This

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greatly enhances the flexibility and efficiency of network monitoring, and also promotes multiple uses of the same data. The logfile settings are available from the TEMS Pocket menu.

4.9

Logfile Upload

Logfiles are ordinary files in the phone file system and can be handled by the user via the file manager. For example, the user can transfer logfiles to a PC via USB or Bluetooth. It is also possible to send files as attachments to email. Recorded logfiles can be sent to an FTP server using the built-in FTP client. This can be used to report the work progress with reports sent directly from the field. It can also be used to fully integrate the collected data into TEMS Automatic. TEMS Pocket can be configured to upload logfiles to an FTP server automatically as soon as the recording is concluded. Logfiles are compressed before they are transferred over the air in order to reduce upload time and to save battery power.

4.10

Logfile Replay

From the Logfile menu the user can replay previously recorded logfiles for quick and easy on-site troubleshooting. All data and events will then display in the TEMS Pocket user interface exactly as they did in real time. An icon indicates that replay is in progress.

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Scripts

TEMS Pocket supports automation of testing with simple command sequences called scripts. The type of service to be tested and the needed parameters for the service are defined in the script. Services that can be included in a script are: Speech (Voice) HTTP Ping FTP WAP SMS

The user can start and stop the script from the Scripts submenu. Scripts provide a powerful aid in troubleshooting by allowing engineers to run tests at a moments notice. Furthermore, in conjunction with automated logfile recording and FTP transfer, the scripts facility allows TEMS Pocket units to be used as handheld testing probes for TEMS Automatic.

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Interoperability with Cellular Network Equipment

TEMS Pocket 8.1 is interoperable with the technologies and bands specified in Appendix A.

Where to Learn More

For additional information concerning TEMS Pocket and other products in the Ascom Network Testing portfolio, please visit us on the web at www.ascom.com/networktesting.

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Appendix A: Radio Access Technology (RAT) Interoperability


HTC Touch Pro2
(CDMA/WCDMA)

HTC Touch Pro2 (US)

HTC Touch Pro2 (Band IV)

HTC Touch Pro2 (EU)

Dopod S900C (RUIM) Yes Yes

CDMA 850 CDMA 1900 WCDMA 850 WCDMA 900 WCDMA 1700 WCDMA 1900 WCDMA 2100 GSM 850 GSM 900 GSM 1800 GSM 1900 CDMA 2000 EVDO Rev:A GPRS EDGE HSDPA HSUPA

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes

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Appendix B: Supported Events


Event Group CC Events Event Call Attempt Call Attempt Retry Call Setup Call Established Call End Dropped Call Blocked Call Call Access Timeout EVDO Access Success EVDO Access Failure EVDO Connection Success EVDO Connection Failure No Service Mode Handoff Failure No Service Mode SM Events PDP Context Activate Attempt PDP Context Activated PDP Context Activate Failed PDP Context Deactivate Attempt PDP Context Deactivated GSM Handover Failure IRAT Events Handover to UTRAN Attempt Handover to UTRAN Handover to UTRAN Failure Handover From UTRAN Attempt Handover From UTRAN Handover From UTRAN Failure

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