Handheld test set for field testing tactical and land mobile radios and networks

16-05-2023 | Viavi Solutions | Test & Measurement

Viavi Solutions Inc has released the CX100 ComXpert Communications Service Monitor. This portable test set is a dependable, efficient solution for defence radio maintainers and technicians and land mobile radio technicians who must perform testing of infrastructure, antennas, cables, and tactical, handheld, or vehicle-mounted radios in the field.

Maintainers and technicians, accountable for tactical and land mobile radio networks, frequently work in rugged environments where it is not realistic or feasible to bring larger bench-top equipment. The new device is designed to manage this challenge by supplying users with a handheld, ruggedised and fully featured communication service monitor that incorporates a 6GHz frequency range, one-port VNA, built-in spectrum analyser, and connectivity to the VIAVI Mobile Tech App, which streamlines the testing process.

“We’re pleased to announce the launch of our CX100 ComXpert, which builds on our 50-year history of excellence in the radio test industry,” said Edward Latimer, director, Radio Test, VIAVI. “Featuring industry-leading specifications and performance, all packed into a MIL-PRF-28800 Class 2 portable package, the CX100 enables comprehensive testing from the bench to the field. Technicians and maintainers can rest assured that their radios and communication systems will operate at their best.”

The device offers a large colour touchscreen and a menu-driven interface, which lets technicians immediately switch between test setups. The app allows remote operation through a smart device, allowing users to operate the unit remotely.

By Seb Springall