Pilot Walktour is a handheld wireless network measurement tool, developed using the latest commercial devices in the market (e.g. Android devices and iPhones). It is a multi-technology solution supporting both indoor and outdoor test and measurement. The collected data represents true user perception on voice and data services performance, as well as network quality experience. Pilot Walktour is one of the most cost effective, standalone measurement solution with all the test capabilities encapsulated into one portable user device (or smartphone). This allows Pilot Walktour to be used in areas not easily accessible with a laptop based test and measurement products. Pilot Walktour can also be used as one of Pilot Fleet Unify test probes, since there is an option to automate and schedule the test processes remotely.
Main Product Features
LTE-A Pro Test and Measurement*
This function is unique to Pilot Walktour Android 3.8 with Samsung Galaxy S8 G9500 test device Samsung Galaxy S8 G9500 specification
- Cat 16
- 2CC and 3CC Carrier Aggregation
- DL 256QAM/UL 64 QAM
- 4x4 MIMO Capable with 3GPP Release 12/13 protocol.
*This function is developed/verified with China MNOs network environment. For integration and usage in other country's network, customer may contact DingLi for assistance on the procedures.
Independent PESQ/POLQA Audio Quality Testing
This is unique to Pilot Walktour Android 3.8 with Vivo Y79A/Y66iA and MI MIX2 test devices
Unlike the conventional method, the mobile-to-mobile PESQ/POLQA audio quality measurement with above mentioned devices can be conducted independently without DingLi's MOS box (or Micro MOS) hardware connected. Real-time measurements and messages can be displayed for instant verification.
Uploading MOS Logfiles to Pilot Fleet Unify Server
This function is unique to Pilot Walktour Android.
Pilot Walktour Android can be used as remote test equipment for Pilot Fleet Unify system. In such test configuration, user has the option to upload the collected PESQ/POLQA audio quality measurement to Pilot Fleet Unify for processing, basic presentation, and evaluation (instead data processing and real-time presentation on Pilot Walktour Android). With this option, the PESQ/POLQA MOS scores are available for assesment and presentation only on the Pilot Fleet Unify server. The option eliminates the need for additional PESQ/POLQA license requirement on the Pilot Walktour Android.
Network, band, and cell lock function is available with dedicated devices inclduing the LTE IoT module. Please refer to DingLi offered devices document for further details.
New connectable NB-IoT device Remo R1601 (Unique to Pilot Walktour Android)
Pilot Walktour Android can be connected to the NB-IoT test module for UDP/Ping/Attach/Idle services tests.
Remo Wireless R1601 Specification
● NB-IOT/CATM 1/2/3/5/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26/28
● GPRS/GSM1900/1800/900/850 MHz
● Temperature range
◎ Normal operation: -20℃ to +65℃
◎ Extended operation: -30℃ to +75℃
● Output Power
◎ NB-IOT/CATM: +23dBm (Class 3)
◎ GPRS 1900/1800MHz: +30dBm (Class 1)
◎ GPRS 900/850MHz: +33dBm (Class 4)
Specifications for Data transfer:
● NB-IOT :
◎ Downlink: ~250kbps
◎ Uplink: ~20kbps (Single-Tone) / ~200kbps (Multi-Tone)
● LTE CATM: Downlink:~1Mbps / Uplink: ~1Mbps
● GPRS class 12: 85.6kbps DL / 85.6kbps UL
Applicable for Indoor and Outdoor Test
Pilot Walktour is equipped with online and offline Google map to cater for outdoor measurement test. Other formats such as PNG, JPG and BITMAP are also supported especially for indoor test purposes. Other useful features such as line to serving cell, detailed cell information, management of indoor test based on floor levels and specialized management of indoor test data, are among some of the useful features found in Pilot Walktour.
LTE 2CC Carrier Aggregation (CA) Test
Multiple FDD-LTE/TDD-LTE CA modes supported Real-time monitoring of CA measurement, network resource allocation, network quality, date rate, etc. Real-time monitoring of key events, such as secondary component carrier (CC) modification, CA handover,and secondary CC activation.
Build-in Smart Analytics Engine to analyze CSFB, VoLTE and LTE data. Supports one-click statistics, as well as categorize the abnormal results and display the abnormal nodes automatically.
Huawei vMOS with Video Play Test
Use the latest Huawei vMOS algorithm to evaluate the video quality using vMOS scores. The vMOS score is for the entire video session, based on the quality of the video source, the initial delay during the video play, and the video buffering ratio.
Automatic Testing and Data Management
Pilot Walktour can also be used for automated test and measurement, as part of other solutions in the Pilot Series. Pilot Walktour Pack uses Pilot Walktour devices for pre-configured and automated benchmarking test, using the Backpack 3.0 solution. Pilot Walktour may also be used as part of Pilot Fleet Unify remote test probes. Test plans and configuration can be remotely assigned for automated testing. Collected data from Pilot Walktour Auto test will be remotely uploaded to the Pilot Fleet Unify server for instant data management, processing and analysis.
This function is used to share test information (e.g. project files, test plans, building/floorplan maps, site files, statistics reports, etc.) among two or multiple Pilot Walktour test devices (e.g. between iOS devices, or iOS and Android devices). This increases the test and analysis efficiency, especially in meeting project datelines or when commissioning new sites.
Note: Currently, project files and building/floorplan maps however cannot be shared between iOS and Android devices.
Dingli Universal Test Plan
Reusable test plans that can shared between Pilot Walktour iOS and Android devices (e.g. with Pilot Walktour iOS 3.9 and Android 3.5 onwards). This flexible test plans increases the operational efficiency by allowing interoperability between two products.
POLQA/PESQ MOS voice quality test with Pilot Walktour Pack
Can be used to conduct POLQA and PESQ MOS mobile-to-mobile voice quality testing when used as the test device for Pilot Walktour Pack.
Parallel Data Service Testing
Pilot Walktour is capable of handling multiple data service testing simultaneously. This could be multi-threads FTP UL/DL, multiple FTP UL/DL sessions or simply several different data services running in parallel.
POLQA, VoLTE and CSFB (unique to device brand and model)
Pilot Walktour offers the mobile-to-mobile and mobile-to-land PESQ/POLQA measurement, as well as dedicated CSFB/VoLTE analysis with some dedicated device brand and models.
Scanner Test (Unique to Pilot Walktour Android)
Multi-RAT scan test with PCTEL IBflex， supporting CW/Color Code/Pilot scan type.
Customized Information Display
User may customized the interface display in Pilot Walktour according to the required Radio Access Technology, its related parameters, events/alarms, and messages.
Using a pre-defined report template, Pilot Walktour is capable of generating relevant statistics report based on selected data files to be sent to a defined mailbox (e.g. with Pilot Walktour iOS), or export the statistics result generated on the interface to MS Word or MS Excel format (e.g. with Pilot Walktour Android).
Test like a user and anticipate probable QoS issues
Minimum investment with maximum test capability
Always up to date with performance measurement from latest devices in the market
Supports traditional and the latest data services application testing
Applicable for both indoor and outdoor testing with geo positioning
Able to detect potential wireless network issue instantly
Main Use cases
Instant and Easy Performance Verification
There are many circumstances where wireless network testing requires simple yet effective solution so important data can be captured instantly without using complex and time consuming tools. Pilot Walktour is most effective when having to perform test and measurements for indoor network planning and verification, congested areas or streets, and monitors the network anywhere or anytime as the user travels.
Most Cost Effective Standalone Solution
The principle design of Pilot Walktour is to perform wireless network test and measurement using a regular smartphone device just like a normal user. This does not require a separate laptop or PC based software or additional hardware. The operation runs on a Pilot Walktour software that is installed on a supported smartphone device. Various voice and data services testing can be executed easily, with the ability to save measured data and its geopositioning. Recorded data can be replayed on the device, or upload for post processing. Simple report generation from Pilot Walktour can also be done .
Test and Experience Network Performance Like a Regular Subscriber
This is one of the best way to capture network performance from a user's perspective. As the test is done through a regular (supported) smartphone devices, it gives a true user perception of the network quality and services performance. This will allow network operator to act upon any detected issues instantly.
Keep Track of High End Users' Usage and Experience
Pilot Walktour can be used to trace high end users' experience of the offered services or network quality. The Auto Test function allows tests to be configured and executed remotely, and scheduled as and when required, through Pilot Fleet Unify. The recorded data can be uploaded remotely to a centralized data storage, where all necessary data trend and analysis of relevant devices can be done to troubleshoot any detected issues from the network.
Double as test devices for Pilot Walktour Pack
The investment made for Pilot Walktour test devices can be further leveraged when there’s a need to conduct an operationally portable test and measurement activities, using multiple test devices. Pilot Walktour Pack shall be used as the control unit to manage and monitor all the Pilot Walktour devices currently connected to it. This type of portable yet stable measurement solution is widely sort after for in-building and remote area testing where minimalist test equipment is a major requirement.
- Please consult DingLi Sales or Technical Support for all the supported models (for Pilot Walktour Android and Pilot Walktour iOS) and device specifications