BVS Releases Squid for Portable M2M 3G Cell Tower Testing

From: Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Published: Thu Jul 07 2011

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and security products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry releases the Squid M2M 3G Cell Tower Tester.

Squid™ 3G Cell Tower Tester is a handheld receiver aimed at the booming M2M installation market. At a glance, Squid provides installers and electrical engineers a real time display of local 3G carriers’ base stations and their respective signal strength or RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator). Squid identifies RSSI, carrier network and type of 3G band (CDMA, GSM, etc.) providing installers with enough information to make key installation site decisions as well as optimal antenna placement all in an effort to choose the best mobile carrier for their particular site. This prevents installers and electricians from relying on consumer grade cell phones for important install decisions.

Since Squid contains multiple radios and multi-band antennae for several U.S. network carriers, no SIM activation or monthly contracts are required. Instead of installers juggling between several cell phones to estimate the best coverage for their M2M site, a single Squid can provide all the data needed for UMTS, CDMA, GSM and GPRS networks. In addition, Squid has a ultra-crisp OLED display, USB port and integrated GPS receiver for time-stamped and geo-located measurements for further analysis.

The Squid targets the issues faced by contractors installing ATMs, electric vehicle charging stations, vending machines and kiosks of all types but is also perfect for 3G carrier discovery and quality assurance testing. The device’s simple operation and precision signal strength measurements allow anyone to pick the best carrier signal without the need for multiple devices, heavy laptops or complicated software and dongles.

Squid is available now direct from For more information about the Squid please download the new M2M Cellular Modem Installations whitepaper by pasting this link into your browser :

About Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, located in Metuchen, New Jersey, has been providing advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry for over 38 years. Since 1995, BVS has introduced over 50 unique wireless test devices for a variety of applications including the popular Cellular, iDEN, PCS, CDMA, RFID, LTE, Mobile WiMAX, FIXED WiMAX, 802.11b/a/n/g & Bluetooth specifications. For more information visit

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