[Series: Part 2] Drive test -Setting up the Software

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Hey guys, here we are back again with part 2 of our drive test series “Setting up the Software”, but before moving further in case you have missed out on what we have discussed in part 1. Here is the link.

Setting up the Software

The software under discussion will be TEMS during our entire series. As suggested earlier the basic concept remains same for all other softwares.

Installation of the software will be like any other software you install on your system. Once you are done with the installation the first thing you will be asked for after clicking the TEMS icon will be the selection of workspace. You can select your desired workspace from the list of options. You can choose LTE, WCDMA or GSM from the options. It depends on which type of drive test you want to perform. If you are only working on WCDMA or GSM or a combination of any two technologies, you can select that workspace from the list.You can create or customize workspaces according to your needs as well.

Managing workspace is important, the more optimized the workspace the easier it will be to monitor what is happening on your mobile phones.

Here is a snapshot of how workspace screen looks like :

workspace

Once you are done with selecting workspace click OK. The next screen you view will look like this:

You can now start connecting mobile phones and GPS. If you are connecting these equipments for the first time you need to install drivers for the respective mobile phone and GPS.

Globalsat and Garmin are the two companies whose GPS are mostly used. As for mobile phones, samsung and sony are commonly used. Drivers for both GPS and mobile phones are easily available on internet. You just need to search for the right model number.

Once you are done with driver installation you can connect the mobile phone and GPS with the usb ports of your computer.

One more thing to note here is that some mobile phones require tethering to be enabled and some don’t. Most new mobiles require tethering to be enabled, this means software will initiate device detection once you connect mobile to computer port via USB and after enabling USB tethering.

You can enable or disable tethering by going into Settings->More->Tethering & Portable hotspot->USB tethering

Once successfully detected your screen will look like this:

Red cross on each detected equipment means devices are deactivated. You can activate all the devices by clicking the green tick mark above. You can activate each device separately as well by right clicking on each device and then selecting activate.

So in Part 2 we have learned how to successfully setup the software and also understand the technicalities of connecting the devices with the software. Stay tuned to inkophilic, as we are slowly moving into more interesting phase of our Drive test series. We will be back with more in part 3 of the series, do write to us and give us your valuable feedback.

Author: Muhammad Maaz Khan

The author is a telecom professional, and wants to contribute positively towards a better society.

3 thoughts on “[Series: Part 2] Drive test -Setting up the Software”

  1. I am not a telecom professional myself. But I am quite sure that this series would be helpful for other telecom professionals. Thumbs Up!

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