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  1. The Multiwave SmartAligner: Future-Proof Design

    It’s no secret that aligning antennas requires precise measurements that can be relied on time and time again. We’ve covered various antenna alignment equipment in previous blog posts that you can find here. But, what if there was an antenna aligner that was future-proof? Meaning it didn’t get outdated because of advances in technology and that if it needed a major update you wouldn’t have to send it anywhere or replace it. That’s a bold statement in a world where technology is advancing at incredible speeds. This week, our Gear Experts® are going to break down the future-proof design of the Multiwave SmartAligner.

    There’s an App for That


     

    We’ve covered the features and benefits of the Multiwave SmartAligner in previous blog posts that can be found here. But, we haven’t really addressed their revolutionary app that is available for both Android and iPhone. The app has been around for over 5 years and is constantly being updated with new features. In fact, it’s had nearly a dozen application updates since it was released.

    The Multiwave SmartAligner App


     

    So, there’s an app, but what does that actually do to help when on the job? Well, the app has a ton of features that help with training, measurements, and reporting.

    Training

    Antenna Aligners aren’t cheap and the last thing you want to do is send someone 200+ feet up a tower with no real experience in how to operate the tool. Not only does it waste time and money, but the chances of something going wrong and the device being damaged are increased. That’s where the simulation mode comes in.  Simulation mode allows you to train staff on how to use the device from the ground on a smartphone. And, you can use simulation mode without even owning a device – meaning you can already know how it operates before you buy it.

    Measurements

    With the ability to pre-program measurements from the app, you can ensure that you have the information you need when you’re working on the antenna. For added control, you can also set parameters for employees that lock their allowed margin of error. This feature can save valuable time and prevent costly mistakes.

    Reporting

    With a full suite of reporting features, the SmartAligner App can help speed up job completion time. Take pictures and jot down notes all within the app and easily attach them to your report.

    We have a full training series that covers the setup and operation of the mobile app. You can find that series by clicking here.

    Future-Proof

    How does this app make the device future-proof? Well, it’s all in the updates. Most antenna aligners on the market don’t have the ability to be updated from an app. Instead, you have to send the device in for costly software and hardware updates. Or, potentially just purchase a whole new unit. Multiwave built a device designed to stand the test of time and updates are as simple as opening the app.

    The Tool


     

    We’ve talked a lot about the app, but what about the aligner itself? Well, it’s a pretty impressive piece of equipment – and boasts several features that separate it from the competition. The patented bracket allows the Aligner to be mounted securely and directly to most antennas without the need for costly accessories. The bracket is engineered to enable 18 different mounting configurations which help the tool automatically provide the Azimuth, Tilt, and Roll without having to do any math.

    The SmartAligner includes an easy to read backlit LCD screen that provides the information you need to do a proper alignment. A 3-point design provides more accurate alignment than any other product in its category. It does this by capitalizing on the best-in-class sensor spacing without increasing the size and space requirements of the tool. Last, but not least, the Aligner comes with a heavy-duty waterproof case so you can make sure to safely and securely transport your Aligner wherever the job may take you.

    For more information about the Antenna Aligner click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    Click here to check out the Multiwave SmartAligner

    Click here to check out our full selection of SmartAligner accessories

    Click here to check out our past Multiwave blog posts

    Click here to see our video series on the Multiwave SmartAligner App

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Future-Proof Antenna Alignment: The Video


     

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  2. 3Z RF Vision Antenna Aligner Application Guide

    The 3Z RF Vision Antenna Aligner is a revolutionary antenna alignment device that helps you easily and effectively install and maintain antennas. We’ve outlined many different features about this antenna aligner in previous blog posts. You can find a list of those blog posts here. This week our Gear Experts® are going to break down the free smartphone app available for download that works in conjunction with the RF Vision Antenna Aligner.

    There’s an App for That


     

    In 2019 there is literally an app for everything and the telecom profession is no different. The RF Vision Mobile App is available on both Android and iOS devices and allows you to control and monitor your RF Vision Alignment Tool with the mobile device that you already have in your pocket. So, let’s break down the app and some of the cool features it has.

    RF Vision Mobile App


     

    Design

    The app features a modern, streamlined design that is easy to navigate and helps you focus on performing the job. When you first open the app, you’ll notice that it looks pretty similar to the navigation menu on the actual device. That’s because you can do virtually anything you would do on the device touchscreen through your phone.

    Connecting the App

    When it comes to connecting the app to the device, 3Z has made it simple. The first step is to make sure that the software on your Antenna Aligner is up to date. Next, enable Bluetooth on both the aligner and your mobile device. Once Bluetooth has been enabled, open the RF Vision Mobile app and select your Antenna Alignment Tool in the menu. Once this process has been completed you should be taken back to the main screen where you can begin controlling your tool.

    Using the App

    Once the connection process has been completed you can navigate the menus just as would on the device itself. You can select the type of antenna you’re working with and entering all of the site information that is required is as easy as typing a text message. You can also see, in real-time, the line of sight target acquisition system as you align the antenna.

    But, the advantages of the mobile app don’t stop there. Easily report to the client that the job has been completed with the user-friendly ability to view, edit, delete, and download PDF reports (with the included line of sight images) straight to your mobile device. This feature makes sending your reports to your client as easy as sending an email from your phone.

    This app makes an already easy to use device even more convenient. If you have any questions about the 3Z RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool or the RF Mobile App, click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    *Users are required to register and download the latest firmware update from the 3Z website in order to use the mobile app. Click here to download that firmware.

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Click here to check out the 3Z RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool

    Click here to see our selection of 3Z accessories

    3Z RF Vision Antenna Aligner App: The Video


     

    Gear Up with Gear Experts: The Podcast


     

    We're also proud to announce Gear Up with Gear Experts® - A podcast dedicated to at-height, industry, and construction. Gear Up with Gear Experts® is available via your podcast listening platform of choice and in each episode, the hosts (Alex Giddings & John Medina) bring in a gear expert or industry leader to talk about gear, gear safety, tips, and tricks. To find out more about the show and sign up for alerts, head on over to gearexperts.com.

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