Antenna alignment tools, also referred to as AATs, are devices that are used to align an antenna to the microwave signal path between the antenna and another RF transmission device.
What Are Antenna Alignment Tools?
Designed to optimize network performance and benefit the end users of cell towers, antenna alignment tools are essential for network maintenance. Correct antenna alignment means maximized network performance, faster 4G LTE and soon 5G speeds, fewer dropped calls, spectrum efficiency, and most importantly of all, satisfied cellular network customers.
Importance Of Antenna Alignment Tools
In order to ensure the best signal performance, antenna alignment is a vital part of maintaining cellular networks. The quality of networks depends on antenna maintenance and adjustments. Antenna alignment tools allow technicians to improve and optimize an antenna’s capabilities.
Types Of Antenna Alignment Tools
- Vision Antenna Alignment Tools
- RF / Microwave Alignment Kits
- Microwave Path Alignment Kits
- GPS Antenna Alignment Tester
- Sensors Smart Aligner Systems
Antenna Alignment Tool Features
ATEC’s antenna alignment tool rentals come with a variety of features. With multiple frequency technology and multiple antenna mounting configurations, these devices are user-friendly and ideal for antenna alignment. The models have rugged, compact, and weather resistant designs. Using these units ensures efficient and accurate analysis.
Antenna Alignment Tool Applications
- Carriers like Verizon, AT&T and Sprint require antenna alignment tools to optimize the link reliability of their cell towers
- Built-in camera
- Multi-constellations & dual frequency technology
- Secure report generators
- Free smartphone app
- Rugged and durable design
Note: Applications vary among models.
How Does An Antenna Alignment Tool Work?
An antenna alignment tool, after being attached to a directional antenna, measures alignment by determining azimuth, tilt and roll, and height above ground level (AGL) with the help of GPS technology. Some models, like Sunsight antenna alignment tools, have wireless sensor pods that allow users to monitor alignment in three dimensions and report changes by sounding alarms. Most AATs are IP-65 resistant, meaning they can operate in rain, snow, blistering heat, and many other extreme weather conditions
People Who Use Antenna Alignment Tools
- Cellular Panel Installation Experts
- Cellular Network Maintenance Workers
- Antenna Alignment Operators
- Communications System Technicians
- People Performing Television Maintenance
Choose The Best Antenna Alignment Tool Rental
ATEC offers affordable antenna alignment tool rental rates for products from leading manufacturers of antenna alignment tools. Our rental agents can help you choose the ideal device based on your testing requirements. ATEC has antenna alignment tools from the following manufacturers:
- 3Z Telecom
- Sunsight Instruments
- MultiWave Sensors Inc.
- Orolia (Spectracom)
The quality of cellular networks is easily retained with the use of ATEC’s selection of antenna alignment tools.