Solutions for ITU-compliant regulators

Perform more tasks for less, while addressing OPEX and CAPEX challenges, with no compromise in measurement accuracy

Overview

CRFS has helped national regulators find the right solution for their unique OPEX and CAPEX spectrum challenges since 2007. Our proven solutions are innovative and disruptive. They are designed to help monitor, manage, and monetize the spectrum while complying with ITU guidelines.

The RFeye ecosystem is a highly versatile and reliable hardware and software platform, providing essential solutions for real-time spectrum monitoring, interference hunting, geolocation, task automation, major event management, and more. It is a comprehensive monitoring and management solution delivering answers—not just data—at a competitive price.

  • ITU-compliant spectrum monitoring 

  • Manage frequency allocation and license holders

  • Measure spectrum occupancy

  • Toolkit for policing and managing large events

  • Identify new ways to monetize the spectrum
  • Address OPEX and CAPEX challenges

Key benefits

  • Understand & exploit your EM environment

    Enforcing spectrum regulation and ensuring license condition compliance is a challenge. However, real-time spectrum monitoring allows regulators to actively monitor, detect and investigate instances of non-compliance. By identifying unauthorized users or those violating spectrum usage rules, you can ensure fair spectrum usage, take enforcement actions, or issue fines—a significant source of earnings for regulatory agencies.

  • Measure spectrum occupancy

    With ever-increasing demand, the spectrum is heavily congested. Regulators face the huge challenge of ensuring spectrum occupancy is as efficient as possible. By using CRFS’ spectrum monitoring and automated software solutions, regulators can gain insights into who is using what frequency band and when. This facilitates the regulator’s task of monitoring spectrum occupancy and designing spectrum policies. 

  • Police & manage major events

    Major events such as the Olympics and state visits create unique spectrum challenges. Regulators must ensure that security agencies and broadcasters do not interfere with local frequencies and that events run to plan with broadcasting rights observed. CRFS provides fixed and mobile spectrum monitoring solutions (for interference hunting and 2D/3D geolocation) to manage risks and ensure major events run safely and seamlessly.

  • Identify new revenue opportunities

    Smart spectrum monitoring provides regulatory agencies with a dynamic and up-to-date understanding of the spectrum environment. This knowledge helps make informed decisions about spectrum management, including spectrum licensing, spectrum pricing, and spectrum auctions. By using RFeye Mission Manager, automated spectrum monitoring software, regulatory agencies can optimize spectrum use, enhance the efficiency of spectrum allocation processes, and maximize the economic value of the spectrum.

  • Interference hunting

    Rapid time to resolution is critical when it comes to resolving interference issues. The nirvana is predicting and being able to react in real time. CRFS’ solutions give regulatory authorities the tools they need to detect, identify, and geolocate unwanted emitters and interference sources. A unique mixture of traditional and novel techniques can be achieved with the RFeye ecosystem.

  • Meet OPEX & CAPEX challenges

    As government agencies, regulatory bodies are under pressure to do “more with less,” both in terms of budget and personnel. However, CRFS solutions align well with reduced OPEX budgets as fewer receivers are needed to provide equivalent coverage, and they use novel data collection techniques to provide data from mobile platforms. Moreover, CRFS solutions’ high levels of automation and zero annual recalibration directly impact CAPEX.

Understand & exploit your EM environment

Enforcing spectrum regulation and ensuring license condition compliance is a challenge. However, real-time spectrum monitoring allows regulators to actively monitor, detect and investigate instances of non-compliance. By identifying unauthorized users or those violating spectrum usage rules, you can ensure fair spectrum usage, take enforcement actions, or issue fines—a significant source of earnings for regulatory agencies.

Measure spectrum occupancy

With ever-increasing demand, the spectrum is heavily congested. Regulators face the huge challenge of ensuring spectrum occupancy is as efficient as possible. By using CRFS’ spectrum monitoring and automated software solutions, regulators can gain insights into who is using what frequency band and when. This facilitates the regulator’s task of monitoring spectrum occupancy and designing spectrum policies. 

Police & manage major events

Major events such as the Olympics and state visits create unique spectrum challenges. Regulators must ensure that security agencies and broadcasters do not interfere with local frequencies and that events run to plan with broadcasting rights observed. CRFS provides fixed and mobile spectrum monitoring solutions (for interference hunting and 2D/3D geolocation) to manage risks and ensure major events run safely and seamlessly.

Identify new revenue opportunities

Smart spectrum monitoring provides regulatory agencies with a dynamic and up-to-date understanding of the spectrum environment. This knowledge helps make informed decisions about spectrum management, including spectrum licensing, spectrum pricing, and spectrum auctions. By using RFeye Mission Manager, automated spectrum monitoring software, regulatory agencies can optimize spectrum use, enhance the efficiency of spectrum allocation processes, and maximize the economic value of the spectrum.

Interference hunting

Rapid time to resolution is critical when it comes to resolving interference issues. The nirvana is predicting and being able to react in real time. CRFS’ solutions give regulatory authorities the tools they need to detect, identify, and geolocate unwanted emitters and interference sources. A unique mixture of traditional and novel techniques can be achieved with the RFeye ecosystem.

Meet OPEX & CAPEX challenges

As government agencies, regulatory bodies are under pressure to do “more with less,” both in terms of budget and personnel. However, CRFS solutions align well with reduced OPEX budgets as fewer receivers are needed to provide equivalent coverage, and they use novel data collection techniques to provide data from mobile platforms. Moreover, CRFS solutions’ high levels of automation and zero annual recalibration directly impact CAPEX.

Talk through your unique OPEX and CAPEX challenges and priorities with an advisor

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PROACTIVE RF INTERFERENCE  HUNTING & DATA COLLECTION
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UPGRADING LEGACY SYSTEMS FOR PROACTIVE SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

How the Malta Communications Authority replaced old equipment with state-of-the-art solutions.

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SPECTRUM MONITORING & MANAGEMENT AT THE RIO SUMMER OLYMPICS

How the Brazilian National Telecoms Agency used a remote distributed network at the world’s biggest sporting event.

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PROACTIVE RF INTERFERENCE HUNTING & DATA COLLECTION

How Rijksinspectie Digitale Infrastructuur embraced effective spectrum monitoring (and caught criminals in the process) 

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WHITE PAPER

10 ways to meet OPEX & CAPEX on a budget

Regulators are under pressure to efficiently allocate and manage resources due to increasing services relying on the spectrum. However, greater demand does not have to lead to increased costs.  

Hardware

CRFS offers a combination of fixed, tactical, and mobile hardware solutions, which can be used as versatile, re-deployable systems that do not require recalibration.
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RFeye Node 40-8
RFeye Node 40-8

A wideband RF receiver to ensure you never miss a signal. The RFeye Node 40-8 provides the latest superheterodyne receiver technology to provide outstanding quality and performance at a highly competitive price.

RFeye Array 100
RFeye Array 100

Direction finding and advanced plug-and-play geolocation system. Fully integrated, multi-mission systems for fixed, vehicle, or transportable applications with simultaneous DF, monitoring, and geolocation capability.

RFeye Array 300
RFeye Array 300

High-performance simultaneous wideband radio monitoring, DF, and geolocation. Vehicle-mounted or fixed deployment with 8GHz, 18GHz, or 40GHz options. Two Nodes enable you to receive and record I/Q simultaneously.

Software

A comprehensive software suite to monitor, capture, analyze, geolocate, and report signals of interest. Our solutions provide teams with a complimentary toolkit for complete spectrum visibility.

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RFeye Site
RFeye Site

RFeye Site is a toolbox to monitor the spectrum in real-time and geolocate signals in complex RF environments.

RFeye DeepView
RFeye DeepView

RFeye DeepView is a forensic signal analysis software solution offering a 100% probability of intercept.

RFeye Mission Manager
RFeye Mission Manager

RFeye Mission Manager is a toolset for automated spectrum management and near-time incident reporting.

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Book a callback with an advisor

Regulators across the globe are faced with unique spectrum challenges. By listening to and understanding your specific challenge, I can help find the right CAPEX and OPEX solution while adhering to ITU guidelines.  

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