3Z RF Vision

Antenna Alignment Tool

3Z RF Vision is an innovative antenna alignment tool that helps users to easily perform accurate antenna alignment on panel and microwave point-to-point antennas. With its compact size, rugged design, user friendly GUI, unique reporting capabilities, and integrated camera, 3Z RF Vision has paved the future for antenna alignment.

Benefits

  • Accurately align directional antennas (panel, microwave, and cylindrical/stealth antennas)
  • Generate reliable and automated line-of-sight surveys
  • Match antenna alignment with RF design
  • Maximize voice quality and data traffic
  • Improve data user throughput & KPIs
  • Reduce churn
  • Reduce OPEX

Features

Built-in Camera

Bullseye Target Alignment with Augmented Reality

Dual Frequency Technology

Weather-resistant, rugged design


Why is Antenna Alignment Important?

During the installation of your wireless network, antenna alignment counts. Companies spend millions of dollars to plan and design wireless and microwave networks. As you plan the coverage objectives, it is critically important that antenna alignment is accurately implemented during the installation. Otherwise, it will result in coverage gaps, network performance degradation and loss of revenue. It is equally important that installers are equipped with an effective and reliable antenna alignment tool. This gives you the confidence that the job was performed as indicated on the RF design specifications.

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What Comes with your Kit?

  • Everything you need to get started.
  • 3Z RF Vision Antenna Alignment Tool
  • Universal Strap Clamp
  • Rugged hard-case with padded interior
  • Water-resistant soft carrying bag
  • Rubber bumpers for microwave antennas
  • AC/DC power charger and universal power adaptors

Designed with the user in mind

  • Protected with rubber guard and rugged design
  • Small design for increased portability
  • Sunlight-readable screen
  • Weather and impact resistant

5G Ready

5G will largely be deployed in a small cell format using high-band millimeter-wave (mmW) frequencies. High gain millimeter-wave antennas will produce pencil-like beams which require LOS (Line-of-Sight) or NLOS (Near-Line-of-Sight) to achieve high data rates.

To maximize the use of high-band mmW frequencies and Massive MIMO beamforming antenna performance, precise antenna alignment and an LOS survey are critical during and after installation.

3Z RF Vision is ready to help you service 5G networks.


Automated Closeout Reports

No post processing required! 3Z RF Vision will create a single comprehensive PDF or CSV report for each site being aligned. Retrieve reports easily via the built-in micro USB port or send it in real time using our mobile app.

Your report includes the target coordinates and the final measured alignment data, site sector identifiers, geocoding, geolocation, date and time stamp, and a line-of-sight photo validation.


Dual-Frequency GNSS Technology

3Z RF Vision connects to GPS and GLONASS

Dual-frequency GNSS technology allows 3Z RF Vision to measure satellites twice, seeing a total of 174 satellites signals (3x more than competitor products). This delivers more accurate, faster readings even in high density urban cities and crowded towers.


Built-In Camera

Line-of-Sight Survey with Every Alignment

The Only Antenna Alignment Tool with Camera in the Market

For the first time, an antenna alignment tool not only aligns the antenna, but also provides a visual guide to show where the antenna is pointing. The line-of-sight image gives you greater clarity and simplifies the alignment process.

The world around your antennas is constantly changing, and 3Z RF Vision allows you to capture these changes. New building constructions, growing tree lines, etc. will degrade your coverage objectives and create unhappy customers. Only 3Z RF Vision will allow you to see these obstructions and give engineers the ability to optimize antenna orientations.

Now you can see your antenna coverage!


Camera & Touch Screen View Finder

3Z RF Vision’s augmented reality displays a bullseye target in the 5-inch LCD touch screen display. Now the tower tech can perfectly align the antenna by simply moving the crosshair over to align the bullseye in one easy step.

The touch screen display is responsive to touch in most work gloves, letting you keep your hands warm and protected in cold conditions.


Impact Resistant Display

Built for rugged use, the display is protected with chemically strengthened glass which creates a much higher resistance to scratching, cracking and breaking. We designed it tough to keep up with your toughest tower technician.


All Weather Enclosure

3Z RF Vision is designed to withstand all weather conditions. Made with strengthened polycarbonate hard plastic and a protective rubber bumper that makes it virtually heat and impact resistant. It is designed for rugged use and is meant to last.


Strap Clamp

The Strap Clamp was designed to quickly mount the 3Z RF Vision or 3Z RF Aligner to a wide variety of antenna types. 360 Degree Mounting Capabilities.

Standard Webbing for antennas up to 2.5′ diameter – included. Longer webbing for antennas up to 12′ diameter – sold separately.

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Small Cell Reference Plate

Be ready for 5G rollout. With the Small Cell Reference Plate connected to the Strap Clamp you can use the 3Z RF Vision on small cells or any cylindrical stealth antennas. Strap Clamp sold separately.

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Lip Clamp

The Lip Clamp was designed to quickly mount the 3Z RF Vision or 3Z RF Aligner to a wide variety of microwave parabolic dishes in all sizes.

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Ericsson AIR Mount

The Ericsson AIR Mоunt wаѕ dеѕіgnеd tо bе a lіghtwеіght, precise and еаѕу tо uѕе mоuntіng solution fоr thе Ericsson AIR21 and AIR32 antennas.

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Nokia FASb Standoffs

The Nokia FASb Standoffs (4pcs.) were designed as an add-on for the Strap Clamp. This integrated mounting solution is precise and еаѕу tо uѕе with thе Nokia FASb antennas.

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12′ Diameter Webbing Straps

This pair of straps іѕ specifically dеѕіgnеd tо work wіth the Strар Clаmр and will fit antennas of up to 12’ in diameter. The Strap Clamp includes standard webbing to fit antennas of up to 2.5’ diameter. Additional sizes to fit antennas up to 6’ in diameter or 10’ in diameter are also available. Strap Clamp sold separately.

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10′ Diameter Webbing Straps

This pair of straps іѕ specifically dеѕіgnеd tо work wіth the Strар Clаmр and will fit antennas of up to 10’ in diameter. The Strap Clamp includes standard webbing to fit antennas of up to 2.5’ diameter. Additional sizes to fit antennas up to 6’ in diameter or 12’ in diameter are also available. Strap Clamp sold separately.

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6′ Diameter Webbing Straps

This pair of straps іѕ specifically dеѕіgnеd tо work wіth the Strар Clаmр and will fit antennas of up to 6’ in diameter. The Strap Clamp includes standard webbing to fit antennas of up to 2.5’ diameter. Additional sizes to fit antennas up to 10’ in diameter or 12’ in diameter are also available. Strap Clamp sold separately.

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Monopod

Designed for Field Technicians and RF Engineers, our Monopod allows non-climbers to verify antenna alignment from ground level. (Compatible with 3Z RF Vision or 3Z RF Aligner, sold separately.)

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Bluetooth Laser Range Finder

Wirelessly connect to your 3Z RF Vision or 3Z RF Aligner enabling your tool to measure precision antenna height (AGL). 3Z Pairing License included.

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Ground Verification System

Designed for Field Technicians and RF Engineers, our Ground Verification System allows non-climbers to verify antenna alignment and height from ground level. (3Z RF Vision and Bluetooth Laser Range Finder are sold separately.)

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Camera License Key

To experience the full capabilities of your 3Z RF Vision, it is required to purchase a lifetime Camera License Key.

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3Z RF Vision Mobile App

This new app allows you to access your 3Z RF Vision via Bluetooth, view and share real-time reports while still on site.  Download, connect and control!  Android App  (Android 5.0 or higher) | iOS App (iOS 11 or higher)  RF Vision software update 2.6.169 required to use this app.


Services

Instrument Care Support Plans

Save up the 50% of standard service prices and obtain priority service when you buy a bundled plan at the same time the instrument is purchased. Care Support Plans offer the best way to purchase extended warranty, premium technical support, self-paced training, and critical maintenance services like calibration services that include software and engineering change order update services to ensure your product is maintained with current software and a calibration certificate. These discounted plans are 2-5 years long when purchased upfront with your VIAVI instruments.


VIAVI Care Support

VIAVI Care Support

* 5-year plans only; if applicable

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VIAVI Care Support for Existing Equipment

FleetCare
FleetCare

FleetCare plans can be customized to include any service entitlements on your fleet of existing equipment. Please fill out a Service Contracts form for a quote.

  • Any collection instruments with a single coterminous renewal date
  • Each contract is customized with any number of annual terms required by the customer
  • Onsite Calibration, Training, Field Application Engineer days can be added

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3Z RF Vision Damage Protection Plan

Protect your 3Z RF Vision from accidental damages and keep it in top working condition with a Damage Protection Plan.  Ensure system accuracy and precision with one premium calibration and one battery replacement.  Free cracked screen and enclosure replacement is included for repairable units returned under this plan.  Even if the worst-case scenario happens and the unit is damaged beyond repair, plan holders can pay only a low deductible for a one-time replacement unit. Include the Damage Protection Plan with your RF Vision purchase and get the most value from your investment even when accidents happen.

2 Year Damage Protection Plan


Repair and Calibration

Our products live in rugged environments for over 10 years with 1000s of test connect/disconnect cycles.  We will be there to support you to ensure components that require maintenance like connectors, batteries, and software updates to ensure you are ready to test accurately for years to come. We apply factory procedures that use fast, automated calibration and functional verification, maintenance using OEM parts and the application of all engineering change orders and software updates. Services are available through contract Care plans, FleetCare or per incident as requests. 

Top 4 Reasons to Choose VIAVI for Your Repair and Calibration Needs:

  • Minimize business disruption
  • Budget
  • Measurement Accuracy and Product Reliability
  • Measurement Compliance, TL9000 certification and OEM Standards

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Refurbished Equipment

Save on the test equipment you trust and purchase VIAVI pre-owned test equipment with confidence.

Top reasons for buying used test equipment un the VIAVI Encore program

  • Cost saving: Round out your test instrument set at a discount.
  • Accelerated delivery time: The product is ready to ship as soon as it is announced.
  • 1 year warranty, calibration and OEM approved parts are included in the refurbishment
  • Environmentally friendly reuse reduces e-waste and pollution
  • Maintaining consistent procedures across your team is easy when everyone is using the same tool

Is Instrument Trade-In to Trade up available?

Yes! You can often trade in products you have owned for a few years and upgrade to the latest and greatest fleet for your team through the VIAVI trade in program.  Please work with your sales representative to obtain a trade-in to trade-up quotation.

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3Z RF Vision is simple, accurate, and weightless. Our favorite feature is the built-in camera. We recommend it. The equipment is affordable, balancing price with the quality of the product.

Joel M.

WesTower Calgary

We use 3Z RF Vision for microwave antenna alignment and the product is very good. We highly recommend it.

Daniel A.

AR Electronics

After purchasing the 3Z RF Vision antenna alignment tool, everyone is happy with the smart experience and faster way of doing things.

Brian D.

Stealth Communications

I recommend 3Z RF Vision to anyone looking for the best antenna alignment tool in the industry. I also receive software updates in a timely manner and the customer service is top notch.

Eric D

General Dynamics

How to Get Started

Interested in a product demonstration? Contact us for more info, receive a price quote, or find out how to buy.