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.


  • 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


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.

RF Vision

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 and 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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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.


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

* 5-year plans only; if applicable

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Factory Repair

VIAVI Solutions is a single-source supplier for all of your factory and on-site test equipment repair, maintenance, and calibration service needs.

We offer return-to-factory, fixed-rate repair services for all VIAVI test equipment. Fixed-rate repair provides the best turnaround time, streamlining the overall repair process and creating a very predictable and reliable repair experience at the best pricing.

Our technicians ensure that your equipment is functioning properly by completing any maintenance and install enhancements,  including engineering change notice updates.

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Factory Calibration

Keeping your equipment in top-running shape with factory or onsite calibration services helps ensure your network will continue to operate at peak performance. A variety of options allow you to manage the logistics of calibrating your equipment, while maximizing your maintenance investment. Performing regular calibration of equipment ensures the accuracy of its measurements. Improper calibration, however can compromise a network and impact services.  

Keep your equipment in top-running shape with VIAVI On-site Services that help to ensure your network continues to operate at peak performance. It's the most cost-efficient and effective way to maintain equipment on a timetable that meets your requirements.

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Self-Paced Training

VIAVI offers self-paced technical and product training as a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective training delivery option. Self-paced training offers a flexible training option for small groups of employees or those located remotely or in multiple locations. It’s an ideal training solution for instructing technicians who work in the field and cannot attend on-site classes.

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Priority Service

VIAVI Care Plan Priority Services and Technical Expert Application Center (TAC) Service Levels for Field Portable Instruments used to test fiber, cable TV, xDSL, metro and wireless networks

All customers enjoy Standard Plus support during the product warranty period and can upgrade to Premium TAC by purchasing a VIAVI Care Support Plan.

The hallmark of our test platforms is evolving, modular test features to allow customers to keep pace with advancing communications technologies. The learning process is not just “one and done,” and field teams often have high rates of turnover.

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Battery / Bag Replacement Coverage
Batteries and bags wear out with daily use and charge cycles. To ensure these items don't slow you down, our 5 year plans include a replacement over the life of your 5 year plan.

VIAVI will provide a one-time replacement of bad battery and worn soft bag/glove within the duration of a 5-year SilverCare or MaxCare Support Plan. Replacement will only be replaced when the instrument is returned to VIAVI for repair or calibration service. Hard cases are excluded, and coverage is not applicable for instruments sold without bag/battery.

This coverage is Included in 5 year Silver and MaxCare Plans

Technical Assistance
The VIAVI Technical Support team can assist you in using/configuring products or address issues regarding product performance.

Visit our Technical Assistance section for more information.

MaxCare Accessory Replacement Coverage
Instrument products come with accessory cables and connector tips. To ensure reliable, accurate testing we will cover the replacement of one accessory annually, to ensure good test results.

When an accessory has been determined to be defective or faulty, VIAVI will, at no charge to customer, either repair the accessory or exchange at VIAVI’s discretion. Exchanged accessories may be new or refurbished. All returned accessories become property of VIAVI. The following limitations apply: no more than one accessory may be exchanged per 12 month period; applicable accessories include only those accessories that are considered essential to the operation of the instrument and were shipped with the original purchased product. The Customer is responsible for shipping faulty accessory back to VIAVI when there is a concern or during a calibration or repair service event.

Express Loaner
Now you can schedule calibrations or repairs with no downtime. The Express Loaner Service provides you with a similarly configured piece of equipment before sending yours in for calibration or for that unexpected repair that you need immediately.

Care Support Plan - 3Z RF Vision

ProductRecommended Plan (Part Number)BronzeCare
Why calibrate?
3Z RF VisionSilver-5

Why calibrate this product?
What are the common issues?

Why calibrate this product?

Timely calibration of your RF Vision maintains its ability to accurately align panel and point-to-point antennas as per a site’s RF Design.

Factory standards to ensure accuracy

Factory standards to ensure accuracy

VIAVI Calibrates to TL9000 factory standards to ensure your instrument is certified to measure accurately, as it did when it came off the factory line.  Instruments that are out of calibration will produce unreliable measurements and can create false passing or false failing test results that often cause your team repeat work.  We maintain, polish and clean all fiber connectors, fix pigtail connections that are internal to the product to ensure all ports stay in good working order and upgrade software / firmware to the latest approved release to enable enhancements. VIAVI Care Plans are the most cost-effective way to plan for calibration with a low, discounted price at the time of instrument purchase, however fixed rate calibration can be purchased at a later date on a separate purchase order.

  • Ensure accurate measurements that meet calibration and service level agreements, ISO and TL standards for network test procedures.
  • Ensure all test transmission signals work properly to avoid issues such as not reaching full line rate testing rate required to validate service bandwidth, speed and quality of service (QoS).
  • Maintain ports and connectors to keep test transmissions working properly and to extend the life of the instrument. For example, if optical connectors and, lasers are bad or electrical/RF interface ports are loose after years of connection cycles, OTDR, TDR, and Radio Frequency measurements will not work properly.
  • When doing construction, installation and activation work that must be certified, all network components typically must be tested with a certified, calibrated instrument to preserve warranty from manufacturer, such as fiber optic cable manufactures. 
  • Accurate RF frequencies and optical wavelengths are critical to meet measurement specifications.  If using these to validate network elements, power levels, transmission rates, out of specification tools will prevent validation of network elements and signals.

How will my measurements be affected if the product is out of calibration?

Incorrectly aligned panel antennas can result in:

  • RF coverage gaps, overlaps and interferences
  • Reduced capacity for the antenna / site
  • Increased Hand Over errors
  • Increased Subscriber Drop Rate
  • Increased potential for repeat site visits

Incorrectly aligned point-to-point antennas can result in:

  • Increased wind / vibration sensitivity
  • Degraded link capacity and reliability
  • Service outage and revenue interruptions
  • Loss of link redundancy
  • Customer churn and revenue loss

What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?

What are the most common implications of these issues to the business?

  • Uncalibrated tools produce unreliable measurement results that can't be certified to specifications and may violate service level agreements or ISO/TL9000 standards with your customers and their network equipment vendors.
  • QoS certification may be inaccurate and generate a repeat test need. Contractors are often not compensated or could be delisted as an approved service supplier due to incorrect results.
  • Full manufacturer  warranty (20-30 years) from cable suppliers (e.g. Corning, CommScope, Belden, ect.) will only be granted if the installation is certified with a calibrated instrument, thus the network owner is motivated to comply with correct installation certification procedures to retain and enforce the warranty on expensive cabling and optical network elements, etc.

Common Business impacts include:

  • Lost revenue, customer complaints and increased costs: 
  • Most network operators track and audit repeat work done by sub-contractors and often there is a billing dispute in these cases.  Contractors with high rates of inaccurate test results are usually hired for less or not at all when not meeting SLA agreements or quality metrics.   
  • For Network Operators, repeat service quality issues with customers often causes added cost, customer dissatisfaction and loss of business.  


Let's look at OTN/SONET/SDH/E1/T1 and various FTTX, DOCIS and xDSL measurements.  It is critical to reach full line rate (1G, 10G, 40G, 100G) to test service performance and service error rates.  If the uncalibrated tester can not reach full line rate during testing, a customer may be left with suboptimal performance that will quickly create complaints or alternatively, the technician could end up chasing phantom network problems that do not exist.

VIAVI Care Support for Existing Equipment


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

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