iBwave Simplifies Public Safety Network Testing & Verification with Epiq PRiSM scanner and new Grid Test Functionality

Latest release of iBwave Mobile Survey and Epiq PRiSM scanner gives the public safety market a simple, reliable and affordable way to test, verify and document adherence to Public Safety Networks regulations.

MONTREAL, QC, January 18, 2023iBwave Solutions, the industry-leading software provider for wireless network design, today announced the immediate availability of an updated version for its Public Safety survey solution, further advancing the network testing and verification capabilities offered by the existing iBwave Mobile Survey application and robust handheld Epiq PRiSM scanner. The new grid test capabilities combined with the existing iBwave Public safety desktop offering gives public safety engineers the complete solution they need to test, verify, design and document public safety networks that meet the latest in U.S. standards and regulations.

“Public safety networks have unique performance and latency requirements that often exceed the parameters of typical wireless networks,” said Jamie Birdnow, iBwave’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations. “The integration with Epiq PRiSM scanner in addition to the new Grid Test functionality in iBwave Mobile Survey gives network engineers the functionality they need to ensure that first responders have communications networks they can depend on in life-or-death situations.”

Just as the performance of public safety networks is critical for first responders on the scene of any emergency, it is equally crucial that the survey and design assets used to create these systems continue to keep pace with the dynamic regulations and standards environment in the U.S. and elsewhere. With this in mind, iBwave has updated their public safety networks solution to include grid testing in addition to the existing survey, design and reporting functionalities in place to enable the deployment and maintenance of public safety networks in adherence with IFC and NFPA regulations.

The latest version of the iBwave Public Safety Solution, which includes the iBwave Mobile survey with the Epiq PRiSM scanner integration and the powerful Public Safety network design desktop software includes:

  • Seamless integration with the easy-to-use, affordable and lightweight Epiq PRiSM Scanner for use in public safety P25 surveys and grid testing.
  • New ‘Grid Test’ Module in the iBwave Mobile survey app for testing, verifying and generating grid test pass/fail reports for submission to AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) in the U.S.
  • Existing Public Safety survey capabilities including data collection for P25 and LTE, as well as collection of site and construction details by capturing images and videos on-site.
  • New “Uplink RSSI” output map for Public Safety network designs using Off Air base station (Off Air – Theoretical Path) with P25, TETRA, TEDS, and DMR technologies.

Now, more than ever, building owners and developers are required to ensure the public safety networks in their buildings meet regulations and standards of practice. Through the latest offerings from iBwave Solutions in partnership with Epiq Solutions, users can be confident in their ability to test, verify, design and document their networks and remain ahead of the curve in their P25 and LTE network operations - while still prioritizing access to these capabilities at a reasonable price point.

These new capabilities are available today. To find out more, please visit our website. Watch our webinar, “Simplifying Public Safety Surveys”.



iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning, is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, the industry's most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information, visit: ibwave.com


Epiq Solutions is a leading provider of wireless sensing and detection systems. By leveraging its successful line of commercial, miniaturized software defined radios (SDRs) with detection and measurement capabilities, Epiq Solutions delivers state-of-the-art RF analyzing and scanning solutions for public safety applications. PRiSM™ is one such solution. Encompassing 25 kHz analog, P25 digital, FirstNet LTE, and emerging commercial 5G NR technology, the handheld PRiSM device provides detailed, real time views of cellular environments. With its ability to readily connect to mobile devices, PRiSM can easily be used in the field for walk tests or it can be drone mounted for surveys needing access to vertical or other areas that would otherwise be inaccessible by traditional surveying means.



Alec Morrissey
Wireside Communications
for iBwave
(804) 404-8733

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