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QualiPoc Active Engine (QPAEngine)


Manual
December 2010

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Contents
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Introduction..........................................................................................................................................1
Overview................................................................................................................................................1
NTM Trace Functionality .................................................................................................................. 1
System Requirements ...........................................................................................................................1
Installing QPAEngine.............................................................................................................................1
Configuring GPRS Settings ...................................................................................................................2

First Start and Control Mode ..............................................................................................................3


Starting QPAEngine ..............................................................................................................................3
Viewing Version and License Information .............................................................................................3
Status Icons ...........................................................................................................................................3
Status Tab .............................................................................................................................................4
Last Job Tabs ........................................................................................................................................4
Navigation Overview ........................................................................................................................ 7

Configuring and Running Jobs..........................................................................................................8


Creating and Editing Jobs .....................................................................................................................8
Job Sequence .................................................................................................................................. 9
Starting and Stopping a Job ................................................................................................................11
Freezing the Live Display of Results.............................................................................................. 12
Capturing Screen Shots ................................................................................................................. 12
General Settings ..................................................................................................................................14
Adding a Test Description .............................................................................................................. 14
Displaying Header Information....................................................................................................... 14
Backlight Settings........................................................................................................................... 15
Forcing Functions ................................................................................................................................16
Band Forcing .................................................................................................................................. 16
Technology Forcing........................................................................................................................ 16

Uploading Measurement Files..........................................................................................................18


File Naming Convention ......................................................................................................................18
Uploading Files with FTP.....................................................................................................................18
FTP Server Connection Settings.................................................................................................... 18
Uploading Files to an FTP Server .................................................................................................. 20
Uploading Files with Bluetooth ............................................................................................................20
Deleting Measurement Files................................................................................................................22

Positioning .........................................................................................................................................23
Using GPS ...........................................................................................................................................23
Configuring GPS ............................................................................................................................ 23
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Using Position Markers........................................................................................................................25


Text Markers .................................................................................................................................. 25
Map Markers .................................................................................................................................. 26
Photo Markers ................................................................................................................................ 27
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Using Notifications ............................................................................................................................28


Configuring Notifications......................................................................................................................28
Types of Notification Events ................................................................................................................29
System Notification Events............................................................................................................. 29
Layer3 Notification Events.............................................................................................................. 30
RF Notification Events.................................................................................................................... 34

Displaying BTS Information .............................................................................................................35


BTS Information File....................................................................................................................... 35
Enabling the Display of BTS Names ...................................................................................................35

Replay Feature ...................................................................................................................................37


Replaying a Measurement File............................................................................................................37

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Introduction

This chapter describes how to use your computer to install the QPAEngine software on your mobile phone.

Overview
You can use QualiPoc Active Engine (QPAEngine) to perform the following Quality Assessment (QA) tests:

Telephony: Speech Call and Video Call

Video streaming

Messaging: MMS, SMS, and SMS Push

Browsing: HTML and WML over HTTP and WAP

Data: HTTP get/put, FTP UL/DL, Email, UDP streaming, and PING

The results are saved to measurement files (.mf) on the phone. If you want to store and perform analysis on
these files, you need to install the NQDI post-processing software on your computer. If you want to define
and to upload tests to one or more QualiPoc phones from your computer, that is, use QualiPoc in Advanced
mode, .you need to install QPControl on your phone and Test Manager on your computer. To obtain this
software as well as NQDI, contact SwissQual.

NTM Trace Functionality


SwissQual installs Nokia Test Mobile (NTM) (special firmware on a QualiPoc phone to enable real Layer 3
trace capability. As a result, QPAEngine can measure Layer 3 information in both GSM and UMTS networks
as well as force the phone to remain in a specific GSM or UMTS network or in a pre-defined band.

System Requirements
Please check the release notes for a list of supported OS version and devices.
Important: These phones must have NTM trace enabled firmware. If you bought your phone from
SwissQual, this firmware is already installed, otherwise, contact SwissQual support.

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card that supports the services which you want to test
Computer Requirements:
o Nokia PC Suite
o Bluetooth adapter or Nokia data cable

Note: The Bluetooth adapter must support the Bluetooth Serial Port profile. For installation instructions,
consult the manual for the Bluetooth adapter.

Installing QPAEngine
You require the following Symbian Installation Source (SIS) files to install QualiPoc:

QpaEngine-version-Signed.sis
QualiPoc Licence Key Name-Signed.sis

Note: If you do not have this licence key file, contact SwissQual support.

(Optional) DefaultNotificationClips-Signed.sis

This package installs sound files for the Notification feature. For more information, see the "Using
Notifications" chapter on page 28.
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To install QPAEngine on your phone


1. Turn off the phone and insert the SIM card.
2. Turn on the phone and ensure that the time is accurate.
3. Copy the installation and the key files to your computer.
4. Connect your phone to your PC.

Connect the data cable to the PC and then connect the other end of the cable to the phone.

Enable Bluetooth connectivity on your phone and on your computer.

Note: SwissQual ships most mobile phones with Bluetooth enabled. If you need to enable Bluetooth,
consult the manufacturer manuals for your phone and your computer.
5. In Windows, double-click the QpaEngine-version-Signed.sis file.
6. In the Nokia Application Installer, click Yes, and on the phone, follow the instructions.
Note: During the installation process, select Continue or OK when you encounter a warning message.
7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 for the licence key file and the optional DefaultNotificationClips-Signed.sis file.

Configuring GPRS Settings


After you install QPAEngine, you need to verify that your phone has the correct settings for GPRS data
connections, that is, the phone has the correct access points for your service providers. You need these
access points to create QualiPoc jobs.
Note: The access points for MMS, Internet access, and WAP are different. Contact the network
operators for the correct settings.

To verify the GPRS access points


1. On the phone menu, select Tools > Settings > Connection > Access points.
2. In the list of Access points, select an access point.
3. To create, verify, or edit the settings of the access point, select Options > Edit.

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First Start and Control Mode

This chapter describes the Control Mode of QPAEngine, which QPAEngine enters after startup.

Starting QPAEngine
To start QPAEngine
1. Ensure that your phone has a SIM card.
2. Press the menu key, and then select Applications > QPAEngine.

For information on how to configure and use QPAEngine, see the Configuring and Running Jobs chapter
on page 8.

Viewing Version and License Information

To view the version information for the QPAEngine, select Options > About.

To view the license information for QPAEngine, scroll further down the About page.

Status Icons
You can determine the current status of QPAEngine from the status icon at the top right corner of the
QPAEngine window.
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Status

Icon

Description

QPAEngine

QPAEngine is running.

Forcing / scanning status

Band, technology, or cell locking forcing is enabled.


Blinks during an RF-scan of a GSM or WCDMA network.

GPS status

Invalid GPS position


Not enough satellites
Valid GPS position

Connection status
(Packet - and circuit
switched)

Connecting
Connected
Attached or disconnecting

Status Tab
The Status tab in control mode displays general information about the status at the end of the last job.

Last Job Tabs


The Job tabs display basic information from the last 5 jobs. The top row contains Network related
information.

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Parameter

Description

TestType

Type of the test

StartTime

Date and time of the job start

Duration

Duration of the job

MeasFileSize

Size of the measurement file

#if involved cell

Number of cells involved during the job

#of notification

Number of raised notifications during the job

Avg/Min Strength

Average and minimum signal strength

Avg/Min Qualitx

Average and minimum quality

Note: To view additional information for the job, scroll down.

Parameter

Description

Data Connections

Number of connection attempts

Completed

Number of successfully completed attempts

Failed

Number of failed attempts

Thrpt values

Number of quality values used for the minimum, average and maximum calculation

Success rate

Success rate in percent

Minimum Thrpt

Minimum of quality values. Depending on test type (Thrpt, send Time, MOS, and so
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Parameter

Description

Average Thrpt

Average of quality values. Depending on test type (Thrpt, send Time, MOS, and so
on)

Maximum Thrpt

Maximum of quality values. Depending on test type (Thrpt, send Time, MOS, and so
on)

Note: The statistic and job-related views for Multiple Data Tests are slightly different than the view for a
single Data Test. However, the Network related view is the same.

Parameter

Description

DataConnections

Number of connection attempts

Test Type

Test Type of the corresponding sub test of the multiple data test

Compl/Failed

Number of successfully completed attempts / Number of failed attempts

The following values depend on the test type

Parameter

Description

Thrpt values

Number of quality values used for the min, avg and max calculation

Success rate

Success rate in percent

Minimum Thrpt

Minimum of quality values. Depending on test type (Thrpt, send Time, MOS, and so on)

Average Thrpt

Average of quality values. Depending on test type (Thrpt, send Time, MOS, and so on)

Maximum Thrpt

Maximum of quality values. Depending on test type (Thrpt, send Time, MOS, and so
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Navigation Overview
Main Screen

Status

Last Job 1

Last Job 2

Last Job 3

Last Job 4

Last Job 5

Navigation for multiple data tests that contain more than one test.
Main Screen

Status

Last Job 1

Last Job 2

Last Job 3

Last Job 4

Last Job 5

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Configuring and Running Jobs

This chapter provides an overview on how to manually configure, start, and stop a job.
Note: The jobs that you can configure depend on the options that are enabled in your QualiPoc license.
In general, you need to perform the following actions to complete a measurement job in QPAEngine:

Specify the job-independent settings

Create a job

Start the job

If the job does not automatically stop due to time restrictions, stop the job manually

Upload the measurement files from the phone to a computer

On the computer, you can use NQDI to analyze the measurement files as well as generate reports or plot the
values on a map.
For information on how to configure a specific job, see one of the following manuals:

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description Browsing.pdf

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description IP Data.pdf

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description Messaging.pdf

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description Ringback Tone.pdf

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description Speech.pdf

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description Video.pdf

Manual - QualiPoc Test Description VMS.pdf

Creating and Editing Jobs


This section describes how to create and edit jobs directly on the phone. If you want to use Diversity Test
Manager for these tasks instead, that is, use QualiPoc in advanced mode, you need to install QPControl
software on your phone as well as Diversity Test Manager on your computer.

To create a job
1. Select Options > Job handling, select a test group, and then select a test type.

2. Select Options > Create New, and then follow the instructions.
Tip: If the view contains an existing job, you can select the job, select Options > Duplicate, and then
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To edit a job
1. Select Option > Job handling, select the test group that contains the job, and then select the test type
that contains the job.
2. Select the job, and then select Options > Edit.

To delete a job
1. Select Option > Job handling, select the test group that contains the job, and then select the test type
that contains the job.
2. Select the job, select Options > Delete > Yes.

Job Sequence
The job sequence feature allows you to group several jobs together so that you can execute each job in the
order that you specify. You can create, edit, and duplicate a job sequence.

To create a new job sequence


1. Select Options > Job Handling > Job Sequence.

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2. Select Options > Create New.

3. Specify the Job Sequence parameters.


a

Select Job Sequence Name, enter a name for the sequence, and then select OK.

Select Repetition, enter the number of times to repeat the sequences, and then select OK.

Note: If you do not want the sequence to repeat, enter 0.


c

Select Duration, enter the number of minutes that you want the sequence to run, and then select
OK.

Note: If you do not want to limit the duration of the sequence, enter 0.
4. Add a job to the sequence.
a

Select Options > Add.

Select a job category, and in the list of jobs, select a job.

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After you complete your selection, select Back.

5. To save the job sequence, select Back, and in the confirmation dialog box, select Yes.

Starting and Stopping a Job


This section describes how to manually start and stop a job on your phone.

To start a job
1. Select Option > Start a Job > Choose from List.
Note: For more information, see the corresponding test description manual for the job.

2. Select a test group and then select a test type.

3. Select Start > Yes.

Depending on your settings, the phone might need to establish a Bluetooth connection before you see the
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Job started message.

Freezing the Live Display of Results


During the job, QPAEngine continuously updates the measurement data on the screen with the most current
results.

To pause the live display of results, press and hold the * key on the phone until you see the Freezing
active message.

To resume the live display of results, press and hold the * key until you see the Freezing disabled
message.

Capturing Screen Shots


You can capture screen shots during a job and store the images in JPEG format on the phone or on the
memory card.

To capture screen shots


1. Select Settings > Screen Capture > Screen Capture > On.

2. Specify the capture settings.


a

To change the key combination, select Shortcut, select a combination in the list, and then select
OK.

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The screen capture feature supports the following key combinations:

<#> + <c>

<0> + <c>

<0> + <#>

Camera (press shutter button halfway down)

Note: On the Nokia N97, you have to use the Camera key.
b

To change the image quality, select JPEG Quality, select a quality from the list, and then select OK.

To specify a custom folder to store the images in, select Directory, enter a name, and then select
OK.

The default location for the images on the phone is C:\Data\images.


d

To store the images on a Multimedia Card (MMC), select Use MMC if available > On.

The images are stored in E:\Data\images on the card.


e

To specify a file name prefix for the images, select File name, enter a name, and then select OK.

Note: QPAEngine appends a four digit auto-incremented number to the end of the file name.
3. Start your measurement and when you want to capture a screen shot, press the key combination, for
example, press # and then press 0.
Note: You need to press the keys within 1.5 seconds of each other. The order in which you press the
keys is not important.
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To stop a job

Select Options > Stop.

Note: You only have to do this step if you did not specify an automatic stop for the job.
At the end of a job, the phone is ready to upload the result files to a PC.

General Settings
Adding a Test Description
If you want, you can add descriptive text for the current test or location. By default, the value is "unknown".

To add a test description


1. Select Options > Settings > General > Test Description.

2. Enter a description, and the select OK.

Displaying Header Information


You can use this setting to specify the type of information to display at the top of the screen during a test.

To specify the header information


1. Select Option > Settings > General Settings > DisplayHeaderInfo.

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2. Select the type of information that you want to display, and then select OK.

Type

Appearance

Description

Job & TestType

Job &
TestResults

If results are unavailable, the only the name of the


current job is displayed.

Cell Id &
TestType
Cell Id &
TestResults

If results are unavailable, the name of the current job


is displayed.

Backlight Settings
This QualiPoc setting overrides the backlight settings for the mobile phone and allows the backlight to
always remain on. This option also disables the screensaver.

To change the backlight setting


1. Select Options > Settings > General Settings > Backlight.

2. Select an option, and then select OK.

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Forcing Functions
You can force the mobile phone to trace in a predefined band, such as GSM 900 or WCDMA 2100, as well
as in a predefined network technology, that is, UMTS or GSM.

Band Forcing
To force the phone to use a predefined band
1. Select Options > Settings > Forcing Functions > Band.
Important: If you do not see the Forcing Functions menu item, then your phone does not have trace
capability.

2. Select the band or bands that you want to force, and then select OK.

Important: If you select one or more bands in the list as well as Allow any, all bands are allowed.

Technology Forcing
You can force a phone to remain in a GSM or UMTS network as well as force the phone to use AFRCN and
UARFCN channels. QualiPoc does not apply the forcing settings until you start a test.
Note: If you select the Allow any, the phone handles the network connection.

To force the phone to remain in a GSM Network


1. Select Options > Settings > Forcing Functions > Technology > Use GSM.

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2. (Optional) Force the phone to use a specific ARFCN channel.


a

Select ARFCN forcing > On.

Select ARFCN Band, and select a band, for example, GSM 850/1900.

Select ARFCN Channel and enter the channel number.

Note: You can unlock this channel in the forcing view during a measurement. You can use ARFCN
forcing on the 900/1800 and 850/1900 bands.
3. Select Back to return to the Settings screen.

To force the phone to remain in a UMTS network


1. Select Options > Settings > Forcing Functions > Technology > Use UMTS.

2. (Optional) Force the phone to use specific UAFRCN values.


Important: A UARFCN lock without a specific scrambling code (SC) is not supported on Nokia N75,
N80, N95, and N95 NAM phones.
a

Select UARFCN forcing > On.

Select UARFCN Frequency, enter a frequency value, and then select OK.

Select UARFCN SC, enter a scrambling code, and then select OK.

3. Select Back to return to the Settings screen.

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Uploading Measurement Files

This chapter describes how to upload QualiPoc measurement result files from QPAEngine to an FTP server
or to a computer through a Bluetooth connection. If you want to upload MapMarker image files, you need to
use the Nokia send command in the Gallery.
Tip: To quickly locate QualiPoc measurement files in the NQDI post-processing tool, upload the files for
each test run or campaign to a separate folder.

File Naming Convention


QualiPoc measurement files use the following naming convention:
MM-DD-hh-mm.mf
MM is the Month
DD is the day
hh is the hour
mm is the minute.
Note: MapMarker files use the .tab extension.

Uploading Files with FTP


Before you can upload your measurement files to an FTP server, you need to specify the login information
for the server in QPAEngine.

FTP Server Connection Settings


To specify the settings for the FTP server
1. Select Options > Settings > FTP Settings.

2. Select IP Address of FTP Server, enter the IP address of the server, and then select OK.

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3. Select FTP Username, enter the login ID for the server, and then select OK.

4. Select FTP Password, enter the password for the server, and then select OK.

5. Choose Select FTP connection, select a mode, for example, FTP passive, and then select OK.

6. Select FTP Directory, enter a name for the folder to store the measurement files, for example, the name
of the campaign, and then select OK.

7. Select FTP AccessPoint, select an access point that supports FTP transfer, and then select OK.
Important: The access point must allow you to reach the FTP server. In general, GPRS as well as most
WAP and MMS access points are suitable for this purpose.

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Uploading Files to an FTP Server


You can upload one or all of the measurement files from your phone to an FTP server.

To upload files with FTP


1. Select Options > Results > Upload Files via FTP.
Note: To upload all the measurement files from the phone to the FTP server, select Upload Files via
FTP.

2. Select a file in the list, and then select Upload.


3. In the confirmation dialog box, select Yes.
A view opens where you can follow the progress of the upload.

Note: QualiPoc does not delete the measurement files on the phone after the upload. For more
information, see the "Deleting Measurement Files" section on page 22.

Uploading Files with Bluetooth


Before you can upload your measurement files with Bluetooth, you need to install and configure a device on
your computer that supports the Bluetooth File transfer (OBEX) service. You also need to pair your computer
with your phone. For more information, consult the manual for your Bluetooth device.

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To upload files with Bluetooth


1. Select Options > Results > Upload a File via BT.
Note: To upload all the measurement files from the phone to the computer, select Upload Files via BT.

2. Select a file in the list, and then select Upload.

3. In the confirmation dialog box, select Yes.

4. In the list of devices, select the computer, and then press Select.
Note: If you do not see your computer in the list, select More devices, and then press Select.

5. If necessary, confirm the incoming Bluetooth connection on the computer.

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6. At the end of the process, you can upload another file, or select Cancel to exit.

Deleting Measurement Files


QualiPoc does not delete the measurement files on the phone after the upload.

To delete all the measurement files on the phone, select Options > Results > Delete All Files.

To delete a specific measurement file on the phone, select Options > Results > Delete a File, select
the files, and then select Delete.

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Positioning

This chapter describes how to configure QPAEngine to use GPS and position markers. Such markers are
useful to find specific events or positions when you review your measurement results in the NQDI postprocessing software.

Using GPS
For GPS functionality in QPAEngine, you need a Bluetooth GPS device. The only exception is the Nokia N95
phone, which has an internal GPS.
A Bluetooth GPS device can only serve one phone at a time and requires line of site access to at least three
GPS satellites to compute a valid position. For best results, turn on the GPS device at least five minutes
before you begin a test that uses a GPS. If a job requires GPS, QPAEngine waits until the phone receives
valid GPS information to start the job.
Note: Weather, terrain, and buildings can interfere with the signal reception.

Configuring GPS
Before you can use a GPS device, you need to configure the GPS settings in QPAEngine.

To use the internal GPS on a Nokia N95 phone


1. Select Options > Settings > GPS > SA GPS usage.
Note: When you configure QPAEngine manually, that is, without Test Manager, the phone is in SemiAutomatic (SA) mode.
2. Select Internal and then select OK.

To pair a phone with a Bluetooth GPS device


1. Select Options > Settings > GPS > Select BT-GPS device.

2. Select the GPS device in the list and then press Select.
If you do not see the device, turn the device on and off, and then repeat steps 1 and 2.
Note: To pair with a Bluei BT GPS Receiver, enter the 0000 passkey in your phone at the prompt. You
only have to enter this passkey for the first start.

To configure a Bluetooth GPS device


1. Select Options > Settings > GPS.
2. Select and turn on the following features.

SA GPS
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SA GPS usage

Note: For an N95 phone, select Internal to use the internal GPS.

SA Use GPS time

3. Select GPS UTC Offset, enter the time offset in minutes, and then select OK.

4. (Optional) If you want QPAEngine to wait for a valid GPS position before starting a job, select and turn
on SA A-Job wait.
Important: Only the phone, that is, the A-side job, waits for the valid position. The B-side job starts
regardless of whether of the validity of the GPS position. This setting only works with a Bluetooth GPS
device.

5. (Optional) Select GPS Log Interval, enter the amount of time to wait between log entries in seconds,
and then select OK.
Important: This setting only works with a Bluetooth GPS device. To keep the log files small, enter a high
value. To obtain high resolution positioning data, enter a low value. The first valid GPS position in the
test as well as the first valid position after a period of invalid data are always added to the log.
6. Select Set Speed Unit, select a unit in the list, and then select OK.

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Using Position Markers


Position markers help you to quickly find special events or positions when you examine your measurement
data in the NQDI post-processing software. During a test, you can add markers based on a floor map for
indoor tests and predefined text markers for outdoor tests. The markers are added to the measurement file
and processed by NQDI during import.

Text Markers
Before you can use text markers in QPAEngine, you need to prepare and copy a .csv file with the text
markers to your phone. When you add a text marker during a measurement, QPAEngine inserts a timestamp
along with the marker in the results file.
Create the .csv file so that each row corresponds to one text marker, for example:
Bridge
Subway
Shopping Mall
Stadium
Bus
Taxi
If you want to save positions with the text, use the following format:
Corner1;3.82247;-1.23092
Corner2;3.20044;-1.71962
After you create the .csv file, copy the file to the following location on the phone:

To enable text markers for an outdoor test


1. Copy the .csv files with the text
markers to the location:
C:/Data/QualiPoc/Markers/Text/
Filename.csv
2. Select Options > Settings > Marker
Settings > Marker Type > Text
Marker, and then select OK.

3. Select Text Marker File, select the file


that contains the predefined markers
for your test, and then press Select.

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To add a text marker during a test


4. Press # on the keypad.
5. Select a marker from the list, and then
press Select.

Map Markers
The Map Marker feature allows you to add waypoints to a floor map during a measurement. Each waypoint
is automatically converted to a position on a standard projection of the floor map in World Geodetic System,
revision WGS84. As a result, NQDI does not need to generate an additional projection in post-processing.
When add a map marker, that is, a waypoint, during a test, QPAEngine inserts a timestamp along with the
marker in the results file. When your import the file into the NQDI database, NQDI interpolates the positions
of each measurement based on the waypoints that you se during the test.

To enable map markers for an indoor test


1. Take a picture of the test area, for example, the floor plan, with the built-in camera of the phone.
Note: If possible, set the image quality to MMS 0.3M and use the memory card as the storage location. If
you want, you can also transfer a floor plan image from a computer to your phone.

2. Select Options > Settings > Marker


Settings > Marker Type > Map
Marker.
3. Select Map Marker File, locate the
image that you want to use, and the
press Select.

4. (Optional) Select Map Marker File


upload.
Note: In case this option is enabled
and at least one waypoint was set the
image file that you selected in step
Error! Reference source not found.
is copied along with the measurement
results to the corresponding test folder
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To add a map marker during a test


1. Use the digit keys (1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
7. 8, 9) to navigate to a position on
the floor plan, and then press enter or
5 to add a start waypoint.
2. Walk in a straight line and add a
waypoint each time that you change
direction.

Photo Markers
The photo marker is a new kind of marker that links the signal measurement with photos. It can be used
during testing and it is very useful for site surveys, where the FR information should be linked to images of
the site location. The pictures are represented as markers in the port-processing and can be used to create a
Site Survey report.

To enable map markers for an indoor test


1. Select Options > Settings > Marker
Settings > Photo Marker
2. Set the needed resolution
(High, Medium, Low)

To add a photo marker during a test


1. Press # on the keypad. In case text
and photo markers are use together
the needed marker could be chosen.
2. As soon as the picture preview is
available press enter and the
application focus and takes the picture.
On touch devices just tab the screen.

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Using Notifications

This chapter describes how to use notifications to identify specific events during measurements.

Configuring Notifications
In QPAEngine, you can configure the following types of notifications for System, Layer3, and RF events:

On-screen note

On-screen note with confirmation message

Sound *.wav file

Important: During a voice or video call, QPAEngine does not issue sound notifications.
When you enable the notifications, QPAEngine writes an entry in the measurement file each time a trigger
event occurs. After the event, the notification remains inactive until the threshold value is exceeded.
However, QPAEngine continues to write entries to the measurement file each time the trigger event occurs.
Note: You can only enable and disable notifications globally, that is, you cannot enable and disable
individual notifications.

To configure a notification
1. Enable notifications in QPAEngine.
a

Select Options > Settings > Notifications > Global.

Select Notifications > On.

Select Volume, use the scroll key to set the volume level, and then select OK > Back.

2. Select an event category, for example, RF Notifications, and then select an event sub-category, for
example, RSCP low.
Note: Layer3 notifications have an additional sub-category.
3. Specify the on-screen message settings.

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Select Show Note > On.

If you want the user to acknowledge the message, select Confirm Note > On.

4. Select Threshold, enter a trigger value for the event, and then select OK.
Note: Some events do not have threshold values.
5. Specify the tone settings for the notification.
a

Select Play tone > On.

Select Sound File, select a file in the list, and then press OK.

Important: If the list is empty, you need to install the DefaultNotificationClips-Signed.sis file, which is part
of the most recent QualiPoc release. When you install this file, the notification settings are reset, that is,
you need to go to step 1 and restart the configuration process. For more information, see the "Installing
QPAEngine" section on page 1. To use custom sound files, copy the files to the
QualiPoc\DataTest\Resources folder on the phone. The files must be in .wav or .amr format.

Types of Notification Events


This section describes the types of events that QPAEngine can issue notifications for.

System Notification Events


A system notification is issued when an event that affects the basic operation of the phone occurs, for
example, a low battery.
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Notification

Description

Battery is low

Battery level is below the threshold value, which is between 1 and 100%. The
default value is 1%.

Memory C is full

Available internal memory on the phone is below the threshold value, which is
between 1 and 100%. The default value is 1%.

Memory MMC is full

Available memory on the external memory card is below the threshold value,
which is between 1 and 100%. The default value is 1%.

GPS signal

GPS state changes from invalid to valid or from valid to invalid.

Layer3 Notification Events


Layer3 notifications are only available for trace-enabled phones and are divided into eight sub-categories.
Note: You cannot set a threshold value for a Layer3 notification event.

Layer3 CC
Layer 3 Call Control (CC) notifications are issued for events that affect the Call Control protocol, that is, callrelated functions, of the Connection Management (CM) sublayer.

Notification

Description

Setup

CC-Setup message type occurs during a call establishment procedure.

Alerting

CC-Alerting message type occurs during a call establishment procedure.

Connect Acknowledge

CC-Connect Acknowledge message type occurs during a call establishment


procedure.

Disconnect

CC-Disconnect message type occurs during a call clearing procedure.

Release Complete

CC-ReleaseComplete message type occurs during a call clearing procedure.

Layer3 MM
The Mobility Management (MM) protocol supports the mobility of user terminals, for example, by informing
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the network of the terminal location as well as providing user identity confidentiality. Another function of the
MM protocol is to provide connection management services to the different entities of the upper Connection
Management (CM) sublayer.

Notification

Description

Location Update
Request

MM-LA UpdateRequest message type occurs during a registration


procedure.

Location Update Accept

MM-LA UpdateAccept message type occurs during a registration procedure.

Location Update Reject

MM-LA Update Reject message type occurs during a registration procedure.

Authentication Reject

MM-AuthenticationReject message type occurs during a security procedure.

Layer3 GMM
The GPRS Mobility Management (GMM) protocol handles mobility issues, such as roaming, authentication,
and the selection of encryption algorithms.

Notification

Description

GPRS Attach Reject

GMM- GPRS Attach Reject message type occurs.

Routing Area Update Request

GMM-RA Update Request message type occurs.

Routing Area Update Complete

GMM-RA Update Complete message type occurs.

Routing Area Update Reject

GMM-RA Update Reject message type occurs.

Authentication and Ciphering Reject

GMM-Authentication & Ciphering Reject message type occurs.

Layer3 SM
The Session Management (SM) layer supports the PDP context handling of the user terminals.

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One message type event is available:

Notification

Description

Activate PDP Context Reject

SM-Activate PDP Context Reject message type occurs.

Layer3 RR
The Radio Resource (RR) protocol handles the establishment of physical connections for the purpose of callrelated signaling information.

Notification

Description

Immediate Assignment Reject

RR-ImmediateAssignmentReject message type occurs during a


channel establishment procedure.

Assignment Command

RR-AssignmentCommand message type occurs during a handover


procedure.

Assignment Failure

RR-AssignmentFailure message type occurs during a handover


procedure.

Handover Command

RR-HandoverCommand message type occurs during a handover


procedure.

Handover Failure

RR-HandoverFailure message type occurs during a handover


procedure.

GPRS Suspend Request

RR-GPRSSuspendRequest message type occurs during a ciphering


procedure.

Layer3 RRC
The Radio Resource Control (RRC) is a sublayer of Layer 3 on the UMTS radio interface. The RRC only
exists in the control plane and provides an information transfer service to the Non Access Stratum (NAS).
RRC controls the configuration of layer 1 and layer 2 of the UMTS radio interface.

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Notification

Description

RRC Connection Request

RRC-ConnectionRequest message type occurs during connection


establishment.

RRC Connection Reject

RRC-ConnectionRequest message type occurs during connection


establishment.

Radio Bearer Setup Failure

RRC- RadioBearerSetupFailure message type occurs during


reconfiguration procedure.

Radio Bearer Reconfiguration


Failure

RRC-RadioBearerReconfigurationFailure message type occurs during


a reconfiguration procedure.

Active Set Update Failure

RRC-ActiveSetUpdateFailure message type occurs during Active Set


Update procedure.

Layer3 IRAT 3G/2G


The Inter Radio Access Technology (IRAT3G/2G) message types are used for handovers or connection
transfers from UMTS to another system, for example, GSM.

Alarm

Description

Handover from UTRAN


Command

IRAT-HandoverFromUTRANCommand message type occurs.

Handover from UTRAN


Failure

IRAT-HandoverFromUTRANFailure message type occurs.

Cell Change Order from


UTRAN Command

IRAT-CellChangeOrderFromUTRAN message type occurs.

Cell Change Order from


UTRAN Command Failure

IRAT-CellChangeOrderFromUTRANFailure message type occurs.

Layer3 IRAT 2G/3G


The Inter Radio Access Technology (IRAT2G/3G) message types are used for handover from GSM to
UMTS.
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Notification

Description

Inter System To UTRAN


Handover Command

IRAT-InterSysToUTRANHandoverCommand message type


occurs.

RF Notification Events
Radio Frequency (RF) notifications are only available on trace-enabled phones.

Notification

Description

RSCP is low

RSCP value in WCDMA mode falls below the threshold value, which is
between 0 and -120 dBm. The default value is -100 dBm.

Aggregated Ec/Io is
low

The aggregated Ec/Io value in WCDMA mode falls below the threshold value,
which is between 0 and -120 dBm. The default value is -20 dBm.

RxLev is low

The RxLev value in GSM mode falls below the threshold value, which is
between 0 and -120 dBm. The default value is -100 dBm.

RxQual is low

The RxQual value in GSM mode rises above the threshold value, which is
between 0 and 7. The default value is 7.

Handover occurred

The CellId of the network changes. This notification event is not dependent on
a threshold value.

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Displaying BTS Information

This chapter describes how to configure QPAEngine to display the name of the current serving cell and the
distance to the Base Transceiver Station (BTS).

BTS Information File


Before you can display BTS information in QPAEngine, you need to prepare and copy a .csv file with the
BTS technology information to your phone. The information in the file must be in the following formats,
depending on the technology, that is, you must create a separate file for each technology. Create the .csv file
so that each row corresponds to one BTS.

WCDMA BTS Info File


For a WCDMA BTS file, arrange the information in the following order and separate each entry with a
comma:

Name,Technology,UARFCN,SC,Lon,Lat,MCC,MNC,LAC,CellId,Direction

For example:
UMTS_Cell_S498,UMTS2100,10588,498,7.536860,47.207660,228,1,27,38072,120

GSM BTS Info File


For a GSM BTS file, arrange the information in the following order and separate each entry with a comma:

Name,Technology,BCCH ,BSIC,Lon,Lat,MCC,MNC,LAC,CellId,Direction

For example:
GSM_Cell_S3236,GSM900,7,26,7.553930,47.205820,228,1,3737,3236,180

Enabling the Display of BTS Names


To enable BTS Name Display
1. Copy the BTS info files for each technology to the following location on the phone:
C:\Data\QualiPoc\DataTest\BTSName\
2. In QPAEngine, select Settings > BTS Name Display > BTS Name Display > On.

3. Select a BTS Info File.

In a GSM network, select BTS Info File GSM, select a file in the list, and then press Select.

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In a WCDMA network, select BTS Info File WCDMA, select a file in the list, and then press Select.

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Replay Feature

This chapter describes the QualiPoc replay feature, which plays back the results of a previous measurement
on the corresponding views QPAEngine.

Replaying a Measurement File


To replay a measurement file
1. Select Options > Replay.

2. Select a measurement file in the list.

3. Select Options > Start.

To control the playback in QPAEngine, select Options, and then select an action.

To control the playback with the phone keypad, use the following keys.

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Key

Assigned Function

Scroll

Pause / resume

Jump to first session

Jump to previous session

Start, play / stop

Jump to next session

Jump to last session

QPAEngine opens and indexes the file. The start time of the measurement and the current state of the
replay mode appear at the top of the screen.

QPAEngine displays the following replay information at the top of the screen:

REPLAY: Replay mode is active

Time of the current reading position in the measurement file

Stop, play, and pause icons

Icon

Description
Stop Mode: The reading position at the start of the measurement file and replay is inactive.
Play Mode: Measurement data is being read and actively displayed on the phone and the
reading position is actively being incremented.
Pause Mode: Replay is paused with the reading position is halted at this position.

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