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Azimuth Systems Press Release - February 17, 2009

Anite Launches First-of-Kind WiMAX Performance Tester
to Measure Real World Wireless Performance

16 February 2009 – FLEET, Hampshire, U.K. – Anite, a global leader in testing technology for the wireless industry, and Azimuth Systems, a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for MIMO broadband wireless technologies, today announced the launch of their WiMAX Performance Tester. This combines a channel emulator and a base station emulator, allowing users to run conformance and bespoke test cases on subscriber stations under varying RF channel conditions. The product is the first development of its kind addressing WiMAX technology.

The WiMAX PT measures the device performance of test subscribers under varying radio frequency channel conditions, which results in exceptionally detailed tests for locations such as high-rise buildings, downtown areas, and other challenging scenarios where WiMAX subscriber stations will be used.
Test scenarios and channel conditions can be scrupulously tested in a short amount of time with automated test scripts on the new PT, thus recognising the impact of RF environment, modulation, coding schemes, security and throughput on device design.

“Performance Tester will allow developers to test the mobile station in the lab for performance and compliance under real world conditions. This results in a simplified testing process and a reduced time-to-market,” said Vijay Harikumar, Head of WiMAX Sales and Marketing, Anite. “Our partnership with Azimuth ensures that customers can access the best in class technology on basic testing and channel emulation.”

“The ability to anticipate behavior in the field will improve the design of devices manifold and reduce the time to market substantially. Given the lack of accessible test infrastructure, Performance Tester will be a critical support system to mobile station developers”, said Peter Paglia, VP, Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Azimuth. “There is no other existing mechanism to extensively test mobile stations in deployment conditions.”

Developers can verify different deployment scenarios such as driving in built up areas, office environments and walking in wide open spaces with Anite’s WiMAX PT
Shortening the time-to-market with thorough, effective testing is a critical success factor in the evolving WiMAX ecosystem. Anite’s leading position in the development of WiMAX test solutions helps bring to market WiMAX Forum Certified™ components necessary for the roll-out and adoption of new technology.

“WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark. "WiMAX”, “Mobile WiMAX”, “Fixed WiMAX”, the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

About Anite

Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to Wireless and Travel sector organisations across the globe.

We develop and implement software, provide consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that our customers operate effectively and securely. We use the latest technologies to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions that meet specific requirements and realise tangible results.

With a deep understanding of our customers’ markets we deliver wireless mobile test and operational software to the top telecommunications manufacturers and wireless operators and holiday booking systems for the travel industry.

Our team is focused on making a difference and exceeding expectations. We are diverse, draw on worldwide expertise and are enthusiastic about the future. 

With our Headquarters in the UK, we employ around 500 staff in 13 countries across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information, please visit the company on the internet at www.anite.com

About Azimuth Systems

Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and 2G/3G cellular technologies. Azimuth’s products are used by the world’s foremost wireless semiconductor designers, infrastructure and mobile equipment vendors, and service providers to improve wireless product quality and speed time-to-market. Azimuth’s wireless test and channel emulation product and solutions enable research, development, quality assurance and systems engineers to test the performance, conformance, certification and interoperability of broadband wireless devices and networks while greatly reducing the cost and time of manual testing.
The company is based near Boston, Massachusetts and may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at www.azimuthsystems.com.


For further information, please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)1252 775200
Email: wireless@anite.com  

Kristin Kiena
Pleon (for Anite)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7479 5639 / +44 (0)7739 337 066
Email: kristin.kiena@pleon.com

Azimuth Systems
Graham Celine                                                                          
Azimuth Systems, Inc.                                                              
Tel: 978-268-9220                                                                     
Email: graham_celine@azimuthsystems.com
Jill Colna
SVM Public Relations
Tel: 401-490-9700
Email: jill.colna@svmpr.com

Posted 2/17/2009

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