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.
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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
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