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Azimuth Systems Press Release - March 9, 2009

Azimuth Systems’ ACE™ 400WB Channel Emulator Selected By Alvarion®

ACTON, MA – March 9, 2009 – Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and additional cellular technologies, today announced that Alvarion Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, has selected the ACE™ 400WB channel emulator for developing and testing its next generation of WiMAX broadband wireless access solutions. The ACE 400WB allows validation of the performance and interoperability of Alvarion's MIMO-based WiMAX solutions from early stages. 
Using state-of-the-art digital signal processing technology, the ACE 400WB recreates up to 4x4,
bi-directional channel fading and antenna correlation in a real-time engine, offering dynamic and statistically reliable channel emulation with virtually endless repeat times for a range of industry standard models. Additionally, the ACE 400WB performs real-time emulation of over-the-air conditions with the industry’s highest RF fidelity for error free testing, ensuring that introduced channel fading is as close to the real world as possible.

“ACE 400WB offers advanced capabilities, including bi-directional channel fading and testing accuracy for our Mobile WiMAX testing needs,” said Uzi Brier, president Broadband Mobility of Alvarion. “As a customer-centric focused company we continuously look for new ways to extend and innovate our product portfolio, and comprehensive testing plays a key role.”

The ACE 400WB is a fully-featured channel emulator designed for ease of test that can accurately create complex fading channels to test the most advanced MIMO technology. The ACE 400WB incorporates RF capabilities that enable the mobility, high throughput and extended range promised by wireless transmissions and can be used to test and debug MIMO algorithms, optimize the performance of WiMAX devices in MIMO and SISO environments and streamline QA processes.

“The fact that Alvarion, the global leader in the WiMAX industry, is utilizing the ACE 400WB is a testament to the product’s extensive WiMAX testing capabilities,” said George Reed, vice president of marketing and product management at Azimuth Systems. “The ACE 400WB was designed specifically to test the enhanced requirements of MIMO broadband wireless communications, and our customers have continually enjoyed its performance capabilities.”

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About Alvarion
Alvarion (NASDAQ: ALVR) is the largest WiMAX pure-player with the most extensive WiMAX customer base and over 250 commercial deployments around the globe. Committed to growing the WiMAX market, the company offers solutions for a wide range of frequency bands supporting a variety of business cases. Through its OPEN WiMAX strategy, superior IP and OFDMA know-how, and ability to deploy end-to-end turnkey WiMAX projects, Alvarion is shaping the new wireless broadband experience (

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 products 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

Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems.

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For additional information, contact:
Graham Celine                                                                                      
Azimuth Systems, Inc.                                                                       

Posted 3/10/2009

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