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
Using state-of-the-art digital signal processing technology, the ACE 400WB recreates up to 4x4,
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.
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
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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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 (www.alvarion.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 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:
Azimuth Systems, Inc.