Azimuth Systems Press Release - September 15, 2009
Anite and Azimuth Systems Collaborate on Wireless Testing for 3G Cellular
Systems Innovative 4G Base Station Provider Added to Growing List of MIMO
Communications Leaders Employing the Azimuth MIMO Channel Emulator for Testing
Anite’s SAS Test Platform and Azimuth’s ACE™ MX Channel Emulator Integrated for Data Throughput Testing
ACTON, MA – September 15, 2009 – Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband
test equipment and channel emulators, today announced that the company has partnered with Anite, a global leader
in testing technology for the wireless industry, to create a comprehensive test solution that will enable users to
perform cellular data throughput testing with fading. The addition of fading capabilities provides more robust
testing, replicating propagation conditions that mobile devices encounter and must accommodate in everyday use.
Furthermore, the integration and automation of Azimuth’s ACE™ MX Universal Channel Emulator with Anite’s SAS test
platform can substantially expand operator test coverage as numerous conformance, performance and interoperability
test cases require channel emulation. As this integration provides support of operator scripts and enhanced tools,
the overall speed at which tests can be performed is increased as well.
Anite’s SAS interoperability test
platform is an easy-to-use network simulator that enables users to quickly test mobile devices as part of the
integration or interoperability testing phase in the development cycle. A critical tool for mobile network
operators, terminal and component manufacturers, SAS is used to simulate complex network scenarios, enabling the
quick identification of problems not detected in standard conformance tests.
Azimuth’s ACE MX channel emulator is a purpose-built, enhanced testing solution that was architected to meet
the demanding needs of the emerging generation of LTE and WiMAX systems, which employ MIMO and OFDM technologies,
as well as the backwards-compatible channel emulation features required to test 2G/3G cellular products.
Supporting all industry-standard bands and channel models for LTE, WiMAX, 2G/3G cellular and Wi-Fi, the ACE MX is
renowned for its superior ease-of-use and a host of enhanced features that support advanced channel modeling and
“Our partnership with Anite ensures that customers will be provided with
best-in-class technology to meet their 3G cellular testing needs,” said Peter Paglia, vice president of worldwide
sales and business development at Azimuth Systems. “As field testing is time-consuming, not accurately repeatable
and expensive, this combined solution will provide the perfect marriage of laboratory testing under real world
conditions, allowing Azimuth and Anite customers to ensure the quality and interoperability of new handsets, while
saving both time and money.”
In a related announcement earlier this year, Anite and Azimuth Systems
announced the launch of their WiMAX Performance Tester, which combines the Azimuth ACE channel emulator and an
Anite base station emulator to allow users to run conformance and custom test cases on subscriber stations under
varying RF channel conditions.
About Anite Anite provides a comprehensive range of
critical IT solutions to Wireless and Travel sector organizations across the globe. Anite develops and implements
software, provides consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that customers operate
effectively and securely. Anite uses the latest technologies to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions that
meet specific requirements and realize tangible results.
With a deep understanding of our customers’
markets Anite delivers wireless mobile test and operational software to the top telecommunications manufacturers
and wireless operators and holiday booking systems for the travel industry. Anite teams are focused on making a
difference and exceeding expectations. Anite is diverse, draws on worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about
With headquarters in the UK, Anite employs 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
About Azimuth Systems Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless broadband test
equipment and channel emulators for LTE, WiMAX, 2G/3G cellular and Wi-Fi 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’s headquarters are in the United States
near Boston, Massachusetts. Azimuth may be contacted at +1 978-263-6610 or at
Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems.