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Azimuth Systems Press Release - July 12, 2011

Azimuth Systems Strengthens its Position as the Leading Global Provider of Real World Wireless Test Solutions During the First Half of 2011

-  Company Achieves Substantial Gains in Revenue and Customer Growth;
   Adds Unmatched New Capabilities to Product Line


Azimuth Systems


ACTON, MA – July 12, 2011 – Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive real world wireless test solutions for 2G/3G/4G, LTE-Advanced and beyond, today announced that it has achieved continued record profitable growth and expansion in the first half of 2011; as of mid year 2011, Azimuth has experienced a more than 50% increase in bookings as compared to the first half of 2010. Azimuth has also expanded its rapidly-growing customer base with the addition of several new customers worldwide, including the world’s number one mobile infrastructure provider, Nokia Siemens Networks.

The company’s growth is largely due to the success of Azimuth’s field-proven, solutions-focused real world wireless test equipment that increases the scope of lab testing, while also bridging the wireless ecosystem, resulting in high quality devices that perform as expected in the field. Azimuth continues its commitment to technology innovation by integrating support for leading-edge technologies such as TD-LTE and higher order MIMO into all products, as well as the introduction of several new products and features.

In March of 2011, Azimuth announced the Azimuth RPM Real World Performance Measurement Solution (ACE OTA). Azimuth RPM provides a cost-effective, practical and powerful platform for enhanced SISO/MIMO data throughput performance testing with a true over-the-air modeling framework. The Azimuth RPM solution combines a compact mobile isotropic chamber with the award-winning ACE MX MIMO channel emulator to create an environment where devices can be tested in the same mode as they are used in real-world conditions. Unlike traditional over-the-air test solutions, RPM leverages the Azimuth mobile isotropic chamber to create a truly 3D isotropic environment in a small portable form factor without forsaking technical accuracy. The Azimuth mobile isotropic chamber is small enough to fit through most standard doorways, eliminating many of the logistical challenges commonly associated with over-the-air testing. Azimuth RPM will launch with first commercial deliveries scheduled later this year.

Earlier this year, Azimuth also announced several cutting-edge new features to its trusted Azimuth Field-to-Lab™ (FTL) solution, designed to help customers further improve product quality and reduce time-to-market. Most notably, Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution is the first in the industry that allows users to automate the entire testbed by using DIRECTOR II Test Builder, a modular, intuitive, non-programming environment which allows even novice users to automate testing. The Azimuth Field-to-Lab automation architecture also facilitates sharing of automation modules not only within individual companies, but also across entire ecosystems, driving consistency in the way things are tested -- and providing more reliable and repeatable results.

Additionally, enhancements to the ACE MX MIMO channel emulator were introduced to enable users to test 3GPP carrier aggregation (R10 and R11) scenarios with very little effort, making the ACE MX channel emulator the platform of choice for LTE-Advanced testing due to its superior RF characteristics and support for higher order MIMO topologies, beamforming and complex transmission schemes.

“We have worked tirelessly to make Azimuth Systems the gold standard in wireless test by providing solutions-focused, user-configurable real world wireless test equipment that makes testing and deployment of wireless products more affordable and reliable than ever before,” said Jim Iuliano, president and CEO of Azimuth Systems. “As technology becomes increasingly complex, Azimuth has become the trusted lifecycle partner to support our customers’ dynamically changing needs regardless of the technology, whether 3G, 4G, LTE-Advanced or beyond. The substantial growth that the company has experienced over the past few years is truly a testament to the industry’s need for Azimuth’s advanced real world wireless test solutions, and we look forward to meeting these needs for many years to come.”

Azimuth has continued to develop its focus on partnerships and solutions through establishment of the Azimuth Solutions Development team led by Director of Solutions, Deepak Das. The charter of the solutions team at Azimuth is to work closely with customers throughout the wireless ecosystem to automate a wide range of test requirements and create new solutions based on Azimuth products.

Azimuth has also illustrated its industry-wide support by working closely with other leading test system vendors such as Anite. Anite recently announced a new test solution that includes carrier based scripts to address the need for LTE data throughput performance testing in the laboratory environment. The Anite LTE data performance solution is based on its SAS network simulator for device interoperability testing, the Anite 9000 Mobile Test Accelerator platform and Azimuth Systems’ ACE MX wireless channel emulator.

The market strength of Azimuth’s real world wireless test solutions was further validated by the receipt of Test and Measurement World’s Best in Test Award for the Azimuth Field-to-Lab solution in April of 2011, which honors important and innovative new products and services in the electronics test and measurement industry that demonstrate superior technical innovation in the marketplace. The award marks the second consecutive year that Azimuth was selected as the winner of the Wireless Test category through votes cast by the test and measurement community, from a field that included five other leading wireless test solutions (the 2010 honor went to Azimuth’s ACE MX MIMO channel emulator.)

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 is based near Boston, Massachusetts, USA and may be contacted at +1 (978) 263-6610 or at www.azimuthsystems.com. Follow Azimuth Systems on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/azimuthsystems.

Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE™ and Field-to-Lab™ are trademarks of Azimuth Systems.

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For additional information contact:
Erik Org
Senior Marketing Manager
Azimuth Systems, Inc.
+1 978-268-9211
erik_org@azimuthsystems.com

Jill Colna
SVM Public Relations
+1 401-490-9700
jill.colna@svmpr.com








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