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Azimuth Reports Record-Breaking Growth and Revenue in 2011

January 18, 2012 Press Release -  Begins 2012 with Launch of New Website

Azimuth Systems

ACTON, MA- January 18, 2012 - Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive real world wireless test solutions for 2G/3G/4G, today announced the company reached significant milestones in 2011, including achieving record revenue for products such as its ACE™ MX wireless channel emulator, Azimuth Field-to-Lab (FTL) solution, and Azimuth Real World Performance Measurement (RPM) solution. The company reported 40% year-to-year growth for its core ACE MX platform and increased its staff by 30%, marking another year of impressive growth in a turbulent economy.
 
In 2011, Azimuth launched the Azimuth RPM Solution, which creates a laboratory-based environment where signals are transmitted physically “over the air” to capture the effects of device design in real-world conditions. The solution combines a compact mobile isotropic chamber with the ACE MX MIMO channel emulator to create a true 3D isotropic environment in a compact form factor (small enough to fit through most doorways), without forsaking technical accuracy. This provides a portability option that until now has not been possible with over-the-air testing, eliminating many of the logistical challenges that are experienced with large anechoic chambers while providing more test flexibility.
 
Azimuth also introduced enhancements to its award-winning Field-to-Lab Solution, adding several cutting-edge features that were previously unavailable in the testing marketplace, designed to help customers improve product quality and reduce time to market. Most notably, the Azimuth Field-to-Lab Solution is the first in the industry that allows users to automate the entire testbed by using Azimuth’s DIRECTOR II Test Builder, a modular, intuitive, non-programming environment which allows even novice users to automate testing. 
 
In terms of customer growth, Azimuth’s customer base continues to include all of the world’s leading infrastructure vendors as well many major mobile device, operator and semiconductor companies.  New customer wins in 2011 included Nokia Siemens, Airspan Networks, and Rice University. Azimuth has also illustrated its industry-wide support by working closely with other leading test system vendors. Anite partnered with Azimuth to incorporate the ACE MX into its unique LTE data performance solution which includes carrier-based scripts for LTE data throughput. Anite is now successfully delivering a complete turn-key LTE Performance Test solution to the wireless market.
 
“We are pleased to announce that Azimuth has experienced three consecutive years of growth and has doubled the size of its business in the last two years alone. Our success is a reflection of the growing complexity in developing and deploying advanced wireless technologies,” said Jim Iuliano, president and CEO of Azimuth Systems. “We bring the real world into our customers’ labs and enable them to measure what matters, real world performance, resulting in improved quality, reduced product development time and significant cost savings.”
 
Other notable accomplishments include the addition of a solutions team focused specifically on automating and simplifying complex test plans. The Azimuth Solutions Development team, led by Director of Solutions Deepak Das, works closely with customers throughout the wireless ecosystem to automate a wide range of test requirements and create new solutions based on Azimuth products. In 2011, Azimuth also introduced new TD-LTE test solutions for TM8 (Transmission mode 8).
 
The market strength of Azimuth’s real world wireless test solutions was further validated by the receipt of Test and Measurement World’s 2011 Best in Test Award for the Azimuth Field-to-Lab solution in April of 2011. Azimuth’s RPM solution was also named a finalist for the 2012 Test and Measurement World Best in Test Award; final winners will be named at the end of this month. Azimuth also continues to be a prominent presence at industry events, participating in such shows at CTIA Wireless 2011, Antenna Systems 2011, PTEXPO COMM China 2011 and SDR ‘11: Wireless Innovation Conference and TD-LTE Testing Technology Seminar 2011. Azimuth also presented “An Introduction to Over-the-Air Device Performance Testing” webinar with Microwave Journal.
 
As Azimuth continues to carry its momentum in to 2012, today the company is launching a new website designed to be easier to navigate and provide additional content and resources for both customers and visitors. Please visit the new website at: http://www.azimuthsystems.com.
 
About Azimuth Systems
Azimuth Systems is the leading provider of comprehensive real world wireless test solutions for 2G/3G/4G, LTE-Advanced and beyond. Azimuth offers field-proven, solutions-focused automated wireless test equipment that brings the makes testing more affordable and reliable by increasing the scope of testing while enabling real world performance testing across the entire product design cycle, resulting in high quality devices that perform as expected in the field.

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™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems.
For additional information contact:

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


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For additional information contact:

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



Posted  1/19/2012
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