Azimuth Systems Enhances Field-to-Lab Real World Wireless Test Solution
March 12, 2012 Press Release
-- Latest Update to FTL Allows Unprecedented Control over Fully Automated Test Solutions
ACTON, MA- March 12, 2012 - Azimuth Systems, Inc., a
leading provider of comprehensive real world wireless test solutions for 2G/3G/4G, LTE-Advanced and beyond, today
announced robust enhancements to its popular
Azimuth Field-to-Lab™ (FTL) solution.
This latest release of FTL offers new features that allow customers to better visualize the radio environment,
profile channel conditions, and more accurately recreate “real world” conditions in the lab using Azimuth’s
integrated (open) automation platform, Testbuilder.
Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution improves product
quality, user satisfaction, and reduces vendors’ time-to-market by providing a bridge between laboratory and
field-measured test results. Field-to-Lab allows the dynamically-changing RF conditions collected by drive test
scanners/tools to be replayed in the lab through the company’s
ACE™ MX Universal MIMO channel emulator. The latest features, enabled by Azimuth’s
Test Builder, further establish Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution as the industry’s most comprehensive test bed for
wireless technologies. This holistic approach to real world testing results in consistency and delivers more
reliable and repeatable results.
“Our goal with the new Field-to-Lab release is to put ‘the world in your
lab’ more effectively than ever,” said Ajay Patel, executive director of product management for Azimuth Systems.
“The latest enhancements for Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution are the direct result of customer and partner
suggestions and will continue to increase the value of FTL’s visualization and profiling tools.”
powerful enhancements to the Director II management software (Version 7.4) -- the flexible tool that provides
centralized control over Azimuth’s Field-to-Lab solution -- address the growing needs of the 2G/3G/4G and LTE
Mapping algorithms: AzMapper now supports advanced algorithms to map LTE field data
which includes the ability to recognize dynamic non-standard channel conditions.
Wider compatibility: AzMapper now supports Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) logs
collected with the Rohde & Schwartz TSM-W as well as LTE logs collected with Accuver XCAL.
Visualization: GPS Centric Playback and live map capability enables dynamic plotting of GPS coordinates
and overlay of critical performance data.
Troubleshooting: AzMapper user-specified correlation allows testers the ability to define or override
correlations in the log files, providing greater flexibility in troubleshooting and debugging options. This
capability is particularly effective for addressing throughput related issues for the latest generation of 4G
Automation: Test Builder now includes support for QXDM automation and UE control (through QXDM). It also
includes a fully featured device benchmarking module for automating test of multiple UEs. With this capability,
Test Builder and Field-to-Lab are now uniquely able to simultaneously benchmark multiple UEs against a common RF
environment eliminating the need for cumbersome scripting.
As part of the enhanced Field-to-Lab
solution, Azimuth’s award-winning ACE MX wireless channel emulator is used to replicate real-world channel
conditions in a controllable and repeatable fashion. A purpose-built, enhanced testing solution, the ACE MX
wireless channel emulator is architected to meet the demanding needs of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) and
orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based systems for testing LTE and other advanced wireless
infrastructure equipment and devices, and also includes all of the backwards-compatible channel emulation features
to test 2G/3G cellular products.
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
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Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems.