Azimuth Unveils ACE MX2 MIMO Channel Emulator and Product Strategy for Real World Test
Apr 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Azimuth Systems, Inc., a provider of real world wireless test solutions for 2G/3G/4G, LTE-Advanced and beyond, announced the ACE MX2 wireless channel emulator together with its strategy for real world test.
According to a release, the ACE MX2 MIMO Channel Emulator, Azimuth's newest channel emulator, is the first product created in support of the new strategy.
Azimuth will build on its market position for real world test solutions (device performance, benchmarking and interoperability) while continuing to add more platforms to its portfolio. Over the next year, Azimuth will release multiple products, platforms, and solutions which, together, will offer real world test coverage and automation capabilities on the market. The new platforms will optimize existing products for power, noise, size and weight while also providing the technological foundation necessary to support the challenges of upcoming protocols and network deployments with up to 200MHz of Channel Bandwidth and 16x16 bidirectional MIMO topologies.
A successful real world test strategy must have several components. First, each platform should provide performance and efficiency for the test solutions that it supports. Secondly, a common automation environment for transparent real world test collaboration by ecosystem partners is essential. In support of this, Azimuth will continue to expand the capabilities of the Director II Test Management and Automation suite while ensuring seamless compatibility across all test platforms. Next, a scalable, modular design needs to be a key component of future platforms. The real world test strategy also requires a solutions team with the express charter of leveraging new platforms and implementing highly automated solutions for customers to help maximize value. Azimuth's solutions team, led by Dr. Deepak Das, delivers solutions to Azimuth customers that bring together its wireless channel emulators and Director II test management software to address the latest issues confronted by operators and equipment vendors.
"The proliferation of wireless enabled products and the complexity of MIMO technologies demand new test tools," said Jim Iuliano, CEO of Azimuth Systems. "Customers across the wireless ecosystem are already seeing the benefits of bringing our advanced test capabilities into the lab to measure how the real world affects performance of wireless devices and infrastructure. The products we will introduce, beginning with the ACE MX2 MIMO channel emulator, mark Azimuth's continued commitment to rapidly developing and integrating, our easy-to-use and market leading solutions for real world test."
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