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Azimuth Announces New WiFi and WiMAX Testing Products
[January 10, 2006]

Azimuth Announces New WiFi and WiMAX Testing Products

TMCnet IP Communications Columnist
Azimuth Systems has announced a number of new products to facilitate accurate testing of WiFi, WiMAX, cellular and Bluetooth products. The company has rolled out the ACE 400NB multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) channel emulator for testing WiFi products, as well as the MIMO-ready RadioProof enclosures. The enclosures offer RF isolation to facilitate more accurate testing.

The company has also introduced a desktop platform providing WiFi design engineers with a compact solution to meet their testing needs. Three desktop solutions enable testing of standard PC clients, voice- or application-specific clients and voice-capable infrastructure.

Azimuth has also enhanced its W-Series 802.11 test platform with a number of functionality upgrades. The company’s STUDIO software is a WiFi data management application that enables the collection, correlation and analysis of critical test data from multiple sources. STUDIO works in conjunction the Azimuth DIRECTOR software, which executes test scripts for individual test platforms.
The company’s products all feature the SmartMotion attenuation system for precise measurement of performance-over-range. Azimuth’s WiFi test platform offers scalable and automated test results for quick time to market.

The company recently announced that the Wi-Fi Alliance will use its ADEPT test equipment as part of the WiFi certification process for device manufacturers. Cisco Systems, Inc. has also approved use of the W-Series test platform for its Cisco Compatible Extensions certification program, ensuring compatibility of WiFi devices with the Cisco WLAN infrastructure.
"As Wi-Fi continues to proliferate into a wider range of devices, vendors are increasingly using standardized, automated test tools from Azimuth to speed time-to-market and enhance product quality," said Ray Cronin, CEO of Azimuth Systems. "We now have a product portfolio that addresses broad testing needs within all the major Wi-Fi market segments. In 2006, we look forward to expanding our product line in advance of customers' new technology testing requirements."
Laura Stotler writes about IP Communications and related topics for TMCnet. She has covered VoIP and related technologies for seven years, contributing to Internet Telephony magazine and TMCnet, and as a freelance writer. To see more articles, please visit: Laura Stotler’s columnist page.

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