Anite significantly expands its performance testing offering

Anite today announced the acquisition of the Propsim channel emulation product set from Elektrobit. The acquisition is in line with Anite’s wider strategy to further expand its product portfolio within Performance testing.

The Propsim branded portfolio of radio channel emulators are designed to replicate wireless environments and isolate performance issues of wireless equipment in order to ensure the reliable functionality of any broadband wireless technology, such as 4G LTE. The acquisition of the Propsim product set enables Anite to broaden its product offering and expand into new customer segments, including network infrastructure interoperability testing.

The evolution of wireless technologies, such as LTE and their complex antenna configurations is leading to an increased need for Performance testing in order to maintain high end-user experience. The emulation of different radio channel conditions within a laboratory environment is a key enabler in providing comprehensive Performance test solutions.

Anite today also announces the launch of an internal baseband fading capability for all existing handset test products that utilise the latest Anite 9000 hardware platform. Existing users are able to add fading technology to their test systems as a software upgrade. This is a cost effective option for users that want to address the latest performance test requirements with their existing products; especially data throughput testing for both GCF certification and network operator acceptance test plans. This launch is complementary to the Propsim portfolio acquisition, and together both developments help give Anite a comprehensive ability to address the Performance test needs of customers developing and testing interoperability of wireless equipment.

Chris Humphrey, Anite’s Chief Executive said, “The increasing market demand for more integrated wireless laboratory test solutions makes Anite a natural fit for Propsim. Anite’s established market and technology leadership, and its substantial global sales and support footprint, combined with the acknowledged expertise and market leading channel emulation solutions the Propsim brand, creates a dedicated supplier with a more complete product offering.”

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