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15th May 2020
Spirent authorised test lab for Amazon Alexa Built-in

Spirent Communications has announced that it has been approved by Amazon as an Authorised Test Lab for Alexa Built-in devices. As an Authorised Test Lab, Spirent will work directly with manufacturers at its state-of-the-art lab facility in Maryland, USA to provide a range of audio and acoustic test services for Alexa Built-in products seeking certification from Amazon.

1st May 2020
Spirent supports accelerated advancement to 5G standalone

Spirent Communications has announced its work with China Telecom on system-wide performance verification and assessment efforts for 5G Standalone (SA) network equipment. 

Test & Measurement
9th April 2020
Realistic GNSS simulation to automotive HIL testing

Spirent Communications has announced the release of SimHIL, an integrated hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing software API for Spirent GNSS simulations. SimHIL brings high fidelity GNSS signal simulation with low latency to automotive industry HIL testbeds.

1st November 2019
5G to let automakers test limitless connectivity scenarios

  Spirent Communications has announced a significant expansion of its work with the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick via the Midlands Future Mobility (MFM) initiative in the United Kingdom.

Test & Measurement
15th February 2017
Spirent's security and performance testing extended

Spirent's lead in security and performance testing has been extended by introducing the industry’s first server-response fuzzing capability within CyberFlood, its premier security test solution.

7th February 2017
Greater risk to military applications expected in 2017

Provider of mobile network, application, services, and device-test solutions, Spirent Communications, has warned of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.

17th January 2017
Smartphone support solution saved customers $40m in end-user costs

Spirent Communications has published its annual mobile device intelligence report for the year 2016. The year saw its Tweakker Device Guides and smartphone support solution save network operator customers a collective $40m in customer service costs, an increase of 135% over 2015’s record.

13th January 2017
Faster, more accurate GPS/GNSS receiver validation

 The availability of PT TestBench - software to help technology, system and application developers build more accurate positioning functions more quickly has been announced by Spirent Communications.

16th November 2016
Workbench develops in-car Ethernet systems

  Modern cars have up to 100 Engine Control Units (ECUs), and as more vehicles support advanced features such as multiple cameras and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), automotive designers must adopt higher capacity in-car networks.

14th October 2016
Multi-APN setup app improves customer experience

Used by more than 80 mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) around the world, Spirent Communications have announced that its Tweakker device intelligence solution has released a new version of its iOS auto-configuration application. Spirent’s Tweakker now makes the user experience of connecting new data services for Apple devices that do not support standard over-the-air APN setup easier and fully automated.

Test & Measurement
29th June 2016
Simulators open way to multi-frequency GNSS testing

The GSS7000 series of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulators from Spirent provides an entry to multi-frequency testing, with a modular approach to enable this new precision GNSS simulation system to expand with users’ needs. The GSS7000 simulation system will suit receiver, system and application developers who want to take advantage of new satellite navigation systems and the better accuracy offered by civilian, multi-freq...

15th June 2016
Farmer uses IoT to reduce water consumption by 75%

The IoT is destined to touch every aspect of human endeavour, making factories smarter, supply chains intelligent and now saving farmers vast amounts of water in growing avocados at the first connected avocado farm. Spirent Communications is leading the charge with its open eco-system partners such as Oasis Smart Sim through its connectivity and embedded subscription business and recently showcased various connected solutions at the IoT World exh...

5th May 2016
Spirent works with Aston Martin to test V8 Vantage race cars

Spirent Communications has announced it is to continue its technical partnership with Aston Martin Racing throughout the 2016 World Endurance Championship season. Spirent is working with Aston Martin Racing during testing to evaluate automotive technologies on the 2016 V8 Vantage GTE race cars, such as the accuracy and performance of GPS receivers and interference monitoring.

Events News
3rd May 2016
Spirent showcasing game-changing ecosystem at IoT World

Spirent Communications has announced that it will unveil its Embedded Connectivity and Subscription Management ecosystem at next month's IoT World Event. The software-only ecosystem is unique in offering IoT developers universal global connectivity, extreme scalability, dynamic remote configuration and simple user experience.

Test & Measurement
12th April 2016
Connected cars get EMI protection solution

A new solution to reduce the time and cost needed to develop automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach systems for connected cars and other vehicles has been announced by Spirent Communications. As automobiles adopt automotive Ethernet to provide advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, infotainment and other ‘connected car’ features, manufacturers need to ensure these networks are unaffected by electromagne...

Test & Measurement
25th February 2016
MWC 2016: Test bed takes on challenging WiFi applications

Announced at Mobile World Congress was an agreement for Spirent Communications to deliver a complete Spirent Landslide Wi-Fi and octoScope system supporting real access points and real client devices in the octoBox testbed.  The octoBox testbed supports coexistence of multiple wireless technologies such as LTE and 802.11ac Wave-2 including MU-MIMO while providing controllable a real-life RF environment. 

Test & Measurement
25th February 2016
MWC 2016: EVS testing targets mobile device R&D

The first test & measurement solution that supports EVS, a full HD voice codec recently developed for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services by 3GPP was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by Spirent Communications. The EVS codec offers improved audio quality performance at reduced bit rates, with additional features to improve the user experience while reducing costs for wireless service providers. 

Events News
17th February 2016
Channel emulator addresses 5G challenges

The Spirent Vertex Channel Emulator, which delivers an unprecedented level of scalability and modularity for wireless RF testing will make its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Feb 22-25).  Vertex units can scale in the field from two to 32 channels to address a wide range of uses from basic RF device tests to complex MIMO beamforming base station antenna tests. 

12th September 2015
Spirent, NSL unite to ward off GNSS threats

A strategic partnership has been forged by Spirent Communications and Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL) to enable the detection, characterisation and regeneration of threats to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver systems. The combination of NSL’s acknowledged expertise in the research of GNSS vulnerabilities with Spirent’s leadership in GNSS simulation and test development enables the provision of a range of planned r...

Test & Measurement
12th July 2015
Test system targets connected car ecosystem

An automotive record and playback test system has been unveiled by Spirent Communications. The company says that it will help drive innovations and improvements in the rapidly evolving vehicle navigation and connected car ecosystem. The test system enables automotive system developers to record many different real-world signals and then replay them repeatedly in development labs, to shorten the time taken to validate new hardware or software.

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