Anite releases Virtual Drive Testing Toolset

Solution delivers cost-effective benchmarking of mobile devices in a controlled laboratory environment using realistic RF and network simulations

Anite releases Virtual Drive Testing Toolset

Wireless test equipment provider Anite has introduced simulated network support to its Virtual Drive Testing Toolset (VDT Toolset), enabling users to cost-effectively benchmark mobile devices in a controlled laboratory environment.

VDT Toolset accelerates product rollouts and quality assurance testing by reproducing real network conditions in the laboratory. Anite claims the solution offers the industry’s most realistic RF and network simulations, which enables mobile operators and device manufacturers to perform a larger portion of device testing in the laboratory compared with in the field. This approach leads to significant cost-savings in both the development and deployment phases.

Anite’s virtual drive test solution uses network signalling and RF propagation log data, captured in the field using drive test tools, to recreate a realistic mobile device performance testing environment in the laboratory. It leverages a wide range of Anite IP and products including the Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to create a highly innovative field-to-lab solution for cost-effective benchmarking of mobile devices.

The latest wireless technologies are now being adopted in new vertical market applications, such as in the connected car, smart cities and high-speed train travel to deliver an enhanced user experience. VDT Toolset is used to cost-effectively verify the reliability of the connectivity introduced in these applications.

By incorporating related scenarios into mobile operator acceptance testing programmes, it will be possible to accelerate market introduction of new products and services, and ensure that Quality of Experience exceeds end-user expectations.

Paul Beaver, products director at Anite’s Device & Infrastructure Testing business, commented: “The introduction of Anite’s innovative Virtual Drive Testing Toolset solution with simulated network support is very exciting as it enables mobile operators and device manufacturers as well as the wider industry an effective way of validating their products prior to market introduction.”

Anite will demonstrate the Virtual Drive Testing Toolset with simulated network support on its stand 6I50 in Hall 6 at Mobile World Congress 2016, taking place in Barcelona next month.

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