September 26, 2005 02:59 ET

Anritsu Enhances the Development of Wireless Applications with the MD8470A Signalling Tester

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Anritsu Corporation (TOKYO:6754):

The ability to plan and develop attractive mobile devices and services is becoming increasingly important for success in the mobile communication business. And now, with third-generation mobile communication systems being deployed globally, we're seeing the appearance of sophisticated new applications such as video call service and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service).

In July of 2004, Anritsu introduced the MD8470A Signalling Tester, making it possible to perform both the development and verification of mobile phone applications in one unit. Since then, Anritsu has continued to take steps to make mobile phone applications development more efficient. These improvements include addition of the WNS (Wireless Network Simulator) software in the MX847010A W-CDMA/GSM simulation kit to simulate interactive base station action and provide an easy-to-use test environment for application developers.

In July of 2005, Anritsu strengthened WNS functions further. In addition to improvements in the SMS (Short Message Service) and video call test functions, the WNS now supports an MMS test function and the ability to conduct various service interruption tests. With mobile phones becoming increasingly complex, these new MD8470A capabilities enable the wider variety of tests and additional tasks needed for application development and verification.

The MD8470A supports network simulation of GSM/GRPS and W-CDMA, the major 2G/2.5G and 3G mobile communication systems. It provides an end-to-end test environment for various bearers including voice calls (loopback/handset), packet calls (browsing/contents download), video calls (loopback/ISDN), and messaging (SMS/MMS).

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( is a global provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems. Its measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Anritsu has 3600 employees globally with sales for the year ended March 31, 2005 totalling 84 billion yen (USD 790 million).


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