SOURCE: Azimuth Systems

March 10, 2008 09:11 ET

Azimuth Systems Honored With VON Magazine Innovators Award

VON Magazine Recognizes the Need for Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Testing of Converged Handsets by Naming Azimuth to the 2008 Innovator Awards Listing

ACTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Azimuth Systems, a leading provider of wireless engineering test equipment, today announced that it has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award, which is the foremost listing of innovative companies that represent the future of the VoIP Communications industry. Azimuth has been named to the list as a result of their focus on streamlining the testing of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) products for service providers, handset manufacturers and semiconductor vendors looking to prove that their solutions deliver the carrier-grade Wi-Fi quality-of-service required to drive rapid adoption of converged voice and data services.

Successful delivery of converged services is based on an assumption that wireless IP networks and devices can deliver carrier-grade QoS to the customer, requiring extensive performance benchmarking of mobile handsets and infrastructure devices in real world conditions. The Azimuth FMC Performance Test Suite is the industry's first fixed-mobile convergence performance test solution, which includes a comprehensive suite of automated test scripts that streamline the testing of fixed-mobile convergence products and validate the seamless mobility of devices and networks. The Azimuth FMC Performance Test Suite provides a full range of unique and repeatable performance tests on converged Wi-Fi/cellular handsets over a broad range of real-world environment dynamics and measures Wi-Fi performance in the areas that get the most attention from end-users: dropped calls, battery life and call quality.

"We're pleased to recognize Azimuth as one of the Communications industry's best and brightest by honoring the company with the VON Magazine Innovator Award," said Bill Sell, publisher, VON Media Group. "The company's unique approach to testing emerging wireless technologies makes it a logical selection as a leader in the testing of FMC products. Their approach sets Azimuth apart from the large field of companies that participated in the nomination process."

"The VON Magazine Innovator Award further validates Azimuth's position as the premier provider of test solutions for wireless devices and networks in the Wi-Fi, WiMAX and cellular markets," said Graham Celine, senior director of marketing at Azimuth Systems. "By allowing vendors and service providers to comprehensively test their FMC products and services in a lab before deploying or field testing, Azimuth's FMC Performance Test Suite enables testing that was previously difficult or impossible, saving days of expensive and manual testing in the field."

About the VON Magazine Innovator Awards

Building on the legacy of the Pulver 100, the VON Innovator Awards have evolved to recognize all companies -- start-ups to publicly-traded companies -- which represent the future of Internet Communications. Each participating company completed a lengthy and comprehensive nomination process, and the recipients have been selected from a committee made up of VON Magazine editors, columnists, and contributors, as well as the leading content producer for the VON.x conferences. The Inaugural VON Magazine Innovator Award winners will be honored at Spring VON.x at 6:00 PM Pacific time on March 18th in the VON Theatre in San Jose. For additional information, please visit:

About Azimuth Systems

Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless data communications test solutions. Azimuth's products are used by the world's foremost wireless semiconductor, system vendors and service providers to speed time-to-market and improve wireless product quality. Azimuth's standardized test solutions enable research, development, QA and marketing engineers to test the performance, conformance and certification of wireless devices and networks supporting data, voice and video applications. The company is based in Acton, Massachusetts and is backed by prestigious investors including Kodiak Venture Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. Azimuth may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at

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