SOURCE: Azimuth Systems

Azimuth Systems

September 14, 2009 08:30 ET

PureWave Networks Selects Azimuth Systems' ACE™ MX for Testing of Its Base Stations

Innovative 4G Base Station Provider Added to Growing List of MIMO Communications Leaders Employing the Azimuth MIMO Channel Emulator for Testing

ACTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators, today announced that PureWave Networks Inc., the developer of high performance, compact outdoor Mobile WiMAX 802.16e base stations, has selected Azimuth's ACE™ MX Universal Frequency MIMO Channel Emulator for testing its 4G base stations. With the adoption of the ACE MX, PureWave Networks joins the rapidly growing list of MIMO communications leaders using the ACE channel emulator to ensure the delivery of high quality products, and significantly improve the costs and time associated with testing.

PureWave's Quantum family 4G base stations utilize the company's patented PureMax™ Smart Antenna technology to deliver dramatically superior range and capacity. By combining industry-leading MIMO channel emulation capabilities in a flexible and scalable solution, the ACE MX will enable PureWave Networks to conduct efficient, automated and repeatable testing of its Quantum product line under a multitude of "real-world" RF conditions.

"In addition to advanced beamforming, PureWave Networks employs a number of powerful techniques to allow our PureWave Quantum base stations to deliver the unmatched performance that they are known for," said Dan Picker, CTO of PureWave Networks. "The ease of use, superior RF fidelity, and calibration of units for beamforming testing provided by the ACE MX make it an ideal selection for us. We are already running tests we weren't previously able to perform, and we are extremely pleased with results."

A purpose-built, enhanced testing solution, the ACE MX channel emulator is architected to meet the demanding needs of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based systems. The ACE MX provides the advanced channel emulation features required for testing WiMAX, LTE and other advanced wireless infrastructure equipment and devices, and includes all of the backwards-compatible channel emulation features to test 2G/3G cellular products. The ACE MX also features dedicated bi-directional channel modeling that can accurately emulate real world wireless over-the-air conditions in both the downlink and uplink paths simultaneously, which is a requirement to test beamforming.

"We're excited to partner with PureWave Networks, a recognized leader in MIMO communications, to help them deliver reliable, carrier-grade products," said George Reed, vice president of marketing and product management at Azimuth Systems. "Channel emulation is rapidly being recognized as the key to reliable conformance, performance and interoperability testing. As OFDM- and MIMO-based systems such as WiMAX and LTE become more prevalent, Azimuth is increasingly being recognized as a leader for testing wireless broadband technologies."

About Azimuth Systems

Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and 2G/3G cellular technologies. Azimuth's products are used by the world's foremost wireless semiconductor designers, infrastructure and mobile equipment vendors, and service providers to improve wireless product quality and speed time-to-market. Azimuth's wireless test and channel emulation products and solutions enable research, development, quality assurance and systems engineers to test the performance, conformance, certification and interoperability of broadband wireless devices and networks while greatly reducing the cost and time of manual testing.

The company is based near Boston, Massachusetts and may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at

About PureWave Networks

PureWave Networks develops high performance, compact outdoor 4G base stations. PureWave Networks is the only company that utilizes advanced beamforming technology to achieve the coverage and capacity of a macro base station in a small form factor that can be deployed anywhere.

PureWave Networks' Quantum family of base stations offers an open end-to-end solution that also allows customers to select components from the broad WiMAX ecosystem in building their networks. Our solutions are designed for any type of operator, from small WISPs to large mobile service providers.

PureWave Networks provides customers with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry through superior performance, ease of installation, dramatically lower equipment and operational cost, and minimal power consumption. PureWave Networks is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Azimuth® is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE™ is a trademark of Azimuth Systems. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.