SOURCE: VeriWave

October 14, 2008 08:00 ET

U4EA Uses VeriWave to Test Mobile Solutions for SMBs

Automated Testing of WiFi Access Points and Edge Devices Speeds Development Times and Ensures Performance

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Today VeriWave announced that U4EA Technologies is using VeriWave's test system to ensure the maximum performance of U4EA's wireless LAN networking solutions for small to medium businesses (SMBs). A rapidly growing leader in multi-service business gateways and wireless infrastructure, U4EA continues to expand its WiFi capabilities, using VeriWave's WaveTest systems to optimize the end-user experience and network scalability.

"Small to medium businesses are becoming more and more mobile and WiFi access is becoming the norm for improved in-building voice coverage," says Chris Richardson, Director of Product Management at U4EA Wireless. "Developing highly reliable WiFi devices requires a test solution architected for mobility from the ground up. Working with VeriWave, we've been able to automate the test process and substantially reduce test times and time to market."

U4EA Technologies recently announced the introduction of its Fusion 300 Wireless LAN Controller and Fusion 50 Access Points (AP), a centrally managed Wi-Fi solution designed specifically for the small to medium business (SMB) segment. The Fusion 300 is optimized for environments with limited in-house IT or wireless expertise, enabling SMBs to have a secure wireless network with enterprise-class functionality up and running in less than 15 minutes. Key features of the U4EA solution include plug-and-play configuration, a future-proof controller, enterprise-grade security, and toll-quality voice with seamless roaming. U4EA has used VeriWave's WaveTest systems to test Fusion 50 WiFi 802.11 b/g access points in conjunction with the Fusion 300 WLAN controller.

Eran Karoly, VP Marketing at VeriWave, says U4EA also shares VeriWave's focus on end-user Quality of Experience (QoE). "It is clear that U4EA tackles the task of delivering superior QoE. Their testing goes far beyond verifying speeds and feeds to really emphasize network performance and usability," Karoly says. "They've developed a very aggressive automated test program to help bring new products and software to market quicker with a maximum level of functionality."

U4EA leverages the scalability of the VeriWave solution testing over 100 Access Points simultaneously with the WaveTest 90 system, generating a diverse array of end-user client traffic including voice, video and data.

Mike Will, VP, Customer Support, at U4EA Technologies, says VeriWave's Master Test Plan made tailoring and automating the testing process very simple and the support was also excellent. "Using VeriWave's test plan as a starting point, we were able to rapidly tailor an extensive suite of tests to our precise needs," says Mr. Will "They jumped right in with both remote and onsite support when we needed it and really helped us develop a test program that's ideal for us. Automating the process of testing even large-scale configurations is enabling us to speed test and development cycles significantly."

About U4EA

U4EA Technologies is a leading supplier of multi-service business gateways (MSBG) that enable service providers and resellers to provide highly integrated and easy-to-manage IP communications and mobility solutions to SMB, SME and SOHO customers. U4EA's all-in-one customer premises devices, supported by the company's revolutionary QoS (GoS) mechanisms, ensure the secure, reliable and cost-effective delivery of converged VoIP, data and video services. In addition, U4EA Wireless provides software for mobility applications. U4EA also offers next generation network signaling gateways, which enable carriers to interconnect legacy networks and equipment with Next Generation Networks. For more information about U4EA, see www.u4eatech.com.

About VeriWave

Testing with VeriWave ensures maximum performance for mobile networks, devices and applications. From early design, through development and deployment, VeriWave helps leading manufacturers, service providers and users measure, analyze and improve speed, quality, interoperability, compliance and other pivotal aspects of mobile performance. For more information about VeriWave, call (503) 473-8350, or go to www.veriwave.com

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