Easier evaluation of European and Russian eCall systems


Anritsu Corporation has added new functionality to its MD8475A network simulator, to provide the first laboratory hardware-in-the-loop system-level test for the European eCall system and Russian ERA/GLONASS system. Anritsu offers the first eCall tester based on a complete network simulator with a flexible software tool simulating public safety answering points (PSAP), which greatly simplifies application development and evaluation.

The newly developed eCall Tester option (MX703330E) and MSD ERA/GLONASS option (MX703330E-031), used in combination with the MD8475A, now supports in-house testing and evaluation of communications modules (in-vehicle systems, IVS) with built-in eCall and ERA/GLONASS functions, as well as general evaluation following installation of these modules in automobiles. As it is difficult to test emergency call systems using a live network, the eCall and ERA/GLONASS applications support laboratory testing. These solutions offer the industry’s first system-level test environment using a flexible control GUI and user-configurable settings, to provide a test environment where different modes and configurations of network and eCall environments can be configured and tested with ease.

The MD8475A operates as an all-in-one network simulator for testing multi-standard cellular wireless modules. Composed of hardware and multiple measurement software options, the MD8475A supports all standard cellular communications technologies, enabling chipset and module developers to verify the performance and functions of communications devices. With its easy-to-use dedicated SmartStudio GUI, the MD8475A is ideal for evaluating in-vehicle systems, making V2X and M2M testing easy, quick and reliable.

August 26, 2015


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