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Anritsu Joins Collaboration to Showcase Connected Car Cloud Solutions at Mobile World Congress

3/2/2015
Vehicle Tracking Application Using Cloud Services to be Demonstrated in Full Simulated Network Conditions

MD8475A Signalling Tester

Richardson, TX – March 2, 2015

Anritsu announces that its stand (Hall 6/6F40) at Mobile World Congress 2015, held March 2-5 in Barcelona, will feature a sophisticated, cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking. Developed at the Smart Systems Laboratory, University of Hertfordshire in the UK, the system will be demonstrated together using satellite positioning technology GNSS Simulator from Spectracom.

The connected car demonstration in the Anritsu stand shows a car's diagnostics system connecting to the cloud via a simulated LTE network environment provided by Anritsu's MD8475A signaling tester. An application in the cloud enables a fleet manager on any Internet-connected device to view the location and operating parameters of any vehicle in the fleet in real time. The MD8475A enables the university's development team to test, from the Hertfordshire laboratory, how the system’s in-car LTE modem would perform in mobile networks from all across the world and supporting all major worldwide standards within a single simulator. The Spectracom GNSS Simulator is providing the simulation of positioning data (e.g. GPS signals) to provide location information to the system being tested.

The combination of the MD8475A and the Spectracom GNSS Simulator provides a complete test environment to simulate any global location and any cellular connectivity, to ensure correct system operation. This test bed highlights the effectiveness of a complete wireless test bed solution to enable cost-effective development testing, product validation, and customer experience evaluation within a single system.

The connected car system being developed is based upon the wireless transmission of the OBD (On Board Diagnostics) information available in all new vehicles to a cloud server, using cellular backhaul (LTE, 3G, GPRS), together with GPS location information. This data is then processed, and the status of individual vehicles and the whole fleet is tracked on an interactive map available via the cloud to any suitable tablet, PC, or smartphone.

About Spectracom

Spectracom, a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO), is a leading provider of GNSS Signal Management Solutions that support our customers’ goals to increase reliability and productivity by delivering innovative ways to simplify the integration of complex positioning, navigation and timing technologies in their unique applications. We offer outstanding customer service backed by continuous certification to ISO9001 and other quality programs in locations covering the globe. For more information, visit www.spectracomcorp.com.

About University of Hertfordshire

The University is the UK's leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with 2,700 staff and turnover of over £238 million. With a student community of 25,300 including 2,800 overseas students from 100 different countries, the University has a global network of over 195,000 alumni. It is also one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2014. For more information, please visit www.herts.ac.uk.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

Contact

Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Anritsu Company
972.761.4625
kim.collins@anritsu.com
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations
973.263.5475
mailto:pbrightman@3epr.com