Luton, UK – May 24, 2016 – Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions has announced that its emergency call (eCall) test environment, using an MD8475A Hardware In the Loop (HIL) simulator, supports 98% of conformance test cases (defined as EN16454) for eCall communications modules. This new release will help secure stable eCall module development and production while improving reliability.
eCall is an EU Commission project designed to secure rapid emergency assistance for victims of automobile accidents. When an accident occurs, the in-vehicle system (IVS) detects the collision, and makes either an automatic or manual emergency call to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) to provide information about the accident location, current time, number of people in the vehicle, and vehicle model as the Minimum Set of Data (MSD), which is converted to an audio message for sending.
The PSAP operator confirms this information from the IVS and can speak with the vehicle occupants by voice as well as dispatch the necessary emergency services and rescue teams. Installation of the eCall system will be compulsory for all new vehicles sold in the EU from April 2018.
By reaching 98% coverage for eCall conformance test cases, Anritsu’s Signalling Tester MD8475A with built-in eCall test functions will play a key role in the system rollout.
As well as focusing on connected-car test solutions like eCall with the MD8475A, Anritsu is also pushing forward with support for test environments and test cases for similar safety systems, like Russia’s ERA-GLONASS.
Protecting lives by offering measurement solutions to assure emergency communications is a key priority and Anritsu is pleased to be a world leader in securing a safer and securer future for the connected car.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 120 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.
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