May 18, 2016 – Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions has announced that its emergency call (eCall) test environment with 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 Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.
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