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Mobile World Congress: Anritsu joins collaboration to showcase connected car cloud solutions

Vehicle tracking application, using cloud services, to be demonstrated in full simulated network conditions.


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

Anritsu’s stand (Hall 6/6F40) connected car demonstration shows a car’s diagnostics system connecting to the cloud via a simulated LTE network environment provided by Anritsu’s popular mobile network simulator, the MD8475A. 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 their 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. 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 type of cellular connectivity, to ensure correct operation of the system. This test bed highlights to the industry 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

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

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation ( has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 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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