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Anritsu Founding Member of CETECOM OLA Established to Accelerate Connected Vehicle and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Development

Anritsu Founding Member of CETECOM OLA Established to Accelerate Connected Vehicle and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Development
̶  Open Lab Alliance to Integrate Anritsu Solutions as Part of Collaborative Test Environment Targeted to Needs of Automotive Engineering and Software Development Community – 
Richardson, TX – February 18, 2016 – Anritsu Company announces it is a founding member of the Open Lab Alliance (OLA), a collaboration of industry leaders with the common goal of advancing connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle technologies. The OLA was officially launched during a grand opening ceremony at the CETECOM laboratory in Milpitas, California on February 12, 2016.
The OLA promotes a collaborative test environment to the automotive engineering and software development community. It provides the real-world, in-lab test scenarios necessary for developing connected vehicle subsystems and applications. 
OLA is hosted by a highly accredited test laboratory and is comprised of industry leading test and measurement companies, roadside unit (RSU) suppliers, and simulation system tool providers that deliver state-of-the-art automotive test technologies. Anritsu, CETECOM and other founding members formed OLA to accelerate the development of connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle technologies used in intelligent transportation systems. 
With multiple benches, each OLA station addresses a specific test challenge. In a controlled, open environment, engineers can develop lab experiments and perform various tests, such as telematics control unit (TCU) cellular module tests, spectrum analysis, AppLink test development, cyber security tests, and radio Airlink channel emulation wireless connectivity. Automated Connected driving simulation can be conducted, as well. 
The Anritsu MD8475A Signaling Tester is part of a bench for system-level testing of the cellular TCU designed into vehicles. The MD8475A was selected because its test capabilities include 2G, 3G and 4G LTE testing of handovers, roaming, IP data throughput, VoLTE, CMAS, and device aggression. It can also be used by engineers to create reject scenarios of how the device responds when the network ignores or misses a message from the device, or when the network rejects a cellular signaling message.
Anritsu is also providing equipment for general troubleshooting in the lab, including the Spectrum Master™ MS2720T handheld spectrum analyzer, Site Master™ S362E handheld cable and antenna analyzer, and the new Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27101A that allows users to monitor the DSRC 802.11p signals transmitting to and from the Savari RSU, which is broadcasting the lab.

About Anritsu

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 instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. 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, Automotive, 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.
To learn more visit www.anritsu.com and follow Anritsu on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Open Lab Alliance

The Open Lab Alliance (OLA) is membership organization comprised of best of breed test and simulation tools that desire to advance the CV and AV technologies via collaboration and resource sharing. By providing access to complex tools, we can accelerate deployment, enable product development and promote useful standards. Learn more by visiting www.openlaballiance.com.


CETECOM is renowned as an independent industry partner for telecommunication technologies. With over 400 employees worldwide, CETECOM offers a series of services that cover various technologies. Beside testing of familiar standards like GSM, WCDMA, LTE, CDMA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC, CETECOM also performs a wide range of consulting and testing of mobile software applications, OTA Antenna testing, SAR, EMC, Smart Card, field trials, acoustics and batteries. In addition, CETECOM supports new developments in the markets of “internet of things,” especially for the domains of connected car and smart energy. CETECOM also participates in the development of global standards and test specifications.