Gemalto and w2bi, Inc. Collaborate to Provide UICC Certification Testing Solutions for LTE Devices
South Plainfield, NJ - November 8, 2012- w2bi, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into a joint effort with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to globally distribute and provide device UICC test automation for the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Gemalto’s LinqUs OTA Simulator in combination with w2bi’s QUIKPROBE™ test platform addresses the specific certification needs for mobile operators, device and chip manufacturers, operating system providers, and independent labs. The scope of the UICC/SIM test automation covers operator specific test needs and combines such elements as LTE network emulation, Gemalto LinqUs OTA Simulator, IMS server, and automated device control into a single automated testing system under w2bi’s QUIKPROBE™ test automation platform. This collaboration builds on the strengths of the two companies and integrates leading UICC test software from Gemalto with proven w2bi test automation products presenting test engineers a convenient and friendly user interface to a multi-instrument test environment. “w2bi is excited to be working with Gemalto to support such an innovative and compact solution for UICC/SIM that increases the manageability of new service deployment for LTE operations in global markets", said Derek DiPerna, CEO and President of w2bi, Inc.
w2bi and Spirent Communications Partner to Offer New LTE Test Plans for Carrier Device Certification
South Plainfield, NJ - October 22, 2012- w2bi, Inc. and Spirent Communications are delighted to announce an expansion of their partnership that brings to market a set of new LTE and multimode automated test plans, powered by w2bi software and Spirent’s E2010S LTE Network Emulator platform. This new partnership enables w2bi’s robust automated test scenarios including LTE (4G) and multimode (3G/2G) global system selection, and multiple data retry to be implemented on the Spirent E2010S, as well as on other Spirent test solutions. “The pace of new technology introduction and increased complexity in the wireless industry continues to drive significant innovation in test solutions,” said Derek DiPerna, CEO and President of w2bi. “We are excited to partner with Spirent to extend w2bi’s automated LTE test products to support Spirent systems, complementing the many best-in-class solutions our two companies brought to the industry with 3G and 2G. Together we are providing test solutions to assist the global LTE build-out demand while driving faster time to market, higher quality devices, higher customer satisfaction, and reduced device return costs.” “We are delighted to be partnering with w2bi on this expanded test coverage,” said Hesham ElHamahmy, Vice President of Product Management at Spirent. “It will enable our joint customers who focus on carrier device certification to obtain significant additional value from their Spirent test platforms.” The w2bi global mode system selection and multimode data retry test scenarios are now available for purchase to support Spirent E2010S LTE Network Emulator platform.
w2bi, Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz Offer a New Optimized Solution for Global System Selection Device Certification Test Plan
South Plainfield, NJ - October 18, 2012- w2bi, Inc. and Rohde & Schwarz proudly announce a new solution for compact deployment of Automated Global Mode System Selection test setup. Combining w2bi’s industry proven automated test software infrastructure with the industry leading R&S®CMW500 hardware enables robust test scenarios that emulate LTE, GSM, WCDMA, 1X, and EVDO networks with up to eight active simultaneously cells leveraging different combinations. This solution provides a great option to address the Mobile Operator’s global system selection and roaming test plans for device certification. The combined w2bi R&S®CMW500 configuration supports complex test plans that require multiple network technologies to be emulated simultaneously while leveraging a compact footprint of test equipment. “w2bi is delighted to have worked so closely with Rohde & Schwarz to produce such an advanced solution for our industry partners. This will enable mobile operators, device and chip manufactures, operating system providers, and labs to optimize their capital and operational costs by increasing functionality while reducing lab space, and power requirements,” said Derek DiPerna CEO and President of w2bi. The w2bi system is now available for purchase to support these four R&S®CMW500 environments.
w2bi, Inc. Announces the Release of QuikTouch™ Smart Device OS and Application Automated Test Solution
South Plainfield, NJ - October 17, 2012- w2bi, Inc. proudly announces QuikTouch™, a new solution that enables non-intrusive automated performance testing of smart device operating systems, applications, and End User experience. QuikTouch™ is a robust integrated test environment allowing a tester to quickly create and orchestrate non-intrusive application automated testing by simultaneously simulating multiple End Users, on multiple smart devices, operating on any network, in both field test or lab environments. QuikTouch’s initial release will support the Android operating system, and will immediately allow measurement of both application and operating system performance to allow device makers, application providers, and mobile operators to increase quality and reduce returns. w2bi has implemented this by leveraging a number of their unique patent-pending methodologies to create an advanced system for orchestrating many smart devices-under-test end to end. “I am very encouraged by the initial installations and results QuikTouch™ has been able to produce in such a short timeframe. This product is the beginning of a new category of advanced automated testing for the mobile industry, allowing for applications and services to be tested from end to end from one end-user to many end-users, agnostic to both network and hardware”, said Derek DiPerna CEO and President of w2bi. The w2bi QuikTouch™ product is now available for purchase.
Mr. Derek DiPerna joins as President of w2bi, Inc.
Union, NJ – October 25, 2011 - w2bi, Inc. strengthens its customer commitment by appointing Derek DiPerna as President of w2bi. Mr. DiPerna has been well known in the wireless industry where he most recently served as General Manager with Microsoft in the US Operator Channel group.
Subscribers expect their mobile devices to perform well in various network conditions, and w2bi solutions help to increase the device performance. “Device and application certification testing is critical to the successful deployment of 3G, 4G/LTE services. We are very pleased to have Derek join our team where he will bring great insights into helping our partners deploy the highest quality new devices and services” said Ron Parmar, CEO of w2bi, Inc.
Mr. DiPerna has 16 years of experience in the wireless industry and 9 years with Microsoft where he has overseen the commercialization of over 100 smartphones in North America. Prior to Microsoft, Derek was involved in multiple entrepreneurial wireless companies, and was a member of the technical staff for Verizon Wireless Network Engineering team focused on deploying and optimizing CDMA and AMPS technologies. Derek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on telecommunications and computer science from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
We welcome Derek, and are looking forward to his insights in growing our customer base and helping deliver our quality products and services to our customers by using w2bi solutions.
Larry Paulson joins the board of w2bi, Inc. & AetherPal Inc.
Union, NJ – June 1, 2011 - w2bi, Inc. and its subsidiary AetherPal Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Paulson as a member of its Board. Larry Paulson is a seasoned wireless and telecom executive. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Brightpoint Inc. He is also a principal and founder of Rancho Santa Fe Solutions, a wireless consulting company.
Rich Meigh joins the board of w2bi, Inc. & AetherPal Inc.
Union, NJ – Feb 23, 2011 - w2bi, Inc. and its subsidiary AetherPal Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Meigh as member of the board. Rich Meigh is a well-known veteran of the wireless industry. Currently he is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Communications Wireless Group. He was the Vice President of Wireless Devices for 10 years since the formation of Verizon Wireless. He worked at Verizon Wireless and Bell Atlantic Mobile for 27 years under various roles in finance, operations and marketing. He is a graduate of Boston College.
w2bi, Inc. partners with Rohde & Schwarz to provide certification testing solutions for LTE devices globally
UNION, NJ, United States, September 8, 2010 – w2bi, Inc and Rohde & Schwarz agreed today on a partnership that will provide automated device testing solutions for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Rohde & Schwarz test platform in integration with w2bi’s automated test software for operator specific test plans will address the certification needs of mobile operators, device OEMs and independent labs globally.
w2bi is now ISO 17025 Accredited lab.
An Accredited Lab…A Continued Customer Care Commitment…
Union, New Jersey - Feb 16, 2010 – As a leading provider of management and testing solutions for wireless communications industry, w2bi today announced that it is now an ISO 17025 certified testing facility for CDMA wireless and mobile devices.
Since 1997 w2bi’s Test Lab provides customers with convenient testing, analysis and interpretation of CDMA Features, functionalities and other testing requirements that conform to Operator Specifications or Wireless Industry Standards. Specializing in writing automated test scripts and software, w2bi’s lab test team provides customers with reliable, comprehensive, detailed and accurate test results and reports.
w2bi announces Global Mode System Selection Solution for LTE
Union NJ, Dec 2009 - w2bi proudly announces the launch of its Global Mode System Selection test automation suite. With its long expertise in developing System Selection solutions for CDMA-based wireless devices, w2bi has now successfully developed and deployed Global Mode System Selection for Type 1 LTE devices. w2bi’s LTE Q-GENERIC automated test solution combines w2bi’s proven test automation platform with Aeroflex’s advanced 7100 LTE test set. Complementing w2bi’s existing certification platforms for 2G and 3G networks, it bundles all the elements needed for effective LTE device certification, enabling network operators to deliver the expected quality of customer experience and bring LTE devices to market faster. Providing a complete turnkey solution, it automates testing based on industry standards (3GPP and 3GPP2) as well as based on operator-specific LTE device requirements.
w2bi announces CCF Data Throttling Automation solution
Union NJ, Dec 2009 - w2bi announces CCF Data Throttling test automation suite as a part of its Q-DAAT solution. CCF Data Throttling test suite is currently available for Verizon Wireless and is based on industry-standard CCF Test Plan. OEMs can now procure this test suite for development and certification testing of Data Throttling functionality. Some of the features of this suite include automation of all supported test cases. Test cases not supported are due to emulator hardware limitation. Automation scripts use customer’s existing Spirent APEX-type rack. Adding this test capability to customer’s existing setup is simple and easy. Automation of the test device is based on UTS Device drivers. CCF Data Throttling suite is competitively priced. This suite is available for all customers from Jan 2010 onwards. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
w2bi launches Push-to-Talk (PTT) Automation solution for Verizon Wireless
Union NJ, Nov 2009 - w2bi is pleased to launch its Push-to-talk test automation suite as a part of Q-DAAT Solution. PTT test suite is currently available for Verizon Wireless and is based on Verizon’s PTT Test Plan. OEMs can now procure this test suite for development and certification testing of PTT enabled devices. Some of the features of this suite include automation of more than 90% test cases. Remaining test cases are still available for semi-automated mode. Automation scripts use customer’s existing Spirent APEX-type rack. Customers will have to procure a PTT Server option from Spirent. Adding PTT test capability to customer’s existing setup is simple and easy. Automation of the test device is based on UTS Device drivers. PTT test suite is competitively priced. This suite is available for all customers from Jan 2010 onwards. For additional information, contact email@example.com.
w2bi announces OTADM with iMDM Support Automation solution for Verizon Wireless
Union NJ, Oct 2009 - w2bi proudly announces its launch of iMDM support for existing OTADM installs. iMDM is the latest, web-based, and user-friendly OMASS Server from Innopath. w2bi has worked closely with Innopath and Verizon Wireless to add this support. This server closely emulates the real world servers and removes the earlier challenges of using a test server and device configurations. This support is available as part of the Q-DAAT Solution. OTADM test suite is currently available for Verizon Wireless only and is based on Verizon’s OTADM Test Plan. OEMs can now procure this test suite for development and certification testing of OTADM enabled devices. Some of the features of this suite include automation of more than 70% test cases. Remaining test cases are still available for semi-automated mode.