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SPEAG Provides State-of-the-Art Phantoms for the World's Fastest GPS Air Performance Test for Wearable Devices
30/08/2016

SPEAG Provides State-of-the-Art Phantoms for the World's Fastest GPS Air Performance Test for Wearable Devices

Verkotan has developed a real over-the-air GPS field test environment into the test laboratory. The test (patent pending) has been developed in close collaboration with the Centre for Wireless Communication (CWC) at University of Oulu, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, and SPEAG. It allows the testing of a device’s total GPS air performance (chipset, mechanics, and antenna) in one test run. Importantly, not only can this be done very fast, i.e. within one day, but also under controlled and repeatable conditions - something that has not been possible before. 


Example of SPEAG’s POPEYE Torso used in Verkotan’s in-lab GPS performance test: anatomical Forearm and Hand Phantoms provide a repeatable and accurate representation of human body’s in motion shadowing effects and electromagnetic reflections.

To enable accurate representation of the RF absorption as well as shadowing and scattering effects of a user’s body, hand, and forearm, SPEAG has provided the POPEYE V5.5 torso, arm, and hand phantoms. The hand and forearm are movable to enable accurate repositioning of the device or simulate movement during running that is essential to an efficient and reliable test plan.

Kari Komonen, CEO: “Our GPS Air Performance Test enables customers to build better products and bring them to the market faster. GPS field testing used to take days or even weeks. Now reliable test results are available within one day! Our customers save in R&D costs and products hit the market faster. Controlled and 100% repeatable test conditions help our customers to make the right design decisions during the R&D. Outcome is better performance and quality.”

“We are delighted to continue our successful working relationship with Verkotan,” says SPEAG’s President Niels Kuster. “Developing and providing anatomical human phantoms has enabled a truly outstanding test solution for the wireless industry."

 

About Verkotan

Verkotan is the only CTIA (CTIA - The Wireless Association) authorized test house in the world with its own in-house developed test system. Verkotan’s sophisticated software and test laboratory capability provide completely new test methods creating unique value for its customers.

Verkotan Oy is a CTIA authorized Over-The-Air (OTA) programming test house based in Finland. It further offers Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and Global Positioning System (GPS) tests as well as analysis, high quality expertise and certification services to the customers from multiple business areas related to wireless performance.

For more information, please visit the company's website: www.verkotan.com

For further information, please contact:

Kari Komonen CEO, Tel: +358 40 5001241,

Email: kari.komonen@verkotan.com

 

About SPEAG

SPEAG was founded in 1994 to develop and manufacturer advanced near-field measurement systems and phantoms for testing body-mounted and implanted devices. The cornerstone of SPEAG's success is its strong investment in R&D and its strategic alliances with leading research institutions and industry. 

To support SPEAG’s products, a calibration laboratory was established in 2001 which is certified by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) for ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and multilaterally recognized by the European Accreditation (EA), International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

For more information, please visit the company's website: www.speag.com

For further information, please contact:

Parisa Fallahi, Tel: +41 44 2459700,

Email: fallahi@speag.com

 

About VTT

For more information, please visit the company's website: www.vttresearch.com

For further information, please contact:

Kyösti Rautiola, Tel: +358400582246,

Email: kyosti.rautiola@vtt.fi

 

About CWC

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) combines two university-based research units, CWC-RT (Radio Technologies) and CWC-NS (Networks and Systems), operating within the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland. 

CWC provides a widely recognized, high-quality international research and learning environment thus enabling the production of cutting edge research results and novel innovations in cooperation with its research partners.

For more information, please visit the organization's website: www.cwc.oulu.fi

For further information, please contact:

Markus Berg, Tel: +358 294 48 2970,

Email: markus.berg@oulu.fi

 

About Hilla

Hilla is a nationwide acceleration and investment program aiming at creating new international digital business to companies and their partners. Hilla coaches them to gain competitive advantage through strategic use of ICT.

For more information, please visit www.hilla.center

For further information, please contact:

Jaakko Sauvola, Executive Director, Tel: +358 50 3839 272,

Email: jaakko.sauvola@oulu.fi

 

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