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TapRoot Systems Inc. to Demonstrate First Automated Test Engine in a Mobile Phone at 3GSM World Congress.



Azimuth azimuth (ăz`əməth), in astronomy, one coordinate in the altazimuth coordinate system. It is the angular distance of a body measured westward along the celestial horizon from the observer's south point.  Systems Provides TapRoot taproot

Main root of a primary-root system. It grows vertically downward. From the taproot arise smaller lateral roots (secondary roots), which in turn produce even smaller lateral roots (tertiary roots).
 with Automated Test Equipment for Certification and Performance Measurement

RESEARCH PARK TRIANGLE, N.C. & ACTON, Mass. -- TapRoot Systems Inc., a leading provider of embedded software Instructions that permanently reside in a ROM or flash memory chip. Embedded software may be immediately available to the CPU or, for faster execution, may be transferred to RAM first and then executed.  solutions and reference platforms for smartphones, today announced that it will demonstrate the first automated Wi-Fi test engine running on a dual-mode (cellular and wireless LAN A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area ) mobile phone at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona from February 12-15, 2007, using automated test equipment from Azimuth Systems Inc., the leading provider of Wi-Fi engineering test equipment.

The TapRoot Wireless LAN Automated Test Client, running in conjunction with Azimuth Systems' ADEPT[TM] hardware platform and certification software, will streamline the Wi-Fi Alliance (Wi-Fi Alliance, Austin, TX, www.wi-fi.org) A membership organization founded in 1999 devoted to certifying 802.11 wireless Ethernet devices for interoperability. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo on a wireless radio (PC card, access point, etc.  certification process for dual-mode mobile phone vendors. The Wireless LAN Automated Test Client supports a wide variety of wireless LAN chipsets and major mobile phone operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap.  including: Symbian OS An open standard operating system for data-enabled mobile phones (smartphones) from Symbian Ltd., London (www.symbian.com). It supports Java, PC synchronization, Bluetooth local wireless access and GPRS packet-switched data. [TM], Microsoft[R] Windows Mobile The Windows platform from Microsoft for handheld devices, including PDAs, cellphones and Portable Media Centers. See Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone and Portable Media Center. [R] and Linux[R] Mobile.

"The Wireless LAN Automated Test Client helps TapRoot's customers bring high quality, Wi-Fi Alliance CERTIFIED[TM] devices to market ahead of the competition," said TapRoot's director of product management, Justin Helmig. "Azimuth is a key partner in enabling this fully automated testing (testing) automated testing - Software testing assisted with software tools that require no operator input, analysis, or evaluation.  environment."

Azimuth's AzCert[TM] Wi-Fi Certification Test Suite for Test Engine-enabled devices, which includes the ADEPT Capture Engine, is used by Wi-Fi Alliance Authorized Test Laboratories to streamline the certification process for a broad range of products. This includes devices with embedded Wi-Fi connectivity such as phones, handheld games and MP3 players, and standard Wi-Fi equipment such as notebooks and network cards. Wi-Fi vendors can use the AzCert solution to pre-test their devices and can use the Test Engine methodology to performance test their products.

"Azimuth is excited to work with TapRoot to bring test automation to mobile phones," said Jeff Abramowitz, Azimuth's vice president of marketing. "Service providers are demanding 'carrier-grade' Wi-Fi solutions and TapRoot's integration capabilities enable the required handset performance and interoperability testing."

The Wireless LAN Automated Test Client and services such as application specific device test authoring and pre-testing for Wi-Fi Alliance certification are currently available from TapRoot Systems. The AzCert Wi-Fi Certification Test Suite for Test Engine-enabled devices is currently available from Azimuth.

About Taproot Systems Inc.

TapRoot Systems, Inc. provides embedded software products and system integration services for the global mobile phone marketplace. The company specializes in dual-mode (telephony and WLAN See wireless LAN.

WLAN - wireless local area network
) solutions for the industry's major mobile operation systems, Microsoft[R] Windows Mobile[R], Linux[R] Mobile, and Symbian[R].

TapRoot Systems Inc. is a Microsoft[R] development partner, a MontaVista[TM] Mobilinux[TM] Partner, a Symbian Platinum Partner, a S60 Contractor and a S60 Wireless Technology Provider. TapRoot Systems is a privately held, venture-funded corporation headquartered in Research Triangle Park Research Triangle Park, research, business, medical, and educational complex situated in central North Carolina. It has an area of 6,900 acres (2,795 hectares) and is 8 × 2 mi (13 × 3 km) in size. Named for the triangle formed by Duke Univ. , NC, USA with development facilities in London, UK, Vancouver, British Columbia British Columbia, province (2001 pop. 3,907,738), 366,255 sq mi (948,600 sq km), including 6,976 sq mi (18,068 sq km) of water surface, W Canada. Geography
 and Shanghai, China. TapRoot sales offices are located in the United States, London, Taipei, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.

About Azimuth Systems

Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless data communications test solutions. Azimuth's products are used by more than 100 of the world's leading wireless semiconductor, system vendors and service providers to speed time-to-market and improve wireless product quality. Azimuth's standardized test solutions enable research, development, QA and marketing engineers to test the performance, conformance and certification of wireless devices and networks supporting data, voice and video applications. The company is based in Acton, Massachusetts and is backed by prestigious investors including Kodiak Venture Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. Azimuth may be contacted at (978) 263-6610 or at www.azimuthsystems.com.

Azimuth[R] is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems. ADEPT[TM] and AzCert[TM] are trademarks of Azimuth Systems. Wi-Fi[R] and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED[TM] are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
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