New industry association accelerates the product and service development in the telecommunications industry in Munich (15 July 2008) Spirent Communications (LSE: SPT), a leading provider of performance test and service assurance systems for the IT and telecommunications sectors, are the establishment of test automation Alliance (TAA) known. TAA is an Association of leading test specialists, who is with strong their commitment for a significant increase in productivity in the telecommunications sector over the entire product life cycle from development to the provision of services. As the first industry association of its kind the Alliance helps service providers and manufacturers of network equipment, more efficiently use their laboratory resources with a high degree of automation. For many laboratory Manager, the realization of an overarching, uncomplicated and at the same time cost effective test automation means a clear challenge. Therefore TAA automation continuum “framework developed, the” proven test automation technology such as laboratory management, configuration management, test development and test management integrated with each other.
Until today, the automation of testing procedures usually with proprietary solutions has been developed and implemented. However, this traditional approach calls for that highly qualified staff of test in the laboratory between ongoing testing and troubleshooting scenarios and build of complex automation environments need to switch back and forth a resource-intensive process. Now, modern, cost-efficient automation technologies have become developed however so prominently on that the need for internal solutions can be minimized drastically. The automation of TAA continuum platform offers two options: labs can either select device-independent test tools to optimize targeted specific areas of their existing automation frameworks of a suite or use the complete test automation framework. TAA allows the continuous expansion of automation structures regardless of the degree of automation, a test laboratory has so far realized. Members of Spirent in life called Alliance amongst the other EdenTree technologies, FanFare and MRV. Each of these companies can look back on outstanding achievements when it comes to the provision of reliable and efficient automation technologies. TAA able continuously to optimize the continuum platform automation and to adapt to the growing needs of service providers and device manufacturers is through the exchange of expertise and know-how, the combination of tried and tested automation solutions and the common commitment to research & development.
The Spirent TestCenter offers a high level of test productivity by combining a wide range of different network technologies from Layer 2 to Layer 7 for municipal, local and company-wide networks, as well as carrier and broadband access networks on a single platform. EdenTree provides a proven software as the basis for a dynamic Lab environment is used. The usage, the use of distributed and the assignment of these test systems to be the solution of EdenTree optimize. iTest team iTest staff, the powerful Testentwicklungs and test management tools by FanFare, eliminate manual entry of periodic test procedures. MRV controls a comprehensive set of tools that allow the automatic test of the physical network layer. MRV’s solution s