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Service Center Software increases test speed for LTE devices.

Press Release Summary:

Service Center Software increases test speed for LTE devices.

February 18, 2014 - To help service centers and repair shops perform RF final tests of 2G/3G/4G mobile devices, Lector 7 seamlessly integrates Aeroflex terminal testers, shield boxes, and antenna couplers with scalable database of mobile devices. Functionality optimizes speed of mobile device RF tests in service centers; it takes 3 min 5 sec to complete full set of LTE tests. For full test script covering multiple 2G/3G/4G bands, test time is <6 min.

Original Press Release

Aeroflex Significantly Reduces LTE Mobile Test Times for Service Centers

Press release date: February 6, 2014

Lector 7 software nearly doubles the speed of test for LTE devices

STEVENAGE, UK—Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today that the latest upgrade to its Lector software provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centers.

Lector 7 software achieves a remarkable doubling in LTE test speed for a range of mobile devices. Test times for a reference multi-band mobile device* using the Aeroflex 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set with Lector 7 have been improved by an average of 53%. It now takes only 3 minutes 5 seconds to complete the full set of LTE tests with Lector 7 as compared with 6½ minutes with the previous version, Lector 6.83. For a full test script covering multiple 2G/3G/4G bands, test time is reduced from ten minutes to less than six minutes, a saving of over 40% in test time.

The 2G/3G/4G final tests were performed using a 7100 for LTE and an Aeroflex 4400 Mobile Phone Tester for 2G/3G, although a 2201 Service Tester can also be used in place of the 4400.

“Speed of test is a critical factor in high volume service centres”, said Roger Perry, product manager at Aeroflex. “The substantial reductions in overall test time achieved with Lector 7 reinforce the cost-saving advantages service centres can achieve when using Aeroflex solutions for testing mobile devices.”

*Using a European version of a popular Android smartphone as device under test.

More about Lector software
Aeroflex's Lector software is a well-established and cost-efficient test tool that allows service centers and repair shops to easily perform RF final tests of 2G/3G/4G mobile devices. Lector 7 seamlessly integrates Aeroflex's terminal testers, shield boxes and antenna couplers with a growing database of mobile devices to enable quick and simple testing. For more information visit: www.aeroflex.com/lector

Availability
For more information, contact your local Aeroflex sales office by visiting or calling Aeroflex Sales at (800) 835-2352 [US, +44 (0)1438 742200 [UK or info-test@aeroflex.com.

About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Holding Corp. is a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.