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octoScope Introduces Smartphone Industry’s First Small Form Factor

August 2, 2011
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octoScope, Inc., a wireless solutions and services company announced today its wireless testing product, octoBox™. octoBox revolutionizes the way multi-radio devices such as smartphones and USB dongles are designed, tested and verified. It offers accurate OTA testing of conventional and MIMO wireless devices in a customizable refrigerator sized anechoic (non-echoing) enclosure that replaces expensive walk-in anechoic chambers and facilitates test setup.

Offering repeatable and accurate test and validation methodology, octoBox cuts development and production costs for multi-mode wireless devices and speeds up time to market by several months.

“Our goal in launching octoBox is to enable OEMs to efficiently test smartphones and other such wireless devices fully assembled with their antennas,” said Fanny Mlinarsky, president of octoScope. “Our engineers have miniaturized a typical OTA test setup into a compact self-contained solution. octoBox provides stable and controlled measurements that reduce development and test time while increasing test coverage and product reliability. For fast production, octoBox supports simultaneous testing of up to eight small devices, such as smartphones, and simultaneous testing of multiple radios in a single device.”

“High-function test equipment that keeps pace with the requirements of the rapidly-evolving wireless landscape is essential,” said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. “octoScope is meeting this challenge with a compact and cost-effective solution to the OTA testing of contemporary MIMO-based products. The octoBox is an exciting development that promises more reliable and robust products developed and brought to market faster than ever before possible.”


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