Wednesday, January 18, 2006

WiMAX Forum Announces First Certified Products

The WiMAX Forum announced the first fixed wireless broadband network products to achieve the designation of WiMAX Forum Certified. These include:

  • Aperto Networks' PacketMAX 5000 base station

  • Redline Communications' RedMAX AN-100U base station

  • SEQUANS Communications' SQN2010 SoC base station solution

  • Wavesat's miniMAX customer premise equipment (CPE) solution.

To date, the WiMAX Forum's certification laboratory, Cetecom Spain, has confirmed 26 additional reservations from manufacturers for testing slots for both subscriber and base station equipment certification. In order to handle this additional capacity, Cetecom already has set up multiple test lines for testing and certification for these products -- a process that will continue over the next two months.

The first round of WiMAX Forum Certified products were developed according to the WiMAX Forum-defined certification profile for 3.5 GHz systems, which is based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN standards. Each hardware system was required to pass stringent and extensive test procedures, consisting of protocol conformance, radio conformance and interoperability testing in order to attain the WiMAX Forum Certification seal.

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