Azimuth Systems Marks the First Half of 2009 With Record Growth and Expansion Into the MIMO and Cellular Markets

Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:30am EDT

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  ACTON, MA, Jul 28 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test
equipment and channel emulators, today announced that it has achieved
record growth and expansion in 2009 thus far, setting the foundation for
a record-breaking year for the company. At the heart of this growth is
the company's continued momentum in the LTE, WiMAX and 2G/3G markets,
which is largely due to the release of Azimuth's third-generation MIMO
channel emulator, the ACE(TM) MX. As of mid year, Azimuth has experienced
a 50% revenue growth for channel emulators as compared to the first half
of 2008, and dramatically expanded its customer base and international
presence with the addition of key LTE and 2G/3G customers and partners
worldwide.

    During its profitable first half of 2009, Azimuth expanded sales of
channel emulator systems for LTE and 2G/3G testing to wireless
semiconductor, infrastructure and mobile equipment vendors, and service
provider companies, including four of the leading multinational base
station vendors. The company also expanded operations in Europe, as well
as expanded its international channels with the introduction of new
distributors including EHS Electronic Systems GmbH, which will be
distributing Azimuth's products in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and
RDT Equipment and Systems, Israel's leading supplier of best of breed
professional test solutions and support services. In addition, Azimuth
further expanded its distribution channel in China with the addition of
Barbus Technology, a provider of first-class distribution services for
wired and wireless telecom test equipment and test solutions.

    Azimuth has continued to strengthen the company's active presence in the
wireless industry. In early 2009, Azimuth announced it had joined LSTI
(Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution Trial Initiative) a
global, collaborative technology trial initiative focused on accelerating
the availability of commercial and interoperable next generation LTE
mobile broadband systems. Additionally, Azimuth participated in the
year's three leading international wireless industry trade events in
Europe, US and Asia - Mobile World Congress in February, CTIA Wireless
2009 in April, and CommunicAsia 2009 in June.

    "We're extremely pleased that despite the challenging economic climate,
Azimuth has experienced record growth and sustained profitability in the
first half of 2009," said Jim Iuliano, president and CEO of Azimuth
Systems. "Azimuth has distinguished itself as a leader in the field of
MIMO communications testing as evidenced by the success of our newest
platform, the ACE MX. Our continued expansion is a testament to Azimuth's
ability to anticipate market needs and create high quality products to
meet our customers' demands in a changing market. We look forward to
further market share expansion in the second half of 2009 and into 2010
as Azimuth continues to add new, exciting features to its
marketing-leading ACE MX channel emulator."

    Supporting all industry-standard bands and channel models for LTE, WiMAX,
2G/3G cellular and Wi-Fi, the ACE MX is renowned for its superior
ease-of-use and a host of enhanced features that support advanced channel
modeling and propagation conditions. The purpose-built, enhanced testing
solution was architected to meet the demanding needs of the emerging
generation of LTE and WiMAX systems, which employ MIMO and OFDM
technologies, as well as the backwards-compatible channel emulation
features required to test 2G/3G cellular products.

    About Azimuth Systems

    Azimuth Systems is a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment
and channel emulators for LTE, WiMAX, 2G/3G cellular and Wi-Fi
technologies. Azimuth's products are used by the world's foremost wireless
semiconductor designers, infrastructure and mobile equipment vendors, and
service providers to improve wireless product quality and speed
time-to-market. Azimuth's wireless test and channel emulation products and
solutions enable research, development, quality assurance and systems
engineers to test the performance, conformance, certification and
interoperability of broadband wireless devices and networks while greatly
reducing the cost and time of manual testing.

    The company is based near Boston, Massachusetts and may be contacted at
(978) 263-6610 or at www.azimuthsystems.com.

    Azimuth(R) is a registered trademark of Azimuth Systems and ACE(TM) is a
trademark of Azimuth Systems.

    



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