“North America is a very important market for Bluetest. Many of the world's leading wireless companies have their headquarters and/or development centers in North-America. Bluetest is very happy to add MI Technologies, well known worldwide for its high quality and cost effective test and measurement products, to its list of distributors" says Mats Andersson, CEO of Bluetest AB.
MI Technologies has for over 50 years delivered advanced antenna test technology to the communication industry, the addition of the Bluetest products to its offerings provides MI Technologies the ability to offer a complete suite of test systems to characterize antenna pattern performance as well as antenna efficiency measurements and throughput measurements. "MI technologies is the leading supplier of advanced test systems for all types of antennas, and the speed and accuracy of the Bluetest solution will offer extraordinary value to our customers. With the revolutionary products from Bluetest we will be able to supply the latest test technology for evaluation of all wireless products." says Jeff Fordham, VP Marketing, of MI Technologies.
The Bluetest reverberation chamber technology is used to measure the total RF performance of cell phones and other wireless devices. In the past two years the sales of the Bluetest products have accelerated and in a few years we believe most companies working with products using small antennas will use this technology. The capabilities offered by this technology include extremely fast measurements of total radiated power (TRP) and total isotropic sensitivity (TIS). Additionally, the Bluetest chambers are the only commercially available test chambers that allow direct testing of antenna diversity gain and MIMO capacity, both of which are key technologies for new (e.g. HSPA, 802.11n) and future (WiMAX, LTE) wireless broadband systems. All of this capability is bundled into a very compact, cost effective, and easy to use system. To support the sales and aftersales worldwide Bluetest has since 2007 signed distribution agreements for Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, ASEAN and now also for North America, Italy, United Kingdom and India. For the rest of the world Bluetest handles the sales and aftersales.
See also press release at MI Technologies' website.