Today Bluetest received its first order, from a world-leading wireless company, of the new LTE MIMO option. This option for the Bluetest HP 700 chamber is the first of its kind to be able to do high speed and repeatable active MIMO/LTE measurements in minutes for LTE enabled devices. The option includes new switch hardware and software modules for LTE TRP, TIS and throughput measurements.
Bluetest is the Gold Sponsor of the 2010 International Workshop on Antenna Technology iWAT in Lisbon, Portugal, March 1 - 3, www.iwat2010.it.pt. Bluetest's founder Prof. Per-Simon Kildal will give a keynote presentation on "OTA measurements of wireless stations in reverberation chamber (RC) versus anechoic chamber (AC): from accuracy models to testing of MIMO systems". Bluetest will give a presentation on "Active Throughput Measurements for Complete MIMO WLAN Systems using Dual Reverberation Chamber Technique".
Bluetest Received a new order for one HP700 System from Japan. The customer is one of the biggest player in the mobile handset area. With this order Bluetest has delivered 9 systems to Japan.
The interest in using Bluetest chambers for very fast measurements of antenna efficiency, TRP, TIS and MIMO/antenna diversity gain is increasing rapidly worldwide. This was confirmed by 4 orders during the last 3 weeks of the Bluetest HP chamber to be installed in Sweden, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Three of these orders were from new customers, while one was a repeated order from an already existing customer.
An article about the Bluetest reverberation chamber technology has been published in the German magazine Elektroniknet. Click here to access the article (German only).
The Bluetest chambers are the fastest and most cost effective OTA test chambers for SISO and MIMO devices using small antennas. They are also the most easy to use and maintain. The sales growth over the last three years has been about 500%.
Kjell Olovsson has joined Bluetest as Vice President for sales and business development. He will use his long international experience in the RF testing field to expand the Bluetest business around the world.
Bluetest has recieved two orders for Bluetest HP chambers in June from our Japanese distributor TOYO. These are our sixth and seventh orders from Japan in little over a year. The Japanese market is usually difficult to break into unless you have a product and distributor of high quality. Seven orders of a product using a new technology, in little over a year, is solid proof that Bluetest has both.
"GIGACOMP is one of the leading RF specialists in Central Europe and we are very happy to add GIGACOMP as a Bluetest distributor for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria" says Mats Andersson, CEO of Bluetest AB.
"The revolutionary Bluetest technology will give our customers a significant cost and time to market advantage. The performance of wireless devices with small single and/or multiple (MIMO and/or diversity) antennas can be evaluated in minutes in a very compact, cost effective, and easy to use system." says Dr. Bernd Fleischmann, Managing Director of GIGACOMP GmbH.
Bluetest sales are accelerating despite the economic turmoil on the world markets. The turnover for the fiscal year May 2008 - April 2009 has increased by 177% compared to the previous year and by about 450% compared to two years ago.
Bluetest's US distributor MI Technologies recieved today a Bluetest HP chamber order from a large US based wireless company. This is MI Technologies first Bluetest order in the US and it will be Bluetest chamber no. 8 to be installed in North-America. The interest in the Bluetest reverberation chamber technology has accelerated during the last year as more and more companies have become aware of the significant cost and time savings that can be made in using this technology for extremely fast OTA measurements of devices with small single or multiple antenna configurations.
The 22nd annual meeting of SAMS (Swedish Antenna Measurement Society) will take place at Lindholmen Science Park May 14th. There will be technical presentations before lunch, followed by visits to Bluetest AB and some other places of interest after lunch.
For those interested in giving a presentation or attending SAMS 2009, please follow the instructions in the SAMS 2009 invitation that can be found here.
The Bluetest reverberation chamber technology is used to measure the total RF performance of wireless devices with small antennas. In the past two years the sales of Bluetest products have accelerated and in a few years we believe most companies working with products using small antennas will use this technology. This workshop will explain why reverberation chambers are to be preferred to anechoic chambers. It will give detailed information of how antenna diversity gain and MIMO capacity, both of which are key technologies for new (e.g.
"China is the fastest growing economy in the world with many world-leading wireless companies. Bluetest is very happy to add Corad Technology Limited, with its large network of offices and sales channels across China covering manufacturing, academic and research organizations in the area of Wireless & Microwave Communication, to its distributors" says Mats Andersson, CEO of Bluetest AB.
Bluetest´s Taiwanese distributor QuieTek has recieved an order for a Bluetest High Performance (HP) chamber from Micro-Star International (MSI) in Taiwan. David Cheng, Sales Manager at QuieTek says "- QuieTek and Bluetest are very happy that MSI selected the Bluetest HP chamber instead of a test chamber using anechoic chamber technology. One of the key reasons is the possibility of very fast measurements of wireless devices with a size of up to 0.8m in the relatively small Bluetest HP chamber".
Bluetest´s Japanese distributor TOYO Corporation showcased the Bluetest HP chamber at the Microwave Show MWE 2008 in Yokohama November 26 - 28, 2008. As a result several articles were published. Two of the leading industrial newspapers in Japan, The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Dec 16) and The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (Dec 12) published articles with a photo and description of some of the features and advantages of the Bluetest HP chambers. Some of the articles in Japanese can be found via the following links:
“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.
During the ISAP 2008 conference, Bluetest's Taiwanese distributor QuieTek created a lot of interest by showing very fast live TRP and TIS tests in the Bluetest High Performance reverberation chamber. Many of the visitors to the exhibition expressed their appreciation of seeing TRP of mobile phones measured in only one minute per channel.
Bluetest sales are accelerating despite the economic turmoil on the world markets. Today Bluetest recieved its seventh order in the new fiscal year, which started May 1st 2008. This means that already now, less than six months into the fiscal year, a new sales record is set.
The unique and patented Bluetest technology is rapidly taking market shares worldwide. When the chamber from this order has been installed it will be the 30th Bluetest installation.
Bluetest will give a full day seminar at the National University of Singapore, Wednesday 22 October, on how to use reverberation chambers for very fast measurements of wireless devices with small antennas. Speaker is Bluetest's CEO Mats Andersson.
During the last month Bluetest has recieved four new High Performance (HP) chamber orders. Three of the orders are from customers in Asia and one from a customer in Europe. All of the orders include software for very fast measurements of diversity gain and and MIMO capacity.
Bluetest is happy to announce its third order from Japan for High Performance (HP) reverberation chamber no. 13 and its fourth HP chamber order in Europe, i.e. for HP chamber no 14. These chambers will be Bluetest chambers no. 27 and 28 to be installed worldwide. During 2008 the interest from wireless companies all over the world in Bluetest´s unique technology has increased significantly. The main reasons are the 1) very fast and accurate measurements, 2) ease of use and 3) small size and cost of the chambers.
Bluetest is happy to announce its second order from Japan for High Performance reverberation chamber no. 12. This will be the 26th Bluetest chamber to be installed worldwide.
Bluetest has among its customers 5 of the world's large mobile phone manufacturers, 2 of the world´s largest operators, many developers of small antennas, 5 universities, 2 test institutes, and some other wireless companies. The customers can be found in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Sweden, Spain, France, UK, USA, Canada and Brazil.
Professor Per-Simon Kildal and Bluetest will give a half day course at IEEE AP-S 2008 in San Diego, 6 of July 2008. The title of the course is "Testing Wireless Devices in Reverb Chamber". The course material is based on several years published and unpublished material related to measurements in the small Bluetest reverberation chambers as well as larger reverberation chambers.