4 new orders within 3 weeks

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.

Echokammern: Eine Revolution in der Antennen-Messtechnik

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%.

Almi Invest and QuieTek invest in Bluetest

During the spring, Almi Företagspartner set up a new venture capital company, Almi Invest AB. The aim is to improve access to venture capital for companies in their initial stages and expansion phases. Almi Invest is now making its first investment in Bluetest, a company which has developed a new method for testing wireless products. This investment is being made in partnership with QuieTek, a leading Taiwanese testing company. Together, Almi and QuieTek are investing a total of SEK 4 million.

Two Bluetest HP chamber orders from Japan

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.

Bluetest signs distribution agreement with GIGACOMP for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

"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.

New sales record for Bluetest 2008/2009

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 HP chamber order to MI Technologies

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.

SAMS 2009 to be arranged by Bluetest May 14th

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.

Free Bluetest workshop at EuCAP 2009, Tuesday 24 March

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.

Bluetest signs distribution agreement for China with Corad Technology Limited

"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.

MSI orders Bluetest chamber no. 33

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 articles in leading Japanese industrial papers

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:

Bluetest signs distribution agreement with MI Technologies

“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.

Live TRP and TIS tests in the Bluetest HP chamber at ISAP 2008

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.

Reverberation chamber course at ISAP 2008

Professor Per-Simon Kildal will give a half day course on measurements in reverberation chambers at ISAP 2008 in Taipei, Tuesday 28 October. The title of the course is "Testing Wireless Devices in Reverberation 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.

New sales record for Bluetest

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.

Reverberation chamber seminar at NTU Singapore

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.

Four HP chamber orders in one month

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.

Two HP chamber orders in the first week of September

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.

iPhone 3G TRP and TIS test by Bluetest

After many rumors on the internet about a possible problem with iPhone 3G´s antenna affecting its ability to connect to the 3G network, the Swedish paper Göteborgsposten asked if Bluetest could make some tests to verify or disprove this rumor for an iPhone belonging to a journalist at Göteborgsposten. The results of the tests of the iPhone 3G, as well as those of a Nokia N73 and Sony Ericsson P1 can be found here.

Second Bluetest HP chamber order from Japan

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.

Bluetest article in Business Region Göteborg's newsletter

Business Region Göteborg's newsletter gives an overview of Bluetest's revolutionary technology which allows companies working with wireless devices using small antennas to reduce their test time from several days using traditonal technology to hours using the Bluetest chambers. It also describes how Bluetest plan to increase its sales from about 1 chamber per month today to about 3 chambers per month one year from now.

Reverberation chamber course and workshop at IEEE AP-S 2008

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.

Bluetest exhibits at CommunicAsia 2008

Bluetest´s distributor for the ASEAN countries, ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), will demonstrate the capabilities of Bluetest´s reverberation chambers in the Swedish Pavilion (booth #3H2-03) at CommunicAsia 2008 in Singapore, June 17-20.

Learn more about making direct measurements of diversity gain and MIMO capacity in only one minute using the Bluetest High Performance (HP) reverberation chamber. Antenna efficiency and TRP per channel can also be measured in only one minute. TIS measurements take about 10 minutes/channel for GSM and WCDMA.

Bluetooth TRP and TIS test in less than 3 minutes/channel

Bluetest is releasing new software for Bluetooth TRP and TIS measurements. In the same measurement sequence, it is possible to obtain both the TRP and TIS value of a Bluetooth device in less than 3 minutes/channel.

The Bluetest chamber is the only commercially available reverberation chamber with software for measuring antenna efficiency, TIS (Total Isotropic Sensitivity), TRP (Total Radiated Power), diversity gain and MIMO capacity. Besides TRP and TIS software for Bluetooth, Bluetest can also deliver TRP and TIS software for GSM, WCDMA, CDMA2000, GPRS/EDGE and HSPA.

Bluetest presentation at iWAT 2008

At the 2008 International Workshop on Antenna Technology iWAT in Chiba, Japan, Bluetest´s CEO Mats Andersson presented the invited paper "Three Fast Ways of Measuring Receiver Sensitivity in a Reverberation Chamber" by Mats Andersson, Charlie Orlenius, and Per-Simon Kildal.

HP chamber no. 10 to Taiwan

Bluetest is happy to announce an order for High Performance chamber no. 10. It is also the first order to Taiwan. Bluetest has previously delivered reverberation chambers to several Asian countries which have companies focused on wireless devices with small antennas, among them Korea, Japan, China, and now also Taiwan.

Bluetest article in Microwave Engineering Europe

In their latest issue, Microwave Engineering Europe (MWEE) publishes an article highlighting the benefits of the reverberation chamber. The article is authored by Bluetest CEO Mats Andersson and gives a thorough background to measurements of devices with integrated small antennas. See a web version of the January/February issue of MWEE here, the reverberation chamber article is found on page 24.

Bluetest releases TRP and TIS SW for GPRS/EDGE and HSPA

With the delivery of HP chamber no. 8 in December 2007 Bluetest has delivered TRP and TIS software for GPRS/EDGE and HSPA. The TRP measurements take one minute/channel with an accuracy of better than 0.5 dB standard deviation, and TIS measurements take about 10 minutes/channel.

Software for measuring GSM, WCDMA and CDMA2000 with the same speed in the HP chamber is available since earlier. Software for Bluetooth measurements is planned to be ready in March 2008.

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