Ascom Wireless Solutions Opens New Test Center in Russia

Ascom optimizes quality checks with MERA

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, December, 12, 2011 - On December, 7, a brand-new Ascom Wireless Solutions test centre was officially opened at MERA in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The new facility, an important part of Ascom's long-term R&D investment, aims to speed up future market launches of new technologies. “Cooperation with MERA enables us to put all of our focus into development of next generation communication solutions,” says Stefan Brämberg, VP, Research & Development, Ascom.

Based in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), MERA is well-known in the IT and telecommunications industry closely collaborating with a handful of world-renowned clients such as Avaya, Ericsson, Kapsch, TeleCommunication Systems, Tieto, etc. The new cooperation with Ascom is primarily launched to improve flexibility in volume testing of new products, while other assignments are yet to come. “We are currently in a very expansive phase with rapidly increasing volumes and growing number of products that have to be tested thousands of times per item. In order to allocate our efforts where they are most needed MERA will assist us at the same high skill level as our test engineers in Sweden guaranteeing best-in-class quality from start to finish,” says Stefan Brämberg.

MERA will provide comprehensive equipment testing services and simultaneously run both maintenance and development projects with a test team being an integrated part of Ascom team. The Russian company will provide support with functional testing of handsets and management tools, implement new features, make corrections and drive regression tests. As the test lab is fully equipped for Device Management Over the Air (OTA) and via chargers the team will cover software update and installation tests, as well as device configuration. “We are really looking forward to this partnership. Ascom’s portfolio and MERA’s domain expertise in Unified Communications match perfectly and we are keen to unlock full potential of such a synergy. Currently we have a team of engineers engaged in various projects for Ascom and the cooperation may need to be expanded further shortly,” says Alexey Myakov, VP, Business Development.

About ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitalselderly careindependent living,manufacturing industriesprisonsretail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFiIP-DECTnurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.




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