July 23, 2013

Clarion Selects Averna for Testing In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

The Award-Winning Averna Record & Playback Solution Gains Global Market Share

Montreal, July 24, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, announced today that Clarion, a global manufacturer and seller of car navigation systems and in-vehicle equipment with a focus on car audio systems, has selected Averna's Record & Playback solution to validate upcoming in-vehicle entertainment systems and certify that the devices perform well in real-world conditions.

The R&D Division, Experiment and Evaluation Team at Clarion will use Averna's R&P platform to record radio signals such as AM, FM, HD Radio, and DAB from key locations around the world and replay them in the Tokyo-based lab where the design team is located.

The R&P platform selected by Clarion features:

-- RP-5100, a compact 2-channel RF recorder designed to record live RF signals in the field
-- URT-5000, a software-defined RF Player and Signal Generator
-- RF Studio(TM), high-performance RF record-and-playback software for RF product designers and researchers to facilitate recording, analysis and storage of RF signals
-- DriveView(TM) plug-in for synchronized recording/viewing of video, audio, and GPS positioning data

The Averna RP-5100 RF Recorder is specifically designed to capture real-world RF signals, with impairments, for navigation as well as broadcast radio and video receiver validation, testing and support. The system has two 20-MHz wide channels that can be tuned on any frequencies from 250 kHz to 2.65 GHz. To address the challenges of validating the RF response with the physical environment, Averna has developed DriveView, a plug-in for the proprietary RF Studio software, offering visual verification by video-recording drive tests.

"Clarion needed a platform to record live RF environments and reproduce them in a repeatable manner in their lab. Our R&P solution allows them to go through all the different use cases without having to go back in the field at each testing phase," said Etienne Frenette, VP of Sales, Asia for Averna. "As receivers become more complex, it is imperative that real-world signals and conditions be recreated for thorough validation and testing in order to help enhance the user experience."

"We recognize and appreciate Averna's unique expertise and advanced solutions in device performance testing," commented the R&D Division, Experiment and Evaluation Team at Clarion. "Clarion is dedicated to delivering better products reaching the market faster and Averna is helping us achieve this goal."

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About Averna

Averna is a premier manufacturing solution provider for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, helping them deliver a better end-user customer experience. Key Averna clients in the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device industries use Proligent, RF Test Instruments, and other test solutions to accelerate product development, reduce manufacturing costs, achieve superior quality throughout the lifecycle, and solve critical supply-chain issues.

Averna has offices and sales partners around the world. Incorporated in 1999, Averna is a Best in Test award winner, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) recipient, and has been honored as one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America. www.averna.com

(c) Copyright 2013 Averna. All rights reserved. Information subject to change without notice. Averna, RF Studio, and DriveView are trademarks of Averna.

For More Information

Etienne Frenette
Vice-President of Sales, Asia
[email protected]

North America
Brendan Wolfe
Director of Market Development
[email protected]
+1-514-842-7577 x 667

Media Contact
Isabelle Pilon, MarCom Specialist
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Source: Averna

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