Anritsu and Yotavis launch a unique open lab for communication technologies testing in Switzerland

Anritsu Corporation and its authorised Swiss distributor YOTAVIS AG have launched the Swiss Communication Competence Center (SCCC), an open telecommunication test laboratory that allows companies and engineers to test new products and innovations for quality, performance, and compatibility. The laboratory, located in the Switzerland Innovation Park in Biel/Bienne, offers an extensive range of measurement equipment, as well as a team of telecommunications technology specialists. These facilities allow to conduct a wide variety of measurement tasks within the neutral and confidential confines of the SCCC.

The SCCC is a creative space that will accelerate the use of the best new modern communication technologies in rapidly developing products such as autonomous cars, drones, wearable devices, smart IoT devices and much more.

As Riccardo Rossetti, the General Manager of Anritsu EMEA GmbH says: “Testing is at the core of ensuring quality, so we decided to bring our best Anritsu technologies to the SCCC to help the entire ecosystem with product development and enable faster time to market for their new innovative solutions. We want to establish strong cooperation with other key stakeholders to make sure the centre of excellence becomes an open environment where everyone – students, start-ups, our customers, and other organisations – can use the best testing technologies and Anritsu expertise in the latest communication technologies to build state of the art products.”

At every stage, from blueprint to a high performing and reliable product, engineers and companies from Switzerland and Europe need a variety of test methods to verify the performance of their devices. Thanks to the SCCC, which is fully equipped with an extensive range of ‘ready to use’ instruments, these tests can be done faster and at lower costs.

The on-demand equipment in the SCCC can emulate 3G, 4G, and 5G, as well as WLAN and Bluetooth or IoT wireless networks. For wired LAN and WAN networks, the SCCC allows the measurement of high-speed links, providing data on error performance, quality of fibre links, and much more.

Explaining the idea behind the SCCC, Stefan Junker, CEO of YOTAVIS AG, says: “This unique lab is created with a mission to establish easy access to high quality test and measurement solutions based on a concept of a ‘sharing community’ – engineers from industries such as electronics, healthcare, education, or research will have access to modern technologies without the need to invest in sometimes expensive equipment.”

The idea of an innovative test lab is also supported by ASUT, the independent association of the telecommunications industry in Switzerland. Its CEO Christian Grasse states: “It is remarkable that a globally active company like Anritsu is committed to establishing a centre of excellence in the communications sector. This commitment underlines the importance of Switzerland as a business location for the telecommunications industry.”

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