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February 04, 2011

Aeroflex Intros New Options for 2201 ProLock Phone Tester

By Jai C.S.
TMCnet Contributor

Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex (News - Alert) Holding Corp. and a provider of test and measurement equipment and microelectronic solutions, added new options to its ProLock 2201 Mobile Phone Test System.

Aeroflex's 2201 ProLock is a test instrument for 3G mobile phones and wireless data cards. The company also claims ProLock as a system approved from leading vendors to test mobile phones. The 2201 ProLock can be used either in manual mode, autotest mode, or under remote control.

Added to help service centers reduce cost with faster and more accurate testing, the new WCDMA Speed and Handover upgrade (Option 2235) is said to increase WCDMA test speed by 40 percent and adds the ability to test and perform intersystem handover to GSM. Additionally, Option 2236 adds HSDPA test capability, increasing the reliability of RF tests. Aeroflex also clarified that both options can be added to existing instruments after installing new firmware.

“The ProLock is a complete system that excels in usability, price, and functionality. The addition of these new options expands the application range dramatically by adding tests required by manufacturers,” Walter Weiss, product manager at Aeroflex Test Solutions said in a press release.

“The WCDMA option is especially critical for larger Level 3 service centers that need higher throughput or require testing of GSM handover capabilities of the device under test,” Weiss added.

Aeroflex’ 2201 ProLock is generally used by Level 1 and level 2 service shops to quickly test wireless devices, perform smaller repairs, and bill manufacturers for warranty claims. The ProLock supports GSM, WCDMA and now also HSDPA phones and wireless devices. Additionally, Aeroflex is of the opinion that in Level 3 and 4 service centers, the 2201 ProLock can be used for incoming inspection prior to repair or final test after repair.

Recently, TMC (News - Alert) had announced the winners of the 2010 4GWE Product of the Year Awards. Recipients of the Annual Product of the Year Awards represent the most innovative products brought to market in 2010. Aeroflex EAST500 LTE Capacity Test System was one among the winners of this Award.

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Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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