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Hilla Spearhead Research Project Created a Market-Ready Product in One Year

Verkotan developed GPS Air Performance test service to revolutionize GPS performance testing

Verkotan’s unique, GPS Air Performance Test (patent pending) has been developed together with the leading wearable industry players such as Polar Electro Oy,  Pulse Finland Oy and research institutes University of Oulu and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Funding was contributed by TEKES and Hilla Program.

Verkotan has developed a real Over-the-Air GPS field test environment into the test laboratory. Now GPS performance testing can be done quickly in controlled and repeatable conditions – something that has not been possible before. With one test run you can find out the total GPS performance (chipset, mechanics and antenna) of the device.

To enable an accurate representation of the absorption, shadowing and scattering effects of a user’s body, hand and forearm, Verkotan is using state of the art anatomical human phantoms. The hand and forearm are movable to enable accurate repositioning of the device that is essential to an efficient and reliable test plan. 

Kari Komonen, CEO: “Our GPS Air Performance Test enables customers to build better products and bring them to the market faster. GPS field testing used to take days or even weeks. Now reliable test results are available within one day! Our customers save in R&D costs and products hit the market faster. Controlled and 100% repeatable test conditions help our customers to make the right design decisions during the R&D. Outcome is better performance and quality.” 

“We are delighted to continue our successful working relationship with Verkotan,” says Jaakko Sauvola, Executive Director of Hilla.

About Verkotan

Verkotan is the only CTIA authorized test house in the world with its own in-house developed test system. Verkotan’s sophisticated software and test laboratory capability provides totally new test methods creating unique value for the customers.

Verkotan Oy is a CTIA authorized OTA (Over-The-Air) test house based in Finland. It offers OTA, SAR and GPS test, analysis, high quality expertise and certification services to the customers from multiple business areas related to wireless performance.

For more information, please visit the company’s website: www.verkotan.com

For further information, please contact:

Kari Komonen CEO, Tel: +358 40 5001241,

Email: kari.komonen@verkotan.com 

About VTT

For more information, please visit the company’s website: www.vttresearch.com

For further information, please contact:

Kyösti Rautiola, Tel: +358400582246,

Email: kyosti.rautiola@vtt.fi

About University of Oulu

University of Oulu’s Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) combines two research units, CWC-RT (Radio Technologies) and CWC-NS (Networks and Systems), operating within the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

University provides a widely recognized, high-quality international research and learning environment thus enabling the production of cutting edge research results and novel innovations in cooperation with its research partners.

For more information, please visit the organization’s website: www.cwc.oulu.fi

For further information, please contact:

Markus Berg, Tel: +358 294 48 2970,

Email: markus.berg@oulu.fi

About Hilla 

Hilla is a nationwide acceleration and investment program aiming to create new international digital business to companies and their partners. Hilla coaches them to gain competitive advantage through strategic use of ICT.

For more information, please visit www.hilla.center

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Jaakko Sauvola, Executive Director, Tel: +358 50 3839 272,

Email: jaakko.sauvola@oulu.fi

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Verkotan laboratory selects Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulator for advanced and rapid MIMO OTA testing

 The FAST-OTA capability enables CTIA approved laboratory to speed up MIMO OTA testing of mobile devices by more than ten times.

Fleet, Hampshire, UK –22 June, 2016 – Anite, a global leader in wireless equipment testing technology, has today announced that Verkotan laboratory has recently selected Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulator to enable faster MIMO OTA testing in Verkotan’s advanced wireless performance laboratory.

Based in Finland, the laboratory includes a state-of-the art anechoic chamber large enough to test laptops as well as base stations aimed for deployment in 5G networks. Verkotan works closely with major mobile operators and manufacturers of wireless equipment, including wearables, seeking to outsource its testing needs to a high-end laboratory equipped to handle a wide range of testing requirements such as those mandated by CTIA.

Anite’s Propsim F32 enables Verkotan to verify that mobile devices with the latest technology features, including multiple antenna configurations and carrier aggregation, perform as expected. In August last year, CTIA released a standardised MIMO OTA performance test plan, which many manufacturers and mobile operators aim to conform with to ensure high levels of end-user experience.

Propsim’s FAST-OTA capability enables Verkotan to accelerate MIMO OTA testing of mobile devices by more than ten times compared to conventional testing methods. Anite’s Propsim F32 Channel Emulator is the only single unit channel emulator that supports the minimum requirement of eight dual polarized antennas for MIMO OTA testing in an anechoic chamber. It can be expanded to support 16 dual polarized antennas (required for testing larger devices), making it a future-proof solution for upcoming technologies and device formats.

Kari Komonen, CEO of Verkotan: “Being as a key standard in the mobile industry, MIMO OTA is vital to our growth potential. We selected Anite and its FAST MIMO OTA capability as our preferred supplier of channel emulation solutions to enable us to speed up MIMO OTA R&D and CTIA pre-certification testing.”

Paul Beaver, Products Director at Anite’s Device & Infrastructure Testing business commented: “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Verkotan, once part of a large European OEM. Their selection of Propsim underlines how much one of the world’s most advanced MIMO OTA laboratories values channel emulation solutions with leading propagation characteristics for accurate and quick verification of devices.”

Link to the news in Anites website: http://www.anite.com/businesses/handset-testing/news/verkotan-laboratory-selects-anite’s-propsim-f32-channel-emulator

About Anite

Anite is a leading supplier of test and measurement solutions to the international wireless market. It provides testing, measurement, optimisation and analytics systems based on its specialist sector knowledge and its proprietary software and hardware products. Customers include major manufacturers of mobile devices, chipsets and network equipment, mobile network operators, regulatory authorities, and independent test houses.

Its 500+ staff work from offices in 15 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Anite is now part of Keysight Technologies. For more information, please visit the company’s website: www.anite.com

For further information, please contact: Karolina Eklund, Anite, Tel: +44 (0)1252 775245, Email: karolina.eklund@anite.com Matt Humphries, Babel PR, Tel: +44 (0)207 434 5550, Email: anite@babelpr.com



Verkotan takes part in Eureka Celtic+ program ReICOvAir

Reicovair (Reliable Industrial Communication Over the Air) is Eureka Celtic+ program lasting from 2016 to 2018. Participants are from Finland and Germany. Link to the official program www pages:  http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de

Wireless communication is the enabler for locations and areas that currently are not at all or hardly reachable by wired connections (e.g. rotating parts, autonomously moving machinery, intelligent moving objects like workpiece carriers and automatic guided vehicles (AGV)). In the ReICOvAir project, the necessary standards, methods and testing tools for providing proof of industrial wireless communication will be developed. The work includes the standardization of the test cases and methodology in the appropriate Standards Developing Organizations and development of comprehensive software and hardware testbed solutions with unified control.

Verkotan Oy will participate in developing a method for measuring the performance of communication devices for industrial environment, IoT, mainly to Manufacturing and Engineering sector. Verkotan will concentrate on designing and implementing a measurement system in Verkotan’s laboratory environment. This service can be commercially and globally offered for companies developing and selling IoT products. This innovation is totally new both nationally and internationally.

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New innovative test method for GPS testing: GPS Air Performance Test

We have launched the new test method for the GPS testing of wearable devices.


Verkotan has developed a completely new way to test your devices GPS air performance on the field. Till now developers have suffered from long GPS field testing times and poor results, mainly because of the changing conditions in the environment, such as weather for example.

By using our GPS field test method, you can test your device in controlled laboratory conditions on virtual test routes. This cuts down the required testing time from weeks to one day and makes it possible to see even the slightest improvements in GPS that come from the device’s design changes.

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Verkotan receives European funding for the innovative new GPS test method for wearable devices!

Project targets to create faster and more accurate way to measure the GPS air performance of wearable devices.

We are pleased to inform that we have been selected for funding in the latest round of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument.

We have developed an effective, more accurate and more realistic way to test GPS testing, so that the developers receive faster and better results from their GPS testing rounds. This leads to faster time to market and higher quality products for consumers.

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Anritsu enables Verkotan to meet new IoT requirements for Over the Air Testing

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Anritsu Corporation and Verkotan Oy are working together to enable support for the OTA (Over-The-Air) performance testing of wireless devices such as wearables and smart phones.

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Verkotan extends the service portfolio by combining services with some of the key partners

We now provide end to end services for all our customers in the wireless industry. Because of the feedback from our customers we have extended our offering to cover also EMC and SAR testing. This enables us to offer solutions for e.g. CE and FCC mark.


Verkotan Oy at CTIA Super Mobility and Delit DevCon in Las Vegas, USA


Verkotan took part at the CTIA Super Mobility and Delit DevCon in Las Vegas, USA.

At the conference we were presenting our new wearables testing methods

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Verkotan Oy is ready to provide CTIA and Wi-Fi alliance authorized Wlan-n testing

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Verkotan Oy has been authorized for CTIA and Wi-Fi Alliance Test Plan for RF performance Evaluation of Wi-Fi Mobile Converged Devices revision 2.0.1 In the CWG call June 17th, 2015, it was decided that revision 2.0.1 would become a requirement for certification testing 3 months after the CWG call scheduled for July 1st, 2015. Therefore, revision 2.0.1 will be required October 1st, 2015.

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New testing capabilities added

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Verkotan expands its OTA testing services to cover also CDMA testing and widens the band frequency from 6Ghz to 20Ghz!