Anritsu's Base Station Simulator Now Supports Tests for Next-Generation eCall Technology

Anritsu has extended its eCall test solution to support the next-generation emergency call system (NG-eCall). The test solution consists of the MD8475A/B Base Station Simulator and the eCall Test software (MX703330E).

eCall is a pan-European emergency call system for sending information about road accidents to a PSAP. Early intervention of emergency services is expected to save lives and alleviate severe injuries. The European Union (EU) mandated fitting of 112-based eCall in-vehicle systems (IVS) to all new M1- and N1-category vehicles from 31 March 2018.

Current eCall deployments are based on ETSI and CEN standards using an in-band modem to transport eCall data (MSD) over circuit-switched (CS) GSM and UMTS networks. However, EU operators plan to phase-out support for GSM and UMTS and shift to all-IP infrastructures like LTE and 5G in the next 10 years. eCall support for IP networks has many advantages, including better stability and reliability, so NG112 eCall will be coming soon.

Anritsu is now adding the NG112 LTE eCall option to its accurate and comprehensive eCall Tester MX703330E GMS-based eCall test solution to implement RFC8147-defined NG-eCall function tests and end-to-end voice evaluation.

Anritsu also offers world-first test solutions to validate TCU with eCall functions by supporting 1-Gbit LTE simulation and NG-eCall tests using one MD8475B unit, providing both optimum coverage for general telematics tests, and helping cut test costs.

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