Littleton, Massachusetts, November 6, 2019 - octoScope®, the leader in accurate, repeatable and automated wireless personal testbeds, today announced its new STACK-WFA testbed for automated Wi-Fi 6 testing of access point (AP) and station (STA) devices.
octoScope ships its STACK-WFA pre-configured with built-in AP and STA devices for testing Wi-Fi 6 features. Servers needed for feature testing, such as RADIUS, are included with the testbed. Thus, the testbed is turnkey and usable out of the box.
“Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 delivers advanced security and features for improved network efficiency and lower latency, making it ideal for demanding real-time applications, such as voice, video conferencing and gaming,” said Kevin Robinson, VP of Marketing at the Wi-Fi Alliance. “New test offerings, such as octoScope’s STACK-WFA, will help the industry prepare for the certification process and improve device interoperability in the field.”
“With the addition of Wi-Fi 6 testing, the octoBox personal testbed now includes hundreds of new automated test cases to help our customers verify interoperability and functionality of their devices. Members of Wi-Fi Alliance may work with our engineers tp install the system and train new users in 1-2 days in order to test Wi-Fi 6 features and prepare for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 testing.” said Fanny Mlinarsky, President of octoScope.
Stackable and configurable octoBox personal testbeds are completely isolated from external interference and can be used at an engineer’s office or lab bench.
Each octoBox testbed is controlled by a dedicated Node.js web server accessible via a browser UI for manual control, or via REST API for test automation. The server provides the time base for the testbed and controls the built-in instruments, DUT configuration, traffic, and test flow. Test results are saved in a MongoDB database, enabling multiple teams to easily collaborate by sharing the test automation scripts and test results.
octoScope is the market leader in isolated, repeatable and automated wireless personal testbeds. Our patented technology redefines the accuracy, stability, economics and value of over-the-air wireless testing. The octoBox testbed is configurable for automated regression test sequences with a range of airlink conditions and interference scenarios. The octoBox testbeds are scalable to support a single DUT or multi-node mesh systems under test.
The testbeds feature powerful technologies to evaluate the behavior and performance of a broad range of wireless devices and systems. The tested capabilities include protocol monitoring, test traffic generation, motion and multipath emulation, interference generation and device emulation.
Jill Colna, vice president, public relations