MONTREAL, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Averna, premier test solution provider to electronics and communications OEMs, today announced strengthened partnerships with Vericast Limited and Digital TV Labs, a move that will provide an expanded set of digital radio and video tools to its customers. Averna selected these UK-based partners to equip its URT(TM) Universal Receiver Tester RF test platform with signal generation capabilities for the DAB+, DMB and Mobile DVB-T standards, as part of an ongoing commitment to better serve the RF market.

Digital radio expert Vericast Limited first collaborated with Averna in 2008, when Averna implemented Vericast's DenMux DAB/DAB+/DMB Multiplexer into its URT signal generator, used by radio manufacturers to verify RF reception quality in their products. Moving forward, Averna will be working with Vericast to add DAB+/DMB signal creation and encoding features to the URT.

DAB+ and DMB are now experiencing rapid profusion because they offer high-quality audio at low bandwidth rates, said Duncan Mackay, Managing Director of Vericast Limited. As Averna makes capabilities for these standards available in its URT product line, mobile audio device-makers will be able to test and deliver better products to their discerning end customers. In the future, we look forward to working with Averna on other burgeoning technologies such as TPEG traffic messaging.

In 2008 Averna developed a DVB-T signal generation toolkit for the URT in collaboration with digital TV conformance specialist Digital TV Labs, used to simulate real-world conditions when testing tuner and demodulation video functions in electronic devices. Now the two companies will collaborate to implement Mobile DVB-T signal libraries in the URT, designed specifically for mobile and in-vehicle device testing.

With the growth in mobile TV applications, this collaboration with Averna will be welcome news to OEMs and comes not a minute too soon, said Keith Potter, CEO and Director of Digital TV Labs. The URT solves the problem of reliably reproducing challenging mobile TV field conditions in the lab. We are happy to augment this capability, and to combine strengths with one of the dominant companies in the RF test market.

Averna's URT(TM) line of turnkey solutions help RF manufacturers efficiently generate, record, and play back all common radio, video, and navigation signals when testing their devices.

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Averna is a global test engineering solutions company, and a strategic partner for innovative OEMs. Averna empowers high-tech manufacturers to accelerate electronic product development, achieve superior quality throughout the design lifecycle, and maximize productivity. Since 2007, Averna has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing technology firms in North America by Deloitte Touche LLP.

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