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Test & Measurement

CP-TA Demos ATCA Testers

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA), an association of communications platform and building block providers, today announced that it completed its first InteropFest. The event provided a confidential environment for the CP-TA community to demonstrate structured testing to industry profiles, starting with the SCOPE Alliance profile based on PICMG’s AdvancedTCA specification.

During the event, CP-TA hosted stations for thermal, manageability and data transport interoperability testing. For the first time, CP-TA utilized industry-harmonized test tools that are currently in development, with the first tools scheduled to be released in December.

“The test tools were well received by the participants,” said Nirlay Kundu, CP-TA Compliance Working Group Chair. “The testing unearthed compliance issues that vendors will be able to address as they move towards full CP-TA certification. Each vendor’s test results are confidential and are only distributed to the vendor.”

“This InteropFest is the first step on our roadmap to complete certification for interoperable building blocks,” said Shlomo Pri-Tal, CP-TA Chairman. “Next steps include the release of our Interoperability Compliance Document and Test Procedure Manual that will set the stage for self-compliance testing in January 2007. We also intend to have a 3rd party certification lab in full operation by Q4 of next year.”

Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA)

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