|15/02/2005||PRISMA Engineering has started the
hardware development of a new Dual Channelised STM-1/OC-3 card.
PRISMA Engineering is increasing its interface cards adding the new Dual Channelised STM-1/OC-3 card.
Following the design concept based on H.110 bus, the new board will manage up to 63 E1 x 2 or 84 T1 x 2 grouped in two optical links SDH or Sonet.
||14/02/2005||PRISMA Engineering announces its MicroLSU, the smallest Line Server Unit,
dedicated to monitoring applications.
PRISMA Engineering announces at 3GSM World Congress 2005 the new entry in the LSU product family: MicroLSU. It is the smallest Line Server Unit made by Prisma and it is dedicated to monitoring applications for labs or in the field.
Connected to the popular protocol analyser Ethereal, modified by Prisma Engineering to support most of common telecom protocols, MicroLSU becomes a local or remote probe to get traffic from E1/T1 or STM-1/OC-3 lines.
||21/12/2004||PRISMA Engineering has released a new ATM interface card with two optical
STM-1/OC-3 connectors for monitoring and simulation.
Just before Christmas, PRISMA Engineering has released a new version of its ATM mezzanine interface card, equipped with two optical connectors in order to monitor with a single PMC card a bidirectional STM-1/OC-3 line. The Dual STM-1 PMC card is a duplicated version of the previous ATM 155 mezzanine card, with two ATM framers.
This new card increases the connectivity of LSU Standard and Compact in terms of STM-1/OC-3 links available: a single compactPCI processor board with two Dual STM-1 mezzanines can monitor up to 2 bidirectional lines or inject ATM cells over 4 lines in parallel.
||18/05/2004||PRISMA Engineering licensed ERICSSON Abis for use in telecom test
ERICSSON AB and PRISMA Engineering S.r.l. signed an agreement granting the license to include the Ericsson proprietary Abis interface
functionality in Prisma Engineering line of test equipment for monitoring and simulation of mobile telecom networks.
The first products incorporating this technology will be a GPRS/EDGE
load & stress test system simulating BTS and mobiles for BSC testing.
||03/05/2004||PRISMA Engineering has opened a subsidiary in France to support customers in
PRISMA Engineering France has started its activities in France at Velizy, Paris. The new subsidiary is focused to support big telecom manufacturers based on that area and for a future expansion all over the world.
A new internet domain www.prisma-eng.fr has been activated for the launch of the new site dedicated to French business development.
Engineering builds test systems for Galileo-Avionica|
PRISMA Engineering has just shipped to Galileo-Avionica (formerly FIAR) the first in a set of systems for the hardware and software validation of DSP boards for avionics . This test system completely reproduces the system where the boards will be inserted, by means of proprietary bus emulation.
this new generation of test systems are:
world's first TD-SCDMA handheld call demonstrated succesfully.|
In an important
step of their collaboration, RTX Telecom A/S and Prisma Engineering S.r.l.
have tested their TD-SCDMA 3G terminal against a live network. The phone
is a handheld and battery operated device with voice and data capabilities
and a multi-media capable user interface. Thus it is ideal to demonstrate
the 3G services that the TD-SCDMA networks will offer its future users.
CEO Jorgen Elbaek, RTX Telecom, comments: “This is a very important milestone towards our goal to enable our customers to mass produce the first TD-SCDMA phone by mid 2004. We have now demonstrated that the TD-SCDMA technology is mature for the mass market and that the timeframe is realistic.”
Engineering develops test systems for the TD-SCDMA network of Siemens ICM|
Like Siemens, PRISMA Engineering is confident in the success of the TD-SCDMA standard, which will soon be deployed in China. This is why PRISMA Engineering has developed for the TD-SCDMA network a specific test suite based on the Line Server Unit v3 (LSUv3 ), the newest evolution of PRISMA Engineering's test systems, suitable for both functional and performance (load & stress) test. Thanks to this solution, currently used in its laboratories in Milan, Munich and Beijing, Siemens can guarantee that its TD-SCDMA network offers the same high quality levels as with more widespread technologies like GSM and UMTS.
Engineering supports Siemens ICM to ensure the quality of its EDGE network|
Siemens is one of the most active vendors in the development and marketing of the EDGE technology, which enables a GSM network to provide most of the 3G services thanks to a more efficient use of the available radio bandwidth. Due to the higher data transfer rate offered by EDGE, the mobile network is more stressed than with the previous technologies. This is why Siemens wants to verify the performances of its network under these increased demands and, to do so, has chosen a test system based on the Line Server Unit by PRISMA Engineering.
PRISMA Engineering's EDGE test suite is based on its newest test equipment, the Line Server Unit v3 (LSUv3 ). SW modules specifically developed by PRISMA Engineering allow to verify the performances of the BSC-SGSN-GGSN chain, by simulating thousands of mobile users with active IP connections and heterogeneous profiles.
succeeded in the UNI EN ISO9001:2000 ( VISION
For PRISMA Engineering, making the Quality System conform to the new standard UNI EN ISO 9001: 2000 is an important goal and constitutes the foundation for a day by day improvement of the company performances in order to get both Customer and company satisfaction.
This Quality System Management affects all the PRISMA Engineering activities and is devised as a the planning and control method capable to adjust itself to the changes of both the organisation and company processes.
One of the main strong points emphasised by the certification body is “the continuous interaction with the Customer to develop customised products “ adopted by PRISMA Engineering adopts, which is one of the basic concepts the ISO 9000: 2000 standard is built on: “PRISMA Engineering is a Customer oriented company”.
Engineering member of the TD-SCDMA Forum|
In May 2003 PRISMA Engineering has become member of the TD-SCDMA Forum ( www.tdscdma-forum.org ).
Forum was established by eight companies (China Mobile, China Telecom,
China Unicom, Datang Group, Huawei Corporation, Motorola, Nortel and Siemens)
with the aim of promoting the advancement and perfection of TD-SCDMA technology.
The 3rd Generation
of Mobile Communications (3G) will be the next major business boom: customers
will be “on the move” and, virtually, they will be supplied with all today’s
has appointed the Korean company Imega as sales
Thanks to its test products and to its expertise in the TD-SCDMA standard, adopted in China for 3G wireless communications, PRISMA Engineering can play an important role in this market.
Imega is a start up company focuses on communication products and technologies. The business vision is to support and develop the telecommunication infrastructure and communication market in Asia with world class and well proven test solutions and active solutions for 3G wireless market from PRISMA Engineering.
platform for TD-SCDMA handset|
PRISMA Engineering and RTX Telecom are jointly developing a reference platform for TD-SCDMA mobile handsets. A first version for a test mobile will be ready in the first half of this year. A second dual-mode (GSM and TD-SCDMA) version, for commercial handsets, will be ready for the end of 2003. Availability of commercial chipsets will be announced soon.
In October 2002,
the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry announced
BIAS 2002 is over.|
On Saturday 23/11 the BIAS has closed its 2002 edition. PRISMA, which was present for the first time, values the experience as positive. A lot of people visited our stand where, among other things, the newly-born members of the family where on display.
test suite soon available|
PRISMA Engineering has just developed the SW components needed for EDGE testing, which will be released to customers within the end of the year. So, the LSUv3 will be available to developers of GSM networks, with EDGE technology, to test their systems, also under traffic load. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment), making a better use of radio channels, allows to significantly speed up data transfer over a GSM link. EDGE, together with GPRS, will enable GSM operators to provide their users with multimedia services and high-speed wireless internet, without waiting for 3G systems (UMTS).
Engineering will attend the "3GSM World Congress 2003"|
PRISMA Engineering will partecipate as an exhibitor to the "3GSM World Congress 2003" that will be held in Cannes (France) 18-21 February 2003. The 3GSM World Congress is the main meeting place for the entire industry. PRISMA Engineering will present its latest test systems and its new solutions for the development of infrastructures and terminals compliant with TD-SCDMA, the emerging 3G standard.
exits the SpazioZeroUno group|
Starting from 12 September 2002, PRISMA Engineering is no longer part of the SpazioZeroUno group. During the last years, both companies realized that their missions were diverging. In particular, PRISMA Engineering had decided to focus resources and investments in developing new products, especially test systems for the telecom market. Therefore, the management of PRISMA Engineering decided to take over the shares belonging to SpazioZeroUno.
Line Servers now being delivered|
is now delivering the latest version of the LSU family of systems, the
LSUv3. Right now, the first units are being shipped to the customers. The
LSUv3 allows to simulate, via the PCM (up to 128) and STM-1 (up to 16)
interfaces, most of the functions of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS Network elements
in order to test real pieces of equipment.
develops a TD-SCDMA mobile|
been initially regarded as secondary in the landscape of 3G standards.
On the contrary, many are now discovering its advantages. In fact, being
the best compromise between GSM and W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA allows
During the last years PRISMA Engineering has been providing test systems for TD-SCDMA. This allowed the company to develop a strong expertise in the standards involved.
PRISMA Engineering is now making another step into the TD-SCDMA technology since it has received an order to develop the software for a TD-SCDMA terminal. Though intended to run initially on a prototype hardware, the system is designed to satisfy the constraints of commercial appliances, namely a small footprint and high performances.
will attend BIAS 2002|
PRISMA Engineering will partecipate as an exhibitor to the "30th International Automation, Instrumentation and Microelectronics Conference and Exhibition" (BIAS) that will be held in Milan (Italy) 19-23 November 2002. BIAS is the reference international event for the involved sectors. PRISMA Engineering will offer its expertise and experience in the development of electronic systems and in particular of test systems for the electronics industry.
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