SANTA ROSA, California June 6, 2022 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has announced a partnership with DEKRAa leading global test house network, to ensure that hardware and hardware vendors can validate E112 call center (universal European emergency number) functionality in accordance with new European Union (EU) regulation.
The collaboration utilizes location-based services (LBS) and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) technologies to monitor E112 regulatory test cases used to validate mobile phones sold in the European market. The new regulation supports emergency services across the European Union by reducing response times for rescue services to save more lives.
“Keysight is pleased to expand the company’s partnership with DEKRA,” said Muthu Kumaran, CEO of Keysight’s Device Validation Solutions business. “With Keysight’s test solutions, DEKRA supports a global ecosystem of mobile phone vendors by validating that their products comply with the newly created regulations to improve the ability of emergency services to locate individuals in need of help from the fire department, medical teams or the police.”
Keysight’s online emulation solutions enable DEKRA to validate E112-related tests regulated by a guidance document issued by the EU to assist notified bodies in assessing E112 compliance. The new EU regulation (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/320) came into force on 17 March 2022. It requires that all new mobile phones sold in the EU must support GNSS technology based on the Galileo constellation, a high-end mobile location ( AML). ) protocol and Wifi communication technology. As a result, emergency call centers can accurately indicate the caller’s location.
“DEKRA is founded on the principles of securing human interaction with technology and the environment,” said Juan Carlos Mora, vice president, Business Connectivity, Service Division Product Testing at DEKRA. “This is why we are pleased to extend our partnership with Keysight, which offers DEKRA the regulatory device testing solutions needed to quickly and confidently validate the functions of a local E112 caller in accordance with the latest mandatory EU requirements.”
Keysight’s device testing solutions for regulatory and compliance validation are based on common hardware and software platforms for comprehensive test case coverage. Keysight’s LBS solutions also support assisted global navigation satellite system (A-GNSS) test functionality. This enables users to comprehensively address 5G new radio (NR) compliant requirements required by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB, an organization consisting of North American mobile operators.
DEKRA currently uses Keysight’s RF / RRM DVT & Compliance Kit, RF Automation Kit and Wireless IoT Regulatory Test Solution to address 5G and IoT device regulatory requirements and SA8700A C-V2X Test Solution certify cellular vehicles to all (C-V2X) devices.
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Keysight delivers state-of-the-art designs and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and accuracy extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster through the evolutionary lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance. optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our clients cover the global communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductors and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenue of $ 4.9B in fiscal year 2021. For more information on Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.