Spirent Communications Announces Partnership with EdenTree Technologies for Lab Automation


Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2007

Spirent® Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global provider of performance analysis and service management solutions, and EdenTree Technologies®, an innovator of software solutions for lab management and test automation, today announced they have entered into a technology partnership and global reseller agreement whereby Spirent will resell EdenTree’s lab automation solutions. The EdenTree lab management solution complements and integrates with the Extreme Automation™ capability delivered with Spirent’s innovative testing platform – Spirent TestCenter™. Together, Spirent TestCenter Extreme Automation and EdenTree Lab Manager™ significantly reduce testing cost and time-to-market while increasing test coverage.

Under the terms of the agreement, Spirent’s global sales force will resell EdenTree’s Lab Manager solution to leading Network Equipment Manufacturers, Service Provider and Enterprise customers worldwide. The partnership results in the industry’s highest productivity test tool architecture matched with a software-controlled lab switching infrastructure solution and an intuitive GUI for managing and scheduling topologies. Lab Manager also provides unequaled visibility into lab layout and resource utilization to allow optimal decisions on equipment investments.

“Manually reconfiguring test-beds is an inefficient use of critical resources,” said Rob Piconi, chief operating officer, Spirent Communications. “And decisions on lab CapEx are often made without clear economic justification. In EdenTree, we recognized a strong alignment with Spirent’s strategy to help customers achieve optimal efficiency in deployment of their capital.”

EdenTree Lab Manager is a software platform for managing, scheduling, configuring, and tracking network lab resources. It provides a GUI and API for managing an automated physical layer and power switching infrastructure to which test equipment and devices under test are connected. The result is a software-controlled lab environment with a simple, drag-and-drop user interface that allows test, QA, customer support, and development engineers to easily and remotely design, schedule and automate test configurations.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Spirent,” said Jay Oyakawa, CEO of EdenTree Technologies. “Pairing our easy-to-deploy Lab Manager software with Spirent TestCenter Extreme Automation creates a real 1+1=3 equation. Together, these tools enable customers to quickly develop and execute tests in an environment that drives shorter development and deployment cycles.”

For more information about Spirent TestCenter 2.0, visit http://www.spirent.com/go/STC_2. For more information about EdenTree Lab Manager, visit http://ww.edentreetech.com/products/products-overview.htm.

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc is a leading communications technology company focused on delivering innovative systems and services to meet the needs of customers worldwide. We are a global provider of performance analysis and service assurance solutions that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technologies such as broadband services, Internet telephony, 3G wireless and web applications and security testing. The Systems group develops power control systems for specialist electrical vehicles in the mobility and industrial markets. Further information about Spirent Communications plc can be found at http://www.spirent.com.

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About EdenTree Technologies, Inc.

EdenTree Technologies has been providing lab management and automation solutions to network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises since 2003. EdenTree’s Lab Manager, the Lab Operating System™ and leading software platform for managing, configuring and scheduling lab resources, is used by industry-leading companies including Cisco Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Ericsson, Verizon and AT&T, helping them to reduce testing time and costs, increase leverage of equipment investments, and improve asset tracking. EdenTree brings an unprecedented level of speed, efficiency, and productivity to network labs, by eliminating manual reconfigurations, enabling remote access, automating repetitive processes, and storing test configurations and results. For more information, please visit http://www.edentreetech.com.

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Spirent Communications

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EdenTree Technologies     

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