News release

Date: 27th January 2010

“A Testing Challenge”

Joint Digital Communication KTN and Cambridge Wireless Testing SIG Event

Cambridge, UK. 27 January 2010. The ever-increasing complexity of wireless devices and the unpredictability of exactly how and where they will be used is making it increasingly challenging to ensure they will work as intended in the real world. The Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DCKTN) and Cambridge Wireless have joined together to bring this full day event to their members. (Anyone interested in attending who is not already a member of either organisation can join DCKTN at no charge).

The event will take place on 25th February 2010, from 11:00 to 17:00 at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, Middx.

Hosted at one of the world’s leading centres for test and measurement expertise, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), delegates will be able to gain insights into how NPL supports the Wireless Community via a tour of their state of the art facilities, a privilege not normally available to members of the public. The line up of specialist speakers will discuss examples of where technology convergence is causing headaches, and how some of these issues are being addressed. GSM, WCDMA (HSPA), LTE, DVB-H, FM, Bluetooth, UWB, GPS and WiFi all have their individual challenges which tend to multiply exponentially as different standards and radios are required to co-exist in modern mobile devices. Speakers for the day include Prof. Simon Kingsley, Chief Scientist from Antenova; Dr.Ir. Leo Poll, the Business Development Manager from Philips MiPlaza; and Dr David Humphreys, Principal Research Scientist at NPL.

“The industry is rethinking how testing is carried out, constantly seeking solutions to make it faster, cheaper, and more efficient. This Digital Communications KTN and Cambridge Wireless Testing SIG event draws knowledge from acclaimed specialists in the industry to address these challenges and, as with previous events in this series, I expect lively discussion and additional insights from delegates during the Panel Session,” says Allan Maclean of Amdeo, who is one of the SIG Champions of Cambridge Wireless.

Soraya Jones, CEO of Cambridge Wireless says, “For this event, there will be an extended lunch for increased networking activity. We are also pleased that delegates will have a unique opportunity to tour the NPL Labs”.

For more information about this event, please visit the Cambridge Wireless webpage via the following link: http://www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/events/article/default.aspx?objid=37224


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Notes to Editors:

About Cambridge Wireless

Cambridge Wireless is a leading and vibrant wireless community with a rapidly expanding network of companies interested in the application of wireless technologies. In addition to VIP networking activities and business development support, we run a number of Special Interest Groups focussed on specific technology and/or market areas, providing opportunities for member organisations to meet, form partnerships and exploit opportunities for new business. Cambridge Wireless has a number of partnerships with like-minded organisations around the world, and we endeavour to keep members fully up to date with the latest developments, and assist in exploring new business opportunities with local and international companies. For more information, please visit our website: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk


About Digital Communications KTN
This new KTN has been formed with the objective of bringing competitive advantage to the UK by facilitating the exchange of knowledge on Digital Communications technologies and capabilities. The DC-KTN plan to do this by acting as a ‘Network of Networks’, organising a range of events and providing support throughout the UK in association with other communities of interest and centres of excellence, and by working alongside the Devolved Administrations and Regional Development Agencies. A key priority during this start-up phase of the DC-KTN is to establish an as comprehensive as possible network of members spanning the entire industry, together with those University Departments, research organisations and government agencies that are active in the field. For more information please visit: www.dcktn.org.uk

About National Physical Laboratories
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is one of the UK's leading science and research facilities. It is a worldleading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available.
NPL occupies a unique position as the UK's National Measurement Institute and sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. Its expertise and original research have underpinned quality of life, innovation and competitiveness for UK citizens and business for more than a century:

• NPL provides companies with access to world-leading support and technical expertise, inspiring the absolute confidence required to realise competitive advantage from new materials, techniques and technologies;
• NPL expertise and services are crucial in a wide range of social applications - helping to save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure. Support in areas such as the development of advanced medical treatments and environmental monitoring helps secure a better quality of life for all;
• NPL develops and maintains the nation’s primary measurement standards, supporting an infrastructure of traceable measurement throughout the UK and the world, to ensure accuracy and consistency.

NPL has a comprehensive range of test facilities for electromagnetic materials, guided and free-field RF. NPL develops new metrology for waveforms, individual components and subsystems (physical layer) and for the end-to-end performance of a system or sensor network.

For Cambridge Wireless please contact:
Natalie Childs,
Marketing and Events Coordinator, Cambridge Wireless
Tel: +44 1223 422 366
Email: natalie.childs[at]cambridgewireless[dot]co.uk.
www.cambridgewireless.co.uk

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