Microsoft and Ixia are collaborating to test and qualify mobile devices for Microsoft Lync applications using the Ixia wi-fi mobile device test solution.
The company will ensure that smartphones, tablets and laptops perform as expected when running Microsoft’s unified communications (UC) solution.
Over a one-week timeframe, Ixia will use its VeriWave solution to create real-world conditions by emulating a full range of scalable, media-rich application traffic and measuring performance, roaming capabilities, interoperability and more.
Once testing is complete, the company will deliver a qualification report to Microsoft and the technology partner with performance, security and reliability findings.
Based on this report, Microsoft determines whether the technology is qualified for use with its UC platform.
During the past year, Ixia has worked as the official test house to qualify Lync applications against wi-fi networking devices, such as wi-fi access points.
It has also worked directly with Microsoft partners to test and qualify the technology used with the system.
“Mobile usage is growing exponentially with more and more users depending on mobile devices to connect to and use mission-critical tools such as Microsoft’s Lync collaboration suite,” said Joseph Zeto, director of product marketing at Ixia. “Quality of experience is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ as enterprises and individual users rely on mobile devices to work anywhere and anytime.”
Todd Haugen, group manager of Skype wi-fi at Microsoft, added: “Enterprise collaboration tools have become a critical part of today’s working culture, and with the rise of BYOD, a good experience on mobile devices is essential.”
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