ONPATH and QualiSystems Team to Deliver Powerful Lab Automation

Proven joint lab management solution delivers superior scalability and flexibility

Sep 27, 2011, 10:07 ET from ONPATH Technologies

MARLTON, N.J., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ONPATH Technologies, the leader in scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high performance networks, and QualiSystems, a global provider of lab management, device provisioning, and test automation software solutions, today announced that they have been chosen by a number of large carriers in North America to deliver an integrated advanced test automation and lab management solution.

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The joint interoperability of QualiSystems' TestShell lab management and automation software, with ONPATH's UCS platform and HorizON software, offers a comprehensive and cost-effective platform for optimizing network testing labs. With centralized device inventory management and tracking, scheduling and reservations, dynamic port connectivity, simpler automated configuration of devices, and easy setup validation, this complete solution empowers customers to boost lab performance, optimize equipment usage across teams and sites, and reduce both test setup operations time and capital expense.

The ONPATH/QualiSystems solution is quickly being adopted by Fortune 500 joint customers. Most recently, two North American Tier 1 Carriers with focus in the areas of telecommunications, media, and information technology, have chosen to implement the joint solution for the automated management of their test lab environment. The solution provides the Carriers with highly scalable physical layer switching for high-performance connectivity and monitoring, as well as features such as resource scheduling, built-in control of leading-brand test and networking equipment, and advanced equipment management and utilization tracking. The combination of TestShell software with the UCS platform enables the Carriers to automate connectivity and testing within their labs or from remote locations, allowing them to save valuable time, space, power, and capital, and to improve product quality and shorten release time for their products.

ONPATH's Universal Connectivity System (UCS) portfolio delivers unprecedented scalability – to over 4,000 non-blocking ports of connectivity in a single switch fabric.  It is the only solution on the market capable of supporting legacy networks, running at speeds from less than 1Mbps, proprietary single mode optical protocols of any type, as well as today's faster networks running up to 100 Gbps, and beyond. Facilitating automated network reconfigurations, failure simulation, and regression testing, the UCS platform delivers the industry's most flexible, scalable, and secure technology. It enables customers to significantly improve the visibility and agility of their networks, in order to create test automation infrastructures that conserve time, increase utilization, and save money.

QualiSystems' TestShell is an end-to-end software framework for lab management, device provisioning, and test automation. The software is used by carriers, network service providers, data centers, enterprises, and device manufacturers. TestShell provides complete lab management, resource scheduling, automated device provisioning, topology creation, test automation and comprehensive reporting and analysis. The software framework helps organizations to improve product quality, optimize lab performance, and shorten release time to market.

"This joint interoperability of TestShell and UCS with HorizON enables test automation at a much broader level," said Brian McCann, CEO of ONPATH Technologies. "The combination of ONPATH's scalability of ports and flexibility of protocols and speeds, along with QualiSystems' advanced device control and testing and scheduling capabilities, provides customers with a complete solution for testing network infrastructures that automates both their connectivity and their provisioning."

"The combination of TestShell with ONPATH's UCS platform offers significant value for large scale labs that are required to cope with extremely high network traffic volumes and with a growing myriad of highly expensive communications devices scattered across locations," said Lior Koriat, QualiSystems' CEO. "Together with ONPATH we can now help these labs to accelerate productivity, efficiency, and sharing, while allowing testing teams to maintain their independence through easy-to-use software applications."

About ONPATH

ONPATH Technologies is the leading provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. ONPATH's Universal Connectivity System and HorizON Software deliver an advanced platform that automates and secures data center and test infrastructure to help network managers conserve time, increase utilization, and save money compared to manual patching or complex mesh switching architectures. ONPATH currently has over one million installed ports throughout Fortune 1,000 and Government customers. For more information, visit www.onpathtech.com.

About QualiSystems

QualiSystems is an automation pioneer providing organizations with unparalleled Test Automation and Lab Management solutions that drive innovation, efficiency and ROI. QualiSystems TestShell Framework has already proven itself as an industry-critical solution in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East. TestShell is used by carriers, network service providers, enterprises, data centers and device manufacturers, providing complete lab management, vendor agnostic integration to any network or test equipment, resource scheduling, automated device provisioning and comprehensive reporting and analysis. For more information, visit www.qualisystems.com.

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