Harman Selects Averna to Test Infotainment Systems

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We partnered with Averna to ensure these systems are tested to the highest standards.

Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced today that Harman has selected Averna’s Infotainment Test Platform for Automated Functional Testing (AFT) and End-of-Line (EOL) testing a line of infotainment receivers.

Averna’s Infotainment Test Platform for Harman can test multiple capabilities of four infotainment receivers at the same time. This all-in-one parallel tester leverages Averna’s RF test expertise as well as advanced test tools such as NI TestStand and LabVIEW. It also features top-of-the-line instruments like an audio signal generator and analyzer, multiple CAN cards, multimeters and I/O cards integrated with custom interfaces.

“We are very pleased to partner with Harman for this important project. With all the new technology and features demanded by consumers, a key to delivering the highest quality infotainment systems is fast, comprehensive and efficient parallel testing of the integrated technologies,” said Jim Bokos, Director for North America Sales at Averna. “Consequently, our new Infotainment Test Platform for Harman features the test expertise and powerful test tools needed to generate all necessary RF signals as well as capture key electrical, RF and audio measurements.”

“Harman’s infotainment systems are increasingly sophisticated, offering mobile users unparalleled user experience and support for the latest communications and entertainment technologies. We partnered with Averna to ensure these systems are tested to the highest standards,” commented Kevin Carstensen, Sr. Manager AME test engineering, Harman International. “This project has been a good experience, so much so that we look forward to co-presenting the technical achievements of this cost-effective and innovative solution at NIWeek 2012.”

Averna and Harman at NIWeek 2012, August 6-9 in Austin, TX
Averna and Harman, plus a National Instruments representative, will present “Improving Infotainment System Testing, Picture Quality, Throughput and ROI” on Wednesday, August 8 at 4:45 pm in Room 15.

About Harman
HARMAN (http://www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.

About Averna
Averna is a premier manufacturing solution provider for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, helping them deliver a better end-user customer experience. Key Averna clients in the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device industries use Proligent®, RF Test Instruments, and other test solutions to accelerate product development, reduce manufacturing costs, achieve superior quality throughout the lifecycle, and solve critical supply-chain issues.

Averna has offices and sales partners around the world. Incorporated in 1999, Averna is a Best in Test award winner, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® recipient, and has been honored as one of the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest-growing technology companies in North America. http://www.averna.com

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© 2012 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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