Category Archive: Allion News

May 13 2010

Allion Japan Implementing Tektronix Solution for HDMI 1.4a and USB 3.0

This week, Allion Japan announced with Tektronix, Inc. that they will implement Tektronix test and measurement solutions supporting HDMI 1.4a and SuperSpeed USB in their certification test services. As one of the first compliance test labs to conduct certification testing for HDMI 1.4a and USB 3.0 in one facility, this is an exciting development for …

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Mar 16 2010

CeBIT 2010 Unveilings Wow Tech World

CeBIT 2010, the world’s largest annual technology showcase, set the tech world abuzz this year with exciting new technology on every table. Now that CeBIT has come to an end, here’s a look at some of the new technologies and trends we saw at the Hannover, Germany trade show: SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0). Continuing to …

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Dec 17 2009

DisplayPort and USB 3.0 Named Among Top Technologies of 2010

Earlier this quarter, Maximum PC compiled a list of top technologies in 2010. We think this list is worth sharing as it gives some insight into where the industry is headed which will influence the test, validation and certification ecosystem. Several technologies we regularly cover on the Blog including USB, PCI, SATA and DisplayPort are …

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Sep 10 2009

Ruggedized Computers and Cell Phones: Testing Product Durability

In an age of continual computing evolution, users often take for granted the usability and durability of their computers and devices. If a consumer drops a cell phone, they anticipate it will survive the fall. If a laptop is left in a sweltering car all day, it’s expected to continue to function properly. Increasingly electronic …

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Aug 18 2009

New To Device Testing? Check Out Our Test Facility Basics

For those of you new to device testing, here’s a look into product testing at a third party testing facility. Device testing ensures the quality and interoperability of a product. In order for devices to achieve certification from a company or standards organization, the device must pass compliance tests, which ensure it will work properly …

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Jul 02 2009

Standards Compliance Testing

Testing guidelines and certification programs rarely come handed down by a single company.  Most compliance testing is the product of standards organizations that create test specifications and logo certification guidelines to ensure accuracy and fairness for all product developers.  These standards organizations are major drivers of product certification. A standards compliance group consists of at …

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Jun 01 2009

Ripen into Apple-Mac Compatibility

With increased demand for Apple/Mac compatible devices, compatibility testing for products connected to Mac systems has never been more important. To help developers verify interoperability of devices early in the product development cycle, Allion has a full line of Mac computers and Mac OS versions available for third-party software and hardware application testing. After successfully …

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May 20 2009

First SuperSpeed USB Host Controller Unveiled

NEC Electronics introduced the first SuperSpeed USB host controller at the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference in Tokyo this week. The host controller, designed for PCs and digital devices, is the first product built according to the new version of the SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) standard. Under the new spec, SuperSpeed USB is capable of reaching …

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Apr 27 2009

Localization Testing: The Smart Way to Open New Markets

Product localization involves adapting a product so it can perform under the conditions of a specific region, often by adjusting locale-specific components of the product. Underestimating or failing to invest in product localization/localization testing results in stagnant sales, retail returns, and diminished brand preference by consumers when entering new markets. By utilizing localization testing and …

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