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Issue #8 - December 2022

Happy Holidays from the OpenTAP Community!

Thank you for subscribing to the OpenTAP® community newsletter. This newsletter continues to reach out to the growing OpenTAP ecosystem of end-users, platform contributors, plugin developers, test engineers, and other interested parties with news about OpenTAP releases, ecosystem partners, events, user stories and other useful information. 
The December 2022 issue covers:
  • Testing 5G Industrial Automation with OpenTAP
  • Overcoming RF Conformance Testing Challenges 
  • Interview with Maxim Pletner, Keysight Field Engineer
  • OpenTAP documentation updates
  • OpenTAP Forum - Signup Now!
  • Upcoming and recent events

Testing 5G Industrial Automation with OpenTAP

Beyond providing access to wide-area wireless telephony, 5G is ideal for building secure local networks. A promising use case lies in Smart Warehouses. where 5G provides connectivity among stocking and tracking systems. At HanoverMesse, Keysight featured a demo of using OpenTAP test automation with CoBots (Collaborative Robots) from Universal Robots.

The demonstration highlighted how 5G brings quality of service, high throughput, low latency, and security to smart warehouse applications, in particular, the demo highlights testing Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and how OpenTAP provides the perfect platform for testing 5G deployments in dedicated private networks. Read More

Overcoming RF Conformance Testing Challenges

Conformance testing is required to ensure that connected device meet communications standards. In today's marketplace, wireless conformance standards are paramount for consumer and industrial devices to function reliably.

When the Keysight team met with development and testing teams, the customer explained that their testing efforts were falling further and further behind. Indeed testing had become the main bottleneck in their product life-cycles.  Read more

Interview with Maxim Pletner, Keysight Field Engineer

Maxim is a software engineer and expert in 5G networking who supports Keysight business development efforts and offers advocacy for OpenTAP and open source in general. The OpenTAP project team sat down with Maxim recently to chat about his background, industry experience and insights into test automation. 

Maxim originally studied physics at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (a.k.a. MEPhI), specializing in industrial automation.  Read More

OpenTAP Project Update - Documentation

The OpenTAP project is constantly evolving and improving in response to suggestions and contributions from the OpenTAP ecosystem - users, developers and partners.  Equally important as updates to code is documentation, and several very useful documents have recently been updated to reflect new policies,  processes and capabilities:

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Events Calendar

Recent OpenTAP Events

Nordic Test Forum 2022: Keysight regional representative in Northern Europe and OpenTAP advocate 4Test exhibited and presented at the 22nd Nordic Test Forum in Drammen, Norway, November 29-30, 2022.  Learn More

The presentation, on power conversion, was delivered by Tiet Poulsen, president of 4Test.

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