Spirent Acquires Testing Technologies to Deliver Test Automation Solutions for the Automotive and IoT Industries

Spirent CLEAR Automation extends its platform to include Machine-to-Machine testing

San Jose, Calif. – March 30, 2016 – Spirent Communications Plc (LSE:SPT), an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced that it has acquired Testing Technologies. Founded in 2000, Testing Technologies is a leader in Automation Software Quality Tools. With its flagship platform TTworkbench, Testing Technologies is focused on test automation for the automotive and IoT industries. As the automotive industry moves to IP networks and automakers begin to realize their vision of the connected car, the acquisition of Testing Technologies will enable Spirent to offer the most effective solution available to ensure the functionality and performance of next-generation automobile components and technologies.

Similarly, the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an explosion of devices, diverse communication protocols, and traffic on today’s network infrastructure. This combination of Testing Technologies with Spirent creates the perfect marriage between machine-to-machine automation and IP stress-testing solutions for the IoT market.

“We are excited to be part of Spirent’s CLEAR Automation solution offerings,” said Theofanis Vassiliou-Gioles, CEO of Testing Technologies. “TTworkbench’s expertise in Machine-to-Machine automation combined with Spirent’s CLEAR Automation solution focused on Human-to-Machine automation gives customers a single company with the breadth of offerings and experience to help them achieve the most from test automation.”

Test automation has been traditionally segmented into two areas: Development and QA/Production. Each area has unique requirements in the approach to test automation. Development focuses on component and feature testing while QA/Production is driven more by end-to-end and system level testing. However, these markets are rapidly converging as companies look to leverage automation throughout the entire product life cycle.

“Having TTworkbench as part of Spirent will allow us to strengthen our commitment to serve customers with more innovative products and enhanced services,” said Patrick Johnson, vice president of Spirent’s Automation Platform Technologies business unit. “We are excited about the broader range of automation solutions that the addition of Testing Technologies will allow us to offer to our customers. Our plan is to continue to provide a strong roadmap for Spirent TTworkbench, while integrating it with Spirent Velocity, our existing lab management and test execution solution, enabling our customers to author test cases, reserve topologies, and execute test plans for a true Lab-as-a-Service experience.”

For more information about Spirent’s automation offerings, visit: http://www.spirent.com/Products/CLEAR/Automation