Virtual Fanfare Community Dedicated to Device and Network Quality
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 7, 2008 – Fanfare, delivering innovative testing solutions to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), service providers (SPs), and enterprises today announced the launch of the Fanfare Community, an online meeting place for users to share best practices and discuss challenges related to device and network testing. It is the first online community of its kind serving testers and developers in the communications industry.
Representatives from industry leading NEMs, SPs, enterprises, and other technology companies are actively participating on the site. The Fanfare Community offers users a variety of resources, including blogs, videos, discussion forums and test assets, which are being posted to encourage collaboration and reduce testing time for participants. Users can also share their experiences with other testers, providing another means of support and service for Fanfare products.
“The Fanfare Community provides a free exchange of information about testing devices and applications that run across them,” said Olga Yashkova, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “Users not only provide answers to problems, but they also suggest different approaches for solving them. This information sharing extends beyond the individual tester or developer; many in this community are working together to solve quality issues between service providers and their suppliers.”
“In the few weeks since we’ve launched the Fanfare Community, we’ve had over 100 users join and participate actively in discussions, with more visitors to the site every day,” said David Gehringer, vice president of marketing for Fanfare. “This is significant because until now, this group of testers and developers has not had the resources or the camaraderie that those in the IT testing space have enjoyed for years. This segment of the testing population is growing quickly, and we are pleased to provide a forum for them to meet and collaborate on issues that affect their work on a daily basis.”
The Fanfare Community can be accessed at http://www.fanfaresoftware.com/community/.
Fanfare provides software solutions to high-tech equipment manufacturers and service providers that simplify and accelerate device and system testing. Developers and testers create and share automated tests that control and analyze results from multiple devices, traffic generators, and applications while automatically documenting each test with pass-fail criteria. With Fanfare solutions, companies can move along the path toward automation while accelerating QA cycles, reducing time to market, and increasing the quality of released products. Industries such as communications, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical devices have benefited from Fanfare products. For more information please visit www.fanfaresoftware.com.
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