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October 30th, 2011
Spirent – New Support for China’s Compass Sat

In response to recent public announcements on the readiness of the Beidou-2 navigation system and the planned release of the signal Interface Control Document, Spirent Communications plc, the leading provider of navigation and positioning test solutions, today announced support for the Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS) on its GSS8000 navigation technology test system. The Spirent GSS8000, which is already widely used to test GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, SBAS and QZSS technology, enables easy set-up and control of simulated Compass constellations. This addition enables both Compass-only testing as well as multi-Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) testing that includes Compass. Initially Spirent is offering a Beidou-2 simulator based on public domain information only. When the signal Interface Control Document is released, Spirent plans to provide full Compass Open Service support. Read More