Spirent testing powers Aston Martin Racing

Spirent Communications announced that Aston Martin Racing (AMR) is using its Test as a Service (TaaS) platform, iTest, to assist the automotive brand’s bid for FIA World Endurance Championship GTE category success.
Spirent iTestAston Martin Racing will be deploying a local area network (LAN) trackside to connect team drivers and cars with the pit crew, engineers and managers on pit lane, to carry radio communications, telemetry and video data.

“We travel to races all over the world and until recently, every time we set up the pit garage, we had to manually check the LAN’s viability and performance – a task that was taking up a lot of time and resources. iTest enables the user to click a button and wait a few minutes for the report,” Alistair Grimshaw, AMR Senior Analysis Engineer, said.

The race team uses the iTest platform to conduct automated tests to ensure the network is configured correctly and faulty segments, connections or devices are replaced. The automated tests has boosted team effectiveness with a 20X test productivity gain.

iTest is a key component of Spirent’s automated TaaS authoring and execution platform. It is suitable for all network automation/validation scales, ranging from trackside LANs to entire enterprise and service provider networks.

Using iTest, manual testers and automation specialists produce automated and reusable tests quickly and efficiently. The TaaS platform empowers continuous testing within development cycles to dramatically speed software release deliveries, increase bug detection rates, and improve software quality, said Spirent Marketing Director, Martin Vickery.