ONPATH Technologies and QualiSystems Revolutionize Lab Automation for Network Testing

July 24, 2012

ONPATH Technologies, the leader in scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high performance networks, and QualiSystems, a global provider of lab management, device provisioning, and test automation software solutions, today announced that they have successfully completed interoperability testing of ONPATH's UCS platform and HorizON 2.4 software with QualiSystems' TestShell 4.4 release.

The joint interoperability of ONPATH's UCS platform, including its HorizON 2.4 software, with QualiSystems' TestShell test and lab automation software empowers customers with a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for their test network infrastructures that automates both their lab connectivity and their testing. With centralized device inventory management and tracking, scheduling and reservations, dynamic port connectivity, simpler automated configuration of devices, and easy setup validation, this complete solution enables customers to save time and costs, while improving product quality and shortening product release times.

This latest powerful combination extends the advanced test automation and lab management solution to include ONPATH's Universal Connectivity System (UCS) 3912 switch, the most scalable Layer 1 switch in the market. The UCS 3912 supports up to 576 ports of 1/10G Ethernet, as well as 40G and 100G connectivity. Coupled with ONPATH's HorizON 2.4 management and monitoring software, which delivers authentication, authorization, and auditing security features, port locking and port flapping, and on-demand diagnostics, the UCS 3912 platform delivers the most scalable, flexible, future-proof platform on the market.

While QualiSystems' TestShell delivers an enterprise software framework for lab management, device provisioning, and test automation, their latest 4.8 release offers powerful test automation capabilities and significant reduction of topology setup efforts with the capability to directly launch customizable commands, including restart equipment, power device on and off, upload or upgrade versions and firmware directly, from the active topology on the screen. TestShell's 4.7 includes tapping via embedded Layer 1 switch control, and extended GUI automation for control of web applications on all major browsers including Chrome Safari (5.0 and higher), Firefox 8, and Internet Explorer 8.

The joint solution from ONPATH and QualiSystems is quickly being adopted by Fortune 500 customers. It provides these customers with highly scalable physical layer switching, as well as features such as resource scheduling, built-in control of leading-brand test and networking equipment, and advanced equipment management and utilization tracking. "Test Automation helps organizations increase testing velocity and increase utilization of their existing test equipment", explains Gene Litt, VP of Marketing for ONPATH Technologies. "The partnership of ONPATH and QualiSystems provides customers with a seamless solution they can leverage to realize the benefits of automation to ultimately accelerate the delivery of high quality services to their customers."

Eitan Lavie, VP Product & Marketing added: "This joint offering from ONPATH and QualiSystems delivers a complete solution for testing network infrastructures that automates both connectivity and testing within labs or from remote locations. It enables customers to save valuable time, space, power, and capital, and to improve product quality and shorten release time for their products."

ONPATH Technologies is the leading provider of scalable connectivity and monitoring solutions for high-performance networks. ONPATH's Universal Connectivity System Connectivity System and HorizON Software deliver an advanced platform that automates and secures data center and test infrastructure to help network managers conserve time, increase utilization, and save money compared to manual patching, static TAPS, SPAN ports, or complex mesh switching architectures. ONPATH currently has over one million installed ports throughout Fortune 1,000 and Government customers.

For more information visit at www.onpath.com

About QualiSystems
QualiSystems is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for test and lab automation, driving innovation, efficiency and ROI. QualiSystems' TestShellTM Framework is used in the networking and storage environment to manage and drive large scale testing labs. The framework enables engineers to optimize lab performance and increase testing coverage while expanding equipment utilization, reducing setup time and accelerating testing. QualiSystems' solutions were already proven as an industry-critical solution in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East.

For more information visit at www.qualisystems.com