Spirent Named as Authorized Test Lab for Amazon Alexa Built-in

May 12, 2020 Tiera Oliver

Spirent Communications, a provider of test, assurance, and analytics solutions for next-generation devices and networks, announced that it has been approved by Amazon as an Authorized Test Lab for Alexa Built-in devices. As an Authorized Test Lab, Spirent will work directly with manufacturers at its lab facility in Maryland, USA to provide a range of audio and acoustic test services for Alexa Built-in products seeking certification from Amazon.

The Spirent Performance Center features four automation-enabled labs that focus on quality of experience testing. One of these labs is equipped to test and assure Alexa Built-in products meet performance requirements across acoustics, music, functional, and user (UX) experiences. Examples of testing that Spirent performs in support of Alexa Voice Service requirements include functional testing, near-field and far-field testing, wake word detection delay testing, and manual subject testing, with the ability to add additional tests as needed. Devices that pass these tests will receive certification test results in the form of Alexa Qualification Tool (AQT) reports.

Amazon offers a collection of tools, APIs, reference solutions, and documentation to make it easier to build for Alexa, and new devices can now be submitted by developers directly to Spirent for testing and certification.

For more details about the Spirent Performance Center and Alexa Built-in testing and certification services, visit: https://www.spirent.com/global-services/authorized-test-lab-for-alexa-built-in-devices

About the Author

Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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