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08/11/2009 - The New GSS6300 Completes Spirent Communications' Multi-GNSS Family of Products


Spirent GSS6300 is the First Test System Designed for High Volume Manufacturing Environments of GPS, GLONASS and Galileo Devices

Paignton, England - (August 11, 2009) - Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), the leading provider of navigation and positioning test solutions, today announced the launch of the Spirent GSS6300 Multi-GNSS Signal Generator. The GSS6300 is an addition to Spirent's Multi-GNSS product portfolio, joining the recently launched GSS6700 Multi-GNSS Simulation System and the GSS8000 Multi-GNSS Constellation Simulator. This product portfolio provides comprehensive GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and SBAS test solutions from high-end R&D through integration and production applications.

The GSS6300 is designed specifically for high volume production test applications for devices that use commercial GPS/SBAS, GLONASS and/or Galileo receivers. The system provides a comprehensive remote control interface, facilitating easy integration into Automated Test Equipment (ATE) environments.

"The GSS6300 is an evolution of the familiar Spirent GSS6100 single channel GPS/SBAS production test system that is widely specified for manufacturing test applications," said Steve Hickling, product manager with Spirent's Positioning Technology division. "The new product shares the features, interfaces and specifications of the existing GSS6100 product with the added benefit of having GLONASS and Galileo capability as well as GPS/SBAS."

Designed with ease-of-use and cost efficiencies in mind, the test approach can be configured to reduce test time per device, and in-rack calibration reduces down time and disruption. The system can be upgraded in the field, from a single constellation of GPS/SBAS to two or three constellation systems that include GLONASS and/or Galileo. In addition, each GSS6300 includes the class-leading accuracy and reliability that Spirent customers have come to expect.

About Spirent's Positioning Technology Division Spirent (www.spirent.com/positioning) is the first choice of major manufacturers, integrators, test facilities and space agencies worldwide for GNSS testing and simulation solutions. Today, Spirent simulation systems are used throughout the world through a broad range of clients in more than 30 countries. Spirent delivers navigation and positioning test equipment and services to all sectors of the navigation and positioning community, from government agencies through to high volume commercial markets.

About Spirent Federal Systems Inc.
Spirent Federal Systems (www.spirentfederal.com) was formed in July 2001 by Spirent Communications as a wholly owned subsidiary and United States proxy company. Spirent Federal markets and sells products in North and South America with value-added features and ongoing customer support. Spirent Federal Systems is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California, with support and sales offices throughout the US.

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications (www.spirent.com) is a global provider of integrated performance analysis and service assurance systems that enable the development and deployment of next-generation networking technology such as Internet telephony, broadband services, 3G wireless, global navigation satellite systems, and network security equipment. Spirent Communications' solutions are used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, including the world's largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and governments. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,500 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") programme with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc. www.spirentfederal.com

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Contacts

Mark Wilson
Spirent Federal Systems
Sales Director
714-692-6565
sales-gps@spirentfederal.com

Sailaja Tennati
Spirent Communications
PR Manager
770-432-3225
sailaja.tennati@spirent.com





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