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09/15/2010 - Integration Between Spirent and AGI Software Suites Facilitates Progressive Testing for Receivers, Systems, and Applications

Complementary Capabilities Enable Hardware Simulation and 3D Visualization

Paignton, United Kingdom and Exton, PA – (September, 15 2010) – Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT) today announced it has teamed with Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) to provide an integration between AGI's STK analysis and visualization software and Spirent's test manager software suite, SimGEN™.

STK is used for mission modeling, engineering and operations in many areas, including space, aircraft, missile defense and electronic systems. Spirent's simulation systems, many of which use the SimGEN software, enable hardware testing of GNSS receivers, systems and applications in these areas. Linking the two offerings facilitates a progressive analysis and testing approach in which motion data for mission planning completed in STK can be ported to SimGEN. A hardware simulation, including real receiver and related system components, can then be completed consistent with the original STK motion data.

"Spirent and AGI offer complementary products, and this integration will make progressive testing easier and faster for our customers," commented John Pottle, marketing director with Spirent's Positioning division.

"Many of our customers want to start with software simulation but then move on to testing with real hardware," added Peter Aves, director of Partners and Alliances for AGI. "Spirent's systems enable this, and we're already working with a number of leading mutual Spirent/AGI customers who see the power of this approach."

See this new capability Sept. 21 - 24 at Spirent's booth #E at ION GNSS 2010.

About AGI
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence applications. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. For more information, visit

About Spirent's Positioning Technology Division
Spirent 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 Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 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") program 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 (

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