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octoScope Announces Columbia Tech, A Coghlin Company, as a Strategic Manufacturing Partner

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MARLBORO, MA –– October 29, 2012 –– octoScope, Inc., the innovator in wireless test solutions, today announced strategic manufacturing partnership with Columbia Tech, A Coghlin Company, for the turnkey production of octoBox® series of small anechoic chambers.

Coughlin“We look forward to working with Columbia Tech to deliver the octoBox wireless testbed solutions to our customers,” said Fanny Mlinarsky, President of octoScope. “Columbia Tech is well-positioned to assure the successful production launch of the octoBox Stackable.”

An ISO9001, ISO3485 and ITAR certified facility, Columbia Tech is a leading supplier of printed circuit board assembly, systems assembly, and electronics contract manufacturing services for the military, communications and medical industries. The Worcester, MA based company provides the highest degree of manufacturing excellence, global fulfillment and field support services.

The octoBox design is optimized for stable and repeatable testing of modern wireless devices incorporating 2G/3G/LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and other radios. Test applications for the octoBox testbed include cellular communications, wireless broadband, military, medical, robotics, smart grid, navigation, connected car and other emerging applications. Designed with efficiency and accuracy of wireless test in mind, the innovative architecture of the octoBox provides for ergonomic placement of test equipment, mounting of devices under test and careful interconnection of high frequency test fixturing. octoBox chambers can be stacked and effortlessly wheeled around the lab to create flexible test configurations. With nearly perfect isolation and damping of reflections, the octoBox chambers enable multiple wireless devices to be easily interconnected in a variety of topologies and with controlled emulation of wireless channel conditions.

“What started out as a proposal for contract manufacturing services, quickly developed into a cohesive relationship. We are excited to add the octoBox wireless test solution to our production line,” said Bill Laursen, Vice President Sales and Strategy at Columbia Tech. “Columbia Tech is committed to delivering the highest quality of manufacturing and customer support to octoScope and octoBox users.”

About octoScope

octoScope offers wireless test solutions and services to companies building or deploying modern communications devices and networks, including LTE and Wi-Fi. octoScope's test solutions include a family of octoBox® small anechoic chambers and octoFade™ channel emulation logic.

About Coghlin Companies, Inc.

Experienced Contract Manufacturing and Product Development Partner Coghlin Companies, provides Concept to Commercialization services to entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and all segments in between. With each of those segments, Coghlin Companies has earned a reputation for dependability, versatility, and quality. Our focus is to establish close partnerships that generate significant value and ROI for each client. For more information, please visit www.coghlincompanies.com/columbia_tech.php

Press contacts

Fanny Mlinarsky

Gary Freeman
(508) 942-5343
garyfreeman@coghlincompanies.com or
Bill Laursen
(978) 828-5238