Hyper, CATC Market BlueVision Verification Suite for Compliance Testing

3/27/2003 - Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC) (Nasdaq: CATZ), a communications protocol expert company and a leading provider of advanced verification systems and connectivity products for digital communications standards, announced an alliance with Hyper Corporation to create and market the BlueVision Verification Suite for Bluetooth compliance testing. Hyper Corp. is a leading provider of Bluetooth Qualification Services, offering one of the first certified Bluetooth Qualification Test Facilities (BQTF) in North America as well as multiple Bluetooth Qualified Bodies (BQB) on staff. The BlueVision test suites are the most cost effective testing solution for Bluetooth product developers and manufacturers; enabling extensive in-house verification testing to assure first pass success when certifying their products at a BQTF.

The BlueVision Verification Suite was developed to work in tandem with the CATC BTTracer/Trainer, a Bluetooth V1.1 certified analyzer/exerciser (see CATC release dated March 11, 2003). This powerful design and debug expert system allows developers to quickly identify and correct conformance issues. BlueVision incorporates a comprehensive package of Bluetooth test suites for all levels and types of certification. Users can purchase test suites that specifically address their unique product certification requirements, allowing them to maximize their design and test budgets.

"We evaluated many Bluetooth test solutions and found the CATC analyzers to be far superior to all other products available today," said Kevin Marquess, CTO of Hyper Corporation. "With the BTTracer/Trainer's powerful visualization, you can identify and quickly resolve even the most difficult problems. The continuous testing option of the verification suite identifies intermittent problems that can kill even a great product."

"Hyper Corporation has worked extensively with Bluetooth radios, protocols and profiles. Their expertise in developing test environments uniquely complements CATC's goal to provide cost efficient, powerful Bluetooth test and verification solutions to our customers," commented Joe Mendolia, Bluetooth business manager for CATC. "The BlueVision line of verification test suites enables you to shorten your path to product launch and sets a completely new price point as compared to traditional compliance methods. We look forward to continuing to expand our relationship with Hyper Corporation."

BlueVision Verification Suites test extensively all Profile/Protocol conformance areas. The first four test suites to be introduced are:

Pricing and Availability
CATC is accepting orders for the BlueVision Verification Suites for delivery in April 2003. The first four test suites are priced from $4,995 to $9,995. For additional information, please contact CATC.

About Hyper Corporation
Hyper Corporation is the premier provider of Bluetooth qualification services, wireless test systems and country import approvals. Hyper Corp listed the first Bluetooth product and was appointed the first Bluetooth Qualification Body (BQB) in North America. Hyper Corp engineers, as Associate Members of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, are actively involved in the technical working groups moving the technology forward. For more information on Hyper Corp and their services, please see www.hyperinterop.com. Wireless that Works (SM).

About CATC
Computer Access Technology Corporation (CATC), a communication protocol expert company, provides advanced verification systems and connectivity products for existing and emerging digital communications standards such as Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, IEEE 1394, InfiniBand, PCI Express, Serial ATA, SCSI and USB. CATC products are used by semiconductor, device, system and software companies at each phase of their products' lifecycles from development through production and market deployment. CATC verification systems consist of development and production products that accurately monitor communications traffic and diagnose operational problems to ensure standards compliance and interoperability as well as assist system manufacturers to download software onto new computers. CATC connectivity products enable reliable, uninterrupted service for broadband Internet access. CATC was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information regarding CATC and its product offering, please visit http://www.catc.com/

CATC, Computer Access Technology Corporation and BTTracer/Trainer are proprietary marks of Computer Access Technology Corporation. BlueVision is a trademark of Hyper Corporation. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to CATC.

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