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

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 12, 2020


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

Spirent to leverage more than a decade of device testing in support of certification for latest Alexa Built-in products globally.

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

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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