Jay Alexander, Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies
Jay Alexander, Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies. (Photo: File)

Keysight Technologies with have launched (OpenTAP) which will provide an open-source and scalable architecture for the development of automation solutions within the test and measurement ecosystem for network equipment manufacturing.

The company said that the OpenTAP project includes a community of developers dedicated to the idea of effortless automation. The core technology is a test sequencer, to which the community is continuously adding plugins and solutions that lead to faster development, new functionality and optimization in the test.

Through these contributions and the enhanced collaboration possible with its open-core approach, OpenTAP is inspiring creators to innovate automation solutions in T&M and beyond. Keysight and Nokia previously demonstrated early capabilities and outcomes of OpenTAP at MWC19 Barcelona, in February 2019.

“Our goal with OpenTAP is to enable unprecedented levels of collaboration in the test and measurement industry and to benefit all participants in this open-source project,” said Jay Alexander, Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies.

“Co-launching OpenTAP with Nokia reflects our commitment to creating software-centric solutions that accelerate innovation through simplicity, scalability and speed,” said Alexander.

“For many years Nokia has relied on either closed, commercial test-automation products, or completely homegrown platforms that consume precious resources — budget, support and maintenance. Building on OpenTAP fosters innovation in test optimization and efficiency, ultimately reducing our cost-of-test and project risk,” said Erja Sankari, Vice President of Nokia’s Supply Chain Engineering organization.

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