Rohde & Schwarz has partnered with professional services company Slalom to develop XR-based applications and services to pave the way for the metaverse.
The collaboration on a test bed for XR-based use cases employed the R&S CMX500 5G one-box signaling tester from Rohde & Schwarz.
Slalom has developed an animated avatar, rendered on a cloud computing architecture, which is integrated with the R&S CMX500 which then emulates a 5G network to establish a Voice over New Radio (VoNR) connection to create a 5G-enabled AR-animated avatar call.
The system also features a loopback of audio samples, laying the groundwork for future audio quality assessments based on the POLQA algorithm, said the companies.
Christoph Pointner, senior vice president for Mobile Radio Testers at Rohde & Schwarz said: “We are thrilled to enhance our application testing capabilities through our collaboration with Slalom. This partnership lays a robust foundation for the wireless ecosystem, accelerating the market introduction of XR-based applications and services to pave the way for the metaverse.”
Sam Andrews, general manager at Slalom added: “In partnership with Rohde & Schwarz, we have developed an innovative concept where we can assess and measure the end-to-end quality of XR experiences that considers network, device, and application to create seamless outcomes for end users and unlock new opportunities for enterprises.”