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CDRouter Release 10.3 – DOCSIS, DUT Control, and More

March 27, 2017 -  CDRouter 10.3 is now available! We recently teased the release of CDRouter DOCSIS, and 10.3 contains that plus much more. Introducing CDRouter DOCSIS Testing both your cable modem and eRouter together in an automated, repeatable way has never been easy. With our new DOCSIS add-on, we’ve added all of the common DOCSIS configuration services so more »

Introducing CDRouter DOCSIS

March 2, 2017 -  Simulate a complete DOCSIS system in CDRouter! Watch our in-depth webinar: CDRouter can now automate an entire DOCSIS provisioning system. Focus on testing your cable modem and eRouter in a single test environment that can test every aspect of your devices from management to routing to performance. Learn more…

Happy Holidays from QA Cafe!

December 19, 2016 -  Thanks to all our wonderful CDRouter customers! We hope you have a happy and healthy 2017.

CDRouter 10.2 – Connection sharing for cloud enabled devices, multicast performance, MAP-T and more.

November 28, 2016 -  Read the full release notes CDRouter 10.2 is here! This release revolutionizes the way that CDRouter tests today’s connected devices and adds great new automation and logging features. Using connection sharing for cloud-enabled devices CDRouter 10.2 introduces a new test architecture within CDRouter that allows devices to be connected to outside resources while still operating more »

CDRouter 10.1 – Device Manager, SNMP Scenarios, and Enhanced Test Logging

August 16, 2016 -  CDRouter 10.1 introduces some powerful new tools and enhancements to make your connected device testing even easier than before. You can read the full release notes here. Device Manager CDRouter’s device manager adds a new way to organize your tests and view results by allowing you to track your devices under test in the test more »

QA Cafe sponsoring and speaking at TNO Ultra-Fast Broadband Seminar

June 20, 2016 -  QA Cafe is proud to be a sponsor of the TNO Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) Seminar the week of June 27th in the Hague, Netherlands. We’re excited to join our many customers from the region who will also be attending. In addition to sharing the benefits of CDRouter, we’ll be assisting the Broadband Forum’s speaking sessions more »

Eltek Uses CDRouter to Automate, Validate, and Deliver products to ISPs

June 8, 2016 -  The Challenge: Proving and improving the quality of broadband CPE “Honestly, we’d need a huge team of (expensive) experts to cover all the knowledge that is covered by all the test cases present in CDRouter.” – Tobias Kurz, Eltek Eltek Technologies Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of Broadband Access CPE more »

Smallnetbuilder uses CDRouter for new tests and ranking

May 19, 2016 -  The popular review and ranking website for home networking, Wifi, NAS, and other connected consumer devices,, has revamped its test procedures and will be adding a host of functional, scaling, and performance test cases exclusive to CDRouter to measure and rank the quality of small network equipment: “We’ll be checking DNS, DHCP, UPnP, NAT, more »

Introducing CDRouter 10

May 6, 2016 -  CDRouter 10 is a milestone release from QA Cafe that greatly enhances a tester’s ability to manage testing, analyze reults, and collaborate with colleagues, management, or customers. Watch our in-depth webinar of CDRouter 10’s features. Greater Control Give control to your engineers with CDRouter accounts More powerful filtering, tagging, and searching New web API for more »

Altibox uses CDRouter to guarantee CPE for best-in-class broadband service

January 26, 2016 -  The Challenge: Providing Premium Broadband Services “To our surprise we ended up spending the time saved by CDRouter on extending the other tests we have by ten fold, which means even greater level of confidence.” – Altibox With over 400,000 delivery points, Altibox is the largest fiber broadband service provider in Norway. For six consecutive more »

CDRouter 9.3 – Performance, real-world TR-069 validation, and more

October 1, 2015 -  We’re happy to announce our latest CDRouter Release: CDRouter 9.3! You can read the full release notes here. What’s New? Introducing CDRouter Performance CDRouter 9.3 sees the release of our new add-on, CDRouter Performance, which allows you to run throughput, latency, and loss testing alongside your regular CDRouter testing. If you haven’t been to our more »

Introducing CDRouter Performance

September 23, 2015 -  CDRouter has been the industry standard in functional broadband CPE testing for some time. Our customers have asked us – is there a way that we can do our performance testing and functional testing all in one tool? How can I see the effects of functional operations on my device’s throughput, latency, and packet loss? more »

CDRouter 9.2 – Multi-station Wifi and the NTA1000v4

June 1, 2015 -  CDRouter’s 9.2 release expands the power of automated, functional network testing all the way into the home. With several major changes under the hood, users can now test their DUT’s ability to handle large numbers of wireless clients. All of this is easily enabled by the new NTA1000v4 hardware platform for CDRouter. Multi-station Wifi simulation more »

CDRouter 9.0: CDRouter Live, 802.11ac support, UPnP IGD:2, and more

October 1, 2014 -  The next version of CDRouter is here, and is one of our most major releases to date. CDRouter 9.0 brings us into a new era of broadband device testing with CDRouter Live, provides full support for 802.11ac connections packaged with the new NTA1000, adds several new test cases for DNS and offers support for UPnP more »

QA Cafe eCycling Event at 55 Green Street

August 21, 2014 -  Recycle your old electronics – the right way! September 29, 10am to 2pm 55 Greet Street Lot, Portsmouth, NH View Larger Map QA Cafe is proud to be teaming up with Seacoast regulars Green Alliance, Axis Business Solutions, and the Alpha Loft, in partnership with MetalWave, Inc. to bring you our first ever eCycling event more »

QA Cafe’s Broadband Forum Q2 2014 Meeting Update

July 29, 2014 -  The Broadband Forum recently finished its 2nd quarter meeting in Denver at the end of June. QA Cafe holds the co-chair position in the BroadbandHome Working Group, the group responsible for TR-069 and standards in the home and business networks. Here’s our update from the Q2 meeting: There’s a lot of joint work being done more »

Introducing the New CDRouter Support Site!

June 12, 2014 -  Access to our support team is one of the biggest advantages of working with QA Cafe (you can meet our lead, Brad Ritchie, in a video here) – just ask some of our customers. In an effort to continuously improve our top-notch support for CDRouter, we’ve overhauled our CDRouter Support site to the new more »

CDRouter 8.3: The new SNMP add-on

May 30, 2014 -  We’re happy to announce the release of CDRouter 8.3! Our biggest feature for this release includes the support of our new CDRouter SNMP add-on that turns your CDRouter system into an SNMP NMS simulator capable of testing the SNMP modules on business-class devices. This includes support for all of the major SNMP PDUs and test more »

CDRouter 8.1 released – new wireless features, test execution tools, and more

December 9, 2013 -  After the fantastic improvements we made to CDRouter with our release of 8.0, we’re excited to bring you the next set of enhancements and test cases in the upcoming CDRouter 8.1 release. Here’s a preview of some of the best features. You can read the full release notes here. Wireless LAN Enhancements Version 8.1 contains more »

Netcologne Uses CDRouter to Guarantee High Quality Broadband Services

December 3, 2013 -  The Challenge: Identifying Quality CPE for Deployment in Customer Networks “We use it regularly to test CPEs from third party vendors and new firmware deployed to existing CPE… Being able to do all that unattended, fully automated, and overnight is key.” – NetCologne NetCologne is one of the major regional broadband service providers in Germany, more »

QA Cafe Makes Inc 5000 2013 for Outstanding Growth

August 21, 2013 -  QA Cafe has come in at 9th overall in New Hampshire companies and 54th overall in the national top 100 telecom companies in the Inc Magazine 5000 for 2013. Compiled each year, the Inc 5000 is a list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Read the article in New Hampshire Business more »

CloudShark 1.9 – RTP playback and more

August 19, 2013 -  CloudShark 1.9 is here! The big news here is CloudShark’s support for RTP playback of VoIP calls. This is something we’ve been excited about adding to CloudShark for awhile – when looking to add tools to CloudShark, we always make sure they are something that can benefit from the power of web technology and aid more »

Customer Success: Ubicom

August 5, 2013 -  The Challenge: Delivering Reliable OEM Platforms for Home and Broadband CPE “When [our customers] get the test results report from an established, independent test [like CDRouter], they know the findings are legitimate and that we are delivering a product that meets their standards.” – Ubicom Read the case study… Not every provider of network processors more »

Customer Success: Cradlepoint

August 5, 2013 -  The Challenge: Performing Comprehensive Protocol Testing Multiple CPE “Much of the testing CDRouter tackles for us would be time-prohibitive, overly complex, and require more employees” – Cradlepoint Read the case study… CradlePoint’s key to success is their unique WiPipe technology, which provides access and traffic management to improve the security and quality of the mobile more »

Customer Success: STMicroelectronics Speeds Up its Testing Process

August 5, 2013 -  The Challenge: “Always On” Technology Accentuates Need for Robust Product Testing “We were especially impressed by the breadth and depth of the tests that CDRouter can perform. Compared to the other products that we looked at, it’s a bargain, well worth the investment.” – ST Microelectronics “Always on” Internet technology is not only in high more »